Port St Francis

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Port St Francis

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GPS: 34°11.03′S, 24°51.15′E
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Cruising the region


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SAN (S.A.Navy)


Local weather conditions?

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Also see World Cruiser's Nets

  • SA Maritime Net: The South African Maritime Net operates 7 days a week, and provides weather reports from around the coast, and maintains contact with boats off the coast of South Africa and up into the Mozambique channel. There are two regular schedule times as follows:
    • 06:30 UTC: Starts on 14316 kHz for 5-10 minutes, and then moves to 7,120 kHz.
    • 11:30 UTC: Starts on 14316 kHz for approx. 30 mins and then moves down to 7,120 kHz.


Latest navigational warnings

The latest navigational warnings for the SA coast


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Check-in facilities

Arrange with the Port St Francis Harbour Master for a mooring allocation. Prior reservation is urged as there is limited mooring space.

Harbour Master
VHF: Channel 16
Office Telephone Number: +27 (0)42 294 0191
Mobile Number: +27 (0)82 657 0855

Yacht Clubs and Marinas

Port St Francis Ski-Boat & Yacht Club
Office Telephone Number: +27 (0)42 294 1763


List details of all safe anchorages in the area.

Sea rescue and emergencies

The National Sea Rescue Institute is on standby 24/24 and can be contacted for emergencies or other information required, such as piloting a vessel into the harbour.

NSRI St Francis Bay (Station 21)
VHF: Channel 16
Emergency Numbers:
+27 (0)82 990 5969
+27 (0)42 294 0131
+27 (0)82 911 (Vodacom Emergency Centre)
Office Telephone Number: +27 (0)42 294 0131
Statcom: Bob Meikle
URL: National Sea Rescue Institute and more info at About NSRI St Francis Bay
GPS: 34°11'3.93"S 24°51'8.12"E

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

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Fuel, Water, & Electricity

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  • Water - water notes
  • Electricity - electricity notes

Tourism and Things to do Ashore


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Grocery & Supply Stores




Motorbike & Car Rentals

Garbage Disposal



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