Seals Backpackers is situated in the cool little village of Cape St Francis, approximately 115 kilometres from Port Elizabeth and en route to Cape Town. It is named after the nearby and renowned Seal Point Beach that first found fame in the 1960`s when it featured in the indie movie Endless Summer. In the cult film, surfer and documentary maker, Bruce Brown along with two friends cross miles of sun-blasted dunes to finally stand gaping before a heavenly vista of empty, sparkling-blue, right-breaking point surf, proclaiming to have found the perfect wave.
Today the beach is easier to access and there is no need to clamber over miles of sandy dunes, however the perfect, uncluttered right break has not disappeared and still draws in surfers from around the continent, amped to test its perfection right on the doorstep of Cape St Francis Backpackers.
Slightly east of Cape St Francis lies the equally ripping Super Tubes of Jeffreys Bay and around the corner the iconic surf spots of St Francis Bay including Huletts and Bruces Beauties. To the west travelers can discover the wonders of the Southern Cape Garden Route, the home of outdoor adventure and adrenaline fueled excitement.
In Cape St Francis itself there is much to uncover and experience, all within walking distance of Seals Backpackers, and besides firing surf and other ocean-related water sports there are tons of walking and cycling trails, hikes, horse rides and more so read on, make a booking, and start planning your own Endless Summer at Cape St Francis Backpackers.
Accommodation at Seals Backpackers:
Full Stop Cottage offers beautiful beach style accommodation, with a relaxed, laid back feel just perfect for your holidays. The property also includes your own private balconies, personal off-street parking space and entrance. The property is just a short walk from the beautiful Cape St Francis beach.
A wooden walk way leads you to the entrance where inside you will find two twin rooms. Each twin room has two single beds, storage space and full bathrooms featuring both a shower and a bath. Each room has sliding doors leading to a large wooden balcony.
Upstairs via a wooden staircase you`ll find a spacious open plan lounge with flat screen television, large dining table and modern kitchen. You will also find the third bedroom featuring a Queen size bed and bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. Both the bedroom and lounge area have sliding doors leading to the large wooden balcony where you will find wooden deck chairs and outdoor wooden table and benches.
The property is offered on a sharing basis as bed and breakfast or self catering, or alternatively the whole property can be rented.
Health and Climate:
Located in the Cape St Francis Resort, facilities such as our award winning restaurant and bar 'Joe Fish, health and beauty spa - 'Hibiscus', adventure centre, convenience shop and reception are all here to make your stay as relaxing as possible.
The village of Cape St Francis is an outdoor paradise with lots of walking, hiking and mountain bike trails. Seal Point is just one of the many surf spots in the area. There are also canal and Kromme river cruises, whale and dolphin excursions, 2 stunning golf courses and many, many more activities to enjoy!
- If cancelling 7 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
- If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 75% of the booking total.
- If cancelling 28 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the booking total.
- If cancelling 56 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the booking total.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Airport Shuttle Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Tourism Information Desk
Xhosa / Zulu
Hiking / Walking Trails
Seals Backpackers is a Youth Hostel in St Francis Bay Eastern Cape South Africa