Welcome to Cycads on Sea Guest House

A jewel in the village of St Francis Bay, is our much-loved “Cycads on Sea”, a relaxing Guest House with 5 double en-suite bedrooms, described by the Portfolio Collection as “Great comfort- Refined comforts and added extras, with thoughtful touches”

These rooms are furnished with colour TV’s, bar fridges and tea/coffee facilities and all but the Honeymoon Suite, have a further 2-bed cosy little loft for those in the family who can climb a ladder!

The friendly welcome and traditional warm South African hospitality from Dee and Richard, create that “Home from Home” atmosphere at our Guest House,

Cycads on Sea guest enjoy an intimate atmosphere and high standard of personal attention. Breakfast is always a great occasion. Guests from all over the world mingle over a sumptuous breakfast, exchanging their experiences of the “night before”, or their tour through South Africa.

Cycads on Sea in St Francis Bay, has an elevated position above the bay, affording our guests breath-taking views of sea, mountains, natural vegetation and the village (ask about that cocktail deck!).

Excellent surfing, snorkelling and swimming on unspoiled sandy beaches, where guests will definitely find a few shelly treasures! 

Two 18 hole golf courses; one a “True links”, remains an exciting challenge to the golf fanatic. Everything else is in walking distance! Our Guest House is also ideally situated for outward-bound day-excursion trips. Port Elizabeth & the Tsitsikamma nature reserve in either direction are only one+ hour drive away, while the Addo Elephant Park (our favourite) and Shamwari Game Reserve are less than two hours away

Our Beautiful Suites


Hi Guys! We are possibly some of the last people to stay with you before Corona virus changed our world. We flew back to UK and straight into lockdown. Not sure when we will be able to visit again but Cycads on Sea Guest House was a highlight of our holiday and we loved Saint Francis Bay. Very highly recommended and we were sorry to leave. Thank you for making us so welcome and part of the family. Love you all. 

Paula Dobbin

Best B & B we’ve stayed during our 5 week trip through South Africa.Your hospitality was an extra treat. Many thanks.

John & Tecla Keulen

Port Orange, Florida, USA

This is argueably the best B & B in all my travels. We have enjoyed. We have enjoyed the view, the hospitality and welcome information of what to do and see. Highly recommended.

David & Gloria Williams

We really enjoyed the stay, friendly hospitality and golf.

Group Koch x 8

Richard and Dee, me and my sister would like to thank you for your exceptional care and personal interest and the hearty friendliness that you abundantly gave during our stay at Cycads!!!

This was truly an unforgettable experience and we wish you the best of success in whatever you still plan to do and achieve!!

Keep up the very good standard that you already have and if we ever visit your area again, we will surely pop in to say hi!!

Best of Blessings for the future to all of you as a family.

Lehan & Corona