Multi-million rand mansion sold in St Francis Bay

One of St Francis Bay’s canal-fronting mansions has just made local real estate history as the second most expensive house ever to be sold in the picturesque village. Listed at R18.5-million, it was sold to a KwaZulu-Natal businessman within 10% of the asking price. This stunning mansion that resembles an oppulent boutqiue hotel inside was…

Mini Building boom and good deeds after the fire

Building boom and positivity follows St Francis Bay fire – feature By: Bev Mortimer From out of the ruins green grass is starting to grow beneath the 75 burnt houses ravaged in the horrific runaway fire on 11 November 2012. There is a hive of activity in St Francis Bay right now buoyed by a predominate wave…

Mutual and Federal’s St Francis Bay claims are R20-m so far

Mutual & Federal, a member of the Old Mutual Group, yesterday, (13 November 2012) announced that it has so far registered claims worth approximately R20 million –  arising from the St Francis Bay fire disaster.  “Depending on whether more customers contact us, we might see an escalation of claims in the coming days”, says Heidi…

Brave, talented paddlers undeterred by friz weather

(By Bev Mortimer) There was big excitement with quite a few shivers at the start of Pam Golding’s Canal Winter Challenge canoe race at the Cove on the St Francis Bay canals yesterday. The race started off in frosty, wet and drizzling weather in the morning. St Francis Chronicle’s  roving scribe reports that a group…

Stroke victim evacuated from chokka boat off JBay

NSRI St Francis Bay volunteer sea rescue crew evacuated a fisherman off a fishing boat five nautical miles off Jeffreys Bay yesterday The 53 year-old, local fisherman was reported to be suffering from a stroke (CVA – Cerebro Vascular Accident). Marc May, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander, says at midday, 28 July, the NSRI…

Forthcoming Event: Robert Kellerman live at Joe Fish!

Solo artist and song writer, Robert Kellerman, will be performing live at Joe Fish restaurant, Cape St. Francis Resort on 9 August 2012 from 7 pm till late. He will be playing songs from his debut album called Africa – each day a better day and some well-known classics. Robert is a passionate artist  who…

Forthcoming Events – 26 July – 9 August (updated):

26 July: Tonight St Francis Bay Small Business Forum meets interested business people at St Francis Links  at 6 pm. Bookings essential Tel: Debbie on 042 294 1393 of St Francis Links on 042 200 4500. 27 July: The launch of ShowMe St Francis  – one of the most dynamic interactive websites in South Africa…