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Thatchwood Country Lodge

St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape

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Thatchwood Country Lodge

Welcome to St Francis Bay and Thatchwood Country Lodge, a friendly guesthouse at the entrance to St. Francis Bay, a unique village of white-walled, thatched-roofed houses and beautiful marina, encircled by a nature reserve, the Kromme River and the Indian Ocean.

Your hosts Harrie and Sarah will cosset you with warmth, in a relaxed home-from-home atmosphere, where nothing is overlooked but the golf course.

The relaxed atmosphere and personal service of the Dutch owners will ensure your stay will be a memorable one. On warm summer days, you can relax at the poolside, while the cosy lounge invites friendly conversation around the fireplace in winter.

Dining At Thatchwood Country Lodge

Superb buffet breakfasts are served in the enclosed patio, to the accompaniment of birdsong provided by the prolific birdlife in the natural vegetation surrounding the lodge. Francolins, weavers, waxbills and a host of others will keep you fascinated when they come for their repast.

Besides a full buffet and English breakfast served on the sunny veranda, a superb 3-course dinner can be enjoyed in the evening. The lodge is fully licensed, and guests are invited to help themselves at the honesty bar.

Golf Holiday In St Francis

For golfers, Thatchwood is ideally situated on the St. Francis Bay Golf Course. With the 6th and 8th tee almost in our garden, you can tee off only 2 minutes away from your breakfast.

Non-golfers can also enjoy the course: strolling down the fairways is just a scenic route to the unspoiled beaches where you can watch dolphins and whales. Being near the St Francis Bay’s golf courses 6th tee, the manicured greens and fairways stretch into the distance towards the sea providing a tranquil, extended garden to the tastefully thatched lodge.

“This was our last stop on a recent golfing trip, and what a lovely way to finish, the rooms are comfortable and the bathrooms excellent. But the thing that makes it special are the hosts Harrie and Sarah. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The honesty bar is a great place to chat and discover things”. December 2009, Henders, Peterborough, UK.

Thatchwood is only 1 hour’s drive west of Port Elizabeth.

Things To Do In St Francis Bay

St. Francis Bay boasts many activities such as hikes and walks, boating and other watersports both on the river and the sea.

Exclusive Weddings In St Francis Bay – Thatchwood Country Lodge

Over the last few years, we have arranged numerous weddings for overseas couples. The couples arrive having had everything organized for them, and they can just relax and enjoy a stress-free “once in a lifetime day”.

We organise:

  • All the Paperwork / Magistrate
  • Beautiful Flowers and Corsage
  • Hairdresser / Make up
  • Champagne Breakfast
  • Photographer and Video
  • Wedding Cake and Champagne
  • Canal Trip
  • Romantic Dinner
  • Exclusive Thatchwood Gift.

Our Rooms

Standard Dove Cote Room

Luxury Francolin Room

Superior Guinea Fowl Room

Standard Robin Room

Luxury Sunbird Room

Standard Swallows Room

Family Weaver Room

Contact Us

+27 42 294 0082


63 Lyme Road
St Francis Bay
Eastern Cape