Port St Francis
Port St Francis, one of a few privately owned harbours in South Africa, is a mere hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth. The Port, together with the beautiful Cape St Francis, is part of St Francis Bay in the Kouga region. Port St Francis, a working harbour is home to a large fleet of squid, hake and pilchard vessels as well as charter boats, deep sea fishing boats and yachts from all over the world. The launching of boats, loading and offloading of vessels, crew fixing large fishing nets and fishermen coming back with their daily catches are fascinating to visitors and holiday makers. This all contributes to the unique vibe of Port St Francis. The marine life in and around the harbour includes whales, dolphins, seals, otters and marine birds. During the months June to November southern right whales visit the bay, and close encounters can be booked from the only boat based licence holder in the Kouga. The establishment of Port St Francis can directly be attributed to the growth of the chokka or squid industry. When this “white Gold” was discovered in the early 1980’s, the need for a harbour became evident. Port St Francis was officially opened on 10 December 1996.
Please observe 3 very simple, yet potentialy life saving rules.
Rule 1. No vehicles allowed on harbour wall.
Rule 2. DO NOT walk on the highest part of the harbour wall. It is slippery and dangerous to walk on.
Rule 3. If the wall seems safe and easy to walk on, see rule 2.
To claim a 🙂 on this Virtual Reward Cache, you must:
1. Send us a message or Email to tell us who ordered the following: No fishing on harbour wall, dolosse or rocks touching wall.
2. Attach a picture of the boats in the harbour including a picture of your caching name and the date.
3. Attach a picture of the view towards St Francis Bay.
There is no need to wait for a reply before logging, but please note that an unsatisfactory answer will result in the log being deleted. Remember to also add your photos to your log.
Virtual Rewards 2.0 - 2019/2020
This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between June 4, 2019 and June 4, 2020. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards 2.0 on the Geocaching Blog.