• Welcome to our Guesthouse

    Cottage on the Hill is a 5 Star Luxury self-catering guest house  in St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape along the garden route, situated on the ridge and has a magnificent view of the Bay, Mountains and Village.

    This charming guesthouse overlooking St Francis Bay will capture your heart. It is within walking distance to the main beach, village and golf course. The spacious, stylish executive rooms and delightful cottage include Persian carpets and original oil paintings.

    The rooms have private entrances, magnificent sea views, percale cotton linen and many comforts to spoil and pamper.

    Sunbathe on your private deck overlooking the natural rock pool with waterfalls or sip sundowners and enjoy the last rays of sunlight over the bay.

    There is an abundance of bird life in the fynbos garden and guests may be lucky enough to see Mongoose and Francolin.

    An ideal location for honeymooners and for guests requiring a long peaceful holiday in this beautiful little village.

    We accept children aged 14 years and upwards.

  • St Francis Accommodation

    The Guest House is situated on 2000sq meters and consists of the Main House " The Owl House" the Guinea-fowl Cottage and  the Francolin Suite.

    The Francolin Suite.

    An unforgettable experience for those on honeymoon. King size bed, Victorian bath with sea views, lounge. Private Suntanning deck... Click here to read more >>

    The Guinea-fowl Cottage

    The ever popular cottage is a gem. Relax and read a book or enjoy a braai in the enclosed Guineafowl Cottage Boma... Click here to read more >>

    The Owl House

    This is the main house in the  Guest Lodge and boasts fantastic views. It has 3 bedrooms. The main bedroom upstairs has an en suite bathroom with separate shower and bath. The downstairs area has 2 bedrooms with a bathroom with shower and 2 separate toilets. Guests can enjoy the Yellow-wood pub, full kitchen with separate dining room and large lounge for entertaining It has a private entrance and is self contained leading out onto a patio with an indigenous front garden with little rockery. A nearby deck with recliners to relax and enjoy the view... Click here to read more >>


    Please click here to contact us if you would like to make a group booking

  • About Us

    Hospitality is the gift of welcome, of caring for one another and caring for strangers. It is an open door, an open hand and an open heart.

    A warm welcome awaits you at Cottage on the Hill. Your Hosts Rob and Anne Eaglesham and their daughter Lara will ensure you receive personal attention and excellent service at all times.

    Cottage on the Hill is situated on the ridge and has a magnificent view of the Bay, Mountains and Village. It is within a few minutes walking distance to the main swimming beach and all amenities.

    The Guest House is situated on 2000sq meters and consists of the main house called The Owl House. The Guinea-fowl Cottage is a separate unit in front, about 30 meters from the Honeymoon Suite " The Francolin Suite "

    The Honeymoon Suite and Cottage are situated in an indigenous garden. Bird life is prolific and guests can enjoy the peaceful natural surroundings as they laze at the swimming pool or relax on their private decks. Guests may be lucky enough to hear the Eagle Owls that perch on the thatch roof late at night.

    The Francolin Suite is the upper unit with a magnificent view from the large deck.

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  • Activities

    Bush Beach Experiences

    Let us book an African Safari for you at one of our top 5 game reserves in the malaria-free Eastern Cape. We have experienced first hand some of the best game lodges in the area and would be happy to arrange your "Bush Experience" in conjunction with your booking at Cottage on the Hill.

    All the Safari Lodges are within an easy drive of approximately 2 hours from St Francis Bay. Your professional ranger will guide you on game drives and bush walks and you will be fascinated by the abundant wild-life that you will encounter on your Safari.

    During your stay at Cottage on the Hill, we can arrange:

    Ocean cruises

    Dolphin and whale watching safari's

    Big game fishing

    Canal cruises, canoeing and Kromme river boat trips

    Golf at the exclusive Jack Nicklaus St Francis Links golf course, and the village golf course

    Day Trip to Cape St Francis and tour of lighthouse

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  • Specials & Terms




    Deposit of 50% of the total accommodation is required to secure the booking.
    Children + 14 years charged as adult rate.
    No singles accommodated over the Christmas and New Year booking period unless accommodated as a 3rd person in a room.

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