• Welcome to our Guesthouse

    Cottage on the Hill is a 5 Star Luxury guest house accommodation in St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape along the garden route offering bed and breakfast and self-catering. Cottage on the Hill is 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.

    English and Continental breakfasts are served in our Bay Breakfast Room. You have a self catering option as well.

    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.

    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 where breakfasts are served, the Guinea-fowl Cottage, the Francolin Suite, the Mongoose Suite and the Owl House.

    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 Mongoose Suite.

    Perfect for self catering. This stylish and very spacious, open plan suite (75 sq.m), has a lounge with DSTV, dining area and fully equipped kitchen that opens onto an enclosed braai patio... 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 newly opened unit is situated in the Guest Lodge. 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 with The Bay Breakfast Room. The Guinea-fowl Cottage is a separate unit in front, about 30 meters from the Francolin and Mongoose Suites.

    The 2 Executive Suites 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 and the Mongoose Suite is below. Both have private entrance and the spacious Mongoose Suite has a secluded garden area with natural fynbos surrounding it and a little bench to enjoy the abundant bird life that visit the garden.

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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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