COVID and Festive Season Events In Kouga
For clarification: all events of gathering, celebrations and hosted large parties during the festive season have been prohibited, and licences and approvals revoked.
So, for St Francis Bay that translates to no Billy’s Beach this year, nor any such gatherings of similar size.
The sports events are still on, although with strict COVID protocols, and the flea markets are still on as well.
Restaurants and bars remain open, albeit with strict protocols, including the limit on numbers.
So, it is masking, sanitising, social distancing, and restaurant spacing. We also can’t stress enough that people need to look after themselves and try to make good decisions. Be careful out there.
St Francis Markets
The St. Francis Market will be happening over the season, all with level 1 restrictions and protocols in place. They will take place on the 12th, 19th, and 26th December, as well as 2nd and 9 January.
The Markets will take place at The Village Green between 9am and 1pm, and are limited to 100 stalls. The first few markets are booked up, but there are a few slots for additional stalls for the later markets.
Any queries call 083 294 2211, and please support local.
Summer Series Sports Events
The 14th annual St Francis Sport Summer Series will again take place between 16 and 31 December 2020, and swimmers, runners, paddlers and cyclists will have 11 events to choose from.
To ensure safe events, online entries are already open on www.stfrancissport.co.za. Participants will secure a permanent race number for the entire series, which can be collected from Custom Bikes in St Francis Bay from 10 December.
Wednesday, 16 December at 08:00.
The Cape St Francis Resort Road Run & Walk. Race briefing is at 07h45. Start and finish are at the Cape St Francis Resort.
Thursday 17 December 2020 at 08:00.
The Blue Abyss Breathe Swim & Run Duathlon. Race briefing 07h45. Starts at Quaysyde.
Friday 18 December 2020 at 08:00.
The Bruce’s Ocean Triathlon. It starts and finishes at the Granny’s Pool, Harbour Rd.
Monday 21 December 2020 at 08:00
The Village Square Superspar Extreme Duathlon (Trail Run & MTB). Race briefing is at 07:45—access road into St Francis Field at Port St Francis.
Tuesday 22 December 2020 at 08:00.
The Blue Abyss Breathe Canal Swim takes place on from Quaysyde. Race briefing 07h45.
Wednesday 23 December at 08:00
The TCS Sand River Trail Run
This trail run is planned for from the access gate to Dune Ridge Country House. Race briefing is at 07h45.
Saturday 26 December at 16:00
The Endless Summer Open Water Swim. Race briefing is 15h30 at Port St Francis, and the finish is 2,3km away at the Granny’s Pool.
Tuesday 29 December at 08:00.
The Gabriël Jewellers and Watches Beach Run & MTB Ride. Start at the Walskipper parking area. Race briefing is at 07:45. There is one river crossing and barges will be supplied by the organisers. The distance is 15km to the finish at Quaysyde, St Francis Bay.
30 December 2020 at 08:00.
The Pam Golding Properties Quadrathlon. Race briefing is 07h45. The venue is Quaysyde.
The Chokka Trail Full Moon Run & Walk on the same day at 19:30, starting and finishing at the Cape St Francis Main Beach. There will be a donation box in aid of beach clean-ups.
Thursday 31 December at 08:00
The Custom Construction MTB Challenge. Race briefing 07h45.
Depart from the access gate to Dune Ridge Country House.
Kouga Municipality Call Centre On WhatsApp
The Kouga Municipality Call Centre is now available on WhatsApp for service delivery requests and reports.
The WhatsApp operating hours are:
• Monday to Sunday and Public Holidays
• 7:30 – 19:00
The WhatsApp contact number is:
• 081 760 9183
Please note that this is for WhatsApp messaging only.
You are encouraged to continue using the Link System and Call Centre line:
• 042 200 2200