About Us



Welcome to Dune Ridge, an award-winning country house offering guests true South African hospitality. Gateway to the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape Malaria Free Game Reserves

Dune Ridge is an Award Winning Country House situated on a 4500ha coastal nature reserve between the two coastal villages of St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis.

Since opening its doors just over 8 years ago, this owner managed country house has established itself as a favourite retreat for guests that appreciate true country living.  We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, luxurious accommodation as well as natural surrounds.  Our aim is to create the ultimate guest experience showcasing our unique and warm South African hospitality.

Apart from looking after guests our focus is on minimizing our environmental footprint as much possible by supporting local and producing as much of our own goods and produce and giving back to the land and local community.



Sarah worked in various lodges in the Eastern Cape before settling in St Francis where she opened Dune Ridge in 2012.  She has a strong culinary background and love for fine wine which is reflected in the ever changing wine list. With a passion for the environment and bringing quality ingredients to the guests plates,  Dune Ridge has its own herb & vegetable gardens as well as chickens on the property and only support local for the other produce.


Lara has worked in Africa in some remote locations, managing a number of safari camp. She has been with Dune Ridge for the past three years as the manager. She is the glue to the entire operation and is constantly on the go running around helping guests plan their days.  When Lara is not at the guesthouse you will see her working in her vegetable garden at her house that also supplies the lodge with fresh produce.