Independent, impartial reviews of Jeffreys Bay from SafariNow users
I used to stay in Jeffreys Bay and will always come
back, as it is my home.
11 February 2013
LOVED J-Bay... Friendly people and stunning views! Hope to be back soon!
17 January 2013
Riette de Kock
Die lekkerste branders in die land.
04 January 2013
Gerhard de Ru
Very friendly town and the most beautiful beach. Will make this my first holiday choice in the future.
02 January 2013
To be honest we were dissppointed! Really dont know what all the fuss is about! We normally every year go to the umhlanga-durban area! Sorry to say for the beaches and vibe J-bay does not compare!
23 December 2012
Anna-Marie le Roux
LOVED J-BAY - HOPE TO BE BACK NEXT YEAR...
21 December 2012
Jefferys Bay!! South Africa's best kept secret!
05 October 2012
Jeffreys Bay is undoubtedly most famous for its spectacular waves. But the town, along with its activities, diversities and beautiful places to stay has grown a great deal since its early days of good waves, empty plots and Volkswagen camper-vans.
For those that still come through to the seaside town in search of surf, there are a range of good spots, such as 'Kitchen Windows' that cater for beginners, 'Point' for cabable surfers and of course the famous 'Supertubes' for those that consider themselves passionate and confident surfers. In this manner, Jeffreys Bay is the perfect place for surfers at all stages! Adding to this, the beaches and oceans surrounding the town have an abundance of ocean life, and it is safe to say that if willing to get up just past sunrise, you are garaunteed to see schools of dolphins surf the waves in the beautifull morning light. In may, the whales cruise through the bay as it is mating season, and if you keepan eye out you might even see a young.
If you love the beach and enjoy twisiting bare toes in the sand, the beaches are strewn with an intricate variety of beautiful shells, bound to keep you busy for hours and give you the peace of mind that one hopes to achieve on a break away! More then just sand and surf, the beaches are also good for those that achieve tranquility by staring out to the horizon, and with a rod and some bait, it is very likely that a fish will be caught, perfect to be braaied at one of the numerous public braai facilities located by the beahces!
If you are on the look out for more adventures, the lagoon is great for wind and kite surfing, and a 15 minute drive will bring you to the beautiful waterfall, which has a 'fufi-slide' and where with a picnic and some friends you can spent the day in the beauty of the natural surroundings. If nature is your passion, an hours drive from Jeffreys leads you to the breathtaking and tranquil baviaans-kloof, prefect for hikes, a night away camping or simply enjoying some peace and quiet.
For the adreniline junkies, roughly 80 km from Jeffreys, in Tsitsikamma, the worlds highest bungy jump is located, or one can go whitewater rafting among other outdoor advetures offered in the area. More activities in and near the town range from fantastic beach horse-rides to sandboarding on huge sand dunes, or joining one of the professional guided township tours of Sexwale Township to learn abvout the challanges and culture of the local community.
Jeffreys bay also had a range of restaurants, that range from the classic South-African Spur Family Restaurant to fine-dining at 3 Fat Fish. Inn-Food offers mouth-watering artisinal breads and award-winning barista made coffees. For the party-peeps, there is a handfull of bars and clubs, which regularly host music events of different genres. For those that wish to stroll through the town and if shopping is what makes your holiday, Jeffreys bay has many shops, adding to this, the 'Fountains Mall' is bound to staisfy the serious shoppers, whilst the cinema is also great for those who wish to stay up to date with the latest releases! Again, even for the sporty, the mall hall a big indoor skate-park located inside the Quiksilver surfshop.
Clearly, with so much to do, one needs to spend a good couple of days here, and in this too, Jeffreys Bay will not sell you short. From backpackers to luxury rooms, the town has something to suit everybody's needs and budgets.
04 September 2012
bad!!!! will never go there again
25 August 2012
JBay is one of our favourite coastal destinations. It's modern and yet laid back and relaxed. The weather is always good and the air is fresh and clean. The people are casual and very hospitable. The town is picturesque, the shops are quaint and the restaurants are alive and buzzing. There is an abundance of activities on the beachfront to keep all ages entertained. Definitely a 10 out of 10 as a holiday destination for couples or families!
21 August 2012
I LOVE JBAY AND MY FAMILY & I HAVE BEEN GOING THERE FOR 8 YEARS NOW. WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE UNSPOILT BEACHES AND THE FACT THAT JBAY IS A TOWN WITHIN A CITY. ALL JBAY NEEDS IS AN ARCADE OR SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS TO DO WHEN IT IS RAINING.
LOVE JBAY AND WISH I WAS THERE NOW!!!!!
20 August 2012
Coming from PE - I simply love the drive to Jeffreys. I love Jeffrey's Bay's beaches - accommodations - the relaxing atmospher. Great get-away place - peaceful for my liking.
Great to get some rest and excerise a sound mind. The accommodation is also very affordable, not too expensive.
20 August 2012
We had a lovely stay in Jeffrey's about a month ago,the best thing were that we could take our staffie Miela to enjoy the well deserved weekend!The weather were nice warm days during the day and in the evenings we could enjoy our barbecue indoors when the evenings were a bit cold,as it were still wintertime.We enjoy the walks with Miela next to the Kabeljauws lagoon and I enjoyed the big variety of shops in the mall.The power was off on the Sunday but we still enjoyed a warm cup of coffee and McMuffin Breakfast at McDonalds!!Will certainly return again!
19 August 2012
Very Nice watersport destination and has very well equiped holiday apartments and the place is internationally recognized.It is indeed one of our tourist attracted spots in south africa and we are proud to know that the BillaBong Brand is manifactured in Jeffs.Beaches are clean and pristine and it has very good restuarants offering a variety of international cuisine .It is also located very close to other towns like Port Elizabeth ,St Francis Bay,Humansdorp places to visit to experience the tranquility and beauty of the surrounding areas as well.I really think it is the ideal place for a family vacation.
16 August 2012
Jeffreys Bay is well known as the top surfing destination. What I like about the town is the friendliness of the people and everything, be it a mall or just the beach, it is within walking distance of each other. So no sweat, you just put on your trainers and off you go. My favourite place is the Fountains Mall. My favourite place to stay is the Sunshine Bay Beach Club. My family feel we are part of them. The Resort Manager (Chantal), Cornelia, the handy man and the cleaning staff they really make a person feel at home. We go there every year because we have made a lot of friends. Keep it up Jeffreys Bay.
10 August 2012
Jeffreys Bay is international recognized for its perfect waves, making it one of the top surfing spots of the world. Pristine beaches for surfing, fishing or simply shell collecting are just a few meters away. Only 40 minutes outside Port Elizabeth, close to shopping malls, retail and curio shops, which make shopping a convenient and enjoyable experience for all. The many restaurants offer a variety of local as well as international cuisine, with fresh fish and calamari being caught daily.
Nearby attractions include St Francis Bay, home to the St Francis Links golf courses, a mere 15 minutes drive. Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River Mouth approximately an hour from Jeffreys Bay, and of course, the well known Addo Elephant Park being only 90 minutes drive.
Jeffreys Bay is defnitely the ideal place to stay, with its relaxed lifestyle, outdoor activities, great shopping and fine dining.
19 July 2012
Will return for more time out and surf, shop and relax.
09 July 2012
Tobias Van Niekerk
I will never forget my sunrise surf with a school of dolphins.
02 June 2012
Hannes van der Merwe
Jeffreys Bay is often referred to as the "home of the perfect wave". Visitors from all over the world flock to our town with its moderate temperatures, all year round. Mild winters make it possible for water sports to be enjoyed throughout the year. The town is growing fast and offers the visitor a number of restaurants to choose from, as well as a variety of fast food outlets and shops. With Jeffreys Bay as base you could explore the wide variety of fascinating attractions our region has to offer. You can enjoy everything between hiking through the fynbos and surfing the perfect wave.
01 June 2012
Rubber suits for the brave at heart and plenty to do with a shopping cart.
Abundant bites to eat; you'll find that challenge the best spots far and wide.
The beaches stretch for miles around with shells and starfish to be found.
If going out and having fun, then pubs and clubs we have bar none.
The music scene is groovy too with all the best jams coming through.
The big five live just down the lane and snorkeling fun is quite insane.
Bungi jumps are quite close by or sandboarding will help you fly.
We fish and swim and play till late and then relax and contemplate.
The people here are cool you see: surfers, boere and types like me.
A mish-mosh bunch although we are, we get along and know by far, that JBay is a worthy place, so please come by and show your face.
I think you'll find, I know it's true - JBay is just right for you!
01 June 2012
We like the place. Will definitely go back.
03 May 2012
Is baie lekker en gerieflike vakansiedorp. Lewensredders is op diens en hulle beheer die swem area op ordelike manier. Net jammer van die bekende besighede het hulle deure gesluit bv Colibri handdoeke waarby ons gereeld handdoeke gekoop het.
07 April 2012
Jeffrey's Bay was lovely. We enjoyed every second. Kitchen Windows was a nice spot to have lunch or dinner, or just to hang out. Shopping at all the surf stores was good. The beach and sea were clean. We honestly enjoyed it.
30 March 2012
Johan Van Der Walt
Nice shops, restuarants, movie cinema and excellent places to swim on the beach.
11 February 2012
Republic of Ireland
The scenery is excellent and the area is very well kept.
13 January 2012
Jeffreys Bay is a fantastic place for a holiday. It has beautiful beaches and lagoons. The people are friendly and very welcoming. The atmosphere is great and people are really enjoying themselves. St. Franscis Bay is a must see and beautiful as well as Marina Martinique, Aston Bay, just to name a few places. I will recoomend Jeffreys Bay to all my friends for a holiday destination. I will definitely be visiting J'Bay again.
11 January 2012
Dis baie Arikaans en die mense is verskriklik vriendelik. Die strande is skoon. Dis baie veilig vir jou kinders in die see en by die Supertubes, daar's soveel lewensredders, sommer partykeer drie in die super-tubes se swembad om na ons klein kinders omtesien. Baie dankie Jeffreys Baai, ons sien julle verseker weer.
The area is very Afrikaans and the people are extremely friendly. The beaches are clean. It is very safe for your children either at the beach or on the super-tubes. Sometimes there are up to three lifeguards at the super-tubes pool to look after your small kids. Thank you Jeefreys Bay, we will definitely see you again.
07 January 2012
Nelia de Melo
Jeffreys Bay is definitely a place for families, young people and anyone who enjoys a relaxed, laid back holiday.
03 January 2012
Of course I was lucky with the weather, but nice beaches, some excellent food at 3 Fat Fish and In Food, and good shopping at the many surf shops.
31 December 2011
Ek en my suster het Pretoria verlaat om hier te kom aftree en glo my, ek is vreeslik gelukkig hier en die rustigheid en vriendelike mense maak dit oor en oor die moeite werd.
My sister and I left Pretoria to retire in Jeffrey's Bay and believe me, I am extremely happy here. The calm and friendliness of the locals makes it worth the move, over and over again.
22 November 2011
J-Bay is wonderful. The only problem is that people litter on the beach; during the early morning you can see the municipal workers cleaning the beach. Dolphin Beach super tubes is great. They take care of their visitors and have people who look after your children while going down the tubes. I commend them for their service.
09 October 2011
Lovely town. It offers exactly what city people are looking for. Long stretches of beach and lovely restaurants.
10 August 2011