Jeffreys Bay Travel Guide


Jeffreys Bay, or J-Bay among surfers, is famous for one of the world’s top surfing spots – Supertubes. It’s hollow, fast, and extremely long. Riding this perfect wave accompanied by dolphins is the dream of every young or silver surfer. On rare big wave days, legendary Boneyards can deliver a one-kilometre ride all the way to the Point.

Cruising along J-Bay's main drag, you could easily believe you’ve landed on Planet Surf. This beach paradise on the Sunshine Coast delivers perfect waves and seemingly endless summers. During winter, surfers from around the globe migrate to this small town in the Eastern Cape for the epic surfing conditions. It gets really busy over school holidays and when the popular Billabong Pro surfing contest is underway.

Jeffreys Bay is perfect for family holidays and chilled weekend getaways for stressed urbanites. The vibrant town has numerous restaurants, surf shops, a thriving craft industry, small Shark Aquarium, Shell Museum and even an interesting Surf Museum. Hip and happening Pepper Street offers numerous restaurants, pubs, ATMs, liquor stores, grocery stores, surf shops and is a quick walk from Supertubes. And there’s more to this town than excellent surfing and body boarding – the kite surfing, windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing are great too.

Surrounded by estuaries, rivers and nature reserves, Jeffreys Bay offers fantastic birding and wildlife viewing. Look out for large schools of dolphins and seasonal whales. Action junkies can work off excess energy by sand boarding, quad biking, paragliding, bungee jumping or horse riding on the beach. Addo Elephant National Park, the Baviaanskloof and Tsitsikamma in the Garden Route National Park are just a short drive away. If you've got kids, take them to African Dawn Wildlife Sanctuary for close encounters with cheetah and other wild animals and birds.


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Accommodation near Jeffreys Bay

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R400
1 night, 2 adults

Zen Guesthouse

Sleeps 12 Jeffreys Bay Self-catering in Jeffreys Bay

Zen Guesthouse in Jeffreys Bay is nestled 300m from surfers’ paradise just above the legendary surf ...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

African Perfection 1

Sleeps 20 Jeffreys Bay Guest House in Jeffreys Bay

African Perfection 1 is situated right on the beachfront at Supertubes, providing stunning views ove...

from R850
1 night, 2 adults

1272 Marina Martinique

Sleeps 4 Marina Martinique Self-catering in Marina Martinique

This is a beautiful self-catering house situated in Marina Martinique, a charming showcase of man-ma...

from R660
1 night, 2 adults

Dolphin View Guesthouse

Sleeps 10 Wavescrest (Jeffreys Bay) Bed and Breakfast in Wavescrest (Jeffreys Bay)

Located in Noorse Kloof Nature Reserve with uninterrupted Sea and Nature Views, Features Indoor Pool...

from R640
1 night, 2 adults

Marina Martinique Bed & Breakfast

Sleeps 11 Marina Martinique Bed and Breakfast in Marina Martinique

Marina Martinique B & B is situated on an island in the Marina Martinique. A waterfront haven with C...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Dio Dell Amore Guest House

Sleeps 18 Jeffreys Bay Guest House in Jeffreys Bay

Along with a peaceful ambiance, reflected in luxurious accommodation and attention to detail, Dio De...

from R350
1 night, 2 adults

Aloe Again

Sleeps 21 Ferreira Town Backpacker in Ferreira Town

Aloe Again is ideal for the cushy budget traveller and is located in Pepper Street, one of Jeffreys ...

from R450
1 night, 2 adults

Dreamland at Supertubes

Sleeps 10 Jeffreys Bay Self-catering in Jeffreys Bay

Dreamland at Supertubes is situated in Jeffreys Bay – a place of endless summer where people predomi...

from R645
1 night, 2 adults

20 Houtbosch Bay

Sleeps 2 Aston Bay Self-catering in Aston Bay

20 Houtbosch Bay is a self-catering holiday flat for two people. It is located in a complex in a sma...

from R400
1 night, 2 adults

Hillsview Self-Catering Guesthouse

Sleeps 10 Wavescrest (Jeffreys Bay) Guest House in Wavescrest (Jeffreys Bay)

Five double bedrooms, two double fully en-suite and three twin bedrooms. Fully-equipped self-caterin...