Jeffreys Bay Travel Guide

Description

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.

Photos: www.danielgoodman.co.za.

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Accommodation near Jeffreys Bay

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

1272 Marina Martinique
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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 8 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 R2750
1 night, 2 adults

Main Beach Villa, Jeffreys Bay

Sleeps 8 Central Jeffreys Bay Self-catering in Central Jeffreys Bay

This is a self-catering townhouse located in Main Beach, in Jeffreys Bay. Situated a short walking d...

from R1100
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...

Surf Point 6
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from R590
1 night, 2 adults

Surf Point 6

Sleeps 6 Wavescrest (Jeffreys Bay) Self-catering in Wavescrest (Jeffreys Bay)

This is a beautiful self-catering unit situated in a secure complex, in Jeffreys Bay, only a short w...

Watersideliving - Kingston Place 10
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from R1315
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Watersideliving - Kingston Place 10

Sleeps 4 Marina Martinique Self-catering in Marina Martinique

Overlooking the Marina Martinique, this luxury unit is located on the first floor and offers two bed...

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...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Surfpoint 9

Sleeps 6 Jeffreys Bay Self-catering in Jeffreys Bay

A mere 200m from the beach, Surfpoint 9 offers comfortable accommodation for a seaside family vacati...