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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Central Jeffreys Bay
Suburb of Jeffreys Bay

Fantastic Location
Jeffreys Bay is one of our best loved locations. We discovered a fantastic restaurant, "The Greek"! Beaches are clean and fantastic for long walks.
Hilary Trautmann
South Africa



Dissapointed
I was greatly disappointed in Jeffreys Bay. The little town is run down and dirty. Even some of the restaurants that we frequented could use a good wash.
Bronwyn Beukes
South Africa



Sandy toes & salty kisses
Jeffreys Bay is one of the most popular coastal holiday destinations in South Africa and by far one of the most beautiful coastal towns. It is also one of the best and most attractive tourism attractions in the area. Jeffreys Bay is also central to a lot of other attractions in the Eastern Cape.
Lyn Van Dyk
South Africa

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GREAT
Jeffreys Bay was great especially with the wonderful weather we had. Our kids enjoyed themselves thoroughly
MARYKE GROENEWALD
South Africa



Beautiful!
Not only is the beach spectacular Jeffreys Bay is clean! The locals made us feel at home and the food was awesome!
Iris Levings
South Africa



Superb Holiday Destination
Jeffreys Bay has the most beautiful beach with lots of activities during the festive season. It is also known to be the most popular coastal holiday destination with the best tourism attractions in the Eastern Cape.
Lyn Van Dyk
South Africa

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amazing
I used to stay in Jeffreys Bay and will always comeback, as it is my home.
Chantelle Casteling
South Africa



Jeffreys Bay, the perfect stay.
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 surfe...
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Jose Copraij
South Africa

Wavescrest (Jeffreys Bay)
Suburb of Jeffreys Bay

Get your vooma back!
Normal is : Getting dressed in clothes you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.Life is short. Start living. Before stress gets the best of you, pack your better half, the kids and the dog and head off to the quaint seaside town of Jeffreys Bay. Compile your bucket list on the way there and start having fun again. Check-in to any one of a number of cosy, calm and caring establishments in Wavecrest. You will feel...
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Karen Fraser
South Africa



Jeffreys Bay a home away from home
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...
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MARIAM ABRAHAMS
South Africa



Jeffreys Bay
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...
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Adri Geldenhuys
South Africa

Wavescrest (Jeffreys Bay)
Suburb of Jeffreys Bay

Wavescrest (Jeffreys Bay)
Hi . Wavecrest is a suburb of Jeffreys Bay and is located on a high elevated platform overlooking the greater part of northern Jeffreys Bay with the Indian Ocean to the east . Wavecrest incorporates the Kloof Nature Concervancy which is a large green belt that runs in and around Wavecrest . The Kloof Nature Concervancy incorporates up to 500 year old Euphorbias in an established ravine forest eco system. Bird life is very abundant. Grey Duikers and Dassies are also prevalent. There are also big plans to officially incorporate a Nature Trail for the Kloof that will have an official Tour guide...
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Garth Ford
South Africa

Wavescrest (Jeffreys Bay)
Suburb of Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay is home to the Perfect Wave and Endless Summers
Wavecrest is the quiet, up-market residential area in Jeffreys Bay - Home to the perfect wave! With its unique combination of beautiful beaches, endless summers, abundant shells, white gold (calamari) and relaxed lifestyle, its no wonder this town has become world renown. Another International attraction is the Billabong Surfing Festival in July each year when surfers from all over the world come to enjoy these flawless formations of rolling surf. The safe beaches are perfect for bathing and all water sports, making it a popular weekend getaway and holiday destination. Temperatures are moderat...
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Dean & Theunisia Blom
South Africa

Wavescrest (Jeffreys Bay)
Suburb of Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay Vibe
We are situated in Wavecrest, the most beautiful subburb of Jeffreys Bay. Wavecrest is a hill which offers the most amazing view over the whole bay, the mountains and the lagoon. You can clearly see all wave crests that the Indian Ocean is smashing onto the stunning beaches. To the centre of town you will just need 5 minutes. There you will find lovely restaurants and shops, cafes and bars.
Kirsten Zank
South Africa



Jeffreys Bay : The place to be all year round
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.
Hannes van der Merwe
South Africa

Marina Martinique
Suburb of Jeffreys Bay

Experience a different lifestyle
Situated on the coastal plain between Jeffreys Bay and Aston Bay in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The city of Port Elizabeth is 70 km to the east, where the nearest major airport is to be found. The N2 links Port Elizabeth to Jeffreys Bay before continuing to travel west to Knysna, 200 km away.Johannesburg is 1150 km to the north. Cape Town is 700 km to the west. The Marina is also a mere 60 minute drive from the beginning of the world famous Garden Route, close to Plettenberg Bay.Marina Martinique is to be found in a temperate climate zone with more warm sunny days than anywhere else in...
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Hannes van der Merwe
South Africa



Fantastic!
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.
Marlyn Petersen
South Africa

Paradise Beach
Suburb of Jeffreys Bay

Beautiful!
A lot better than Jeffreys Bay main beach. Paradise Beach is peaceful and serene.
Thalia Carstens
South Africa



Vibey little beach town
Jeffreys Bay is definitely a place for families, young people and anyone who enjoys a relaxed, laid back holiday.
Nelia de Melo
South Africa



J Bay for chilling out
Some amazing restaurants especially Walskipper and Kitchen Windows. Also the walks on the beach just great. Loved our stay
Mrs. Kelly
South Africa