Adventures What to do in Jeffreys Bay, adventure activities, Sandboarding, Kayaking, Fat Bikes, Horse Riding and Waterfall Trips.
No Beach Day, No Problem, Day Tours visit the Addo Elephant Park or several other game parks and attractions.
Inside Scoop on all the local surf spots.
Budget to luxury surf packages to cater for every lifestyle and budget.
Jeffrey's Bay, less than an hour drive from Port Elizabeth towards the Garden Route, its a surfer’s haven on the Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape.
J Bay is more than just a surf town, it is welcoming and friendly to everyone looking to have a great time. Jeffreys Bay was once a port for coasters and received its name from the nineteenth century trader J.A. Jeffrey.
It is the world’s greatest right hand point break. Nothing can compare. When a deep south swell meets up with a 10-knot southwest wind and a medium to low tide, the result is perfection. A pure line of ocean energy that can be ridden for over a mile.
Jeffreys Bay’s wave season runs from June to August, but good waves can be had as early as April or as late as September. So don’t forget to bring your board, but remember that this is South Africa’s winter so pack a good wetsuit as well.
South Africa’s premier wave is at Supertubes, which for 10 days each July hosts the Surf Pro, a World Championship Tour event. At this time of the year the waves are an awesome Hawaiian size one-to-three meters high, placing them among the top ten swells anywhere on the planet.
Other surf spots in J’Bay include Tubes further down near The Point, Albatross, Boneyards, Magnatubes, Kitchen Window and Main Beach. Best of all, you don’t need to bring anything as there are a full range of surfing services from a surfing school to equipment hire and specialist shops.
Beach Life, If all you want is relaxation then head for Dolphin Beach, a stretch of sand and surf awarded international Blue Flag status – an eco-grading given to beaches or marinas that meet the highest safety and environmental standards. Here there are always fully equipped lifeguards on duty, making it a place where the family can spend a glorious day in the sun. JBay has miles and miles of unspoiled beaches, so choose your own little private spot and enjoy.
For those opting for a drier outing there’s activities like tandem skydiving, sand boarding, whale and dolphin watching, ocean diving, kiting and quad biking.
For those who want to know more about the environment there is The Shell Museum, which houses the largest collection of seashells in South Africa. Conchologists say the beaches here are unbeatable for the variety and number of seashells. Over 400 types of seashells make this the most abundant natural coastline in South Africa.
Or drop in to visit the locals. With a tour of the Tokyo Sexwale township you will see how life unfolds in a small formal settlement.
Da Gama Road leads to the centre of Jeffreys Bay, a bustle of shops and restaurants. J Bat Surf Village, where some of the best clothing bargains can be found.
There are a host of accommodation options from backpacker lodges to luxury guest houses. There is also well-priced accommodation at Ashton Bay, Kabeljouws and Jeffreys Bay Caravan Park.