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A Simple Jeffrey’s Bay Walkthrough

Once a sleepy fishing town, Jeffrey’s Bay has grown into a thriving hotspot for travellers from all walks of life, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. Supertubes rank 2nd on the 2013 “Top Surfing Spots” list, but even if you don’t surf, you will love Jeffrey’s Bay’s pristine beaches. With the surrounding forest and estuaries, Jeffrey’s Bay offers you the whole “beach to bush” experience. Regardless if you plan to visit in season or out of season, whether you’re on a family vacation, an adrenaline junkie or nature lover seeking solitude, Jeffrey’s Bay can easily be your paradise.

Simply Drive

Located on one of the most scenic nature routes, you can enjoy a leisurely drive along the scenic coast; explore along the winding route through the Tsitsikamma forest towards Stormsrivier; or set out on self-drive or guided game drives.

Get The Adrenaline Pumping

Depending on the season and weather, extreme sports and aquamarine activities are available, providing abundant challenging activities for those adrenaline junkies. Experience some pumping action in the forms of bungy jumping (Bloukrans), kayaking, kiteboarding, kloofing, paintball, sandboarding, scuba & wreck diving, shark cage diving (P.E), skydiving, stand up paddling wind surfing and more. Training is available for beginners in diving, kiteboarding, sandboarding, stand up paddling, surfing and wind surfing.

Family Friendly Fun

Due to the diversity of attractions and activities, Jeffrey’s Bay is the ideal holiday destination for families and groups travelling together. Mild activities can be enjoyed by young and old, from visiting the predator park, exploring the nature reserves and wildlife sanctuaries, to enjoying wildlife safaris, sea cruises and horse riding on the beach. Kids can be entertained for hours with a play farm, jungle gyms, jumping castles, water slide, putt-putt and quad rides.

But What About My ‘Unique Physique’?

Even if you have physical limitations or a disability, do not despair. Jeffrey’s Bay offers plenty suitable activities to enrich your holiday. Visit the Surf and Shell Museums, explore the nature reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and predator park. Enjoy whale watching from the watching shelter or just spend a leisurely day on the beach with your toes planted in the sand.

A Wealth Of Natural Beauty

Jeffrey’s Bay boasts with some of the most spectacular nature surroundings made up of a backdrop of mountains, nature reserves, game reserves and estuary. The lagoons host a great number of sea birds and waders, offering ideal opportunities for walk-abouts, bird watching, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and wildlife viewing.

For The Spectators

Every year popular annual events bring thousands of participants and spectators flocking to town. The JBay Winter Fest replaced the Annual Billabong Pro Surfing Competition since 2013. Visitors from all over are introduced to a different side of the magnificent marine life, cultural music, dancing, food and competitions with the annual Jeffrey’s Bay Shell Festival.

Shop ‘Till You Drop

Jeffrey’s Bay offers from the largest national retailers to factory shops with the largest selections of surf gear and clothing. Explore all types of surf-, art- and craft shops, stores and retailers, from the Fountains Mall, JBay Surfing Village to unique shops on Da Gama Road.

For The Culinary Senses

Take a leisurely stroll down the beachfront to explore the enticing culinary scene, from a secluded romantic dinner to a cosy family meal. Jeffrey’s Bay offers an intoxicating combination of enchanting restaurants, coffee shops and hangouts; you will see people relaxing in the shade sipping on speciality coffees or milkshakes and enjoying good food.

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