Go to Jeffrey’s Bay
The town of Jeffrey’s Bay is situated on a deep blue bay that stretches from Cape Recife to Cape St Francis and nestled midway between the Gamtoos and Kromme Rivers and the two estuaries of the Kabeljous and Seekoei Rivers.
The town is:
- 75 km from Port Elizabeth;
- 163 km from Plettenberg Bay;
- 31 km from St Francis Bay.
Known for its beautiful beaches, good weather and abundant shells, the town is best known as one of “the Surf Meccas of the World”.
Jeffrey’s Bay is one of the five most famous surfing destinations in the world and hosts the annual World Surf League (WSL) surfing event at Super Tubes surfing spot during July. Spectators and professional surfers from all over the world attend this event.
The surfing waves, with many different surf breaks, each possessing its own magic are world renowned and extremely popular. Surfing spots include Super Tubes where the waves can get up to about 10 – 12 feet and as the name suggests, getting tubed is the name of the game. Boneyards is right next to Supers and is the spot where the waves are breaking almost perfectly. Point is situated east of Super Tubes, further down the beach. The waves here are a little smaller.
Although very popular with surfers, the beautiful Blue Flag beaches are safe for bathing and other water sports like canoeing, boardsailing, and fishing.
What else to do in Jeffrey’s Bay –
- Visit the charming town of St Francis Bay known for its characteristic white houses with either black tile or thatch roofs blending together with the Sardinian-style red tile roofs. Approximately half of the town is built around the largest web of manmade canals and waterways in Africa.
- Spend time in the rustic fishing village of Cape St Francis with its outstanding beach and historic Seal Point Lighthouse and the Port St Francis harbour.
- Swim and play in the nearby Kabeljous, Seekoei and Krom River lagoons which host numerous water birds.
- Walk and picnic in the Kabeljous Nature Reserve, well known for its hiking and diverse number of fish. The Kabeljous estuary is one of the best preserved estuaries in the Eastern Cape. The lagoon is home to waterfowl, heron and a number of waders.
- Visit the Seekoei River Nature Reserve which lies on the estuary formed by the Seekoei and Swart Rivers. The reserve is rich in birdlife and home to small antelope.
- Hike in nature and enjoy the three nature reserves under the management of the Cape Nature Conservation as well as Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail or Cape St Francis Nature Reserve.
- Hire an XL Ride SUP on the St Francis Bay canals. The boards provide a wonderful way to make the best of the great facilities St Francis has to offer. The XL Ride boards are stable and suitable for all levels of fitness and experience.
- Book a Canal Serenity Circuit Tour for the whole family or your friends. Rent a board which carries 2-8 people comfortably and take a leisure trip around the canals. The trip takes 1 – 3 hours.
- If you want a fun fishing trip, book a 2-seater kayak which is designed for fishing and paddle up the Kromme River.
- Go skydiving with a professional crew from up to 11000 feet, above the scenic Jeffrey’s Bay coastline. Not only for adrenaline junkies.
- Papiesfontein Horse Rides have beginner horses for the unexperienced, medium horses for those who have been in a saddle and feel comfortable to take the reins, as well as advanced horses that are lively and would give the experienced rider speed and a good gallop on the sand.
- For the real adrenaline junkie, experience the highest bungee jump in the world at the Bloukrans Bridge. The view of the Bloukrans River Valley below is breath taking.
- Book your stay at Jolly Roger Accommodation and Adventure which is situated in Twee Riviere, a historic town with a rural, old-world charm. Accommodation is free-standing ‘hartbeeshuisies’, where you can enjoy utmost serenity. Guests can go hiking, jogging, cycling or birdwatching.
- Visit the interesting Shell Museum with its more than 600 beautiful shells making it one of the largest shell collections in South Africa and attracts shell fanatics from all over the world. Shells include the legendary cowrie, the rare paper nautilus, tiny baby jam tarts and a new species of cone.
- Try sand boarding on three levels of dune with experienced instructors on hand to assist where necessary.
- The Kabeljous Nature Reserve is located north of Jeffrey’s Bay and offers visitors a 2.5km coastline complete with dune thickets, forests, bushveld and wetlands. There are various three to seven kilometre walks and you may be lucky to see bushbuck, duiker, bush pig, grysbok, caracal, mongoose or some of the 100 species of birds.
- Spend time with the kids at the Dolphin Beach Entertainment, Jeffrey’s Bay’s famous Fun Park since 1985. Enjoy the 18- hole Putt Putt Course (Mini Golf) with cool obstacles or have fun on the waterslide with heated water.
- The beaches are known for good angling and may produce Kob, Garrick, Grunter, Steenbras, Poenskop, Roman and Dageraad.
Where to eat in Jeffrey’s Bay –
- Kitchen Windows Beach Restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in Jeffrey’s Bay and caters for the whole family. The views and food are super special and kids can play on the lawn.
- De Viswijf Restaurant has an extensive menu and an exquisite setting with an outside deck.
- The Mexican Restaurant and Grill boasts a nice atmosphere and spicy food.
- Brewhaha Craft Beer Restaurant offers craft beer and tasty food.
- Suikerbossie Pancakes treats you with delicious pancakes, a quaint setting and an outdoor play area.
- Tasty Table Beach is known for its view, excellent service, efficient staff and well prepared dishes.
- Die Walskipper Resaurant is right on the beach and offers a magical experience and tasty seafood.
- Catch of the Day Restaurant boasts fresh seafood, superb sushi and prawns and a nice and casual setting.
- Quitschy’s Pizza Restaurant offers Italian cuisine and the best pizzas.
Where to stay in Jeffrey’s Bay –
This sea village boasts guest houses, beach houses, villas, holiday apartments, boutique hotels, country estates, bed and breakfasts, lodges, hotels, lagoon view apartments or camping.
Luxury, rustic, budget – all are available in Jeffrey’s Bay. Travel makes you richer.
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