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City Guide Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

Visiting Jeffreys Bay

Jeffrey’s Bay, or J-bay as it’s known by the locals, is a surfer’s paradise in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. This seaside town is about an hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth and is home to a population of around 25,000 people.

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Jeffreys Bay Podcasts

Jeffrey's Bay - A surfer's paradise

Surfing is one of the main draws in Jeffrey's Bay, a laid-back seaside town in South Africa's Eastern Cape. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com's Rebecca Keenan speaks with Andy Thuysman, Chairperson of the Local Boardriders Surf Club in Jeffrey's Bay. Listen to find out more about top surf spots like Supertubes, attractions like the Surf Museum and about the numerous surf shops found in town.

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Jeffreys Bay - A video postcard

Watch our video postcard of Jeffrey’s Bay for a look at the town’s top attractions, bars, restaurants and lots more.

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Jeffreys Bay Pocket Guide

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Jeffreys Bay City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Super nice place to visit!!

    This is a very nice little town, great stop off point when going to or coming from Cape Town. If you are a surfer or not you will definitely love this little town!

    Insider Tip:Stay at Hard Rock Backpackers, it is a great Hostel!!!

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Awesome

    is a great place, with very interest people, people from many countries, i love to stay there for the second time.

    Insider Tip:no one in special....is a very safety place

  • 30%

    caravieri

    Jeff's Bay is really cool :D

    Maybe I went there on the "wrong season" - waves are better on winter - but still it is a great place to be with loads of activities to do - The Addo Elephant Park is close, you can take surf lessons, do sandboarding.. Really nice city to chill and stay cool :)

    Insider Tip:That's THE place to take surf lessons!!

  • 30%

    caravieri

    Jffreys Bay is veery cool!!

    Maybe I went there on the "wrong season" - waves are better on winter - but still it is a great place to be with loads of activities to do - The Addo Elephant Park is close, you can take surf lessons, do sandboarding.. Really nice city to chill and stay cool :)

    Insider Tip:Thats THE place to take surf lessons!!

  • 60%

    tashemtravellin

    Surfer or not this place rocks; great discount surf brand shopping, great waves (better april to july); great place for chilling out .. not too over developed yet.

    Insider Tip:When the waves are running book early !

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