Explore Jeffreys Bay this season

2017-12-21 06:00

JEFFREYS Bay offers a wide variety of attractions and adventures from surf lessons to sand boarding, and riding horses along miles of unspoiled beaches to visits to museums.

Shell Museum

The Shell Museum, located in the centre of town, displays a huge collection of shells. This collection was started by Charlotte Kritzinger, a local shell collecting spinster in 1945, who pursued the hobby till her death in the late 1960s. The municipality bought the collection and opened the old Shell Museum in the library in the 1970s. In 1986 a curatrix was appointed and the collection received a further boost with the addition of 350 species of mostly deepwater and rare shells.

Surf Museum

The need to create a surf museum in Jeffreys Bay was for many reasons. Essentially, Jeffreys Bay is one of the top ten surfing destinations in the world, so to have a surf museum in this typically surf dri-ven town was always a must. The museum is also about remembering the history of surfing and paying tribute to the many surfing pioneers and legends that have deve-loped the sport over a span of several years. This is not only about the people and personalities, but also about the evolution of the actual surfboard from wooden boards to the ultra light foam and glass fibre surfboards that exist today.


Get some air, get some style ......... Go sandboarding. Like snowboarding on the beach.

Learn to Surf

Learn to walk on water. It has never been easier for visitors to learn to surf. The Main Beach has the right kind of waves for beginner surfers to learn on. There are no rocks and there are always decent sandbanks close to the shore, which means that beginners never have to venture deep out into the ocean to catch waves. It is rarely so flat in Jeffreys Bay that novice surfers cannot catch small foamies (broken waves), which is all you are after when learning how to surf.

Supertubes Beach

Even if you are not a surfer, the Supertubes Beach is a natural amphitheatre to watch all the action going on in the water. It is also a great place to watch the sun rise and see schools of dolphins cruising up the Point.

Supertubes Park

The Supertubes Park is home to the last section of undeveloped sand dune in Jeffreys Bay. Visit the Supertubes Surfing Foundation Rescue Centre in the Park and find out about indigenous plants.

Kabeljauws Nature Reserve

The Kabeljauws Nature Reserve is a bird watchers’ paradise and offers nice walking trails in secluded natural beauty.

Kabeljauws River Waterfall

The Kabeljauws River Waterfall is situated on the Ferreira’s farm along the Kabeljauws River. There is also a zip line operational in the area.

Main Beach

The Main Beach is one of the best swimming and learn to surf beaches in the world.

Surf Village

Buy a pair of JBay Ugg boots or visit the factory shops in the area.

Rebel Surfboards

Arrange with a surfboard shaper and watch how a surfboard is crafted.

Marina Martinique

Marina Martinique is the best open water swim venue in South Africa and is home to the annual Marina Mile.

Seekoei Nature Reserve

The Seekoei Nature Reserve offers a bird hide and braai area, as well as plenty of hiking trails in an unspoilt section of Eastern Cape Pa-radise.

Game Farms

Lombardini Game Farm, Intle Game Lodge, Simbonga Game Farm and Pabala Game Farm offers offer a variety of wildlife on the doorstep of Jeffreys Bay. These are well worth a visit.


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