Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape
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Jeffreys Bay has grown from a sleepy little fishing town to one of the fastest expanding urban areas in the country.
Jeffreys Bay, less than an hour's drive from Port Elizabeth, is a surfer’s haven on the Sunshine Coast. South Africa’s premier wave is at Supertubes, which for 10 days each July hosts the Billabong Pro, a World Championship Tour event. At this time of the year the waves are an awesome Hawaiian size one-to-three metres high, placing them among the top ten swells anywhere.
But Jeffreys Bay has more attractions to offer than just surfing, it offers you pristine beaches on which to relax and unwind. 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 trained lifeguards on duty, making it a place where the family can spend a glorious day in the sun.
For those opting for a drier outing there’s mini golf, which is open all day, but most popular at night when there’s a lively atmosphere. Other J’Bay activities include tandem skydiving, sand boarding, jet-skiing, whale and dolphin watching, ocean diving, kiting and quad biking. Or go to the Park Lane Entertainment Centre which offers bumper cars.
For those who are wanting to know more about the environment there is The Shell Museum, which houses the largest collection of seashells in South Africa. The Penguin Centre is also a popular attraction, as is the Lombardini Game Farm just outside the town. Here you will find rhino, giraffe and a number of buck species.
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. Make sure to look out for the barber shop where only two people can stand inside.
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Jeffreys Bay Tourism
Tel: +27 42 293 2923