Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay is located within the Cacadu District of South Africa.

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St. Francis Bay

The charming holiday town of St Francis Bay is known for its endemic white houses with black roofs, either tile or thatch, together with Sardinian-style red tile roofs. It is set around the astonishing Marina canals, offers a delightful escape from the pressures of daily life, in a haven of peace and tranquility. Enjoy the glorious beaches, excellent water-sports, a leisurely lifestyle and the magical beauty of its unspoilt surroundings.

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Jeffreys Bay Shell Museum

J-Bay is well known for the huge quantity and the quality of shells that can be found on the beaches. A good book to use as a guide is ''The Sea Shells of Jeffreys Bay'' by Douw and Elise Steyn (''ISBN 0-620-24008-3, Eldolise Publishers, []''). There is an annual ''Shell Festival'' in September and a lovely Shell Museum on the corner of ''Drommedaris'' and ''Da Gama'' Roads.

SEE   —  +27 42 293-1945 —  Map

Cape St Francis

Cape St. Francis is renowned for its peace and tranquility. Nonetheless, surfers from all over the world flock to this coastal village in hopes of surfing a wave at the popular Seal Point. There are a number of nature reserves in the area, and another key attraction, is the lighthouse, which was established in 1878 and has since been declared a national monument.

SEE   —  +27 42 294-0076 —  Map

Aston Bay

Situated between Jeffreys Bay and Paradise Beach, this area offers long stretches of untouched sandy beaches surrounded by protected nature reserves. Sightings of small buck, tortoises, a large variety of birds, rabbits and mongoose are part of every day life in this nature conservancy and the creatures are much loved by local home-dwellers.

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Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach promises a relaxing day on a pristine white beach, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. The name itself, explains it all…it really feels like paradise. Because of its wide and uncrowded beach, it’s also a paradise for windsurfers and kite boarders with a nice breeze most of the year.

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Oyster Bay

What originally started off as a coastal farm before 1956, has since evolved into the small coastal town called Oyster Bay. Found 14km west of St Francis Bay, activities such as swimming, as well as rock, deep sea and surf fishing can all be enjoyed in this seaside town.

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All Africa Volunteers

While enjoying Jeffreys Bay why not help with the upliftment of the local community by donating your time to volunteer projects, teach local kids to surf, work with street children and families affected by AIDS. These projects are great fun and the reward even better.

DO   —  +27 72 237-7422 —  Map


Dig your toes into the sand and look out over the ocean while enjoying a seafood platter. Walskipper is very popular during South African holiday seasons; best to phone and book the day before. During most other times of the year you can just walk in and sit down.

Jeffreys Bay Surf Museum

The Jeffreys Bay Surf Museum is situated inside the QuicksilverShop, where the history of surfing in Jeffreys Bay is displayed by way of newspaper clippings, articles, old magazines, ancient surfboards and lots of other interesting objects.

SEE   —  +27 84 240-1741 —  Map

Ubuntu Surf Co.

Offers excellent surf lessons with the highly recommended Andrew Moon & Wavecrest Surf Academy. Guided surf tours are available for the JBay & St Francis area, plus longer trips going as far as Cape Town and the Garden Route.

Cob Creek

Come and enjoy the wines of Cobb Creek. Situated up the Kabeljous River Valley on the outskirts of Jeffreys Bay. Your tasting can be accompanied with a great meal from our restaurant, or a browse around the wine shop.

DO   —  +27 82 822-5315 —  Map

St Francis Bay Airport Shuttle services

This cab service travels betweenPort Elizabeth airport, Jeffreys and St Francis Bay and transport tourists in and around the various towns and establishments. [] {{dead link|April 2016}}

OTHER   —  +27 78 499-4027 —  Map


The pleasant town of Humansdorp can be found en route to Plettenberg Bay from Port Elizabeth. The Kouga Cultural Centre is a famous attraction due to its symbolism and portrayal of the African Renaissance.

SEE   —  +27 42 295-1361 —  Map

Mr. Delivery

They will accept food orders and deliver it to your door from most fast food outlets and restaurant that do not deliver themselves. Pick up one of their booklets from most fast food outlets.

EAT   —  +27 42 293-3004 —  Map

Baptist Church

A loving, warm family church. Services at 8:30AM and 6PM. Coffee lounge at 5PM - All welcome. Kidz Klub on Friday nights for Primary School children. July holidays - Holiday Club.

OTHER   —  +27 42 296-3290 —  Dolly Varden St

Boat Milady – Deep sea fishing charters.

Whether you are into reef, river, estuary, deep sea or coastal fishing there are plenty of incredible locations to choose from within the Jeffreys Bay area

DO   —  +27 42 293-1896 —  Map

Dreamland Accommodation JBay

Rustic beachfront apartments right in front of Supertubes, the world most famous right hand point-break. Ideal accommodation for traveling surfers.

Island Vibe Backpackers

On the beach. They will collect you in Jeffreys Bay or Humandorp free of charge, collection from the airport in Port Elizabeth is charged at R200.

SLEEP   —  +27 42 293-1625 —  10 Dageraad St

Jeffreys Bay Custom Surfboards [] Order your custom shaped surf board online, just as you want it ! International shipping !

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The Mexican

A Mexican themed Restaurant. Live music and the party can get quite intense with people ending up dancing on the tables by early morning.

DRINK   —  +27 42 293-2966 —  19A Da Gama Rd

J-Bay Cabs

Offers shuttle service between Port Elizabeth, Jeffreys Bay and St Francis Bay, registered and fully insured, Available 24/7.

OTHER   —  +27 83 611-1003 —  Map


Part of the ''Steers'' group. American style Pizza's so don't expect a thin base, but their toppings are good. Free delivery

EAT   —  +27 42 293-3398 —  30 Da Gama Rd

Chicken King

Chicken burgers and party platters. Cheap, but not good food. Avoid or buy a single burger first to test for yourself.

EAT   —  +27 42 293-3908 —  Salamader St

J Bay Lodge

Centrally situated, 200m from main beach and town centre. Breakfast and Internet available. Camping R80. Dorm R120.

SLEEP   —  +27 83 661-5393 —  5 Schelde St

The Vine Church

All welcome. Service at 9AM. Discipleship programs run on Tuesdays 7PM-9PM including such courses as ALPHA.

Waterside Lodge

2 and 3 bedroom units on the Marina Martinique canals and 100m from the beach, Walskipper and Tappas.

SLEEP   —  +27 42 292-0003 —  Map

Jeffreys Bay Surf Trips

Daily surf lessons, safari, visit to a surfboard shaper, accommodation, food - All-in Surf Package.

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In Food

The IN place and serves the best breakfast and coffee in town just opposite ''Fruit&Veg''.

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Glen D'Arcy

Locally manufactured Classic J-Bay designs as well as imported NSP and Sunset Softboards.

A1 Bay View

Great value tranquil setting off main rd, stunning sea views and only 500m to the beach.

SLEEP   —  +27 42 296-1845 —  27 Chestnut Ave

Bicycle Hire

As the name says, available at All Africa J Bay Lodge oppesite 7/11 in centre of town

OTHER   —  +27 83 661-5393 —  Map


A South African burger chain. Very good value for money. Try their hero steakrolls.

EAT   —  +27 42 293-1919 —  30 Da Gama Rd

J Bay Transporter

Operated by J Bay Cabs. Available 24/7, see website for on-line menus and services.

EAT   —  +27 83 6111-003 —  Map

3 Pepper Street

Self- catering house, 10m from supers, 3 double bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, fire place.

SLEEP   —  +27 79 663-4928 —  3 Pepper St


Secure parking. Fully equipped kitchen and communal launch with braai available.


Lively nightclub next to the beach. Moved from their old location to this spot.

Spence's Pies

Try their ''breakfast pies'', filled with scrambled eggs, bacon and tomato.

Private Hospital

The closest Hospital is located about 20km away in the town of Humansdorp.

OTHER   —  +27 42 295-1100 —  Humansdorp

Ubuntu Backpackers

Overlooking the surf. Free breakfast, free internet. dorm bed R 120

SLEEP   —  +27 42 296-0376 —  8 Cherry St

Jay Bay Sandboarding

They also offer sandboarding on the dunes in neighboring Aston Bay.

African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary

View several species of wildlife on the reserve 20 min from J Bay.

OTHER   —  Map

Paradice Palace / Paradys Paleis

Self- catering house on the beach, Sleeps 16 guests.

SLEEP   —  +27 82 568-1753 —  342 Skadu Ave

Aston Arms

Excellent Portuguese fare. Have a beer with Manual.

EAT   —  +27 42 292-0792 —  Dolphin Dr

Die Vismandjie

Probably the best fish takeaways in South Africa

Tampa Bay Spur

A South African restaurant chain, good steaks.

Artist's Paradise

A 7 min drive to Jeffeys Bay and the beach

Jeffreys Bay Backpackers

The oldest and nicest Backpackers in town.

SLEEP   —  +27 42 293-1379 —  12 Jeffrey St


The Cape's premier Big 5 game reserve.

OTHER   —  +27 42 203-1111 —  Map

Indi Africa Backpackers

200m from the sea, TV, Pool and bar.

SLEEP   —  +27 82 464-3111 —  25 Spekboon Str

Rebel Surfboards

Surfboard shapers and manufacturer.

BUY   —  +27 42 293-4410 —  Map

South Coast Surf School & Swim Club

Wetsuit and board is supplied.

DO   —  +27 42 293-2923 —  Map

Jeffreys Bay Surf School

Wetsuit and board is supplied.

Diaz 15

Beachfront holiday apartments

SLEEP   —  +27 42 293-1779 —  15 Diaz Str

Dolphin View

3 Star, stunning indoor pool

SLEEP   —  +27 72 237-7422 —  30 Dogwood Rd

Lombardini Game Farm

Game drives and horse rides.

DO   —  +27 42 293-2073 —  Map

Jeffreys Bay Golf Club

9 Hole (18 tee) Golf Course

DO   —  +27 42 293-2532 —  Map

Swartenbosch Golf Club in Humansdorp

9 Hole (18 tee) Golf Course

DO   —  +27 42 291-0569 —  Map

J-Bay Fishing

All gear will be supplied.

Potters Place

Good food and life shows.


Ice cream and coffee bar.


Sports bar and nightclub.

DRINK   —  Da Gama Rd

Shoprite U Save Supermarket.

a no Frills Supermarket.


Dance and spit Braai's.

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Die Kospot

Homestyle cooked meals.

Jarinda Butchery

Excellent braai chops.

Marina Martinique B&B

On the marina canals.

SLEEP   —  +27 42 292-0000 —  Map

De Visvijf

Seafood and steaks.

EAT   —  +27 42 293-3921 —  55 Diaz Rd

Supertubes Guest House

Four star rating.

SLEEP   —  +27 42 293-2957 —  10/12 Pepper St

Atlantic Internet Cafe

Wifi available.

OTHER   —  +27 42 293-2399 —  18 Da Gama Rd

Barbiers Bliss

Self Catering

SLEEP   —  +27 42 296-1867 —  1 Akasia Str

Dr. J.S. Bouwer


OTHER   —  +27 42 293-1244 —  Map

Dr. Jan Nagtegaal


OTHER   —  +27 42 293-1166 —  Map

Victory Church

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Fire Brigade

OTHER   —  +27 42 291-0283 —  Map


OTHER   —  10111, +27 42 293-1133 —  Map

Heathwise Gym

OTHER   —  +27 42 293-3545 —  Map


BUY   —  4 Mimosa Street.

About Jeffreys Bay

Map of Jeffreys Bay
Map of Jeffreys Bay
Also known as J-Bay, the town is famous for surfing, white sand beaches and an abundance of sea shells. The town became popular with surfers after the 1966 movie Endless Summer.

The Jeffreys Bay region is renowned for its gorgeous beaches, never ending summers, plentiful shells and is best known as “the Surf Mecca of the World”. The beautiful beaches are safe for bathing and provide endless excitement for water sports. Not far from Jeffreys Bay lies the charming town of St Francis Bay. It is known for its endemic 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. Adjacent to St Francis Bay is the pastoral fishing village of Cape St Francis with its outstanding beach and historic Seal Point Lighthouse while Port St Francis is the harbour. Visit Oyster Bay, a town that caters for those who enjoy quiet time and relaxation. Explore this district with its beautiful beaches, rich wildlife and adventures - surf the waves or swim with dolphins, there is something for everyone in this picturesque and breathtaking Jeffreys Bay area.

2 km east of JBay is Marina Martinique, a development on 5km of man-made saltwater canals. 2.5 km north, is the beautiful valley of Kabeljousriver with its waterfall. These are good places to stay if you like a bit more peace and quiet than accommodation in town can offer. Aston Bay borders on Marina Martinique and if you cross the causeway over the lagoon of the Seekoi River, you come to Paradise Beach.

Paradise Beach is relatively undeveloped with 6 km of unspoiled beach all the way to the Kromm River which separates from St Francis.Not recommended to swim across

Ocean temperatures are around 23°C in summer

Source: wikivoyage