Add JBay to your South African travel itinerary

Your South African travel itinerary can encompass so much, it can be hard to know where to start. There are vast mountain ranges and two oceans, deserts and lush greenery, metropolitan cities and quiet villages, game reserves and golf estates. With so much to do and see in the country, why add the unassuming town of Jeffreys Bay to your South African travel itinerary?

South Africa has the third longest coastline of the African countries. Naturally, the country has a myriad of coastal cities, towns and villages. Some are bustling and flashy, and others are more subdued and unpretentious. Jeffreys Bay, or simply JBay, is known for its iconic waves and lively beach culture. But there is so much more to this vibrant seaside town on South Africa’s Sunshine Coast.

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Marina Wharf restaurant and boat cruise


A mere 7 minutes (~3.8 km) from Jeffreys Bay is a great place that we highly recommend: the Marina Wharf restaurant. We have gone to the restaurant for years but hadn’t been for quite some time. With the restaurant under new management we thought we would try it again and during this visit, we included a boat cruise around Marina Martinique.

Jeffreys Bay was voted the 2018 Kwela Eastern Cape Town of the Year (see our post on the town here)! An upcoming event in this great coastal town is the World Surf League Corona Open JBay Surfing Competition (see event heats here). The competition forms part of the JBay Winter Fest that runs from 2 July – 17 July. Enjoy an outing to the restaurant while in JBay for the surfing.

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Jeffreys Bay: Surfers Paradise


Jeffreys Bay (JBay) is a small unassuming town in the Eastern Cape that has attracted surfers and beach lovers for years. This little town will always hold a special place in our hearts because it is one of the places where we fell in love 💛 We hope that this introduction to the bay will inspire you to make a trip here soon!

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