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The Insider's Guide to Jeffreys Bay

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Discover the charm of Jeffreys Bay with our guide to the city's top attractions, culinary hotspots, and vibrant nightlife. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, we'll also help you find the best recreational activities to enjoy, and offer advice on making lasting connections with the friendly locals.

Welcome to Jeffreys Bay! If you're planning to move to Jeffreys Bay, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Jeffreys Bay has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Jeffreys Bay.

Jeffreys Bay, is a coastal town renowned for its stunning beaches and world-class surfing spots. One of the most popular attractions is the Supertubes, a surf break that hosts the annual World Surf League. The waves here are considered some of the best right-hand point breaks in the world. Dolphin Beach is another popular spot, known for its Blue Flag status, which signifies high environmental and quality standards. For those interested in marine life, the Shell Museum is a must-visit. It houses an extensive collection of shells from species all over the world. The Papiesfontein Beach Horse Rides offer a unique way to explore the coastline, with guided horseback tours along the beach and through the dunes. For shopping enthusiasts, the Fountains Mall offers a variety of shops and eateries. The J-Bay Surf Village is another shopping hotspot, with a focus on surf and beachwear. The town also hosts the annual JBay Winterfest, a sports and music festival that attracts visitors from around the globe.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in Jeffreys Bay is vibrant and diverse, offering something for everyone. The Kitchen Windows Beach Restaurant is a popular spot, offering stunning ocean views and a menu featuring fresh seafood and local cuisine. Nina's Real Food is another favorite, known for its healthy, homemade dishes and cozy atmosphere. For a more upscale dining experience, The Greek is a fine dining restaurant that serves authentic Greek cuisine in a stylish setting. For those looking for nightlife, The Jolly Dolphin is the town's premier party venue, hosting live music and DJ sets throughout the year. Island Vibe Backpackers and Surf Camp also has a lively bar scene, with regular parties and events. Other popular bars include the Beach Bru Co., a laid-back beach bar with craft beers and cocktails, and The Mexican, a vibrant bar and restaurant with a festive atmosphere.

Jeffreys Bay offers a wide range of recreational activities, with a focus on outdoor and water-based pursuits. Surfing is the most popular activity, with numerous surf schools and rental shops available, such as Wavecrest Surf School and JBay Surf School. The town also offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing, with lessons and equipment hire available at Main Beach. For those who prefer land-based activities, the Seekoei River Nature Reserve offers hiking trails with stunning views and abundant birdlife. The Lombardini Game Farm is another popular spot for hiking and wildlife viewing. For a more relaxed activity, the Marina Martinique offers tranquil canals for swimming and canoeing. The town also has several golf courses, including the Jeffreys Bay Golf Club and the Links at St Francis. For adrenaline junkies, the Bloukrans Bungee, the world's highest commercial bungee jump, is just a short drive away.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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