Rajo's Surf Camp
2 Week Surf Camp in Jeffreys Bay
2 Week Surf Camp in Jeffreys Bay
Hi, I’m Rachel John, 22 years old. I think it’s easy to describe myself as an influencer because I work a lot on social media. However, I don’t particularly like that term. I’d love to describe myself as a mastermind behind epic surf trips.
I am also a competitive fighter. In fact, that’s the reason why I don’t stay in South Africa permanently, as I have fights planned in the Netherlands as well. Currently, I live in Amsterdam.
Two years ago, I traveled alone to this exact same place in South Africa, and I instantly fell in love. I created my own itinerary, filled with all the things I wanted to do, and shared it online. Little did I know that thousands of people would be interested in following the same itinerary. That’s how the idea for the surf camps came about.
So, while this may not fully explain who I am, I’m simply a woman who loves adventure and enjoys making other people happy.
✔ Airport transfers
✔ 14 nights Stay
✔ Daily breakfast
✔ 9 times meals
✔ 14 surf lessons
✔ 2 yoga classes
✔ BBQ braai with live music
✔ Private safari trip
✔ Wakeboarding trip
✔ Professional guides
✔ Wet suit & surf board
✔ The surf camp is located at the beach
✔ Surf one of the world’s best waves
✔ Direct access to the beach via a boardwalk
✔ Sunset & sunrise on the yoga deck
✔ Common kitchen to cook together
✔ Large swimming pool, jacuzzi, sun terrace and panoramic ocean views
✔ Happy surf mates!
The 22-year-old Rachel John is a influencer from Amsterdam. And through her social media channels she shared her surfing holiday to South Africa in 2021. This trip was so cool that she wanted to share this experience with everyone who likes it. RAJO’S Surf Camp was born from this idea.
“Two months ago, I had a campaign shoot where I had to surf and as you know, I was terrible at it. Even though my first attempt at surfing failed completely, the ocean and the waves really attracted me. I had found my next bucket list item: I wanted to learn how to surf. Through Oak Travel I booked a Surflodge where I could stay and take surfing lessons. Never I had traveled alone before and now I even went to the other side of the world. So exciting, but I survived.
The past few days have been fantastic. Wake up every day at sunrise and start my day in the ocean without distractions. I have never felt so free and unfettered. Dare to say yes to things which I normally don’t do. I feel happy. Never I experienced a feeling like this and wish I could share this feeling with more people.”
Now, let’s talk about the name Rajo’s. Why Rajos? Well, I’m Rachel John, and I thought it sounded cool. No judgment, okay? If you have a better name in mind, feel free to send me a direct message.
Now, let me tell you what makes this surfcamp so special. At Rajo’s, we take care of everything, so all you have to do is relax, have fun, and catch those waves. I personally make sure that breakfast and dinner are covered, and rest assured, they’re healthy meals that I, as an athlete, would eat. We also plan out all the fun activities carefully, and we’re always adding new ones to each camp. It’s truly amazing!
But there’s more. Don’t forget that you’ll be learning to surf on some of the best waves in the world. It’s an experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Our previous guests have told me that our surfcamp feels like a lifestyle change, not just a vacation. For two weeks, you’ll be living the life of a surfer. When you arrive, you’ll instantly become part of our big family. The connections and friendships that form during our surfcamps are incredible. It’s an experience everyone should try at least once. You may travel alone, but you’ll leave feeling like you’re part of a big family.
So, if you’re ready to step out of your comfort zone, travel to new horizons, and become part of a welcoming community, join us at Rajo’s Surfcamp. It’s an experience that will change your life!
Maybe! Rachel John will be present during most surf camps in Jeffreys Bay. However won’t be able to attend all.
A big appetite, swimsuit, sportswear, beach towel, sunscreen with a high factor, anti-mosquito spray, cap, sunglasses and of course a camera. If you’re looking for a comprehensive list, check out this packing list so you won’t forget anything.
The transfers from and to the airport are included on the start date and the end date of RAJO’S Surf Camp. Before departure, make sure to send us your flight schedule so that you can be picked up by a member of staff on arrival at Port Elizabeth airport. On the last day you will be dropped off back at Port Elizabeth airport.
As soon as the registration period is closed, it will be announced which participants can definitely come to South Africa. There are 16 spots available in the surf camp. After the announcement, each participant receives the invoice for the booked room, when this has been paid, the registration is final.
Anyone who is 18 years or older can register for the RAJO’S Surf Camp in South Africa. The average age of the participants is between 18 and 28 years.
At RAJO’S Surf Camp in Jeffreys Bay, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s why a healthy selection of options is prepared every morning. And the food always tastes good on the terrace under the morning sun.
In addition to 9 healthy evening meals, the surf camp also loves traditions, so the South African Braai (barbecue) cannot be missed. A great night to socialize, have some beers and share all your surfing stories. Do you have special dietary requirements? Please let us know during registration. Vegetarian is included in the price, other dietary requirements will be discussed.
The surf camp is located almost in the middle of South Africa, along the coastline of the Garden Route. A great place for a surfing holiday as many events take place in and around Jeffreys Bay. Live music, big DJ parties, local markets and various surf competitions.
Jeffreys Bay is a surf town and has many nice clothes shops selling designer clothes and surf equipment at very reasonable prices. Paradise Beach is where you go surfing. As the name suggests, it has fine grained white sand beaches stretching as far as the eye can see. As you walk along this coastline, you may be able to spot dolphins and possibly whales.
Yes, make sure you have good travel insurance. Also make sure that you are covered for ‘dangerous sports’.
The cancellation policy for Rajo’s Guide Surf Camp is as follows: in the event of cancellation, no refund is permitted unless a replacement guest is found. For more info please see full T&C’s
Rachel's Surf Trip? In one word: AMAZING 🤍 it's the best experience I've ever experienced: good vibe, relaxed people, fun activities, the best surfing lessons ever, etc. Everything was top notch and you were free to do all the extra activities that were there, nothing was obliged to do! It was really the place to do things that you normally wouldn't do, but because you are with a really nice group you go through it together and you all have a lot of fun!
What an incredibly beautiful and special experience this surf trip was!! Besides getting to know new people, I also conquered many fears and got a little closer to myself. You were free to come and go, nothing was obligatory. The extra activities were all worth participating in. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip!
I had a very nice time with Rachel and all the girls I met on the trip. The stay was also super nice and there was a homely atmosphere. The people who work for the surf lodge and surf school are great and will make you feel comfortable. There is also a wide choice of activities that you can do, such as skydiving, horseback riding and much more. Personally I have nothing bad to say because I had such a good time. I definitely recommend it and if I get the chance I would definitely do it again!!!
It was an incredibly special experience to go to South Africa with a group of (still unknown) girls and meet Rachel. In Africa you really get the chance to do things outside your comfort zone! Personally I look back on a very valuable journey and I am also very grateful to have been given this opportunity 💛
It was an experience I will always remember! I have met wonderful people, conquered fears and found peace. There is no place where you come alive more than in South Africa! Rachel's Surf trip gave me the chance to get even closer to myself and I would definitely want to experience it again!