There are many places I can vouch for, that are worth visiting along the coastline of South Africa. But there is something about Jeffreys Bay that sets it apart. So ‘Why Visit Jbay?‘
First and foremost, Jeffreys Bay houses the World Best Right Hand Point Break.
You probably think that this doesn’t mean much if you are not a surfer. But Jeffreys Bay also has a magnificent place to enjoy watching surfing, as it is surrounded by boardwalks and parks. If the waves don’t entertain you from the water, then you can still be entertained on land. This is what makes the World Surf Leagues Champion event here in JBay just that much better!
Jeffreys Bay is amazingly surrounded by nature reserves and farmlands.
This allows you to stay connected to the outdoors no matter which way you drive. This also means that there are various beautiful hiking trails, wildlife activities, and indigenous fauna and flora. This is all well preserved and maintained by the Supertubes Foundation.
We have the largest Shell Museum in South Africa.
The Shell Museum is definitely a collection to be seen, with over 600 pieces and a collection of micro shells. You can get stuck inside all day looking at them all. Me Charlotte Kritzinger was the original collector. After her passing, a mural was painted in honor of her legacy in JBay. You can find it opposite the Checkers in Da Gama Road.
Leading by example.
In Jbay you will find multiple different NPO’s operating and making a difference. There is the JBay Recycling Project, who reward kids who bring in organized recyclables. There is Lets Feed Jbay an initiative to feed those who were affected by the Pandemic. Also organizations like the Joshua Project that is a safe haven for vulnerable children and children living on the street to receive love, support, education, and training.
Lastly, Jbay is a fishing town.
There is an abundance of fish in the area and we are particularly known for our abundance in chokka (calamari). You might notice the boats out at sea in the night with spotlights surrounding them. These days fresh fish is hard to come by but in Jeffreys Bay, you are spoilt with muliple top quality restaurants and a variety of options. So if you still asking ‘why visit JBay?’, maybe you should be asking why not?