Why Jeffreys Bay is the Perfect Holiday Destination
Traveling to the coastal town of Jeffreys Bay, from both Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, offers you an exciting and exhilarating experience with views of landscapes, mountains and vast blue seascapes. This town is nestled where the famous Gamtoos Valley and river meets with the sea, the lagoon of Kabeljous form part of the bay and where many people already make it there destiny to spend a well deserved holiday.
Nearby, from the eastern side, Van Stadens offers several attractions while the main attractions on the western route are Storms River and inland it is the Baviaanskloof which call the 4 X 4 nature fans. When making Jeffreys Bay your holiday destination you can firstly be assured of a fast growing town which offers a wide variety of attractions.
Walking the white beach of the bay, gives you the opportunity to soak your feet in the sea water and enjoy the vast variety of sea shells. The main attraction which makes Jeffreys Bay so popular is Dolphin Beach which has Blue Flag status and is familiar with thousands of holiday makers. On the edge of this beautiful beach is the fun park which offers Putt Putt, a play park, a massive slide and lots of water fun during open season. If the sun gets to hot, several shops invite you to partake in what this holiday destiny offers… something to cool down with or several curio and clothing shops. Billabong Village is within walking distance and with a brand new look and surrounding shops; it is still one of thé attractions in Jeffreys Bays.
Something you can’t afford to miss is to pay a visit to the ever famous Skulpie/Shell museum. When you take a stroll through town, make sure you pop in and take note it is situated right next to the Jeffreys Bay Information Centre. Taking into consideration your daily needs for groceries and other necessary purchases, the main grocers are situated in various spots through the town and the Fountains and Equinox malls have enough to meet your most urgent needs.
Jeffreys Bay offers accommodation such as hotels, backpackers, guesthouses, self-catering, lodges, holiday flats and homes to rent. You have a choice of accommodation walking out on the beach, mid-town or also on the outskirts of the town… whatever suits your pocket or taste.
Did someone mention taste? Jeffreys Bay is privileged to have an incredible variety of menus covering the best fish, white meet, red meet and salad dishes. To try and list some of the best will be a problem, because they are all worth a visit. Therefore make yourself ready for a big “restaurant-crawl”.
In season, one of the biggest treats on a summer evening is to drive through the town and experience the buzz which makes you want to park your car in the nearest parking and become part of the night life, pop into the nearest restaurant and just sit down and enjoy the music, food, drinks and laughter of people enjoying every moment of a well deserved break.
We all know that Jeffreys Bay is known world wide for its surfing! Surfing spots starts right next to Dolphin Beach, Kitchen Window, Secrets, Supers, Point, Lower Point and even down at Albatross, at Kabeljous. This town boasts for hosting the most famous surfers and world champions coming to enjoy the best waves in South Africa.
Sand boarding, wind surfing, fishing, canoeing, tandem skydiving, kite flying, horse riding and many other activities are but a few activities which make Jeffreys Bay one of the top of the list holiday destinations. There is not one day that you will not find surfers in the water.
One can continue an endless conversation on Jeffreys Bay, but when you get curious about the surrounding attractions, you can visit Aston Bay, Paradise Beach, Krom Rivier, St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Oyster Bay, Kareedouw, Hankey, Patensie (the gateway to the famous Baviaanskloof) and of course do not forget about the Gamtoos, Langkloof, Tsitsikamma and of course the Garden Route. What makes it an even more wonderful experience is the fact that; they all are within an hour or two from Jeffreys.
To the eastern side of Jeffreys Bay are the famous Van Stadens, Blue Horizon Bay and several other smaller holiday towns along the Seaview coast, which you can find on your way to Port Elizabeth.
The second best advice I can give you now is to have a look at www.jeffreysbaytourism.org, but the best advice ever… is to get yourself here and see for yourself.