Jeffreys Bay is a mini paradise of sunshine, dolphins, aloes and tropical flora. It is home to one of the best right hand surf breaks in the world, drawing surfers from around the globe to this tiny surfing hub which is bursting with activities!
We’ve listed our favourite Jeffreys Bay Surf Camps below, offering quality surf lessons and rustic accommodation for their guests. Some of these are located in the bustling town centre, where they are surrounded by traditional bars, restaurants and local industry. Others are located further afoot, still close to the waves but bordered by natural reserves and gushing rivers.
Jeffreys Bay Surf Camps are fun all year round! Tourism has seen the town thrive, almost as much as Cape Town, and there is now a huge craft industry that neighbours the surf shops on every street. This reflects the diverse local talent held within the town. People who have stayed in the town their entire lives evoke a great passion for surfing and the waves, and with this comes a wealth of knowledge they are keen to share with visitors.
|Number of surf spots||8|
|Water Temperature||December to April are the warmest months, where temperatures can range from 15.7-22.6°C (62.8-71.2°F).
May to November temperatures peak at 21.2°C (68.6°F) in November, and are at their lowest in 15.6°C (61.5°F) in August.
|Swell||A long stretch of exposed beach and reef breaks with clean groundswells. Waves are much better in winter when offshore winds blow from WNW. Swell are best from the South.|
|Nearest Airports||Port Elizabeth International Airport is roughly 90km from the town. This is less than an hours drive from Jeffreys Bay.|
Surf Lodge South Africa
Jeffreys Bay Surf Camps rarely have views as good as this. Not only is the property moments from the beach, but guests can enjoy these panoramic ocean views from the first floor balcony, outdoor pool and hot tub! Barbecue facilities provide another opportunity to soak up the surroundings and enjoy a traditional South African braai.
For a competitive price guests are encouraged to enjoy the hotels extensive continental breakfast. This can be followed up with a yoga lesson overlooking the sparkling ocean. Those who prefer a more active morning can use the water sports, darts or table tennis facilities before a day on the surf.
Doubles rooms are available as standard or luxury, and some have a balcony that boasts a splendid sea view. Alternatively, a single room in a six bed dormitory can be booked for a lower price, this also has a kitchen. For a greater price, guests can experience luxury in a deluxe suite with an extra-large double bed. Private rooms have either a private or shared bathroom depending on preference.
African Ubuntu Backpackers
Other Jeffreys Bay Surf Camps are jealous of Ubuntu’s location. The beach is just an 11 minute walk from the property, Fountains Mall is just 2.8km away and Seekoeirivier Nature Reserve is just 6km away. Natural beauty, shopping facilities and delicious restaurants are all within walking distance of the property, making for a well-rounded and unforgettable trip!
Reviewers rave about the sense of community that resides in the property. Staff create a friendly and laid back atmosphere, with the aim to make guests feel comfortable and safe – whether within the hostel or in the surrounding area. They claim the surf lessons are perfect for beginners, with patient, experienced instructors, and also that the vibe makes it very easy to meet people!
Single beds in eight and six person mixed dormitories can be booked for a budget price. Private double and twin rooms can be booked for slightly more, and these can have a private or shared bathroom for differing prices. A family room with a double bed, and two bunk beds can also be booked for families or larger groups! Some rooms are fitted with a kitchenette with an oven and a fridge.
Jbay Surf Retreats
Supertubes, one of South Africa’s most famous surf spots, is literally in the backyard of this property. You won’t get that at any other Jeffreys Bay Surf Camps! Surf coaching here is provided by experts on perfectly uncrowded waves. They are specialists willing to help any surfer reach the next level, and there is no better place to do it!
Food at the on-site restaurant is NOT to be missed! They are organic, vegetarian and where possible sourced locally. It caters for tastes from all over the world for a truly unbeatable price. Daily excursions, safaris (and even surfaris) are provided exclusively for guests at this property. Get involved in these to make the most of your trip to South Africa!
The entire lodge sleeps up to 12 in rooms decorated with natural materials of stone and Oregon pine. There is also a huge thatched roof. There are 4 studios – the penthouse, the garden studio, the beach studio and the deck studio. These each sleep between 2 to 4 people, and are generous sizes.