The world-renowned surfing hotspot with famous breaks and white-sand beaches

The popular seaside resort town of Jeffrey’s Bay is a fast growing town, and is considered one of the most iconic surfing destinations in the world. Best known for its sandy beaches and excellent waves, it’s a playground for ocean lovers from all over. What’s more, the vibrant town has numerous restaurants, surf shops, a thriving craft industry, small Shark Aquarium, and – of course – a Surf Museum.


Whether you’re already a surfing pro or want to take a few lessons, surfing has to be the top thing to do here.
Visit surrounding estuaries, rivers, and nature reserves for some stellar birding and wildlife viewing.
Stay on the lookout for large schools of dolphins and seasonal whales.
Indulge in a multitude of adrenaline-based activities, like kite surfing, windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving and fishing!
If you’re more of a landlubber, try your hand at sandboarding. The dunes here are perfectly suited to sand surfing.

Suggested trip templates

Find it on the map

Best time to go to Jeffrey's Bay

In Jeffreys Bay, the summers are short and warm; the winters are long, cool, and windy; and it is dry and mostly clear year round. Arguably the best time to visit Jeffrey’s Bay for warm-weather activities is from mid November to early April. However, during the winter months (May to September), surfers from around the globe migrate here for the epic surfing conditions.

Featured Jeffrey's Bay stays

Cape St Francis Coastal Resort

Beachfront resort with an outdoor swimming pool in St Francis Bay
From$41 /ppn

Explore stays in Jeffrey's Bay