Jeffreys Bay Surf Museum

Only a surfer truly knows the feeling! If you’re in ‘J-Bay’ to catch the tubes or even if you’ve never tried surfing, the Quicksilver Store on De Gama Road is worth a visit. It is home to the highly informative Jeffrey’s Bay Surf Museum which tells the story of how surfing started in J-Bay and how the town has developed over the past 50 years.

There are many reasons why this surf-driven town just had to have a surf museum. Essentially, Jeffrey’s Bay is one of the top surfing destinations on the planet. Supertubes, the famous point break right-hander, is the dream destination of every young surfer – the perfect wave often accompanied by dolphins.

J-Bay is the place where the top 44 international surfers compete every year for the WCT world contest surfing tour. Along with local lore, the museum also documents the history of surfing globally and pays tribute to many pioneers and legends.

Walk through this museum and feel the magic that exists between the surfer and the ocean. Entrance to the museum is free! Open Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00, Saturday 09:00 – 14:00 and Sunday 09:00 – 13:00.

+27 (0) 84 240 1741

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4 x4 experience

A few kilometres inland from Jeffrey’s Bay, St Francis and Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape Province is the beautiful Brakkeduine Dam, and the gorgeous countryside that surrounds it. This is a sandy area that shows off the quiet beauty of this part of South Africa, coupled with friendly folk and excellent weather conditions almost all year round. The Brakkeduine 4×4 Trail is a 14 kilometre long circular trail that has a grading of three to five. It is essential that drivers are accompanied by a guide as there are a number of tricky areas, particularly due to the loose sand. It takes a minimum of three hours to complete, but some drivers choose to do it over the course of up to 24 hours. The route offers some escape options at particularly challenging spots so that those drivers with less experience can opt out. The terrain is made up of sandy stretches, dunes and some bushy parts, along with some impressive ascents and descents. It begins at the Klipdrift Dam and boasts some spectacularly beautiful views along the way. The Klipdrift Dam is a very popular spot for fishing and boating. There are also ablution facilities at the dam so that the whole family can enjoy the Brakkeduine 4 x4 experience. Bookings are essential and a minimum of five vehicles are required to secure your booking.

St Francis Links Golf Course

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the challenging St Francis Links Course is characterised by undulating terrain, greens and variation in length and direction. The consistent layout combines every element of shot making. The bunkers define the quality and character of this course, looking as if they have been ploughed out of the ground. The greens have simply been placed on top of the sand and follow the natural flow of the landscape.

Tsitsikamma

A first in Africa. Enjoy the unequaled beauty of the indigenous forest high up on 10 treetop platforms. Gently glide along in a harness, on steel cables 30 meters above the forest floor. Bird life is abundant (including Knysna Loeries and the elusive Narina Trogon), and your guides will explain the ecology of the lush primeval forest. Safety is paramount, and the system has been built to civil engineering standards. Guides are fully-trained professionals.

Shell Museum

Beautiful collection of shells from Jeffreys Bay and all over the world. There is more than 600 shells from species all of the world makes it one of the largest shell collections in South Africa and attracts shell fanatics from all over the globe. Housed in glass cases is a huge variety of shells including the legendary cowrie, the rare paper nautilus, tiny baby jam tarts and a new species of cone. Local shells and shell craft can be purchased just outside the museum from the shell shops and stalls Week days only.

Beach Horse Rides

Offers guests an unforgettable view of the bush, river and beach around Jeffreys Bay and the chance to see wildlife including bushbuck, rare birds and even whales, as well as breathtaking dunes and vegetation on a guided two-hour horseback rides. Started by Frankie and Esré Lötter in 1996, Papiesfontein Beach Horse Rides now have plenty of well trained, good-natured horses, as well as experienced guides who escort riders twice daily on a 13 km route culminating in a 6km stretch of pristine, deserted beach. This popular experience is not to be missed.

Surf Lessons

Daily lessons in J-Bay, with a Surfing SA qualified instructor. 2 hour lessons. 7.30am, 10.00am & 14.00pm. Board & Wetsuite hire available R150. Beginner, Advanced and Intermediate lessons. Great fun guaranteed Bookings essential. 5 Star rating from Trip Adviser.

Alan Tours

With more than 35 years in the nature and wildlife related hospitality sector have positioned ourselves as an intimate and personal inbound tour operator catering for foreign tourist wanting to gain meaningful insight into the diverse natural resources in South Africa which we highlight in quality tours and packages to world travelers. We introduce our guests to the wealth of our many cultures, the struggle for freedom of the country and the friendly, colourful and vibrant life styles of the people of Port Elizabeth, the Eastern Cape and South Africa. We offer a wide range of half day and full day tours as well as overnight safaris and expeditions to a wide variety of authentic destinations in our country and across our borders.

Mountainbike

Don’t go expecting tame gravel roads or jeep track, this is custom designed (by Russell Egan) single track (built to IMBA standards) through fynbos, old forest, alongside weathered rocks and boulders, up and down steep valley sides with plenty of jumps, hops and ramps to add excitement. The experience is all about vivid blue skies, green veld, and bridges over rivers. You’ll even ride fairly close to Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, one of the first, and largest wind farms in the country, their huge white turbines (there are 60 of them, but the trail only skirts the wind farm’s periphery) calmly turning in the wind (riders need to stay 200 metres away from the turbines; there are cameras). Some of the forest paths are rather technical, the path only just wide enough to get through on single track. The uphills feel negligible, whilst the free-flowing downhills are fantastic.

Totem Fishing Guides

Looking for an awesome fishing experience? TOTEM fishing guides connect traveling fishers with local fishing experts; they are a peer-to- peer marketplace for the fishing community. They offer a plethora of different guided fishing experiences on an easy to use platform. Search for your Professional Guide, or Local Expert by using the filter tool, which will help you differentiate between fishing experiences. They are the one-stop database for all of your fishing needs and have a local guide in Jeffreys Bay. https://www.totem.fish

J Bay Cabs

A registered Metered Cab Service operating from Jeffreys Bay to any Destination in the Eastern and Western Cape. We will transport you to and from the airport, to your favorite activity or attraction and even back from your favorite restaurant or pub at any time. With all the legal permits and passenger liability insurance in place our professional drivers will safely transport you to your destination. Please feel free to make use of our services 24/7. Day Trips, We will gladly transport you to local attractions like Addo Elephant Park, Bloukrantz Bungy, Tsitsikamma National Park, Skydiving in Plettenberg Bay, Monkeyland, Lion Park, Game Reserves and many other attractions in the area.