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Jeffreys Bay is a small holiday town on the Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape Province near Port Elizabeth. The beautiful deep blue bay with a magnificent beach is bordered by nature reserves and rivers, and is a subtropical paradise.
The tiny village became famous internationally, but not locally in South Africa, at first. Hordes of surfing American hippies began to descend upon the tiny fishing town in the 1960’s, due to the fantastic surfing waves and it became a super cool hippie destination.
This was to the bewilderment of the conservative religious inhabitants of the village at the furthest edge of Africa, who certainly did not care for Flower Power and psychedelic music and the culture clash continues to this day.
The town was established by Captain Jeffrey in 1849, a trader who cruised up and down the Eastern coast on trading missions. It remained a tiny fishing village for a hundred years or so, but these days has grown... Show more
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.