The Where2stay crew visited Jeffreys Bay recently and this is their story about a fun filled weekend in the coastal village.
We recently spent two nights camping at Jeffreys Bay Caravan Park which is situated right on the seafront and only about 1.5 km from the heart of Jeffreys Bay.
You couldn’t ask for a more perfect spot. While our family enjoyed the luxuries of a caravan we pitched our tent directly facing the ocean.
A camping / caravan stand at the Caravan Park costs from just R 180 per night which was great value.
The spots to camp are grassed and there are electrical points conveniently located, as well as bins for your rubbish.
The facilities are very good with clean toilet blocks and shower blocks for both men and women.
In addition there was a place to do your laundry and wash up your dirty dishes. Anyone can bring their own braai but there are also braai facilities on site as well.
It was a super spot for a family get-together with space for the young ones to play on the grass or to explore the rock pools literally just 20 metres from your camping spot.
Walking along the beach is clearly a popular sport here, with long walks possible in either direction.
From the Caravan Park we walked towards Kabeljous passed a number of houses that have awesome views over the ocean and a number of accommodation establishments.
The walk is flat and we could see lots of surfers having a ball in the waves which Jefffreys Bay is famous for.
We sat and watch the surfers at Jeffreys Bay for quite some time which was awesome.
It really is a sport for any age group but certainly not for the faint-hearted. How they miss each other, I will never know.
Both evenings we sat and enjoyed a braai with the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks.
Fishing off the rocks is a popular past time and we even saw one chap catch a lovely size Cob.
It was lovely to watch granddad’s fishing with their younger members of the family.
Being so close to the ocean meant that we can sit in the morning and look out for dolphins which frequent the waters here. On the very first morning there was a pod of dolphins chasing through the waves and every so often they would perform somersaults which was truly amazing.
Unfortunately I wasn’t quick enough with the camera but i did manage to get a photo of an otter which suddenly appeared from the ocean and waddled up the beach much to the amusement of the local seagulls.
On the last evening we even saw a group of 4 horses being ridden along the beach. It was dark so photos weren’t possible but what a fantastic experience to ride a horse along the beach in the dark.
Our weather was good during the day but at night it does get quite chilly so remember to take warm clothes and a blanket to make sure you keep warm at night especially if you are in a tent as we were.
During the day it was lovely and we popped into town once to visit the Factory Outlets and to pick up a few supplies.
We can recommend Trawlers Fish & Chip shop which is on the main road into Jeffreys Bay (opposite the Savoy Hotel).
Their take away fish and chips and calamari was excellent.
Overall we have to give Jeffrey’s Bay Caravan Park a score of 8 out of 10 and we will definitely be back again soon.