Jeffreys Bay at a glance
Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape– fondly known as “J-Bay” to locals – derives its name from one of the senior partners of a pioneering firm in the area called “Jeffrey & Glendinnings”, which opened its doors back in 1849.
The former ‘hippie hangout’ and small fishing community has since evolved to become a rapidly expanding urban area, to add to its well-earned status as a world-class surfing hotspot! Jeffery’s Bay is also fortunate to find itself making the list of towns along the world famous Garden Route and is considered one of the most beautiful places to live in South Africa. A bustling town during the year which is transmogrified into a holiday Mecca during the Christmas season.
The properties in Jeffrey’s Bay are conveniently located in an area that has become an absolute haven for tourists and water-sport fanatics alike who flock to the area, particularly in the summer months. The town subsequently plays host to a thriving tourism market, including arts and crafts, and due to Jeffreys Bay’s popularity amongst the international surfing community, a plethora of surf shops too.
Being located about an hour from Port Elizabeth and a few kilometres from St Francis Bay along the iconic and much-loved Garden Route – the local community and guests alike are spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor fun and recreation! From beautiful beaches, to unparalleled scenery and picturesque settings – Jeffrey’s Bay introduces leisurely living at its best!
Holidaymakers and residents in Jeffrey’s Bay can indulge in everything from whale watching and fishing to extreme sports such as water skiing. In fact Jeffrey’s Bay as one of the most renowned surfing destinations in the world, hosts major events such as the ASP World Tour and attracts professional surfers and guests from all over! Jeffreys Bay is the home of the Billabong Pro International Surfing competition and a bucket-list destination for surfers worldwide.
When it comes to Jeffrey’s Bay properties, the area boasts an impressive market stock of some of the finest freestanding homes, townhouses, apartments as well as villas and impressive vacant stands.
In the warmer months of each year Jeffrey’s Bay transforms further, and lives up to its rank as a paradise getaway for water and wind enthusiasts – some properties in Jeffrey’s Bay even convert to Bed & Breakfasts. Additionally, guesthouses, lodges and other permanent establishments for accommodation – from palatial to comfortably conservative – can be found throughout the town.
The overall property market in Jeffrey’s Bay makes for prudent investments on competitively priced properties that continue to hold good value, and are expected to steadily increase.
Jeffrey’s Bay Amenities
Jeffrey’s Bay Schools
Residents owning Jeffrey’s Bay properties have access to reputable educational facilities catering for learners of all ages. These include Jeffrey’s Bay Primary, GLA (Global Leadership Academy) and Victory Christian School, as well as several schools in the Port Elizabeth area.
Jeffrey’s Bay Shopping and Restaurants
Three main shopping centres are available to Jeffrey’s Bay property owners and residents - Seaview Centre, Wavecrest Shopping Centre, and Fountains Mall.
The latter, Fountains Mall, has in fact rapidly grown to become a hotspot of local activity and entertainment.It is home to over 40 different shops catering for both the brand-conscious and ‘casual’ purchaser, with stores ranging from Pep to American Swiss. Restaurants and eateries likewise range from fast-food ‘hubs’ to fine dining establishments offering sought-after culinary specialities.
Jeffrey’s Bay Beach Activities
The interests in and around Jeffrey’s Bay are generally highly focussed on the outdoors, physical activities and beach fun. Some of the activities include sand-boarding contests, surfing competitions, horse riding on the beach, canoeing, boardsailing, fishing, kayaking, kite-surfing and whale watching among others!
Jeffrey’s Bay Nature Reserves
The Kabeljous Nature Reserveis set on some 250 hectares located northeast of the town off of the R102 and offers an ideal setting for unforgettable foot safaris.
Then you also have the Seekoei River Nature Reserve, which lies between Paradise Beach and Aston Bay. In addition to different species of antelope and a host of birds, the area presents a lagoon setting with subtropical vegetation and fynbos to appreciate. Within Jeffrey’s Bay you can also explore the Noorsekloof Nature Reserve.
Jeffrey’s Bay promises plenty of beach fun, a stunning natural environment, great opportunity for landing the “big catch”, the epitome of leisure, and not to mention a high standard of living along SA’s most treasured coastal stretch – the “Garden Route”!
Buying, Selling or Letting in Jeffreys Bay
Whether you are speculating on the property market, seeking a home out of the concrete jungle, looking to rent out your holiday home or buying a holiday home for private use - you needn’t look any further than our broad selection of Jeffrey’s Bay houses for sale here at Chas Everitt Jeffreys Bay.