Jeffrey's Bay Surf Trips

From US$494

for 7 nights

IDEAL FOR

Group - Land Based
Learn to Surf

Intermediate Waves
Family Surf Holidays

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

US$71 - US$223 per night

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(4 REVIEWS)

Summary
J-Bay Surftrips organises surf trips, wildlife safaris, sightseeing tours and many other tourist activities. Their purpose is to make your surf safari and holiday trouble free and to ensure you only have to concentrate on the purpose of coming to Jeffrey’s Bay – surfing.
Quick Facts
    • world-class right
    • exotic location
    • surf school & lessons
    • safari parks
    • beautiful location

Every surfer knows in Jeffrey’s Bay you’ll find one of the worlds most renound surf-breaks, Supertubes, but J-Bay also has the widest available wave selection for every need and capability, as well as offering the most consistent waves to be found in South Africa.

J-Bay Surftrips organises surf trips, wildlife safaris, sightseeing tours and many other tourist activities. Their purpose is to make your surf safari and holiday trouble free and to ensure you only have to concentrate on the purpose of coming to J-Bay – surfing.

In conjunction with J-Bay Surftrips, Etienne is the owner of the “Jeffrey’s Bay Surf School”, selector of the National Springbok Surf Team and contest director for the S.A. Junior Series. If anyone knows anything about surfing J-Bay, it would be Etienne, well known and respected by all in Jeffrey’s Bay.  Etienne is the surf guide for J-Bay Surftrips. 

 

JEFFREYS BAY SURF SCHOOL – Beginners

Jeffrey's Bay Surf School was established in 2000 by Etienne Venter to fill the need in Jeffrey’s Bay for a qualified surfing instructor. Etienne is a full licensed S.S.A. level 3/ S.E. instructor and life guard so the best care, instructions and safety are guaranteed.

The experience begins when the jeep comes to pick you up at your accommodation and drives you to the main beach. This beach has small consistent waves which are perfect for beginners.

The lessons start on the beach where you begin with the safety instructions and warming up. The groups exist out of maximum eight people to secure individual attention.  The whole idea is to learn surfing on a soft surfboard in a few simple steps. Most of the first time students are standing up surfing during this two hour session. The lessons are designed to be intensive and are of course about having a good time.

First the instructor shows how to do every step correctly, then the students try them while he gives personal advice to each student and corrects where necessary.

If all the steps are practiced on the beach it is time to get in the water and put the theory into practice. The instructor goes in the water with the group to give some final adjustments.

Advanced surf tuition:
Being an advanced surfer you can choose to either improve your current skills with a few tips from the professionals or you may be more interested in just getting out & going on a surfari. Depending on the weather and surf reports, a full licensed instructor will drive you around to the best spots of that moment so good surf is guaranteed.  He will take you to places in Jeffrey’s Bay, St. Francis, where ever the waves are waiting.

Again, you are picked up and dropped off at your accommodation and the equipment is provided, if needed, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy the trip...


Accommodation

Island Vibe (for Classic Aloe package)

Perched on a dune with a 270º view of the Indian Ocean, Island Vibe is the perfect setting for any beach bum. With excellent surf spots on the doorstep you can hear the crash of the surf from your bed as the swell pulls in.  Island Vibe has been voted “Best Budget Accommodation in South Africa”

All around the backpackers you have a typical wooden balcony overlooking the endless ivory beach. All rooms have a sea view, and there are dorms and doubles with en-suites to choose from. A fully equipped self-catering kitchen and a BBQ are available.

During the day Island Vibe offers beach toys such as stunt kites, snorkeling gear, body boards, etc. and of course surfboards and wetsuits can be rented. The head office of “Jeffrey’s Bay Surf School” is at Island Vibe so surf lessons for beginners can easily be arranged.

At Island Vibe it’s all about “fun”, and they sure succeed in it! For chillin’ out after surfing, you can shoot some pool, watch a movie from the surf video library or satellite TV, relax in the garden, have a drink in the house bar, etc. This fully licensed bar has a daily happy hour and a weekly theme night.

 

African Perfection (for Epic and Ultimate package)

African Perfection Guest House is positioned on the edge of Supertubes.

You can choose from Mini suites, Family suites, Seafront suites or the Loft suite. All nine luxurious suites are individual decorated with a distinct and celebrated African sentiment.

They are adapted at your personal needs including a mini-bar, satellite TV, current magazines, bath oils& body lotions and a private balcony with a breath-taking ocean view. This balcony gives you a view upon the legendary perfect right hand surf breaks Jeffrey’s Bay offers.

The loft suite has room for 4 to 6 people. It has 2 bathrooms, a living room and its own kitchen. The loft suite exists out of several spaces segregated from each other by removable partitions which create a spacious feeling.

In the basement of ‘African Perfection’ Guest house you find a restaurant and sushi bar called ‘Twenty Pepper Street’. Here, the menu offers a wide diversity of meals; from a continental breakfast to the best sushi, prepared by the singing cook ‘Steve Walsh’ and his well trained staff.

Wake up with the morning sun, have a early surfing session before having a delicious breakfast in the a la carte restaurant, surf the best waves during the day and watch the dolphins use the ‘supertubes’ as their playground, visit the local shops and board factories and have dinner in the in-house sushi bar before you watch the sun set over the water.


Surf & Other Activities

There are 2 options:

Lombardini Game Farm

Lombardini Game Farm is situated in the Seekoei River Valley just outside Jeffrey’s Bay, only a few minutes away. Their professional tour guides take you around the park to introduce you to the wonders of African nature. More than 20 different kinds of African species are preserved in this reservation, including the White Rhino, Giraffe, Buffalo, Fish Eagles, different species of Antelope, etc…

Your guide will take you as close as possible to observe and photograph them. Of course safety is always remained. During the tour he gives explanation about the animals you’re spotting.

Lion Park

Our second offer is Lion Park in Port Elizabeth, a forty minutes drive away from J-Bay. Lion Park offers visitors a unique close-up game viewing experience of wild animals in their natural habitat.  As the name implies Lion Park’s main attraction is the lions.
Several years ago the white lion was very close to extinction. To give this species a change for survival, the park started a breeding program. The aim of the Park’s continued breeding program is to create a second gene pool to breed healthy white lions and to conserve this rare species. This means encouraging the breeding, raising the cubs to strong and healthy lions and setting them free into nature.
There is normally the opportunity to witness feeding time and possibly you may be able to pet the little lion cubs.
The cubs up to 3 months old are kept apart so they can grow strong to compete with the others. At this stage, they are very playful and curious to humans and don’t mind playing a little game of innocent wrestling or with you.

Apart from its primary role as a game-viewing and lion-breeding facility, the Lion Park is also a renowned sanctuary which successfully treats and rehabilitates many sick or injured animals. The park also offers tigers, zebra’s (who run around freely) and a big amount of African birds.

Other activities

  • Photoshoot.
  • World's highest bungee - 217m.
  • Beach horse rides.
  • Sandboarding.

Duration
Room type
Type
Price
Basis
Travel dates
Availability
7 nightsClassic AloePackageUS$494Per item01 Jan-01 Jan
14 nightsClassic AloePackageUS$969Per item01 Jan-01 Jan
7 nightsEpic AloePackageUS$798Per person01 Jan-01 Jan
14 nightsEpic AloePackageUS$1,559Per person01 Jan-01 Jan
  • Prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
  • Price are per person, based on 4 persons traveling. Valid for January - November 2018. Please see below for regular prices.
  • These are example packages and most packages can be adjusted to cater for your requirements. Please contact us for a tailored package to meet your needs.
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Regular prices per person: 

Classic Aloe:  €599 (7 nights) or €1,175 (14 nights)

Epic Aloe: €967 (7 nights) or €1,890 (14 nights)

Ultimate Aloe: €2,590 (7 nights)


Inclusions

 Package 1 - Classic Aloe:

  • All transfers from and to Port Elizabeth airport. 
  • Accommodation in seaside dorm including breakfast.
  • One guided visit to a breathtaking safari game park.
  • Driver with in-depth local surf knowledge.
  • All petrol and road tax.
  • Daily 2-hours beginner’s or advanced surf lessons with a professional S.S.A. / E.P. instructor or daily surfari to the best waves in the area (JBay, St. Francis Bay, Cape St. Francis, Seal Point, Bruce’s Beauties…).
  • Equipment: surfboards and wetsuits.
  • Kitchen facilities available.
  • A visit to a local JBay board shaper. 
  • Broadband Internet access.
  • Satellite TV.

Package 2 - Epic Aloe:

  • All transfers from and to Port Elizabeth airport.
  • Luxury accommodation in double room at African Perfection Guesthouse with stunning sea/surf views on the legendary Jeffrey’s Bay Supertubes break, including continental breakfast at ‘20 Pepper Street’, the in-house restaurant.
  • Room is serviced daily.
  • One guided visit to a breathtaking safari game park.
  • Driver with in-depth local surf knowledge.
  • All petrol and road tax
  • Daily 2-hour beginner’s or advanced surf lessons with a professional S.S.A./E.P. instructor or daily surfari to the best waves in the area (JBay, St. Francis Bay, Cape St. Francis, Seal Point, Bruce’s Beauties…)
  • Equipment: surfboards and wetsuits
  • A visit to a local JBay board shaper
  • Broadband Wireless Internet access
  • Satellite TV in the room.
  • This accommodation is where the Pro-surfers coming for the ASP Billabong Pro in July stay each year!
  • Well-known head coach Etienne Venter is selector of the national SA surf team and will be the personal surf guide
  • A visit to South- Africa can not be complete without have taken a game drive to search out The Big Five (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and Leopard). This experience you can not find in a zoo – it’s undoubtably one of the most amazing experiences you will have in your life.There are 2 options - see other activities for full description

Package 3 - Ultimate Aloe:

  • All transfers from and to Port Elizabeth airport
  • Executive luxury accommodation in the penthouse from ‘African Perfection’ with stunning sea views on the legendary Jeffreys Bay Supertubes break, including continental breakfast at ‘20 Pepper Street’, the in-house restaurant.
  • Penthouse is serviced daily!
  • One guided visit to a breathtaking safari game park
  • Driver with in-depth local surf knowledge
  • All petrol and road tax
  • Daily 2-hour beginner’s or advanced surf lessons with a professional S.S.A./E.P. instructor or daily surfari to the best waves in the area (JBay, St. Francis Bay, Cape St. Francis, Seal Point, Bruce’s Beauties…)
  • Equipment: surfboards and wetsuits
  • A visit to a local JBay board shaper
  • Broadband Wireless Internet access  
  • Satelitte Tv plus surround sound dvd player

Extras at Cost:

  • Photoshoot
  • Worlds highest bungee jump
  • Beach Horse rides
  • Sandboarding
  • Surf factory shopping.


Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

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Reviews

Amy (July 2014)

I loved staying in Jeffreys Bay, SA. I was suppossed to stay for only 2 weeks to learn how to surf, but i extended my stay for a month more 🙂 The people here are so nice and the surfing is just so addictive. i love it. Thank you very much

Mike (January 2014)

The surf camp manager, Etienne, took care about all details of my stay in Jeffreys Bay. The place was great, the people I met where very friendly. The switch from Europe winter to South African's summer in J-Bay was a great experience. I got my first taste of surfing, will look for more this way and hope to progress for getting more fun with it.

Joe (October 2014)

As a natural wonder, the setting at Jeffrey's Bay is indeed spectacular. The mix of world class waves along a variety of breaks, the beaches and marine life like the dolphins and whales certainly combine to make for an unforgettable experience for anyone. But most importantly it was the service provided by the Jeffrey's Bay Surf Camp that made my trip extremely special. Their service is outstanding and addresses the needs of all clients in a manner that is as engaging as it is professional. Shortly after my arrival I felt I was among friends and not merely a client of travel service and surf school. The surfing instruction definitely laid the foundation for reaching the next level. The surf school and accommodation are right on the surf breaks, which ensures easy access and opportunities for extra practice. Taking into account other features such as meal options and transport, Etienne and Robin, along with the rest of their team, have put together an excellent service with great value. Without a doubt I would recommend it to anyone.

Take (September 2013)

I had a very happy time in JBay and my surfing skill was getting better thanks to this lesson. Thank you very much. I hope I can join more the surf camp.