DURING the 1980s, Captain Jeffreys would sail his cargo ship up and down the East Coast of South Africa on trading expeditions. During one of these trips an epidemic of scurvy broke out aboard his ship, he was forced to land his vessel and soon he realised the potential of the place he had landed at. He built a primitive port on what is now known as the main beach and erected the first house, which was a huge double storey mansion known as ‘The White House’ in 1850, where he lived with his family. This is how the town of Jeffreys Bay got its name.
Situated only 90 km from Port Elizabeth, Jeffreys Bay boasts the best break-away weekends to tourists in some of the most remarkable guest houses situated on breathtaking beaches.
Jeffreys Bay is home of the best right-hand surf breaks in the world, and international surfers aspire to catch the legendary waves in this paradise of sunshine, aloes, dolphins, shells, perfect points and classic reefs.
Besides the surf shops on every corner,