Beach escape: Let Jeffreys Bay Beach House whisk you away to paradise


Known for its magnificent sandy beaches, endless summers, a relaxed and vibey atmosphere as well as its waves that draw hundreds of local and international surfers every year, ‘JBay’ (as Jeffreys Bay is called by the locals) should be on your holiday list this season.

I recently spent a day in the area on business and found myself badly in need of a place to rest. Following a quick search on the net, I decided to book my stay at Jeffreys Bay Beach House, which is literally a stone’s throw from the beachfront.

On my arrival, my host, Maria, agreed to give me a quick tour of the establishment, which left me pleasantly satisfied with my choice. Jeffreys Bay Beach House has three comfortable suites; each equipped with its own bathroom, ceiling fan, television with selected DTSV channels and a safe. A self-catering backpackers unit is also available.

The open plan lounge and dining area overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and, with only a few steps out the door, you find yourself on the beach.

Maria showed me to my room and helped me settle in. With that done, and having only been to Jeffreys Bay once before, I decided to explore the town’s evening attractions. After dinner at one of the nearby restaurants, I headed back to my room.

With a cup of coffee in hand, I sat down to catch up on a few emails and to get some work done. The Beach House definitely caters for traveling business people and I could easily make use of their free Wi-Fi. I later decided to make it an early night and turned in to get some rest.

After a great night’s sleep, I woke up and immediately opened my curtains to enjoy the view. Outside, surfers and fishermen were already out on the water. Staying at Jeffreys Bay Beach House is like having the ocean in your own backyard!

Their home-cooked breakfasts are served between 8am and 10am which you can enjoy in the dining area or on the deck. Since it was one of those hot mornings, I decided the latter would be ideal. The chef did not disappoint and I was served a feast of bacon, eggs, sausage, toast and tomato. I also helped myself to some muesli and yoghurt.

Unfortunately, that same morning I bade my host and beach paradise goodbye – but not before deciding to definitely return for a longer stay.

Visiting Jeffreys Bay? Call Jeffreys Bay Beach House on 042 296 2950 or email [email protected] They also host intimate weddings for up to 40 guests.