Top Accommodation in Jeffrey’s Bay

Jeffrey's Bay

Jeffrey’s Bay offers various types of accommodation such as hotels, backpackers, guesthouses, self-catering, lodges, holiday flats and homes to rent. An ultimate chill spot in the Eastern Cape, and is home to one of the best surf breaks in the world!

Surfers and others find it hard to leave such an idyllic spot and have turned Jeffrey’s Bay into a year-round fun place to be. If lazing on the beach with a book, watching dolphins swim or playing with your kids is your idea of fun then Jeffrey’s Bay is the perfect place for you!

Not only is Jeffrey’s Bay a great surf spot with legendary waves, it also has excellent game reserves, most of which house the popular Big 5. There are a number of beaches to choose from, and surfers of every level can go out and test their skills on the waves

The town is named after Captain Jeffrey’s who sailed his cargo ship on the East Coast of South Africa on trading expeditions in the 1840’s. It was during one of his trips that an epidemic of scurvy broke aboard, forcing him to land his vessel in what he believed to be a place filled with opportunities.

Make sure you take the time to explore the area in all its natural beauty, beaches, and breath-taking views by choosing from our wonderful selection of Jeffrey’s Bay accommodation listed below:

Shaloha Guesthouse – Accommodation type: Guest House

Located along Flame Crescent in the upmarket beachfront suburb Wavecrest, Shaloha Guesthouse offers both deluxe and modern accommodation choices to anyone looking to spend a day or two in J-Bay, as the town is fondly called by locals.

Anyone includes individuals travelling to the town for business or pleasure – or both, as well as families, groups and romantic couples.

The guesthouse is situated at a prime spot – the ‘Supertubes’ (or surfer’s spot), where the Billabong Pro international surfing competition is held annually.  Read more…

Telephone 074 636 5133. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Seashells Luxury Apartments – Accommodation type: Holiday Apartment

For many people – and rightly so, it’s easy to associate Jeffrey’s Bay with surfing. Arriving at Seashells Luxury Apartments after a short drive from Port Elizabeth, 

The town is world-renowned for its supertubes and as the host of the annual Corona Open J-Bay during their Winterfest, but outside of the surfing season, there is still so much to see and do in the town.

Jeffrey’s Bay offers what I like to call, a true paradise. Nestled between nature reserves, rivers and estuaries that open up onto white sandy beaches, the town is an ideal destination for laidback romantic, group or family weekends. Read more…

Telephone 042 293 1104. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Dio Dell’ Amore – Accommodation Type: Guest House

I always enjoy any chance I get for a trip out of the city. So, when I got the chance to visit the amazing Dio Dell’ Amore Guest House in Jeffrey’s Bay with my friend, I jumped at it!

A fabulous Tuscan-themed 5-star accommodation, Dio Dell’ Amore is situated on the Kabeljauws River Mouth and offers beautiful breaker, lagoon and mountains views. Arriving at the front gate, I could tell that we were going to be in for a fabulous luxury experience.

It was like we had been instantly transported out of South Africa and sent to sunny Italy – fantastico!.  Read more…

Telephone 042 296 1946. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

The Deck – Accommodation type: Holiday Apartment

Jeffrey’s Bay is a well-known paradise for surfers in the Eastern Cape. With competitions and ‘tubular’ waves occurring on a regular basis, the travelling surfer needs a great place to stay when visiting J-Bay.

Luckily The Deck self-catering accommodation, owned by Beach Gypsy, has just what you need for a great and relaxing stay.

The Deck was created by owners Sean and Colette McGeer in January 2018 and they live on the property with their son Ryan. Read more…

Telephone 082 900 4797.  Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Dolphin View Guesthouse – Accommodation type: Guest House

Dolphin View Guesthouse boasts among the best views of the Indian Ocean on the sunny Eastern Cape coastline.

The guesthouse is located in the beautiful surfer’s paradise and beach town of Jeffrey’s Bay. Nestled in the Noorsekloof Nature Reserve, the Guesthouse is just a quick 15-minute walk away from the Beach. Read more…

Telephone 042 296 0594. Make a reservation click here. Get there, click here. Find out more, click here.

On the Beach Guesthouse – Accommodation type: Guest House

As the name suggests, the superb On the Beach Guesthouse is situated right on the world-famous sun-drenched beaches of Jeffreys Bay – fondly called J-Bay by local and international surfers flocking to this earthly paradise to catch the perfect wave.

If you are travelling to this laidback seaside town, or just stopping over, this 4-star establishment is the perfect spot to enjoy the town’s endless summers and vibrant winters. Read more…

Telephone 042 293 3427. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

JBay Zebra Lodge – Accommodation type: Lodge

The J-Bay Zebra Lodge is perfectly positioned on the top of a hill, with 360° views overlooking the Indian Ocean, the indigenous bush and the mountains.

A timeless tranquillity emanates from the abundant bushveld and the presence of wild animals. Simply enjoy the romantic and peaceful surroundings of the Eastern Cape, where you can appreciate magnificent panoramas and nature at its best.

Take the opportunity to swim in our edgeless swimming pool or relax in the jacuzzi. 

Telephone 078 925 6812.  Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

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Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation

So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

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If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.

We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.

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