Jeffreys Bay

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Jeffreys Bay
Jeffreys Bay (South Africa)
Jeffreys Bay
Jeffreys Bay
Coordinates 34 ° 2 ′ 0 ″  S , 24 ° 55 ′ 0 ″  E Coordinates: 34 ° 2 ′ 0 ″  S , 24 ° 55 ′ 0 ″  E
Basic data
Country South Africa


Eastern Cape
District Sarah Baartman
local community Kouga
surface 20.8 km²
Residents 27,107 (2011)
density 1,303.8  Ew. / km²
founding 1849
Website (English)
Jeffreys Bay
Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay ( Afrikaans : Jeffreysbaai ; J-Bay for short ) is a coastal city in South Africa .


The city is located in the Eastern Cape Province west of Port Elizabeth on the Garden Route and south of the N2 motorway . In 2011 the city had 27,107 inhabitants. Jeffreys Bay is the seat of the local government for the Kouga Ward , Sarah Baartman District .


Jeffreys Bay was founded in 1849. The name is derived from JA Jeffreys, a whaler who ran a shop here. Originally a fishing village, the place has now become a popular tourist destination - especially for surfers. Outside the main season, Jeffreys Bay is very quiet.


Surfers in the waves off Jeffreys Bay

Off the coast of Jeffreys Bay is a surf spot with a long, fast, right-breaking wave that is considered one of the best surf spots in the world. The Association of Surfing Professionals’s Billabong Pro competition takes place there every year.

Jeffreys Bay is home to the Jeffreys Bay Shell Museum , one of the largest collections of sea ​​shells .

Whales can be seen during winter in the southern hemisphere . The Kabeljous Nature Reserve and Seekoei River Nature Reserve are in the vicinity .

Individual evidence

  1. 2011 census , accessed November 22, 2013
  2. historical information ( memento of the original dated December 23, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

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