Population: 27,107

Living in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Jeffreys Bay, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked five people living in Jeffreys Bay what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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5 comments on “Jeffreys Bay”

If you’re considering moving to Jeffreys Bay, know that salaries are low and housing is expensive. Crime is relatively low. City is well maintained but there are a lot of potholes.

Elonka, says: 2023

Jeffreys bay is a beautiful city with pristine beaches and a world-renowned surfing scene. The locals are welcoming and friendly and there are activities for both young and old including surfing, hiking, shopping and even skydiving. The nightlife is spirited with many pubs, bars and nightclubs to dance the night away in.

Kwakhanya, says: 2020

Jeffreys Bay is renowned worldwide as a delightful holiday and retirement village and today has developed so to include Aston Bay, Kabeljous-on-Sea township and Paradise Beach. We are known to surfers as “surfers Paradise” and annually host the Surfing World Championships. We have the best people and best waves.

Kgomotso, says: 2020

Jeffrey’s Bay is best known for its incredible surfing spots and is regarded as having one of the best right hand point breaks in the world. Annually the city hosts the J Bay Open, where top surfers from around the world compete against one another for not only prize money but bragging rights.

Dieketseng, says: 2020

There is lots to do, from fishing and kayaking to surfing and mountain biking. You will not regret moving here or even just visit, not to mention the wide variety of cultures, fine dining, activities, many festivals and so much more. Jeffrey’s Bay has been the go to place for surfers from around the globe.

Lebogang, says: 2020

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