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3 BEDROOM SELF CATERING HOUSE IN WAVECREST
This holiday house offers breathtaking views of the kloof and the sea. It has spacious living areas, bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms and outside entertainment area with BBQ. Note: Please confirm DSTV service with booking agent.
Jeffrey’s Bay (Afrikaans: Jeffreysbaai, also known as J-bay) is a town located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The town is situated just off the N2 Highway, about an hour’s drive southwest of Port Elizabeth. Jeffrey’s Bay is named after the senior partner of the firm Jeffrey & Glendenning’s that opened a store in 1849 on the locati...on where the town is today. Jeffrey is believed to be the first person to have settled there. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Jeffrey’s Bay was known as a hippie hangout, where the now-burgeoning surf community originated. Jeffrey’s Bay has grown from a sleepy little fishing town over the past few years and is one of the fastest expanding urban areas in the country. Jeffrey’s Bay is one of the five most famous surfing destinations in the world and hosts the annual Billabong Pro ASP World Tour surfing event at super tubes during July. Spectators and surfers from all over the world flock to this event, which can be viewed, live over the internet and various television channels. The Jeffrey Bay Surf Break: A very long, fast, tubing right hand point break breaks along the west side of the bay. The break is regarded as one of the best right hand point breaks in the entire world, in both consistency and quality, in season. It has been divided up into several sections, including, from the top of the point, Kitchen Windows, Magna tubes, Boneyards, Super tubes, Impossible, Tubes, the Point, and Albatross. “Super tubes”, which itself breaks for about 300m or more, is regarded as the best part of the wave. On rare occasions (large wave sizes, wide-breaking waves, and even swells), Boneyards can link up all the way to the Point for a ride over one kilometre long. Optimal size is considered to be from about 4 to 10 feet (Hawaiian scale), or about 8 to 20 feet wave faces. The most consistent waves occur between about May to mid-September, also often coinciding with offshore winds, although good waves can occasionally occur at other times of the year. The initial discovery and promotion of the wave is curious. Another nearby right hand point wave at St. Francis Bay was first idolised and promoted in the cult classic surf movie The Endless Summer in the 1960s (although both Jeffreys Bay and St. Francis Bay were probably surfed much earlier). Surfers who travelled to the area soon stumbled upon the nearby Jeffrey’s Bay surf break, which was found to be not only a faster, more powerful, and hollowed wave, but also much more consistent. The surf is to die for rated top 5 in the world; it is definitely a destination for all surfers. Jeffrey’s Bay is a popular tourist destination because of its surfing opportunities and the blue flag beach. It was the home of the annual Billabong Pro surfing competition. The last competition was held in 2011 – This international event attracts professional surfers from all over the world, and many tourists as well. Jeffrey’s Bay is famous for abundant seashells, great seafood and calamari. The nearby Kabeljous, Seekoei and Krom river lagoons host numerous water birds, and are also ideal for water sports like canoeing, boardsailing, and fishing. Every year, migrating whales make their way to Hermanus and Witsand to give birth, and whales can be seen breaching almost every day during the season. Just to the northeast of town on the Kabeljous River lies the Kabeljous Nature Reserve. It is a walk-about reserve, well known to anglers for a diverse number of fish. The Kabeljous estuary is one of the best preserved estuaries in the Eastern Cape. The lagoon is home to waterfowl, herons, and a variety of waders. Nearby, the Seekoei River Nature Reserve lies between Aston Bay and Paradise Beach. The reserve lies on the estuary formed by the Seekoei and Swart rivers. The reserve is rich in birdlife with over 120 species of birds. The lagoon is also home to numerous red-knobbed coots, buck and other small animals. Fishing from boats is prohibited here. There is also a circular hiking trail that takes about three hours to complete. The trail starts with a trip on a raft across the lagoon and runs through fynbos and subtropical vegetation.
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