Island Vibe Jeffreys Bay

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The most incredible location in Jeffreys Bay, Island Vibe is perched on a sand dune overlooking the Indian Ocean. Kitchen Windows – an awesome surf break for first timers and pro’s – is a mere trot down the dune; and swimming is a stone’s throw away. Many mornings you will wake to dolphins lolling past or zipping through waves; during July to October the Southern Right Whale comes to play in the bay clearly visible from one of our secluded decks.

The atmosphere at Island Vibe is one of a kind, supported by awesomely friendly staff, a bar that can go off second to none, a total island- style -laze –about- cocktail- at- sunset sort of place. Catch a wave on a rental board, take a surf lesson to get to grips with what it’s all about, beach horse rides to blow your mind, sand boarding, kite surfing…. WOW!

Quiet areas are abundant: find a deck, laze on the lawn, play some pool, wander down to the beach. Our crème de la crème Beach House offers double/twin/triple en suites with balconies overlooking the beach and to beat it all, you can order brekkie in bed!

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thingsjb1Jeffreys Bay is an obvious choice for surfers, being Africa’s surf capital and your ideal all year surf destination. Plus there are perfect breaks in the area for all grades of surfers. Supertubes is the most famous break, and while not the ideal wave to surf unless you are very sure of yourself, it definitely is worth watching others rip their stuff. The annual Samsung Pro is held here every July which gives you the perfect opportunity to see world pro’s surfing at their best.

Luckily for us and other wannabe surfers, “Kitchen Windows” is at the base of Island Vibe’s dune.This awesome right-hand beach break offers magnificent clean 2-4′ waves and even at it’s smallest, is loads of fun. But when the surf is down this side we’ll always try and make a plan to shuttle you to other local breaks. Seal Point in St Francis is worth an exploration as is Bruce’s – the legendary break of ‘Endless Summer’ fame.  

Surf lessons are a must if you have never tried this sport before. With a sure bet you’ll stand on your first lesson and from there you are bound to be hooked ever after. Jeffreys Bay Surf School is based at Island Vibe and offers daily 2 hour lessons with a professional instructor. If it really grabs you, join our week long surf camp and fill your life with endless wave searching, board waxing and beach bumming!


Take saddle to 14 kilometers of deserted beaches with the opportunity to spot whales and dolphins along the way. The trail follows natural dunefields, where at times the tall dunes engulf you. After heavy rains these dune fields are filled with sparkling emerald pools. Go at your own pace – easy stroll or gallop with the wind in your hair, the guide stays with the slowe


A special to all Island Vibe guests is our 10% Billabong discount card, making this shoppers paradise a dream come true. Jeffreys Bay has long been known to our local and national communitirs as a shopper’s paradie. The likes of Country Feeling – the first exclusively J-Bay label – and later Billabong, as anchors in this surfing town has created in itself a reason for visitors to stop over. Other world renowned brands, namely Quicksilver and Ripcurl, have since joined the collection of fantastic clothing wear.


If you’re mad about snow boarding, or there’s no swell, this ones for you!

Kite and Wind surfing Tours, lessons and rentals available through Island Vibe. Summer wind conditions are perfect for pros, while the protected lagoons are ideal for complete novices.

Township Tours

Jeffrey’s Bay’s township, Tokyo Sexwale, is small in comparison to ones in major cities. It however gives as much diversity and insight into the life of people living there as any other area would. The walkabout tour is spontaneous, giving you the freedom to choose where you want to linger – be it with a family you have met on the way, playing soccer with the children or simply sitting in a local shebeen drinking beer.Tours are about 3 hours, beginning and ending at the Vibe.

Game Viewing

Jbay is an ideal distance away from internationally renowned Game Parks to entertain you for a day full of elephants, lions, rhino and much more. Addo Elephant park and Schotia Safaris are two of the best, a mere hour and half drive and bound to give you wild life in abundance.

Remember the Eastern Cape is a malaria free area 🙂

English Language Courses

Jeffreys Bay Language School is affiliated to Island Vibe and teaches English based on the international methods used around the world. All teachers are TEFL qualified and courses run from Beginner to Advanced.

Island Vibe hostel is located just 1 km from downtown Jeffrey’s Bay. It is also 5 km from Aston Bay and 6 km from Paradise Beach. Port Elizabeth Airport is 80 km away.

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10 Dageraad Street, Jeffreys Bay
-34.033333, 24.916775398957

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