Where to Stay - South Africa

By Neil Playdon

We hooked up with family and spent two nights camping at Jeffrey’s Bay Caravan Park this weekend. The caravan park is right on the seafront and only about 1.5km drive from the heart of Jeffrey’s Bay. You couldn’t ask for a more perfect spot. While our family enjoyed the luxuries of a caravan we pitched our tent directly facing the ocean.


Jeffrey's Bay Caravan Park

Jeffrey’s Bay Caravan Park



The Eastern Cape seaside town of Port Alfred will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its first ever mayor over the weekend of October 24th to October 26th 2014. The celebrations will be tied in with the annual Kowie River Festival and the festivities kick off on Friday evening with a flotilla down the river itself and a seafood festival and Mardi Gras along Wharf Street.

Port Alfred celebrates 125 years

Throughout the weekend events will be taking place that the whole family can take part in. These include water-based fun for the young ones down at Kiddies Beach on the Saturday and Sunday, a fun-fair and entertainment area down at Guido’s on the beachfront, surfing lessons on East Beach, beach volleyball and football on West Beach (by Guido’s) and the infamous ‘Anything that Floats’ Race down the Kowie River on Sunday.


Jeffrey’s Bay has built up a well-deserved reputation as the place to surf in South Africa but what makes it so special? Well for starters how about glorious sunrises, the opportunity to surf at dawn with the dolphins, clean peeling waves and long surfing rides!

Surfing the supertubes at Jeffreys Bay


This weekend we took a trip along a section of the Garden Route from Port Elizabeth down to Victoria Bay. The drive down took us approximately 3 hours not including stops at Knysna and Sedgefield along the way. Driving along the N2 route out of Port Elizabeth it doesn’t take too long before you start to enjoy the scenery but it isn’t until you see the Tsitsikamma Mountain Range that you begin to really appreciate the attractiveness of the Garden Route.

Leading down to Victoria Bay beachWith the mountains looming up on your right hand side and the large forests either side the long straight roads seem to pass by quickly. Passing through Storms River READ MORE