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The Surf camp

Our Surf camp South Africa options are located in the surf resort towns of Jeffreys Bay, Cape St Francis, Cape Town, East London, Durban and Southern Cape.

The area receives consistent swells from the Indian Ocean and provides great surfing all year round for both beginners and more experienced surfers. The waves just go on and on in perfect right-hand point-breaks, which are said to be some of the world's best.

South Africa is not only famous for its amazing surfing. It is also the land where you can meet lions and elephants in their own backyard. We wouldn't want any of our guests visiting this amazing country to miss out on these stunning experiences. Therefore, guided visit to a safari game drive is recommended for all guests.

Jeffreys Bay is situated just 35 km west of the gateway city of Port Elizabeth, where airport pick up is offered by all our accommodation. With its unique combination of beautiful beaches, endless summers and relaxed lifestyle, Jeffreys Bay has a true surf atmosphere. After a great day of surfing you can hang out at many of the local surf bars or stroll on the beach and comb for rare and beautiful shells.

Temperatures are moderate all year round along the coast with rain scattered throughout the year. The summers (October to March) are warm with a very temperate humidity level. Winters are mild and pleasant with good surf year round.

Surf school

The surf school has some of the best surf instructors in South Africa..

Depending on your level of surfing, the surf instructors will guide you and help you to improve your surfing skills. We guarantee that after one week of surf school the complete beginner will be able to surf and the experienced surfer will have improved greatly.

The following is included for students attending the surf school:

  • 2h surf school on every day of your stay
  • All surf equipment needed


Surfari is a great option for more experienced surfers and some of surf schools offer this option. Every day there is a different swell, a different wind etc. This doesn't matter if you book a Surfari with us. Every day you will be accompanied by a professional local surf guide who will show you the famous waves from the movie Endless Summer, including legendary Bruce's beauties, Seal point, Cape Saint Francis etc.

Your surf guide will tell you all about the spots, how to get in and out, the currents, type of wave, etc. You will also receive feedback on how to improve your surfing skills. As most Muslims go to Mecca, surfers should come to this area once in their life!!!

The following is included in the surfari:

  • Surfaris with a local guide every day of your stay
  • Transportation to the best waves of the day
  • All surf equipment needed


The accommodation we offer is a great deal. Depending on your preferences we can offer you different types of accommodation, surf camps, hostels, private villas and surf hotels.

The standard alternative means you will get your own bed and locker but share a room with others surfers and guests in a backpacker style hostel.

For larger groups it's also possible to book accommodation in self catered villas.


Arrival to the area is usually done by air through the gateway city of Port Elizabeth (airport code: PLZ). Your accommodation will offer airport transfer Where you meet one of the staff members who will bring to your accommodation. Upon departure you will get a ride back to the airport.

Please arrange your transfer at the booking stage of your accommodation.

Port Elizabeth has many daily flight connections with Cape Town (airport code: CPT) and Johannesburg (airport code: JNB) which are served by several international companies including, Iberia (via Madrid), Air France (via Paris), British Airways (via London), United Airlines(via New York),KLM (via Amsterdam), Lufthansa (via Frankfurt), South African Airways (via Frankfurt) etc.

This camp is rated 4.6/5

Based on 16 surfing experiences

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I loved staying in Jeffreys Bay, SA. I was suppossed to stay for only 2 weeks to learn how to surf, but i extended my stay for a month more :) The people here are so nice and the surfing is just so addictive. I love it. Thank you very much! Female, age 20, from United States
September, 2015
I had an excellent stay in J-Bay, great hostel with lovely people. Etienne is a great surf instructor, he really took care about everybody from the camp. I will definitely plan to go back. Male, age 27, from Switzerland
March, 2015

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