It’s pretty difficult to think of the seaside town of Jeffreys Bay without conjuring up images of the sun and surf.
There are a few theories regarding the name Jeffreys Bay, the most common being that it’s named after the senior partner of the firm Jeffrey and Glendinnings that opened a store in the area in 1849. Jeffrey is believed to be the first person to have settled in the town.
The town started out as a fishing village and this is evident in the architecture of the shops lining the beachfront. However, the town has grown considerably over the years and continues to do so.
These days, it’s known the world over as a surfer's paradise, and a quick walk on the beachfront will expose you to a global mix of visitors. Even in the dead of winter, this coastal jewel maintains its resort town feel.
Every July the town is abuzz with activity when it plays host to the Billabong Pro (aka J-Bay Open), a world championship surfing event.
This town isn’t solely about the surf, though, with game farms such as Lombardini, also a popular venue, just a short drive away.
Homes in Jeffreys Bay range from large family homes to modest cottages. The town seems to be moving at a pace of its own – everything is laid-back and relaxed, making it an ideal setting for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
At the gateway to the Garden Route, J Bay is perfectly located for short drives to explore the popular garden route attractions or head inland to the Baviaans Kloof Wilderness Area.
The exclusive private estate is just 40 minutes from Port Elizabeth, the property overlooks the tranquil Kabeljous Estuary with its abundant birds and other small wildlife and boasts a communal lapa and sparkling swimming pool, luxurious guest accommodation, 2.4 hectares of manicured indigenous gardens, a cascading stream and a dam.
House one embodies graceful Bali architecture beneath 800sqm of roofing and spread over two levels. The living area is an entertainer’s delight with its connected, double-volume rooms and cordon bleu kitchen at its centre. Along with a breakfast bar, the kitchen features top-class appliances and a separate scullery/laundry. The sociable footprint incorporates formal and TV lounges, both with built-in barbeques, a dining room and stacker door access to a huge patio, part of which is covered. There is also a guest cloakroom on the ground floor, along with 4 car garaging on remote. All 5 bedrooms have superb en-suite bathrooms and sweeping sea and mountain views. The master suite has a fireplace, a separate dressing room and its own private outdoor sitting area, as does a second bedroom.
House two is a modern masterpiece of 800sqm with a vast open-plan living area that incorporates the main lounge, hardwood bar, gorgeous fitted kitchen, dining room and covered patio. It too has a guest cloakroom downstairs and 5 bedrooms upstairs, all with excellent en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom is simply stunning, with its own dressing room, spa-like en-suite bathroom and fireplace as well as endless views. Parking includes 2 double garages on remote.
House three, at 300sqm, is the smaller of the homes and perfect for grandparents, guests or to run as an Air BnB. Beautifully presented, it has a lovely open-plan kitchen, lounge, dining room and 2 covered patios, one of which has a built-in barbeque. Accommodation comprises 3 sunny bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom.
Security and privacy are high priorities here: the property is completely walled with monitored electric fencing, CCTV and a guard house. Entertain at the lapa, complete with lounge, dining areas and a stainless steel built-in barbeque.