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Welcome to Jeffrey's Bay
Jeffrey's Bay - Home to the perfect wave! With its unique combination of beautiful beaches, endless summers, abundant shells, white gold (calamari) and relaxed lifestyle, its no wonder this town has become world renown. Another International attraction is the Billabong Surfing Festival in July each year when surfers from all over the world come to enjoy these flawless formations of rolling surf. The safe beaches are perfect for bathing and all water sports, making it a popular weekend getaway and holiday destination. Temperatures are moderate all year round along the coast with rain scattered throughout the year. The summers are warm with a very temperate humidity level.
Winters are mild and pleasant, and it is significant that water sports are practised year-round. The Jeffrey's Bay Shell Museum houses an impressive and beautiful collection of local shells gathered on the beaches of Jeffrey's Bay, as well as shells from other countries. Visitors are welcome to collect shells which are varied and plentiful. There are a number of small nature reserves in the area, such as the Kabeljous Estuary and Nature Reserve, which is a walk-about reserve with a safe beach for swimming and excellent fishing opportunities as well as bird watching a small animals.
The Noorsekloof Nature Reserve is a 28.7 hectare reserve stretching up to Wavecrest, small buck and many birds can be seen along the 3 km trail running alongside the stream. Then there is the Seekoei River Nature Reserve which is on the Seekoei River estuary. It is a bird watchers paradise, as the hide overlooks the Seekoei River where there is an abundance of water fowl.
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