Walking & Hiking in Jeffreys Bay September 18th, 2018
ACTIVITIES IN JEFFREYS BAY
Jeffreys Bay as a popular tourist destination has many exciting activity options for visitors to this beautiful town.
Activities range from thrilling to the more sedate depending on what you seek.
When in doubt always contact the local tourism office who will be more than happy to help with recommendations to suit your needs.
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Walking & Hiking in Jeffreys Bay
- Three things to take on a walk – water, sunblock and good company (read: don’t walk alone)!
- St Francis main beach to the Kromme River Mouth and back – don’t let high tide catch you!
- Two Harbour Walk between Granny’s Pool and Port St Francis – start either way.
- From Port St Francis all along the coastline to Shark Point (the furthest point, you will see a white pole and huge waves!). Continue to Cape St Francis by following the footpaths to the main beach – cross the main beach and proceed to the lighthouse.
- From Port St Francis, walk past Otters Landing and turn right at the parking area. Follow the different footpaths in the Cape St Francis Nature Reserve – you can get through to the Seal Bay Reserve or onto the Cape St Francis beach.
- Start at the Cape St Francis lighthouse and walk to Rocky Coast Farm. Find the remains of the Cape Recife Shipwreck, look out for otters, tortoises, seals, frogs, birds, and find the blow hole.
- Follow the footpaths in the Irma Booysen Wild Flower Reserve and enjoy the indigenous fynbos and shrubs.
- The Seal Bay Nature Reserve has a fairy forest feel, and all the trees are well marked.
- A walk up the Sand River will lead to some archaeological sites and middens, as the Sand River was the home to Khoisan some 2 000 years ago. Please leave these archaeological sites intact.
- A walk to Jeffreys Bay will take you up to three hours, and is an easy walk. Arrange with a local to take you across the Kromme River by boat. Take enough water and don’t walk alone.
- A 20km walk on dirt road will take you to Oyster Bay, enjoying the beauty of the Baviaanskloof Mountains to the north, the Sand River to your left. The road leads through some dairy farms. Once in Oyster Bay, enjoy something to drink at the café before you walk down to see the beautiful beach