Jeffreys Bay St Francis Gamtoos Valley Patensie Baviaanskloof

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EMFULENI CORRIDOR TOURISM EASTERN CAPE SOUTH AFRICA 

Welcome to Surf & Safari

Kouga Baviaans Surf & Safari Country features Jeffreys Bay, St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Humansdorp, Hankey, Patensie, Baviaanskloof and is the southern gateway into the Baviaanskloof Mega Wilderness Reserve

Enjoy a day on the beach, explore the coastline, browse through a farm stall, have a meal at a country restaurant, experience the magic of long forgotten cultures, marvel at spectacular scenery or discover a real touch of wilderness on a guided or self drive tour into the Baviaans.  All of this is available right here in the Kouga Baviaans Surf and Safari Country.

Featured Accommodation (Click for More Info)

  • Dolphin View B&B
    Dolphin View Jeffreys Bay offer two accommodation options in Jeffrey's Bay. Dolphin View Guesthouse located in tranquil Nature Reserve offering Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering options and Dolphin View Backpackers Lodge located a stones throw from the beach and town center.
  • J-Bay Zebra Lodge
    J-Bay Zebra Lodge is situated on the Garden Route, only 20 minutes from Jeffreys Bay and 30 minutes from Port Elizabeth and Airport. The Lodge is perfectly positioned on the top of a hill, with 360° views overlooking the Indian Ocean, the indigenous bush and the mountains.
  • On The Spot Guest House
    On the Spot Bed and Breakfast offer you a warm welcome to the friendly, beautiful, laid back town of St Francis Bay on the sunshine coast of South Africa's Eastern Cape - A place where life slows to a relaxed pace allowing you to unwind and recharge.
  • Dune Ridge Country House
    Set in an extraordinary location on the outskirts of the picturesque village of St Francis Bay lies Dune Ridge Country House a family run estate that epitomizes tranquillity and charm. Surrounded by rich coastal fynbos, an abundance of birdlife and large gardens, this country house typifies comfort and charm without compromising service or attention to detail.
  • Lyngenfjord House
    Guests enjoy spectacular, panoramic views of the beach and ocean from their bedroom accommodation, private balconies, the lounges, the dining area and the pool terrace.
  • Tropical Eden Villas
    Patensie is the last stop before the Baviaanskloof and the first stop after it. For a stay with a touch of comfort before or after your Baviaans trip, Tropical Eden is the ideal place.

Featured Attractions (Click for More Info)

  • Humansdorp Museum
    The Humansdorp Museum, a cultural history museum, focuses on the growth and development of Humansdorp through its display of farming implements, bottles, shells, clothing and crockery. It also features a restored water mill.
  • Queen Victoria Profile
    One of the well known landmarks in the Gamtoos River Valley in the Eastern Cape is the Queen Victoria Profile on the road between Patensie and the Baviaanskloof. The profile is the result of erosion of the sheer cliff and can be seen when driving towards Patensie.
  • Phillips Tunnel
    The Phillips Tunnel is the oldest irrigation tunnel in South Africa. Construction on the tunnel started in 1843 by William Phillip with the help of Khoi labourers and in just more than a year they completed the 228 meter tunnel by hand. The tunnel was used for over a century and has been declared a national monument.
  • Jeffreys Bay Shell Museum
    Famous for its rich variety of shells found along the beaches, Jeffreys remains a favourite haunt for shell collectors and beach combers. The Shell Museum houses are a variety of shells from all over the world in glass cases with Shell Booths where local shell craft can be purchased right outside.
  • Jeffreys Bay Surf Museum
    Jeffreys Bay is one of the top ten surfing destinations in the world, so to have a surf museum in this typically surf driven town was always a must. The museum is also about remembering the history of surfing and paying tribute to the many surfing pioneers and legends that have developed the sport over a span of several years. This is not only about the people and personalities but also about the evolution of the actual surfboard from wooden boards to the ultra light foam and glass fibre surfboards that exist today.
  • Frog Safari
    Join us for an evening of fun all in the name of frog conservation!

Featured Activities (Click for More Info)

  • African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary
    In the heart of a valley, only a stone's throw away from the hustle and bustle of P.E and Jeffreys Bay lies African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is set within beautiful grounds nestled between rolling hills, close to the ocean and is a relaxing place to spend a lazy day. Our spacious enclosures and open grounds provide the visitor with a feeling of peace and tranquility.
  • Gonjah 4x4 Route
    The exciting Gonjah 4 x 4 Route is a fabulous way to explore and discover the gorgeous area of the Gamtoos River Valley in the Eastern Cape. This area borders the Baviaanskloof region, which is one of this province’s most prized natural jewels and tourist attractions.
  • Beach Dune Safari In Oyster Bay
    What could be better than a Beach Dune Safari, exploring Oyster Bay?! This phenomenal experience will take you through the coastal reserves and along dunes in a beach dune safari vehicle. Hold on and be blown away, by what Oyster has to offer.
  • The Baviaanskloof Heartland 6-Day Hiking Experience
    This unique 6 day hiking trail traversing 12km per day is situated in the Baviaanskloof Hartland, a unique and isolated place captured between the Baviaanskloof and the Kouga mountains. The hike takes you on the main road over private land and into Parks board property.
  • Wacky Wipeouts Sandboarding
    If you can stand , you can Sandboard ! Exciting fun on the beach at Marina Martinique. We have skilled instructors to teach you how to sandboard. Come and experience some thrilling fun on the sand!
  • Baviaans-Kouga4x4 trail and travel route
    The baviaans-kouga4x4 trail is a unique travel experience for those visiting the Baviaanskloof region. it offers travellers an unique opportunity to enter the Baviaanskloof and the World heritage site on the only 4x4 trail that enters the Baviaanskloof, via Baviaans Lodge, " the Fynbos Entrance " to the Baviaanskloof.

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Upcoming Events

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