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Other Activities

Other activities besides surfing? Are you nuts? The truth is people from South Africa and around the world come to J Bay for a variety of reasons: fishing, kite surfing, sail boarding, sand boarding and more.

If you’ve ever wanted to ride horses along the beach, this is the place to do it. To the west of J Bay along the Garden Route at Bloukrans you can take the highest commercial bungee jump in the world – 216 meters of gravity. But if you want something completely different, tear yourself away from the coast during one of the rare flat spells and go inland and check out the animals. Jeffrey’s Bay is a Mecca for nature lovers, for people who like to hike, bird-watch or rhino watch. There are a wide variety of nature reserves, game farms, gardens and wilderness areas within range of J Bay. Catch a glimpse of a cape leopard, cape buffalo, kudu, zebra, red hartebeest, bushbuck, eland and baboon at the Baviaanskloof Wilderness area.

The website for the Addo Elephant Park claims: “Deep within the shadows of the dense valley of the Sundays River region of the Eastern Cape lies the Addo Elephant National Park. Here, the evenings are punctuated by the strident howl of the black-backed jackal, and the francolin's call heralds each new dawn. Safe from relentless persecution in the past, the grey leviathans of the bush now roam in peace. The original Elephant section of the park was proclaimed in 1931, when only eleven elephants remained in the area - today this finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 450 elephants, Cape buffalo, black rhino, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.”

At the Shamwari Game Reserve you can see the Big Five of African game: elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard.