Surf into Ubuntu

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While the Corona Open JBay runs, Jeffrey’s Bay is a buzz of activity with people from all walks of life descending on the town to feast their eyes on the great waves and the brave men who ride them.

Once a year, Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape becomes the focal point in the surfing world with the 2019 Corona Open JBay, being South Africa’s most anticipated surfing event. Parties are held throughout the town for the duration of the contest with bands and DJ’s rocking into the early hours of the morning

Excited to witness it I booked into Ubuntu Backpackers where  I found the facilities comfortable, with everything you need. Apart from camping, Ubuntu Backpackers offers five double rooms, a four-sleeper mini-dorm and a 10-sleeper dormitory.

Owner Daryn Sinclair is a friendly dude and the spacious upstairs entertainment, lounge and deck area meant lots of socialising with new people. Ideally situated near Supertubes, Ubuntu Backpackers offers a warm homely feel and the waves can be seen from the balconies.

During the  Corona Open JBay runs, people from all walks of life descend on Jeffrey’s Bay to feast their eyes on the great waves and the brave men who ride them. Parties are held throughout the town with bands and DJ’s rocking into the early hours.

If its peace and quiet you are seeking, escape into the surrounding garden where you will  find hammocks and couches to keep you chilling for hours.

So if you’re in Jeffrey’s Bay and need accommodation with a sweet vibe, pull into Ubuntu Backpackers for a fun experience and you might just catch the wave of your life …

  • Women surfers will be allowed to enter the Corona Open JBay competition for the first time!