Jeffrey's Bay

SA's Surfing Mecca

Island Vibe J-Bay Backpackers in J-Bay is nothing short of legendary! It’s a haven all of its own combining festive spirit, adventure sports and on the spot indulgence.

Your surfing getaway awaits...

Bed down in a tent, dorm, double private room or choose the more luxurious option... our beachfront suites. Our surf side restaurant and bar offer irresistible cuisine along with exuberant parties for lifelong memories. Learn to surf, ride horses on the beach, sandboard a dune, SUP tours, laze in the sun or join in a beach volleyball game – do whatever makes you smile on your next getaway! 

Comfortable accommodation

With a range of accommodation to suit any need or budget, Island Vibe is the ideal place to stay in Jeffrey's Bay...

Salty Surf School

Island Vibe J-Bay is home to the Salty Surf School - the easiest and most sociable way to learn to surf!


We offer a shuttle service to Port Elizabeth, the airport and surrounding areas in fully-permitted, insured vehicles.

Food & Drinks

We have a fully-equipped restaurant for meals and snacks, and a licensed bar - perfect for sundowners...

Please Note:

No alcohol may be brought in from outside the backpackers. For the comfort of other guests, loud noise / music and parties are not permitted.


Island Vibe Backpackers


  • Per Night

    From R200*

Wooden Cabins

  • Per Night

    From R550*

Beach House Rooms

  • Per Night

    From R750*

'Flash'packer Rooms

  • Per Night

    From R800*

*Current Room rates available on Nightsbridge and are subject to seasonal change. Rates are per person, per night.