South African travel tips and info
The information provided here is to be used as a guide only. Please consult with the relevant embassy before you travel as we cannot take any responsibility whatsoever for the use of this information.
Flights to J-Bay
All you need to know about traveling to, in and around J-Bay and the rest of South Africa via Air Travel
All you need to know about traveling in and around J-Bay and the rest of South Africa.
Weather and Surf Seasons
South Africa is famous for its sunshine. It’s a relatively dry country, with an average annual rainfall of about 464mm (compared to a world average of about 860mm). While the Western Cape gets most of its rainfall in winter, the rest of the country is generally a summer-rainfall region.
With a very favourable exchange rate for most Western currencies South Africa is a very affordable destination.
The unit of currency in South Africa is the Rand and is issued in notes and cents. One hundred cents (c) = one Rand (R)
Crime and Security
South Africa, like many countries has its share of crime. We would advise you to take a few basic precautions. All valuables, passports, cameras, should be locked in a safe place, either the safe of your hotel or at the least locked in your bag if unattended. Valuables should be carried discreetly when walking in cities, as thieves can spot tourists from a mile away.
African Ubuntu is situated in the heart of South African surf-country, Jeffrey’s Bay, and caters to fun-loving people looking for an epic yet affordable base. Its a mere 100m to the beach & magical Supertubes, and there are great wave-views from around the house. Whether your dream be flying down the line in perrrfect surf at the point, watching lions on a game drive, or simply collecting seashells on our dolphin-rich coast, we aim to turn your dreams into treasured memories.