We arrived in Jeffreys bay expecting to spend a night there then leave for cape agulas. Because it was such a chilled and beautiful place we ended up staying 3 nights and having a great time!
We arrived after Addo Elephant NP to find Island vibe, the backpackers, just on the beach with a great bar area and lots of brilliant people around. The girl (her name was Sian) in the office was so so friendly and we got along with her so well. She was a brilliant welcome and showed us around the place, showing the beautiful views of the beach where dolphins occasionally swim by and the surfing instructors hut. The surf instructors were 2 stoner brothers from cape town who just lived to surf. We were very tired after getting up for the elephants so we went to bed quite early in a room on our own.
We learnt to surf the second day we spent there after a long, long sleep. We got off to a good start with a beautiful surf and brilliant sunshine. A little into the lesson however, one of luke's surfboard's fins got hit into his mouth and made a small hole in his mouth! I didn't realise how it looked until we got back to the backpackers and took a look at it! It swelled up quite a lot so he would only take pictures with his 'good side'.
That evening as we were cooking we got talking to a british girl and scottish couple. They all then wanted to have a game of cards that lead into a few games of beer pong. There were some house rules which the barmaid upheld spectacularly, making sure she played every now and then. Two dutch guys then challenged us to a game after we beat 2 guys in their 50s from London. We sadly lost that game but after some tactful waiting until they were more drunk we challenged them again and won!
The next day we just relaxed on the beach and enjoyed the vibe of the place, looking out for dolphins but sadly not seeing any! We had to get moved into a bigger dorm the next night as the others had been booked. This was great as we met many new people and had a great time with them. After spending another evening in the bar and a good night's sleep, we left for cape agulas.