Jan Harmsgat Country House
Jan Harmsgat Country House is located just outside scenic Swellendam in the heart of the southwest Cape. Originally established in 1723, the farm is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, close to exceptional wineries, and steeped in centuries of history.
The historic farm straddles a lush mountainous belt, and its spacious orchards of fruit, nut and olive trees are the source of highly acclaimed preserves and produce. The 4-star establishment also plays host to indigenous wildlife such as black wildebeest, springbok, grey reebok and ostriches, which are often seen roaming the grounds.
When Brin Rebstein and his wife Judi bought Jan Harmsgat in 1991, they began restoring its old charm by focusing on converting the wine cellar and labourers' quarters into a charming and inviting guesthouse. During the renovation process, the couple chose to focus not only on the physical beautification of the establishment, but also on its potential to contribute to poverty alleviation. The Rebsteins' efforts have resulted in an extensive training programme to equip staff drawn from the local community with the skills, knowledge, and confidence required to run a first-class guesthouse.
Judi and Brin have also made an impact in nearby Swellendam where Judi set up an award-winning community profect, turning part of the old jail (old goal) into a coffee shop. Women from disadvantaged communities were trained and given a stake in the cafe where delicacies like springbok carpaccio and local cheeses are served.
As well as offering the discerning traveler the opportunity to indulge in an authentic country ambience and history, Jan Harmsgat Country House demonstrates that fairness, ethical business practice and environmental respect form a sound basis for a more sustainable tourism industry in South Africa.
Janets Of Knysna
3 Star rated family-run purpose built Guest House, Brochure dropp off.
Jeffrey's Bay - Waterside Living
Situated on the canals of the Marina Martinique and on the beachfront, where the Garden Route meets the Sunshine Coast - an unbeatable holiday destination awaits you. Catering for holidaymakers, as well as business class. Have fun and relax! Jeffreys Bay is often referred to as the "home of the perfect wave".
Visitors from all over the world flock to our town with its moderate temperatures, all year round. Mild winters make it possible for water sports to be enjoyed throughout the year. The town is growing fast and offers the visitor a number of restaurants to choose from, as well as a variety of fast food outlets and shops.
With Jeffreys Bay as base you could explore the wide variety of fascinating attractions our region has to offer. You can enjoy everything between hiking through the fynbos and surfing the perfect wave. Tour agencies also offer one day or longer tours from Jeffreys Bay to wildlife resorts in the area - even as far as the Western Cape. The following are just some of the places to see and actvities you can take part in:
Nature Reserves: Seekoei River; Kabeljous and Noorsekloof; Surfing at different surf breaks; Sandboarding; Hiking; Abseiling; Swimming down a ravine; Foefie slide rides; Absailing; Windsurfing; Mountain Biking; Game farms; Angling; Scuba Diving; Dolphin and Whale watching; Bird watching; Horse riding. For the kiddies: Cinema; Putt-putt; Supertube waterslide; Mini motorcycles; Paint Ball games; Pedaloe and canoes; Quadbiking; Jumping Castle; Surfing lessons; and much more!
Waterside Living Estates offers a wide variety of holiday accommodation in Jeffreys Bay. This range from one bedroomed apartments to luxury homes.
Jeffreys Bay Self-catering
Choose from selected Self Catering Holiday Accommodation options in the Jeffreys Bay (J-Bay), Aston Bay and Paradise Beach area. Houses are fully equipped for a comfortable holiday experience from where the Eastern Cape can be explored.
International Backpackers Hostel Port Elizabeth, South Africa
“Miracles Happen here".
Jungle Monkey Backpackers
A GREAT PLACE TO BE!
One of South Africa's most exciting youth hostels in the country's most exotic location - Port St Johns on the Wild Coast.
Surrounded by thousands of hectares of indigenous jungle and miles of pristine beaches, this lush little town nestles amongst the cliffs at the mouth of the fourth-largest river in South Africa, the mighty Umzimvubu.
PSJ, as it's known locally, is the unofficial capital of the Wild Coast and is an important trading centre for the surrounding rural areas. It's often called "The Emerald Gem of the Wild Coast" and consists of two villages, First Beach and Second Beach, 5km apart along a winding jungle- and village-lined road, both of which have their own very definite characters.
First Beach is a vibrant place with African and gospel music always in the air, minibus-taxis constantly coming and going, witchdoctors (amongst others) doing their monthly shopping and goggle-eyed backpackers wandering amongst the street-market stalls.
Second Beach is more laid-back and slowed up, with a beautiful little lagoon fringed with banana trees, and a definite survivor-island feeling to it.
The scenery of this part of the Eastern Cape Province is so typically African and jungley that the town is popular as a movie location, and it seems that there's always a production being filmed here.
Jungle Monkey Backpackers is on First Beach, a few steps from the river mouth. We're waiting for you to arrive so we can show you a good time. So get a life, get to Jungle Monkey!