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JBay Coliving Jeffreys Bay

in South Africa 🇿🇦        ✉️

since 2022, offering:

Here you will find a community of people who need to work remotely, but like to incorporate the ocean and surfing into their daily routine. Folks who stay here like to travel a little slower, take the time to get to know the local community and enjoy a healthy, balanced way of living.

The Coliving House is designed with various nooks and spaces over 5 levels that each have a different atmosphere and feel - from cosy private work spaces to open, sun-filled communal areas. It’s your choice how communal you want to work and live. You can expect a quiet, peaceful and inspiring environment where you will be able to focus on your work, adventure with friends and relax!

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Don't know where to start. A wow experience. Exceeding all expectations. You will feel at home from the first minute. The best place for solo and couple travelers who work (remotely). The place to find good-hearted and open-hearted people. The house is big and has a beautiful interior/design. There are workplaces, a big open kitchen, a fireplace, and balconies with ocean view. A co-working space (green room) is 3 kilometers away. (There are bikes at the house.) The people managing the house can tell you all about JBay and are keen to show you around. There is a volunteering (recycling) project for children in town. The house can help you get contact details. If you like to: Go surf, drink coffee, go dip, meet people, cook together, work, and play games. This is your place.
We have spent the full January at the house and had auch a great time! It felt Like a home away from home, just with more house mates or work colleagues. From communal dinners, to early morning pre work surf sessions or just watching the sunsets from the house. We have experienced JBay in a total different way and will definitely come back! What we valued the most was the hosts Michael and Karin and that you can have your own schedule and people respect it. It's no party Hostel which we liked a lot 🎉 PS: You do see dolphins and whales (depending on season) from the deck! ❤️
My boyfriend and I stayed at JBay Coliving for two weeks only and were sad to leave, though with a resolution to come back for a longer time next year. We really loved every aspect of this Coliving space. First and foremost, the wonderful owner Michael and his sister Karin welcoming us so kindly, and making sure everybody has what they need. Moreover, hhe house is an absolute gem. It is very spacious and offers lots of areas to work from, sit together with other residents or just sit in peace and silence reading a book :) The views from the balcony are stunning, and sometimes one even sees dolphins in the ocean from there.We especially loved the proximity to the beach, which we visited every morning to start our days, and the big kitchen with loads of space to cook. The supermarket and some restaurants/coffee spots are within a walkable distance too, so I don't think it's necessary to have a car, though it would be convenient. There are bikes available as well, which we made use of occasionally. Living at the coliving space gave us access to the Green Room coworking, where I went for a couple of days during the week and felt very productive working from. I like the idea of community events for residents to partake in, such as shared meals. One week, a chef came by to cook dinner for us, which was absolutely tasty. Another week someone from the residents volunteered to cook a meal for everyone. Also, there are activities happening on the weekends, that residents are free to join :) I think this is the perfect place if you want a chill coliving experience, where you have lots of space to do your thing, but also come together with others if you feel like it. It's not a super crowded house, which I enjoyed especially. We're really looking forward to come back next year :)
I have to say, this stay made our amazing trip even better! The house is amazing, and the people there as well. We would love to come back one day, and you can see that people are actually returning, so that itself says something. We had some dinners together, which were super nice, but if you feel like not socializing, that is totally okay too. With the accommodation, there is free entrance to the Greenroom cowork (also very nice), so you can change your working location. Only one recommendation to fix are the bikes. Some of them were very hard to bike on but it was kinda a workout before morning surf haha. There is no load shedding, good coffee, great vibe and beautiful and cozy environment. Definitely recommend!
I loved my time at Jbay coliving! ❤️ The house is really spacious and beautifully designed, offering great views of the ocean as you work or chill from the house. There’s a big kitchen with everything you need (although I didn’t use it too much as I found a local restaurant with loads of vegan meals at amazing prices :D). The garden also has some herbs and fruit and veg to use whilst cooking. Often the best part of my day was waking up, drawing the curtains and taking in the peaceful energy of the sea and sun on my balcony. It’s a short bike ride (10 mins) to the coworking space if you fancy a change of work scenery and meet some more folks. There’s a golf course nearby which we played a few times and of course the beach is just a 5 min walk with great waves for surfers. I also found a great gym by the coworking, a Kinotherapist, a Chiropractor and a nice massage place for those looking to heal injuries and get in shape. 🏄‍♂️💪 Every week there is a family dinner which is a lot of fun and often excursions on the weekend. I used Jbay as a base to explore the garden route (which is an epic road trip!). Also checked out safaris and music festivals so lots to see and do. But each time I came back I felt so peaceful, like returning home. Everything in my stay was included in the price (washing machine etc) and there’s no load shedding in the house. Last but not the least, the team at Jbay coliving and coworking are awesome, friendly and kind people that really make you feel at home. Highly recommend! Until the next time. It’s been a Jol! 🤙
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