Jeffreys Bay, a coastal surfing town, is 137 miles (227 km) from Sedgefield. The best way to get between these two towns is by rental car or private transfer. Traveling by car means being able to explore the Garden Route including Knysna, Nature’s Valley, and much more. There is another, less recommended route option but it takes an extra hour and a half. Bus travel is also available but not recommended. This option takes longer and doesn’t allow travelers flexibility in choosing places to stop at en route.
Those traveling by car should consider this 6-day itinerary, which includes stops along the Garden Route, Cape Town, and more.
By Rental Car or Private Transfer
Duration: 2.5 - 4 hours
Car rental is easily available in Sedgefield, though hiring a private transfer is an even more convenient option on this route. The quickest route is along the N2 highway. Those who opt for this route may be interested in visiting the beach towns Knysna or Plettenberg Bay en route. You can take a short detour to visit Nature’s Valley or Cape St Francis. Tsitsikamma National Park and Storm’s River, which offer a unique mix of ocean and forest landscape, are also recommended spots to visit along the way.
There is an alternative route option that is inland and takes an extra one and a half hours, though it doesn’t offer much opportunity for sightseeing. Travelers will leave Sedgefield on the N2 highway before turning onto the N12 and eventually the N9 highway. Kliphotel Country Store near Misgund is a good place to stop for lunch along the way.
After arriving in Jeffrey’s Bay, travelers can get around by car, private transfer or on foot. Note that this route includes pay tolls and travelers who self-drive should keep cash or a credit card accessible.
Duration: 3 hours
This method of travel takes longer and doesn’t offer as much opportunity to visit places along the way. Those who opt for this option should use the Baz Bus, which caters to tourists and includes some sightseeing stops.