Accommodation in Jeffreys Bay

Island Vibe Language School Residence

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Island Vibe Language School has a host of accommodation options, really special places that will make your stay even more memory filled and exciting!
Island Vibe Language School Residence is literally around the corner from the school.  Divided into apartments with each one housing a maximum of 5 students, the living here is comfortable and sociable.  Each individual apartment is  fully furnished and has all the necessary facilities.  The kitchen and bathroom are shared within each apartment and a communal BBQ area between all allows for great intermingling.

The school residence is close to the Island Vibe Backpackers Lodge and Surf Camp, a place to meet travelers from around the world, who have come to enjoy the experiences of Jeffreys Bay. Students can practice their English while enjoying Island Vibe's atmosphere.  The beach is across the road so early morning walks or a quick splash in the sea are invigorating options - even before lessons start!
Rooms can either be single or shared.

Island Vibe Backpackers Lodge & Surf Camp (the legend!)

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Island Vibe Backpackers Lodge is perched on a dune with a 270º view of the Indian Ocean. As the name suggests this is a place that travellers from around the world meet to share their experiences. The unique vibe of the bar and restaurant area offer all day refreshments, meals and fun late into the night. An advantage is that Island Vibe is located within a minute’s walk from the school and the school residence.

Single Room: These rooms are located in the quieter section of Island Vibe Backpackers Lodge, below the dune and literally on the beach.  Each room is en suite and extends onto a balcony overlooking the beach.  A self catering kitchen is available.

Sharing Double: Only available to two students booking together.  Same rooms as above.

Luxury Room: Situated in a house a little down the road, these rooms offer the student more - tea and coffee facilities, TV and one even has a spa bath!

Prices vary according to room type.

Host family


A few of J-bay's families have opened their homes to hosting students who wish to have a more all round immersion into the language and culture.  Most of the homes offer en suite rooms, however please be aware that this may not always be available.  Distances to the school vary and students should know that it is not always possible to walk - transport costs are extra to the basic home stay fee.  A few of the families are able to accommodate 2 students simultaneously.  If you wish to book together in one family, please enquire about the price discount.

Staying in Jeffreys Bay itself

Your accommodation in Jeffreys Bay is also a variety of choice.  We have our own student residence, in the same road as the school and thus an easy option with regards to accessibility.  The resident house is a group of apartments, each one having its own kitchen, lounge and bathroom shared between 2, 3 or 4 students.  Rooms can either be single or shared.  Host families in JBay have also opened their homes to students giving you a real life experience of what it would be like to be South African! Lastly, Island Vibe Surf Camp and Backpackers is a right on the beach and also in the same road as the school.  Rooms range from dorms to private en suite and luxury en suite.  Island Vibe has a restaurant and bar available for students in the residence too.  Both these establishments offer WiFi internet connection.

We sincerely hope to see you at Jeffreys Bay Language School, an experience that will include you in our ever growing family.

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