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Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair.
That endless summer, take me there.

JEFFREYS BAY

The Endless Summer ECO ATLAS, CELEBRATING THE

If you long for the sun, surf and his vessel. Once stationary, he realized the HOLIDAYS ALONG THE GARDEN
sand you will recall this definitive true potential of this remote seaside area ROUTE. Holidays are times of festivity and
surf movie - a 1966 documentary by he soon called home. celebration and the sharing of sumptuous
Bruce Brown. The beautifully shot The area is bordered on both sides by food. In this time of plenty it is good to
film followed two surfers around the globe beautiful nature reserves and idyllic rivers take a step back and consider the impacts
in their quest for the perfect wave, finding – the Kabeljous and Seekoei Estuaries and of your daily choices so that all you leave
it eventually on a remote beach far from within the town itself the Noorsekloof behind are your footprints in the seaside
home. Their quest brings them to the Nature Reserve. sand, leaving the town you have visited
coasts of Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, The nature reserve is roughly 200 a better place and taking the warm glow
Tahiti and along the Garden Route in metres wide at its narrowest, widening to of memories with you. Some things to
South Africa. The movie gave birth to the about 400 metres in the heart of the kloof. consider this holiday season: find out the
“surf-and-travel” culture and set the style It is nuzzled amongst homes and neigh- recycling programmes for your holiday
for later surf related movies. bourhoods, an adjoining narrow greenbelt town and keep all your recyclables aside
Once a sleepy fishing and surfing connecting it to the beach. The reserve for collection day, support all the fantastic
town, Jeffreys Bay now claims the title is dominated by large numbers of giant local food markets and the farmers who
as one of the fastest growing towns in Euphorbia Triangularus, or Noorsboom, make them possible, and be conscious
South Africa. Despite the arrival of people after which the reserve is named. of your water usage when rinsing your
wanting to escape the confinements of A fantastic viewing point for birds, sun kissed body. Also, support the local
city life, the picturesque town continues visitors are often entertained by Paradise businesses which have good practices in
to preserve its unique surfer element, flycatchers which are very tame by nature place, did you know… Le Fournil de Plett
symbolised in the relaxed, friendly at- and offer much to talk about as they serves truly free range eggs and chicken,
mosphere deep-rooted in the locals. This flutter around, busily catching insects. All Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours are Fair Trade
is one of the top surfing locations in the in all, this is a great place to soak up the certified and Funguys in Knysna produce
world, thanks to The Endless Summer and sunshine and enjoy the great outdoors. locally grown gourmet mushrooms. To
the town’s longest surviving community search for more uplifting holiday choices
member – the consistent swell and surf of visit www.ecoatlas.co.za
the Indian Ocean. These elements have
positioned Jeffreys Bay as one of the top Endless Summer facts
surfing destinations in the world and has •• When The Endless Summer debuted, it grossed over R200 million – in 1966!
allowed them to host the annual Billabong The then-unknown break off Cape St Francis in SA became one of the world’s
Pro ASP World Tour surfing event. most famous surfing sites thanks to the movie.
Captain Jeffreys sailed his cargo ship
up and down the East Coast of South Af- • In 2002, The Endless Summer was selected for preservation in the
rica on trading expeditions in the 1840’s, United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being
until an epidemic of scurvy broke out “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. (Info sourced:Wikipedia)
aboard his ship and he was forced to land

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