Jefferey’s Bay Township
Jeffrey's Bay, also known to the local surfers as J-Bay (pronounced jay bay) is now a major tourists town, located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The town is situated just off the N2 Highway, about an hour's drive southwest of Port Elizabeth.
Jeffrey's Bay (Jbay) has earned the status of having some of the world's best waves. In the recent years it has seen a massive development in the economy of the town due to increase in tourism.
But this was not so many years ago. It was a peaceful and small town that was occupied by the San tribe and later interbred with Khoin people. The people here have created some great rock art work, which speaks of their lifestyle and inhabitants.
The first foreign explorer to set foot on this magnificent soil was Vasco de Gama, the famous Portuguese sailor and set about exploiting this beautiful land. In the later years the Dutch explorers drove the inhabitants away from the coast and captured the place. The British then followed the same and started about setting their own colonies. Today the original inhabitants can be found in small numbers in the deserts and the sands of the Skeleton coast.
This pictures show some of the portraits done in the township of Jefferey’s Bay. Where the less fortunate xhosa tribe live, very close to the big and fancy houses of the other inhabitants of J-Bay.
This project’s purpose was to evince the other side of Jefferey’s Bay, apart from the fancy surfers and all those tourists who visit the town or come on vacation year after year.