Undeniably one of the best features about Coffee Bay is its relaxed atmosphere. Here, there is no such thing other than ‘casual’ living. Comfortable beachwear is the order for day and night. Coffee Bay attracts people from all over the world, being especially popular amongst backpackers from abroad. The area and community provide an experience in itself with an alternative lifestyle and an authentic taste for rural South Africa. Walking through the streets, whether you run into the local bead ladies, locals herding cattle, or the people on holiday, you will always be greeted with a wave and a smile. When you’re in a place like this, there’s no reason not to smile. As long as you’re in Coffee Bay, life is good.