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Amapondo Backpacker Lodge

9 Reviews
Sleeps 104 in 26 rooms

Amapondo Backpackers nestles in lush coastal forest, overlooking a river valley and the swimming and surfing beach. Amapondo is an ideal...
Amapondo Backpackers nestles in lush coastal forest, overlooking a river valley and the swimming and surfing beach. Amapondo is an ideal base for tours of this awesome region with its rural villages, authentic sangoma trance dancing and drumming. The sardine run, whales, dolphins and the warm Indian Ocean bay make this the perfect paradise throughout the year.

Enjoy breathtaking waterfalls, coastal hikes (the Coffee Bay hike starts here), beach horse rides and sundowners on the cliffs. We do free daily hikes to the Bulolo Waterfall, Silaka Nature Reserve and the local village. For the more adventurous spirits, take a trip off the beaten track on an off- road bike. Every Wednesday is Texas Hold Em Poker. Lie in a hammock with an organic veggie juice or grab a surf lesson or early morning yoga session on the beach.

Relax in the hands of the qualified massage therapist and reflexology. Our restaurant specializes in fresh seafood and will tantalize your taste buds. Drum or fire dance in our jungle bar or get down to African township rhythms. We offer camping, double and family rooms, en-suite cabins and dorms. All our accommodation has great sea views.
from R160

Jungle Monkey Backpackers

9 Reviews
Sleeps 36 in 10 rooms

Jungle Monkey is situated in the rugged and untouched heart of the Wild Coast, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Here, we are still impressed...
Jungle Monkey is situated in the rugged and untouched heart of the Wild Coast, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Here, we are still impressed by what nature brings forth patiently and by the result of its rejuvenation. Port St. Johns is home to many rare species. Watch the parrots or go on a boat trip to see whales and dolphins during the sardine run.

The stunning views and tranquil surroundings invite to go exploring. Stroll through the traditional Pondo villages or climb the rolling hills with our guides. We offer light hikes as well as adventurous full day trips.

Enjoy a therapeutic massage and have a swim in our pools, sleep in our comfortable doubles, triples, the safari tent, dormitories or camp in the garden.

Our restaurant offers a broad selection of hearty meals and the vibey bar invites to settle down after an adventurous day. Enjoy regular live performances by local artists or jam together on our fully equipped band stand. Use our instruments or bring your own.

Just remember when the Pondo Fever strikes, you might never want to leave again.
from R240

Mad Hatters Lodge and Backpackers

1 Review
Sleeps 58 in 11 rooms

Go a little or a lot crazy at this brand new backpackers located midway between Port St Johns and...
Go a little or a lot crazy at this brand new backpackers located midway between Port St Johns and Second Beach. The main house has dorms, a self-catering kitchen and spacious dining room. Scattered around the garden are a variety of cottages and apartments. Everyone who works here is slightly mad, but so friendly that you’ll soon find yourself playing and tea partying along day and night.

Spend sunshine hours swimming on Second Beach or exploring dense coastal jungle. The abundant bird life makes Port St Johns a haven for birdwatchers. Go for a hike or cast a line into the Indian Ocean. You can even catch the ferry across the Umzimvubu River, take a tour of local communities or go on a guided coastal hike. After a busy day, re-join the Mad Hatter madness in the pool room or bar before heading to the restaurant deck for a meal overlooking Pondoland’s rolling hills and thriving communities. The food served here is fit for a Queen of Hearts.
from R200
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    N'taba River Lodge

    from R1500
    N'taba River Lodge is a comfortable and attractive establishment with a relaxing and laid-back...
    N'taba River Lodge is a comfortable and attractive establishment with a relaxing and laid-back atmosphere. African & Ethnic designs are used to create a warm and inviting ambiance. Cottage styled Thatched Bungalows offer comfort and privacy. Enjoy Stunning Views from your own private sundeck.
    from R1500
    Sleeps 36 in 14 rooms

    4.35km from Port St Johns

    7 Reviews

    Sips B&B is situated in the serene landscapes of Pondoland. With pristine beaches, beautiful...
    Sips B&B is situated in the serene landscapes of Pondoland. With pristine beaches, beautiful indigenous forests and wide open spaces, this is the perfect getaway from all the bustles of city life! Sips offers a comfortable stay in Lusikisiki, while giving you an authentic African experience! Come experience Pondoland with us!
    from R580
    Sleeps 78 in 32 rooms

    30.27km from Port St Johns

    4 Reviews

    Situated in the protected Lambazi Bay Port Grosvenor on the remote and spectacular Wild Coast, this...
    Situated in the protected Lambazi Bay Port Grosvenor on the remote and spectacular Wild Coast, this Lodge offers the ultimate in beach getaways. Built within a Drifters concession that stretches from Port St Johns in the south to Mkambati nature reserve in the north.
    from R1800
    Sleeps 24 in 6 rooms

    49.77km from Port St Johns

    2 Reviews

    Mbotyi River Lodge

    from R1350
    Mbotyi River Lodge is located on the legendary Wild Coast in Pondoland. This breathtakingly...
    Mbotyi River Lodge is located on the legendary Wild Coast in Pondoland. This breathtakingly beautiful area has many natural wonders and fascinating, warm, friendly people.
    from R1350
    Sleeps 14 in 5 rooms

    28.58km from Port St Johns

    5 Reviews

    Freedom O' Clock

    from R260
    Set in the heart of Pondoland at the mouth of the insanely beautiful Mdumbi River, Freedom O'clock...
    Set in the heart of Pondoland at the mouth of the insanely beautiful Mdumbi River, Freedom O'clock offers comfortable accommodation with commanding views of the ocean, river, mountains, and Tshani point with its perfect right-hand wave and beach breaks.
    from R260
    Sleeps 26 in 6 rooms

    48.47km from Port St Johns

    7 Reviews

    Ocean View Hotel

    from R1398
    Nestled virtually on the beach in a small magnificent bay between great towering cliffs and the...
    Nestled virtually on the beach in a small magnificent bay between great towering cliffs and the sparkling Indian Ocean, the Ocean View Hotel is the Wild Coast coastal-country hotel which has earned the highly recommended accolades from the AA Travel Guides. It is the ideal place to meet new people and forge bonds of friendship that will draw you back to our bay time and time again.
    from R1398
    Sleeps 31 in 9 rooms

    57.69km from Port St Johns

    17 Reviews

    Sharks Point offers rustic self-catering accommodation in an unspoilt paradise off the beaten...
    Sharks Point offers rustic self-catering accommodation in an unspoilt paradise off the beaten track. If that is what you are looking for then you have come to the right place. The Wild Coast coastline offers some of the most spectacular scenic destinations on the South African coastline, and Sharks Point is located in the section of the Wild Coast that was previously known as the Transkei.
    from R300
    Sleeps 38 in 7 rooms

    25.75km from Port St Johns

    1 Review

    from R500
    Sleeps 10 in 2 rooms

    45.82km from Port St Johns

    3 Reviews

    Swell Eco Lodge

    from R600
    Swell Eco Lodge offers comfortable self-catering accommodation situated next in Mdumbi, an...
    Swell Eco Lodge offers comfortable self-catering accommodation situated next in Mdumbi, an untouched rural community on the Wild Coast. This is the ideal place for families or groups of friends looking for a relaxed holiday.
    from R600
    Sleeps 38 in 9 rooms

    48.23km from Port St Johns

    1 Review

    Neighbouring the Mthakatye River and the warm waters of the Eastern Cape beaches, Mtakatyi Trading...
    Neighbouring the Mthakatye River and the warm waters of the Eastern Cape beaches, Mtakatyi Trading Post offers nature-loving groups the ideal holiday away from the noise of the city.
    from R1700
    Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

    40.08km from Port St Johns

    1 Review

    Port St Johns South Africa

    Port St Johns Backpacker Hostel Accommodation
    Port St Johns is a small coastal town in South Africa known as the Jewel of the Wild Coast, offering true warmth and hospitality. The Wild Coast is a 250 kilometer stretch of coast, gaining its name by its inaccessibility and reputation for ship-crushing waves. Today the Wild Coast still remains relatively untouched, offering rich rustic experiences and adventures.

    The Wild Coast is the coastal area of the easterly Transkei region of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It perches alongside the massive Umzimvubu River which has carved its way through the ancient rocks leaving two 300 metre ramparts towering on either side.

    Port St Johns also offers a unique blend of cultural richness. The Xhosa culture, both traditional and modern, is always apparent. You can see a sangoma (traditional healer) strolling along in all his finery, hear the thumping sound of modern kwaito music from a furniture store, and dodge the ever-present mini-bus taxies. This vibrant noise and colour is contrasted with some crumbling reminders of a colonial history. In the streets you will hear Xhosa, Afrikaans and English as well as foreign languages from the steady stream of tourists seeking the unusual.

    Dense bush encroaches into the town at any opportunity and a short walk will take you into silent forests. The sea is always close, crashing onto the rocky shores which guard the secluded beaches. Bask on the unspoiled beaches or take part in one of the many eco-friendly adventure trails on offer. Port St Johns offers comfortable and authentic South African accommodation and some unique activities.

    Poenskop Beach to the north of Port St Johns is one of the most isolated. A few huts will be passed en route, but there is nothing except Africa out here. Fishing out of the rocks on the south side of the river produces good catches of Garrick and Kob in season.

    Eagles nest is the cliff that overlooks the town. A brisk walk will take you to its summit in about an hour. The Cape Herms Lighthouse is the property of Spoornet, and celebrated its 100th birthday in 2005.

    Silaka Game Reserve is about 6 km out of town where you can take a walk or game drive for beautiful game viewing and bird watching.

    First Beach is the fishing beach just at the river mouth. It has big rocks where people can climb on top when they are fishing. It is where the lighthouse is located.

    Dolphin and whales can be seen all year round, but are best seen during the months of June and July during the annual sardine run. Dolphins can be spotted all year round. Often playing in the surf at Second Beach. Porpoise and Bottle Nose dolphin are a common sight. Rare sightings of the more uncommon species such as Heavy side dolphin and Risso's dolphin happen out at sea, during the Sardine Run.

    Umngazi River Valley - The common belief is that Umngazi (Mngazi) means "Blood" but linguists believe that it refers to thorn trees in the valley, "Umga". This river also opens to the sea through a wide lagoon. It is popular with fisherman and water sports enthusiasts, and also superb for bird watching.
    Port St Johns is a small coastal town in South Africa known as the Jewel of the Wild Coast, offering true warmth and hospitality. The Wild Coast is a 250 kilometer stretch of coast, gaining its name by its inaccessibility and reputation for... Read more
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