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About Jungle Monkey Backpackers

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.

  • Response Rate: 94%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 18 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 280
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 15 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Jungle Monkey Backpackers Rooms

Reviews for Jungle Monkey Backpackers

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Samil Purmeswar
03 February 2018

Stayed in the Monkey View room, which has a private balcony overlooking the mountain. Can't really say much else; it's a backpackers The restaurant was decent.

Nocwaka Tokota
24 January 2018

This is backpackers, but the condition has to be improved. At Gecko and Cow dorms they are not looked after. Curtains are torn, some windows are unable to be closed. There are mosquitos, please attend to them. Otherwise the stay was nice I can recommend to my friends and will come back.

Vonica Perold
16 January 2018

We stayed in the Monkey view room which was absolutely amazing. Stunning views, beautiful birds and the outside shower was certainly a highlight. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Will definitely go back.

Cor Coetzee
06 January 2018

Our stay was a disaster from the start. first of all we did not get what we booked, then they wanted to put us up with other people in other rooms, and then we had to pay more because according to them the quote we got was only a deposit. Will not stay there again at all

Terry Frame, South Africa
12 January 2016

Very quick stay, but very nice.

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Jungle Monkey Backpackers Map

Jungle Monkey Backpackers is 1.2km from the centre of Port St Johns , the nearest airport 97.5km (Mthatha Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Port St Johns

First Beach

(1.9 km from Port St Johns)

Port St John's First Beach is a very popular fishing spot, where you are most likely to catch a good size prize on the end of your line. Not a good beach for swimming however, due to the numerous sharks that frequent the surf.

Second Beach

(2.7 km from Port St Johns)

Amidst the tranquil setting of the rainforest, Second Beach allows guests to feel like they are truly in the wild and rugged African coast line. With soft sand and spectacular views, Port St John's Second Beach is a great place to walk the resident...

Silaka Nature Reserve

(4.6 km from Port St Johns)

Just six kilometres south of the chilled seaside town of Port St Johns is a gorgeous protectorate of Eastern Cape Coastal Forest. Stretching from Second Beach to Sugarloaf Rock, the 400-hectare Silaka Nature Reserve might be small in size but a...

Isinuka Mud Caves and Sulphur Pools

(0 km from Port St Johns)

For a unique cultural experience, come and visit the natural sulphur springs; a traditional healing site to the Pondo people. Immerse yourself in the tradition by smothering yourself in the mud. Dry in the glorious sun and visit the sulphur pools...