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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: 88%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 10 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 280
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 11 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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Terry Frame, South Africa
12 January 2016

Very quick stay, but very nice.

Kuthala Mpahlwa, South Africa
10 November 2015

Jungle monkey is awesome, the atmosphere ,the people and everything abt it. Don't have words to express myself.

Véronique Claes, Belgium
22 December 2014

Good place to stay, we had the double African room which was spacious enough for two. The shared bathroom and toilet were very clean and equipped with all necessities. Breakfast and dinner meals served at the bar are nice and not expensive. The staff is very friendly and it's easy to feel at home here.In town there aren't really places to go out for dinner or have a drink. The bar at jungle monkey is always cozy though and the entertainment by local performers is also very nice!We didn't get the chance to go on an organized trip, because we would have to use our car since the 'guide' couldn't...
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Nick Scheunemann, South Africa
03 April 2013

Awesome staff, nice bar, nice trip offers, nice rooms, amazing view, clean bathrooms, creative design.Kitchen Facilities might need a little more equipment, the restaurant food was not that nice (except for the pizza!)I'd definitely recommend this backpackers!

Jaco Pieterse, South Africa
02 April 2013

Ek kan n boek skryf maar gaan dit kort jy net jou kamer kry wat jy voor die tyd bespreek en betaal het is dit al n goeie begin. Is uiters teleurgesteld met wat die web tuiste voorgee en hoe dit regtig is. Ek gee hul die eer hul kamers en badkamers is skoon,buite storte kort egter aandag is onveilig met die elektriese bedrading.

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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

Cultural Experience Hike

(0 km from Port St Johns)

Come and enjoy a hike through the Silaka Nature Reserve, rugged 3rd Beach, and end off with a traditional Xhosa meal in Mtumbane Village. This 5 hour guided hike which explores the serenity of Silaka Nature Reserve. You’ll pass through jungle...

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.

The Gap and Blowhole

(0 km from Port St Johns)

This is a popular place to visit for visitors, as it has the most beautiful viewing spot for sea life. It is quite an adrenalin adventure as you climb down the ladder, and through the gap which is quite narrow. Just a little further on, you'll...

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...