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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: 46%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 21 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 280
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 20 Reviews


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

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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Bronwynndonough Donough
29 December 2019

The Small Dorm we were in was dilapidated, window was broken, table leg was broken etc. and room curtains were dirty, shower curtain was dirty and mouldy. The shower taps and showerhead did not work properly at all. The small dorm is next to the bar and restaurant. This place had music blaring at top volume and had noisy patrons until 4am meaning we as a family could not sleep at all. I was booked and had paid from the 24th to 29th December for 5 x nights. After 3 x nights I found alternative accomodation as my family and I were at our wits' end. I complained and asked for another room,...
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Wan-A-Wan Joslin irung
08 December 2019

My wife and I have mainly enjoyed the view that Jungle Monkey offers, we could see mountains, the Aloe room was very much fine. The swimming pool was also another awesome feature. I just can't wait to revisit the place again.

Kota Bruwer
12 August 2019

We camped at Jungle Monkey and was very impressed with the cleanliness and quality of the establishment. We were free to do whatever we felt like and we appreciated the quiet gardens, serene pool and good vibes. Nobody bothers you and you can just relax.

Thamsanqa Mzaku
17 August 2018

A backpacker with a functional Wi-Fi facility makes for great short stay experience. I found the friendliness and politeness of the staff to be helpful in guaranteeing a comfortable stay.

Adavela Mgoqi
05 July 2018

They need to buy proper blankets for guests in fact whole bedding nje was horrible. Not to mention bath towels. Old old old and warn out and torn. Ha a not good. The owner is old and have old people issues like dont park here park there. It was not really a big deal. On the plus. The place is beautiful and safe with a very nice entertainment cafe.

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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