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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: 15 hours
  • Minimum stay: 3 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 280
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 17 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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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.

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.

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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