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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: 14 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 280
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 17 Reviews

Facilities

  • 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.

Availability and pricing

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  • Camping Sleeps 24 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 10 Garden camping with use of communal kitchen and bathrooms. Features:  Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Sea views, Self-catering, Garden views, Wi-Fi see more Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Sea views, Self-catering, Garden views, Wi-Fi, Safe
    from R100 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults
      • Four Sleeper Dormitory - Cow & Gecko Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 Smaller dormitories for a bit more privacy. Features:  Shared bathroom, Separate toilet, Bunk beds, Outdoor shower, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
        from R150 Room rate
        • Rooms Adults
          • Ten Sleeper Dormitory Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering A 10 bed dormitory, sharing with other people. A great place to meet people from all over the world.Has its own En-s... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Separate toilet, Bunk beds, Outdoor shower, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
            from R150 Room rate
            • Adults
              • Small Dorm En-Suite Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Small four sleeper dorm with private shower and toilet. Features:  Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe
                from R150 Room rate
                • Adults
                  • South Park Sleeps 1 Includes: Self-catering Single room. Features:  Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi see more Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe
                    from R300 Room rate
                    • Adults
                      • Mountain View - Safari Tent Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Safari tent on deck with a garden view. Features:  Double beds, Shower only, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Outdoor shower, Garden views see more Double beds, Shower only, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, Swimming pool views
                        from R370 Room rate
                        • Adults
                          • West Park Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Double room for the budget traveler Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Double beds, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
                            from R400 Room rate
                            • Adults
                              • Double Room - Purple Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Private comfortable double with garden view. Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi see more Double beds, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe
                                from R450 Room rate
                                • Adults
                                  • Double Room - African Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Comfortable and private room with garden view. Features:  Double beds, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Sea views, Self-catering, Separate toilet see more Double beds, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Sea views, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
                                    from R450 Room rate
                                    • Adults
                                      • Aqua - Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Twin Room - two single beds with outside showers and toilet. Features:  Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
                                        from R450 Room rate
                                        • Adults
                                          • Monkey View En-Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This room has its own outside shower and basin with a private deck and beautiful mountain view. Toilets are communal,... see more Features:  Double beds, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet see more Double beds, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
                                            from R550 Room rate
                                            • Adults
                                              • Aloe En-Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Comfortable double En-suite room with a garden view. Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi see more Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
                                                from R550 Room rate
                                                • Adults
                                                  • Triple Room - Fish Eagle Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering A comfortable private room for a small family or three single people. Features:  Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
                                                    from R600 Room rate
                                                    • Adults

                                                      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

                                                      Things to do in and around Port St Johns

                                                      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...

                                                      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.

                                                      Bulolo Waterfall Hike

                                                      (2.3 km from Port St Johns)

                                                      The Bulolo Waterfall Hike is a guided three to four hour hike through dense jungle surrounding the Amapondo grounds to a secluded waterfall that cascades into a small swimming hole. You can jump into the pool from three platforms, the highest of...