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About Port St. John's River Lodge

Situated on the mighty Umzimvubu River, the third largest river in South Africa, between the mountains Thesiger and Sullivan, is the beautiful Port St. John's River Lodge.Guests have a choice of staying in B&B Hotel Rooms or in Self-catering Chalets. The B&B rooms are all en-suite with showers only. Tea and coffee facilities are available and the rooms are equipped with TVs with Hotel Package DStv channels. The rooms have lovely gardens, mountain or river views and all rooms are air-conditioned.Each Self-catering Chalet has a private patio with a braai area and overlooks the garden and pool with views of mountains Thesiger and Sullivan. TVs with Hotel Package DStv channels are available and the units are serviced daily. All of our chalets are air-conditioned. The a la carte restaurant offers a breakfast buffet and scrumptious dinners. The lodge is fully licensed and has a ladies bar, a pool table and a big screen TV for the sports enthusiast. Guests can also relax in the comfortable lounge and bar area or sunbathe around the sparkling pool.Guests can explore pristine beaches, estuaries, forests and grasslands, still untouched by the modern world and teeming with fascinating wildlife. The Wild Coast Museum holds the history and culture of the Pondo people, dolphin and whale watching can be done in June and July, and birdwatchers will enjoy looking out for 250 species of birds, which include the Cape Parrot. Silaka Game Reserve is 6 km from town and here guests can take a walk or game drive.Relax and unwind in a secure, peaceful environment that takes you far away from the bustle of city life.

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 13 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 71
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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Port St. John's River Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Port St. John's River Lodge

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Rutger Boshoff
10 August 2017

All good. The couple that manage were really nice and went out of their way to assist us with information.

Cor Vogel
08 May 2017

Very beautiful, quiet and clean place.The food in the restaurant is good.

Rakshini Pillay, South Africa
29 March 2016

Holidays were great.  Place is clean and neat and very relaxing.

Bobeechurn Navin, Mauritius
27 February 2015

MyFamily and I stayed for only one night and had a great experience. Friendlystaff, nice restaurant and bar overlooking a beautiful river. We had a nicemeal on the deck at their restaurant and the servings were nice and large withgood options. Beautiful views from our table looking at the mountains and river.An ideal place and I will definitely recommend this place.

thomas Guenther, Germany
07 January 2013

We stayed some nights at Port St.Johns River Lodge. Rooms are very simple and pretty small, matresses of low quality. Staff was friendly and helpful. It is a very nice setting, but concerning the rooms and compared to other accomodation in SA the value for money is not very good.

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Port St. John's River Lodge Map

Port St. John's River Lodge is 4.3km from the centre of Port St Johns , the nearest airport 95.3km (Mthatha Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Port St Johns

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...

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...