Port St Johns

Amapondo Backpackers

Amapondo is Ama-azing. From the moment you walk in and meet their friendly pet donkey (who’s a bit of a barfly), you’ll know it’s an Ama-Awesome spot. Amapondo is nestled on a hill on the verge of a tropical rain forest and only 2 minutes walk from the beautiful 2’nd Beach.

Head down to sun bathe or plunge in the clear warm waters of the deep rock pools nearby.

Bamba Lodge

Bamba Lodge offers comfortable & affordable, self catering accommodation near the Umzimvubu River in Port St Johns on the spectacular Wild Coast. Great long term or holiday accommodation in Port St Johns.

Bamba borders beautiful indigenous forests & is on the quieter side of Port St Johns. Beaches, prime fishing spots, restaurants & town are close by.

Ideal fishing, sardine run, or holiday accommodation. Alternatively if you are based in Port St Johns on business, the self catering units are ideal for long term lets

Claude's Rest

This small personalized establishment is set in tranquil surroundings at the foot of Mount Sullivan, just outside of Port St Johns.

It is a perfect place for an overnight stop or for a few days retreat for those who appreciate “getting away from it all.”

Enjoy a pleasant evening at our intimate private bar, located in the main building next to the swimming pool. Or watch the latest news on DSTV or enjoy an evening around our pool table.

Cremorne Holiday Resort

Cremorne Holiday Resort is a highly recommended 3 Star★★★ holiday resort which offers a variety of accommodation options and services.

You can choose between comfortable bed & breakfast en-suite suites, fully equiped self-catering cottages and fisherman cabins for the rustic adventurer. We have a private slipway and jetty for boat launching and offer fishing from the banks of the river.
14 camp sites spread out along the banks of the river and can accommodate camper vans, caravans and tents. Ablution blocks provide hot showers and flushing toilets.

Gecko's Place

Cozy self catering cottage with awesome view only a stones throw away from Long Beach.

A lovingly renovated, fully equipped 1 bedroom cottage

suitable for a couple, perhaps with one child. Large bathroom and well fitted quaint kitchen for your self catering. For those windy or rainy days there is an enclosed veranda where you can relax.

For the larger family, we have a comfortable 3 bedroomed unit, each with twin beds. A sleeper couch in the lounge means we can cater for groups of up to 8. There is a full bathroom with a shower and and a separate toilet. Walk from the open plan kitchen lounge on to a private deck overlooking the tropical garden. There is a TV in the unit with access to local channels. Please bring your own DSTV decoders.

Jungle Monkey Backpackers

The Jungle Monkey has been hosting travellers since forever, and the rooms and dormitories are first class.

Thoughtful, colourful designs and fun furnishings reveal the depth of experience of the management and staffers at Jungle Monkey.

Jungle Monkey has expanded it’s offerings steadily, and is firmly established as the go to place for fun times and great entertainment.

Port St. Johns lures you in slowly and before you know it, you have been here for a week, then two…and even three! It’s called Pondo Fever by some, but as you invest more and more days into the area, you will be this rewarded with scenic vistas and adventures never to be forgotten.

Kingfisher Cottages

There are two fully self contained cottages.
The first cottage has 2 bedrooms, both with a double bed and bunk beds.

The second cottage has an open plan kitchen lounge area with a sleeper couch that can separate into two single beds. The main bedroom has a double bed and the second room has two single beds.

Enjoy sitting out here on a summer evening gazing at the stars or relax having a sundowner.

Mountain View Inn

Situated between the mighty Umzimvubu River and the majestic Mount Thesiger only 5Km from the sea this little paradise offers peace and tranquility.

We offer bed and breakfast, 3 self catering units (each sleeps 4) with neat ablutions ,caravan hire and camping with laundry and internet services.

Come and join us for an unforgetable day trip to tea plantations with breath taking waterfall views or enjoy a fishing trip to Mpande, Umgazana or Ntafufu where you can soak up the sun on beautiful beaches.

Sunset picnics on the airstrip or walks along the beach to Poenskop can also be arranged.

Namkelekile Accommodation

Situated on the edge of Port st Johns Golf Course, Namkelekile offers guests modern style accommodation with a touch of African finish. Guests with a taste for quiet, scenic, peace of mind vacation settings, or business accommodation, are invited to stay with us.

We are only a short way from the beach and from the main shopping centre and facilities.

Offering nine rooms with double beds and en-suite bathrooms. All of the rooms are equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities, telephones and TVs with satellite TV. Guests have access to secure parking for the duration of their stay. Lunches and dinners are available on request.

Port St Johns River Lodge

Situated on the mighty Umzimvubu River, between Mountains Thesiger & Sullivan, is the undiscovered gem, Port St Johns River Lodge. An establishment with a warm, comfortable atmosphere and exceptional scenic views.

We offer good service and up market accommodation, priced to suit your pocket. We are ideally situated for the holidaymaker as well as the businessman travelling through the region.

We offer six Bed & Breakfast rooms, each with en-suite bathrooms and five Self Catering Chalets, serviced and equipped with all the immediate luxuries of modern day living.

Purple Indigo​

Looking for comfortable, affordable, self-catering accommodation on the river in Port St Johns?

Purple Indigo (Pi) is the perfect place to stay for a fishing trip, the Sardine Run, a holiday in stunning nature, or if you are on business in Port St Johns. 

If you are here on business, local restaurants are close by & wi-fi is available.

If you are here on holiday, Pi is on the banks of the Mzimvubu river on the Wild Coast of South Africa.  A paradise for nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts, beaches & prime fishing spots are close by to Pi.  Love the simple life, then just fish off our bankside, Purple Indigo has one of the best fishing spots on the river, ‘Kob Hole’ or the ‘Deep Hole’.

Silaka Nature Reserve

Silaka Nature Reserve covers a total of 400ha, featuring grassland and magnificent indigenous coastal forests along a dramatic piece of coastline.

This beautiful coastal reserve lies in a forested valley south of Port St Johns, and stretches from Second Beach to Sugarloaf Rock.

Each of the self catering bungalows has a view of either the forest or ocean. You must bring your own provisions. Although the shops in Port St Johns will have everything you need, it is about 8km back to town.

The Lodge on the Beach

Originally a farmhouse, the Lodge on the Beach was built in 1929 and is one of Port St Johns’ oldest, quaintest buildings. Set in a lush subtropical garden, we are a 3-bedroomed guesthouse offering accommodation right on the beach, with a spectacular view across the bay. We also organise activities ranging from gentle guided walks to extreme mountain biking.

We look out over The Gap, a geological feature which formed as a result of Continental Drift. A slice of headland suddenly sheared off the African continent during a prehistoric upheaval, and over the ages the 30-metre gap has almost filled up with rocky debris. It has an accompanying Blowhole near its base, which shoots a jet of water 20 metres into the air. Both are iconic Wild Coast scenic attractions.

Wettham Hill

Wettham Hill offers you unprecedented views and comfortable accommodation. The stylish house loftily floats above the town amidst spectacular mountain scenery, overlooking pristine forest, the Umzimvubu River mouth, and beyond, the splash of whales in the Indian Ocean.

Wettham Hill was established in 2003 and had been popular with Royalty, Ministers, Businessmen, Researchers, Celebrities and Tourists with its simple clean and elegant approach. The town of Port St Johns has seen growth over the years but still remains an enigma and secret to those who are fortunate enough to experience the uniqueness of this rural coastal town.

Umzimvubu Retreat

Surrounded by virgin forests and an unadulterated African landscape of mountains, river and ocean views, this well-maintained property consists of four adjoining houses and functions both as a guest house and self-catering establishment.

Set in immense, natural gardens with awe inspiring views of the Umzimvubu River, ocean, mountains and nearby golf course, the Umzimvubu Retreat Guest House is a family-run establishment and the owners/hosts, who reside on the property, are therefore always available to assist with any requirements.