Feel free to contact us directly on :- Rob (0849511325) - Debbie (0822569414)
Our website :- www.offshoreportstjohns.com
Offshore Africa Port St John's is owner run and managed by Rob Nettleton & Debbie Smith. Both represent a highly qualified team with in excess of 25 years expertise in their field
Aside from being specialists in the Sardine Run, we also offer as follows:-
2 hour Ocean Experience trips
Offshore Photographic trips to Waterfall Bluff (North) and Umgazana / Brazen Head (South)
Scuba diving (when ocean & weather conditions permit)
Shark diving expeditions
River cruise on the mighty Umzimvubu River
PADI diver training is done on request
The above additional activities are on offer outside of the sardine run. During June - August our main focus is on the sardine run.
We have a full range of scuba & snorkelling equipment available for rental.
Our vessel "Offshore 1" is a 7.2m semi-rigid inflatable powered by 2 x 85hp Yamaha motors, capable of carrying 10 clients + 2 crew. We limit our numbers during sardine run for maximum comfort & space as we are out at sea for a lengthy period each day.
Free Wifi available
Bar open from 7am - Late
Restaurant open from 7am to 10pm
Vegetarian and Vegan options available.
Gift Shop: local and interesting products to browse from.
Directions: When you enter town, at the intersection turn left and take the second right. Following the signs for Amapmondo and second beach.
Welcome to Seacastle Guesthouse (on the beach). A beautiful 8-bedroomed, 7-bathroomed house double storey house on the beach (Long Beach). The house has a sparkling blue swimming pool and a lush green lawn. There's an entertainment area with a braai area, wooden deck which hosts a bar area, big screen TV, pool table as well as a dart board. The front gate to the establishment is 30 m from the shoreline. This is a nature lover's paradise set amongst red milkwood trees which offers an excellent buffer against the wind.
Wildcoast Umngazana Cottage self catering
SPECIAL for fishing clubs and couples (two with children, 12 yrs and younger). Only 90m from the beach. Rock, surf and estuary fishing is just a stones throw away. Bring your own ski-boat, and you can catch the famous Copper, mussel crackers, and plenty of other fish!
Rates: In season R1000/ nite, Out of season.. R800/nite, which includes the gas, You must top up the electricity.
As an upliftment program, you must employ the maid on the first and last days, at R80/day. If you need her on any paticulay day/s in between, you must tell her which days to work, then pay her accordingly on the day you leave. A 50% deposit is required to secure yr booking, balance on arrival. The cottage is pet and smoking friendly, and is available all year round. Please note, these prices are valid till 31st. December 2013.
This self catering log home sleeps 7. If more than 7 people, a R100 per head per night will be levied.
Children 12yrs and under are free.
The cottage is situated on the wild coast approx 40km out of Port St. Johns.
The estuary has all three types of mangroves, boating on the estuary is fun filled, you can enjoy viewing the wild life, birds, mud crabs, mud hoppers etc, or relax and fish the estuary.
There are beautiful tidal rock pools to cool off in, from kiddy's pools to adult. When in season, there are plenty of Crayfish, Prawns, Oysters and Mussels being offered for sale by the local women. Licences are required. DSTV is available, but you must bring your own decoder and smartcard. .Please do come and enjoy yourselves!! This is the best place to be to relax
"NO VIOLENCE, NO CRIME, NO STRESS!
First GPS....S 31* 41,19" E 29* 22,54" .. turn left here, then travel on this road to... GPS S. 31*42,12 E. 29*24,53
Above with ablutions.
Your hosts Jackie and Louie
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Rates available on request.
EARTHWORX is very excited to be kicking off the new year working in conjunction with Wild Coast Kitchen and country Lodge just outside of Port St John's . We will gradually be building on a model sustainable village on the farm overlooking the mighty Umzimvubu river. The idea is to involve as many people as we can in the workshops to promote permaculture and sustainablity.
We are hosting our first 5day workshop for the new year starting on the 7th of January. Space is limited. Book early or contact us for schedules for further workshops throughout the year.
A 5 day workshop will include
-an introduction to permaculture and design
-natural building techniques including wattle and daub, adobe and cob.
-community building and upliftment
-daily optional yoga and meditation
For more information and bookings contact Marinda directly.
During the workshop students have an option of staying here at the lodge or camping in our beautiful garden on the farm. All meals will be provided. Self-catering optional.
The 60km stretch of Wild Coast from Port St Johns to Coffee Bay is well suited to the more budget-conscious traveller looking for an authentic Wild Coast Experience. On this 5 day hiking trail you can chose between friendly village-based homestays, chilled-out backpackers, or a combination of both.
From the fascinating Table Mountain sandstone cliffs of Port St Johns; to the arched bays of Mpande and Mdumbi (voted one of SA's top three beaches and surfing hotspot); the impressive dolerite intrusion at Brazen Head and the fabled landmark, Hole in the Wall, where the roar of ocean through this hollowed cliff, has earnt the Xhosa name “esiKhaleni”( place of sound).
From the lush coastal forests of Silaka to the peppered hills of Hluleka, the PSJ to Coffee Bay walking trail navigates rocky seashores, mangrove-clad estuaries, across sandy bay and through evergreen forests.
Our Standard 5 Day PSJ - Coffee Bay Hike Itinerary is:
Day 1 : Arrive in PSJ (86km from Mtata).
Overnight: at a friendly Backpacker, B&B or Lodge
Day 2: Hike 3rd Beach PSJ– Mngazana Estuary. 5hrs walk. Overnight: Village-based homestay with dinner, bed & breakfast included OR Private Holiday Cottage (self-catered)
Day 3:Hike Mngazana - Mpande. 4hrs walk.
Overnight: Backpacker or Private Holiday Cottage (avail & no's dependent)
Day 4: Hike Mpande - Hluleka. 6hrs walk.
Overnight: Hluleka Nature Reserve (self-catered) or village-based homestay (DBB)
Day 5: Hike Hlukela - Mdumbi. 6hrs walk.
Overnight: Mdumbi Backpackers or Village Homestay (DBB)
Day 6: Hike Mdumbi-Coffee Bay. 4hrs walk.
Overnight: Treat yourself to a stay in the Ocean View hotel or drum the night away at Bomvu or Coffee Shack backpackers.
Day 7 :After a hearty breakfast & walk up sugar-loaf hill, a shuttle will pick you up to return you to back to PSJ where your vehicles await. Bon Voyage
For more information about this hike, contact:
Sarah Drew (Active Escapes)
Paradise. Right Here. Right Now.
Contact Person: Armin von Lengeling
Mobile: +27 (0)72 194 3644
Self catering lodge in Port St Johns area, offering rooms or whole lodge rental. Rates, facilities, property images, and location map included in website.
Mobile: +27 (0)72 1943644 Fax: +27 (0)86 6724096
Paradise. Right Here, Right Now.
If you want to get off the beaten track to a place that is unique for its beauty and unspoilt surroundings, you will love Khululeka Retreat. Set in an Indigenous State Forest high on the hills with an awesome 180-degree view of the sea and estuary, Khululeka Retreat is just that. Peaceful, private and remote.
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. Shuttle pick ups and drop off's for hikers also available.
Port St Johns is a bird watchers paradise and is home to the most beautiful butterflies .
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, locate din the main building next to the swimming pool. Or watch the latest news on DSTV or enjoy an evening around our pool table.
A pool and patio area is at your disposal for refreshing dips and to soak up the sun.
Our four comfortable family rooms contain a double bed and a bunk bed, comfortably sleeping two adults and two children with an en-suite shower and toilet. The rooms are fully serviced, other than on Sundays. The rooms are all adjoining, and set away from the main building.
If you need a home cooked meal, then choose our B&B option.
A fully equipped communal self catering kitchen is available. Equipment includes a deep freeze, large fridge/freezer, microwave oven and gas stoves and toasters.
A complete set of crockery and cutlery, pots and pans and dish towels is provided for each room. Although bath towels are provided, please bring your own beach and pool towels.
For bookings or enquiries contact: email@example.com or Linda 082-377-4060
Two fully contained self catering cottages set in a lush garden overlooking Long Beach at Agate Terrace.
Each cottage has two bedrooms as well as a sleeper couch in the lounge, sleeping between 6/8 people.
Tarrif R200 per person per day. Children under 12 years free.
Contact Shawn and Brenda
Main Road, Port St Johns
Wild Coast ("Paradise in Pondoland")
Tel / Fax:: +27 (0) 47 564 1057
Outspan Inn is situated in Port St Johns on the beautiful wild Coast at the mouth of the Umzimvubu River. A short walk across the lawns takes you straight down to First (our!) Beach. Its not a swimming beach. but is great for sundowners, walks, building sandcastles and fishing. All our rooms are seafacing, but because we are environmentally aware, and bird friendly, the swathe of coastal bush between us and the beach is left intact for the birds (120 of the 250 species found in Port St Johns have been seen at Outspan Inn).
The B&B rooms are all en-suite, selected rooms have DSTV. The swimming pool is fenced and the gardens are child friendly. Pets are welcome if they are well behaved.
Our self catering units are fully equipped.
Lunch and dinner can be had at the restaurant on the premises.
Things to do in Port St Johns while staying at Outspan Inn:
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.
Erf 380, First Beach Road
Port St. Johns, Wild Coast
Telephone : (+27) 47-564 1741
Fax : (+27) 47-564 1310
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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 enquiries. They are renowned for their hospitality and willingness to accommodate whichever requests guests may make, whether it be special guided outings, dietary requirements or whatever. This attitude has also been instilled in the staff, who are exceptionally friendly and willing to assist.
Having recently visited Port St Johns after an absence of almost 5-years (post living and working there), I was once again taken by the stunning landscapes in general and the beauty in particular of the Silaka Nature Reserve. This has prompted me to add it to the trivago travel community of which I am a member. Should anybody wish to expand it by uploading their pictures and reviews of Silaka it would be much appreciated.
Their horses are sound and well schooled; so whether you are an experienced rider or absolute beginner, you will enjoy the spectacular beaches, fabulous mountain views and peaceful forests.
Step into the magic world of rural Africa and experience the traditions of the amaMpondo people in the sub-tropical hills of the Transkei. Witness African shamanism as it is still lived today. Trance-dance into the night to the beat of Ancestral drums.
Newly upgraded and renovated, it's 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.
Enjoy our famous breakfast buffet or linger in our informal, fully licensed restaurant for dinner. Laze away next to the sparkling pool over looking spacious, lush lawns while listening to the river meandering to the ocean. And after a day spent on the beach, star gazing is an easy way to pass a laid back evening next to your braai.