Port St Johns

Resorts and activites in PSJ

Ferry Point Resort - Port St Johns

Ferry Point - Port St Johns

from R90
Tel:  047-5641296/61  Cell:  083 9736545
Self-catering, Caravan Park & Camping Sites from R90

Ferry Point Cottages has the BEST LOCATION in Port St Johns. It overlooks the great Umzimvubu River Mouth and the Ocean. We offer comfortable Self-Catering cottages and Camping in tranquil settings with the best views in town.

The cottages can accommodate between three to eight guests per unit. The units offer comfortable beds and are serviced daily. Guests need to bring their own towels. The kitchens are equipped with all the necessary cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils and appliances. Each unit also has a private braai area and parking bay. There are no TVs. The Campsites are for tents only with ablution facilities and power points. 

Guests can relax and enjoy a drink in the rustic bar, enjoy a game of pool or catch the latest game on the SuperSport channel. We provide night guards for our guests' peace of mind.

Apart from a great variety of fishing and relaxing on the beaches, Port St Johns is prime hiking country. It offers forests and trails with more than 250 species of birds. Guests can enjoy various other activities in the area such as Quad-bike hire, River barge Cruise, golfing and dolphin and whale watching.

Rates:  R260pppn, R150 (kids under 12yrs) Toddlers stay free.

Quad da Kei (Quad Adventures)

Quad da Kei is a family and nature friendly company. We aim to provide visitors a quad adventure to remember offering varied terrain and spectacular scenery away from all the hustle and bustle.  Enter into a new world of fauna and flora, forest, mountains, river and sea. You won’t want to leave...

Come and see why they call Port St Johns the Gem of the Wild Coast.

Download our latest brochure: Brochure.pdf600.32 KB

And check out our website: www.quaddakei.co.za

Experience an Exciting Quad Ride through Spectacular Scenery...


CONTACT Arthur 0766886533 or Lynda 0760433337 for further info, or to arrange a booking.  

Sardine run 2014

 Our sardine run dates & trip information are set for 2014.

Please visit our website www.offshoreportstjohns.com for all the information.


Incredible sardine run 2013

 We had an incredible sardine run 2013 with outstanding sightings.  The ocean treated us to exceptional visibility for most of the sardine run and we were all incredibly privileged to spend time with the migrating humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins (our resident population), common dolphins feeding on sardines, common dolphins in large pods chasing after sardines, sail fish on the bait balls, 4 species of tuna on the action, many species of shark and the sighting of a cape fur seal.

Mother Nature gave us good launch days with not a single launch day lost this year due to bad weather.

All local and international clients that spent time with us this year had a blast of a time with exciting stories told over a few cold beers in the evenings.

We look forward to what sardine run 2014 has to offer us here, with our base in beautiful Port St John's, Wild coast, South Africa.


Offshore Africa Port St John's


 Come and join us for an experience of a lifetime.

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.


Amampondo Backpackers

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Location: Second Beach Road, Port St Johns

Email: info@amapondo.co.za
Website: www.amapondo.co.za
Tel/Fax: 047 564 1344
Cell: 083 315 3103

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.

Seacastle Guesthouse (on the 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



Wildcoast Umngazana Cottage self catering

SPECIAL (out of season) 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 ski boat / Kayak, and you can go and catch your own big fish!!

Rates: In season R1100/ nite, Out of season.. R900/nite, which includes gas, electricity and the maid.


 A 50% deposit is required to secure yr booking, balance must be paid on arrival.

The cottage is pet and smoking friendly, and is available all year round. Please note, these prices are valid till 31st. December 2015.

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.


Copper SteenbrasThe 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 (EASY VIEW) is available. .Please do come and enjoy yourselves!! This is the best place to be to relax


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Geckos Place

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

  • A rondavel accommodates a couple and small child.
    Lovely little kitchen and spacious bathroom including bath and shower.
  • A large comfortable three sleeper caravan in quaint setting with electricity.
  • Campers come and relax in a stunning quiet setting, with plenty of bird watching. Electricity and fridges available.

    Above with ablutions.

    Competitive rates.

    Your hosts Jackie and Louie

  • Tel 047-5641237

    Email: fegen@netactive.co.za

    Or click here: Send us an email

    Rates available on request.

  • Natural building and permaculture workshops ,Port St John's

    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.

    Port St Johns to Coffee Bay Backpacker Hike

    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.

    You'll pass some impressive natural phenomenans, along the undulating terrain through which this hike traverses.

    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)

  • Tel: 084 2407277 or 033 2344367
  • Email: sarah@active-escapes.co.za
  • Website: www.active-escapes.co.za

  • Khululeka Retreat ~ Self Catering Lodge Accommodation

    Paradise. Right Here. Right Now.


    Contact Person: Armin von Lengeling

    Mobile: +27 (0)72 194 3644

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    Khululeka Retreat

    Self catering lodge in Port St Johns area, offering rooms or whole lodge rental. Rates, facilities, property images, and location map included in website.

    Web: www.khululeka.co.za

    Email: stay@khululeka.co.za

    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.

    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. 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 .

    Rates: competetive

    Contact: John or Sherol on 071 366 0380 / or 082 578 2588
    Email : mountainviewguesthousepsj@gmail.com
    Web page www.mountainviewinn.co.za


    Claudes 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, 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: linda@supermarket.co.za or Linda 082-377-4060

    Claudes Rest

    Kingfisher Cottages

    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


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    Outspan Inn

    Outspan Inn
    Main Road, Port St Johns
    Wild Coast ("Paradise in Pondoland")
    Eastern Cape
    South Africa
    Tel / Fax:: +27 (0) 47 564 1057
    Website: www.outspaninn.co.za

    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:

  • See the incredible Sardine Run (the annual oceanic migration)
  • Mountain Bike
  • Canoe (from our doorstep, there is 20km of flat water)
  • Fish
  • Chill on the Beach
  • Hike
  • Birdwatch
  • Flora and tree watch in our magnificent forests.
  • Xhosa and Pondo Culture
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