Port St Johns

Resorts and activites in PSJ

Silaka Nature Reserve: scenic serenity

  • Posted on: 27 February 2009
  • By: Pierre

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.

Horse riding on the Wild Coast!

  • Posted on: 13 November 2008
  • By: JB

Ferry Point in Port St Johns is pleased to announce the availability of daily horse riding on Long Beach, between Ferry Point and Poenskop.

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.

Please phone 0475 641 261, or 083 973 6545 to make a booking or to find out more about this fun activity.

Sibusiso Somakhephu (aka “J.J.”) is your Guide.

Trained by Eastern Cape Tourism, and with 10 years experience as a Wild Coast Guide.

For the last four years he has been showing visitors the beauty of the Wild Coast from horseback.

Get more info at http://ferrypoint.co.za/horseriding.html

Port St Johns River Lodge

Situated on the mighty Umzimvubu River, between Mountains Thesiger & Sullivan, is the undiscovered gem, Port St Johns River Lodge.

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.

The Lodge on the Beach - Port St Johns


Located 5km from Port St. John's Town, The Lodge is set in the indigenous forest adjacent to Silaka Nature Reserve, overlooking the Bulolo River, with magnificent views of the Indian Ocean and beach. With only 3 guest rooms, each of which is sea facing and with private bathroom, your stay at The Lodge is guaranteed to be relaxing, leaving you feeling revitalised and energised.

Contact: transkei@telkomsa.net

GPS Coordinates: 31°39'4.23"S 29°30'55.03"E

Port St Johns Map

Source: www.themaps.co.za

The beautiful, fully detailed, waterproof map that this inset is taken from is widely available from bookshops and sports stores in most major centers, and Wild Coast Holiday Association resorts. The retail price is around R75 (± $10).

Retail and trade enquiries for the Eastern Cape and KZN: phone Gavin Stewart at 083 708 2719... or email morstew@iafrica.com.

See: www.wildcoast.com/map for more details.

Sips Bed & Breakfast

Sips B&B is situated in the serene landscapes of Pondoland. With pristine beaches, beautiful indigenous forests and wide open spaces, this is the perfect getaway from all the bustles of city life! Sips offers a comfortable stay in Lusikisiki, while giving you an authentic African experience! Sips B&B has options of either a single or a double room. Both types of rooms have an en suite bathroom, tea/coffee facilities and a TV with DSTV. We also have a laundry service. If you are not relaxing in our wonderful garden adorned with indigenous trees and flowers, or using our BBQ/braai area, you can drive a few kilometers down to the beach. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes, walking / biking trails and watersports. Other activities include: