Amampondo Backpackers

Amapondo BackpackersAmapondo Backpackers
Location: Second Beach Road, Port St Johns

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.

Amampondo Backpackers is a family of Pondoland lovers. Situated 2 minute walk from second beach you can watch the natural beauty of the Wild Coast. Whilst sipping your Indian Chai or fresh coffee, watch the Sangormas perform their rituals, Cows basking in the sun, local children playing on the shore or view the whales in the distance breaching.

Take a short hike to the local water fall, the famous Blow Hole, visit the local community projects or hike to Silaka Nature Reserve. If you have thighs of steel, rent our mountain bikes and cycle along the rolling hills of the Trans Kei.

View from the Blow HoleView from the Blow Hole

Alternatively you can start you day with a session of Yoga or Pilates held by our qualified guide. Then in the afternoon take a short drive to the natural and traditional Mud Caves where you can cover yourself in the magical mud and drink the local sulfur water to cleanse your body. Finish the day with a massage from our qualified massage and Physiotherapist.

If the Sardine Run season is taking place, take a rubber boat out to see the action so close you can almost touch the marine life. You can also book scuba diving and snorkeling experiences, weather permitting.

View from the local villageView from the local village

Before the sun sets, take a short drive to the local Airstrip with a few cold beers in hand, you can watch the stunning view from the top of Mount Thesiger.

View of the sunset from the airstripView of the sunset from the airstrip

Local Drumming, community projects and events are always happening in the evening for you to watch whilst you dine in our restaurant.

Sit back, relax and start your Pondo fever experience.


* Short Hikes to the beach, nature reserve and waterfall
* Cultural Day Trips
* Sunset Trips
* Cooking Classes
* Massage
* Yoga
* Pilates
* Meditation
* Cycling
* Trips to remote waterfalls
* Transkei Adventures: 2-5 Day adventure tours
* Poker Nights
* Pool Competitions
* Drumming Lessons
* Local Trip to the traditional mud caves
* Experiencing pondofever

An option for the starting or ending point for the Coffee Bay to Port St Johns Hike or visa versa!


Greetings and Moloweni, The Amapondo family is so glad you had a great time, we always try to make sure people have a good time. Glad you had a good stay and enjoyed the donkey, she is a character! Hope to see you soon!

Amapondo Backpacker Lodge

What a great place. We loved our stay there. Great food, friendly staff, a pet donkey, lots to do, delicious food, fun and vibey bar.


Could you please send me the rate for selfcatering rooms if any you do have any availabile.
Month of September
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