Renowned worldwide for its open beaches, awesome weather and wild waters, Port St Johns and the Wild Coast offer visitors to South Africa an opportunity to experience unspoiled Africa.
Visitors to the small town of Port St Johns will encounter an eclectic mix of local characters and African flair. The friendly chaos of this bustling coastal community is both inviting and mesmerizing. Many visitors describe their experiences here as “distinctly African”; striking a balance between the changing face of rural South Africa and traditional recognition of the past.
Fastest way to get in and out of Port St Johns is catch a taxi from the Rank in Port St Johns to Durban. Takes about four hours and is about R110.
The Baz Bus runs along the Wild Coast on it's way between Port Elizabeth and Durban making it one of the best options in this part of the country for the more pampered traveler. The Baz Bus does not service Port St Johns and a drop off for the Port St Johns hostels is made at Mthatha.
Best public transport from Mthatha to Port St Johns is on the public taxis (R31 each way.) Catch a taxi from Circus Triangle (ask anywhere in town and someone will guide you) or phone the Port St Johns backpacker operation ahead of time and they will organise collection for you.
However, on the whole public transport, apart from the ever present day-time-only taxis, in the Wild Coast is sparse.
Glass House, ☎ +27 (0)72 332-3569. From R225pps. edit
Jetty River Lodge, (Cross the bridge, turn right on to gravel road, travel 1 km till you see the sign), ☎ +27 (0)73 816-8407. 2 bed and breakfast rooms, 5 self catering, 1 catering to wheel chair needs. Set in a beautifull tranquil garden on the mighty Umzivubu River. Camping and caravans welcomeFrom R150pps. edit
The Kraal, ☎ +27 (0)82 871-4964 (fax: +27 (0)43 683-2098), . From R200pps. edit
Kingfisher Cottage, Poenskop Road Agate Terrace, ☎ +27 (0)72 755-7734 (firstname.lastname@example.org). checkin: 2PM; checkout: 10AM. 2 beautifull self contained cottages each sleeping 6/8 people set in a tropical garden and only metres to the beautifull unspoilt Long beachR200-R300. edit
Khululeka Retreat (Self Catering Lodge Accommodation), ☎ +27 (0)72 213-3639 (email@example.com), . 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 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.R330pps. edit
Keyser's Cottage, ☎ +27 (0)72 408-8158, . Poenskop Road, Agate Terrace (Cross bridge and travel 7.5km from the turn-off onto gravel road, past Cremorne, Ferry Point and carry on until you see a board indicating Keyser's Cottage), ☎ +27 (0)72 408-8158 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . checkin: 2PM; checkout: 10AM. R200 - R250 per person per night depending on seasonedit
Mbotyi River Lodge, ☎ +27 (0)39 253-8888, . From R645pps. edit
Seacastle Guesthouse, Poenskop Road, Agate Terrace (Cross bridge and travel 7.5km from the turn-off onto gravel road, past Cremorne, Ferry Point and carry on until you see a board indicating Seacastle Guesthouse), ☎ +27 (0)72 408-8158 (email@example.com), . checkin: 2PM; checkout: 10AM. R200 - R250 per person per night depending on season. edit