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Second Beach Road | Wildcoast, Port St Johns 5120, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for two nights in July. Overall, it was a good stay. Here are the things about the place that made it different than a normal hostel that took me by surprise. First, the rooms all open up to the outside, and all the rooms (to my knowledge) do not have en suite bathrooms, so you’ll have to walk... More

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Wow, what a juicy review. Thanks for the great feedback. A few comments... Although all our rooms open up to views of the ocean (ourside), we do have self-catering options up on the hill behind the main building. We have four really comfy self-catering cottages. Just outside our bar we nearly always have a campfire going, even during the summer.... More

Odense, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice people, the cooking was great, tasty and healthy, the view from our house was great, forest and beach! Had a fun couple of days at Amapondo!! And Very much enjoyed the inhouse-donkey and inhouse-dogs. We forgot to get our passports from the safe before leaving and Amapondo were Very Very helpful in this matter..... trying to get it to... More

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Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Our food is indeed yummy. Home cooked, lots of good veggie options, and the finest of meat from a great butcher. And cheap too! Thanks for mentioning our lovely animals. 3 friendly dogs, 3 sweet cats, and 1 very cheeky donkey! Of course we couldnt ignore your passports - and I am glad you got them... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first visited Amapondo for the food, and kept coming back for the awesome staff and cool environment. There are tons of guided tours and cool things to do and their burgers are no joke. It's a short walk to the beach and it's got an awesome view. Check it out.

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I have just ordered a halloumi and mushroom burger after reading your review. We have chicken, beef, lentil and bean burgers too. Yip - no joke!!! So glad you had a good time. Please come again... More

Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we camped and in the garden and had a great time, just wished that we could stay longer. There is a pooltable, tabletennis, and pretty funky jungle right next to u. A donkey as a pet and a few dogs. Very chilled out place , very easy to get stuck here. All the best to the staff! Lasse and Jenny... More

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We have really great camping facilities. There are lights and plugs near where you camp, and the views are really incredible. Our bar and restaurant is fully equipped with a great menu, a pool table, a tabletennis table, a Fooz Ball table, and even a Poker Table. We also have lots of other fun games to play. And of course... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you arrive at amapondo you get a verry warm welcome, we stayed at the spanish reed dorm, it was a nice room and the beds were good. We did a 3 hour horse riding, we saw amazing things, great views and it was nice to meet some people from the village. Thanks amapondo for this lovely experience!

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Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. I actually went on that horse ride with you Daphne, and throgoughly enjoyed myself. Thanks for a great visit and I hope you make it back here one day... More

Jansenville, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Friendly people. Short walk to the beach. Clean facilities. Good value for money! A little slice of paradise at Amapondo... Quirky decor and jamming tunes in the bar. Peaceful spots when you need some down time. All in all: AWESOME. Will definitely be back!

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We are super friendly. Amapondo is not just a backpackers - its our home. Most of the staff live on site and we love it here. Hope you make it back on day... More

Berlin, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Loved to be there and it was really awesome i really liked it and it was nice. Definitely a place to visit so go there, its amazing. I didn't like the sharks, though. Anyway, it was awesome and I'll come back for sure

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So glad you had a good time. Its a great place. The sharks are an issue, but there are plans to develop a tidal pool in the ocean. Until they do that, there are still great places to swim. I go spearfishing often and know where is safe, so please ask me or our tour guide where is good to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

There is a few places in this world you can go to and don't want to leave. Amapondo is one of those places. Everyone is friendly and calm. I loved it. It was an amassing experience for me and my girlfriend getting away from the city life and all that. There is so much scenery that you should stay for... More

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Home away from Home. Without the Rat Race. The only thing you will race with here is our Donkey along the beach, or the guy next to you feasting on his yummy meal and downing his ice cold beer faster than you can. Please come again... More

eastern cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

I have stayed in almost all the backpackers in the wild coast and Amapondo backpackers is definitely by far the best backpackers! With the convenience of a affordable restaurant and self catering kitchen. We went on day hikes to the most beautiful areas. If I have the pleasure of visiting port st johns again there would be no other choice... More

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Amazing !!! The BEST Backpackers. That's what we love to hear. THANKS for a great reivew and we hope to see you over and over and over again. More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a really great time at Amapondo, and alot of our experience was either with or because of the awesome staff - and the donkey. They were helpful and fun and someone was always joining in with us all. It's a great place to meet other travelers, the area is incredible (except for the no surfing) and they gave... More

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Good Vibes! Yes yes yes, that's what we are all about. Glad you loved our Donkey. We LOVE her too. Lots to do, great beach (though no one surfs, I do go out spear fishing, and there are lots of cool places to swim including huge rock pools, a waterfall and 2 dams. Please come again... More

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Address: Second Beach Road | Wildcoast, Port St Johns 5120, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port St Johns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Amapondo rests on a hill just across from the Beach. Boasting breathtaking views, Amapondo is known for its VIBEY ATMOSPHERE, SCRUMPTIOUS FOOD, BUZZING BAR, PRIVATE SELF-CATERING COTTAGES, and wide variety of THINGS TO DO. We are proudly passionate about Pondo Culture and would love you to experience it too. Born and bred in the area, our FRIENDLY PONDO STAFF bubble over with Pondo-licious ideas to keep you entertained. Stay longer and get involved with our Community Volunteer Programs. WARNING: The ground beats with rhythm and soul - the magnetic energy soaks into your skin – and you’re guaranteed to catch ‘Pondo Fever’ and not want to leave.We love FANCY DRESS. FREE DRINK if you contribute to our BOX.Stuff to do: Yoga, Meditation, Massage, Horse Riding, Cultural Tours, Sacred Mud Caves, Waterfall hikes, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, Boat trips, 4X4 Trails, Drumming, Xhosa cooking lessons, Live Music, Fire shows, Party nights FREE Wifi. ... more   less 
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