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Amapondo

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in an area of luscious green trees and hills. The moment we arrived we felt the place had a nice vibe with music playing and a a place that attracts a relaxed bustling, kind bunch of backpackers. We stayed in bunks made of branches of wood and a comfy mattress. I stayed on the top bunk which was quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Amapondo Backpackers for one night only, as it was a stop-over during our cross-country trip. Port St Johns feels like it is in the middle of nowhere, which is exactly what we were looking for. On the other hand, our chalet, named Turtle Cove, felt luxurious as there was hot water, a bath, a complete kitchen and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amapondo backpackers is situated at 2nd beach with a beautiful view of the ocean. An easy walk to the beach, the shakti room we stayed in was great. Would definitely recommend it for young travellers that don't mind climbing steps!! Worth the price...

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Durban, South Africa
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I'm in PSJ I pop into Amapondo for a few beers. Last night they had a multi talented musician doing his thing. I had a chicken burger and added on Haloumi cheese. The chilli sauce they bought was a bomb! The staff are jacked and friendly.

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Neusaess, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Coming from a 4* B&B we had to readjust, but in our 3-night-stay we learned to enjoy and eventually to love Amapondos Backpackers. Amanda and Neil run this place personally and with very much creativeness. Our cottage was cleaner and tidier as we would have expected in a backpackers. The atmosphere in the whole lodge is really great and unique,... More 

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Wonderful bar, food and accomodation. We had one of the cottages above the bar area, very quiet and very comfortable. Except that the mattress needs replacing - could feel the springs coming through! My only big gripe was one of the tours. I requested that I would like to do a village visit - as a tourist we are warned... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Amapondo is your quintessential rustic backpackers - providing a variety of accommodation to suit most types. It also has a great quality restaurant that provides a range of delicious meals for breakfast, lunch & dinner. The staff are wonderful company and if you are an animal lover, you will relish being surrounded by cats, dogs, donkeys, monkeys, lizards and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

There is a reason this part of South Africa is called the wild coast. Port St. Johns embodies that frontier feeling. It is a scrappy little town. It's chaotic, dusty and somewhat run down. But it's precisely those things that endear her to you. Amapondo gets under your skin and into your blood the same way. The thing they call... More 

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Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo, responded to this review

Hey guys, What a great review - honest and to the point. This place is magical. Only a few lucky few get to experience it. I firmly believe that this is a must-see for every foreign tourist travelling to South Africa. I am on holiday in Camps Bay, Cape Town right now. And though its gorgeous, fancy, posh, and glamorous,... More 

Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I'm sitting here right now listening to some laid back tunes. Just watched the sun set at the beach about 200 metres away. I had a haloumi mushroom burger with chips and it hit the spot. The staff are chilled. Great place to pass the time.

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Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed our haloumi mushroom burger. They really do hit the spot. They're my favourite burgers, though all of our burgers are yummy. Good tunes at the bar! Fantastic. The bar staff really know how to please a crowd and set the right atmosphere. And the sunsets on the beach - don't get me started. Hope you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We camped here for 2 nights and loved it. The Donkey is a nice touch but do not get too close to him as he has a temper. Food was amazing and cheap. After having a look around Port St Johns this was the best place to be with views of the sea from our tent pitch. Staff are friendly... More 

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Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo, responded to this review

So glad you had a good time here. The food is amazing in our restaurant and we are quickly earning a reputation for one of the best places to dine in Port St Johns. Our donkey is lovely. She does not actually have a temper, she is just playful. If you get to know her a bit you'll understand. If... 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): $
Number of rooms: 14
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