I stayed here for a magical few months and Second Beach, Port St Johns is still my favourite place in the world. Tim and Annie, the owners, are warm, friendly and welcoming to everyone. The atmosphere for the whole time I was here was brilliant as it attracts cool people. Having travelled across South Africa, I can assure you that the standard of dorm and double rooms here are excellent, comfortable and clean and it is fantastic value for money. The bar is brilliant for cocktails, parties or chilling in the hammock. The beach is beautiful and Amapondo offers a lot of trips & activities (some free) and opportunities for volunteering in the local community. I volunteered in a care home for street children (Eluxolweni) & the local primary school & it was one of the best experiences of my life. It is far quite far from town but there's always people driving to get a lift with and the isolation adds to the magic of the experience. The food is delicious. I haven't got a bad word to say about this place - only that if you want a 5* hotel, don't come here - if, however, you want a fun & tranquil time & to meet great people, book it now or just rock up!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Amapondo Hotel Port St Johns