Once you've driven through the crazy town of Port St. John's and you slowly make your way up to Amapondo, the ominous mountains and soft sea breeze overwhelms your senses. Monkeys, jungles, waterfalls!!!!!!!!
You offload after a 7 hour drive to welcomed by the freindliest, homeliest staff. You walk up the stairs and into the bar area, filled with colourful bits and pieces from all over the world. At the end of the room is Bongs the barman with a cold beer in his hand. He's smiling and it's all just for you!!! Once you've sat down, you will stay sitting... chatting with staff and tourists.... you WILL stay there all night, not wanting to go to bed because you will definitely miss out on the biggest party of your life and you know it!!!!
Not to mention the walks and excursions with Tim the owner!!! Mud caves, waterfalls, hikes, traditional ceremonies, cliff-hanging, surfing, swimming, laughing, giggling.... GOOD VIBES!!!
You will leave, after postponing your trip atleast 5 times... thats how Pondo fever works.... and you won't be able to contain the sadness you feel becase after even a few days, you have become part of their family.
Thanks guys.... I love you all!!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amapondo is Ama-azing. Amapondo is nestled on a hill on the verge of a tropical rain forest and only 2 minutes walk from a beautiful beach. Head down to sunbathe or plunge in the clear warm waters of the deep rock pools nearby. The African-themed rooms and deluxe private self-catering cottages all have their own unique design and style. The quirkily designed cottages have incredible views, are really comfortable and come at a price that you'll find hard to match. Turtle Cove has one of the best views on the Wild Coast from its upstairs bubble bath, whilst Crystal House, with its glass frontage, offers classic panoramic ocean views. Whether you want a quiet, relaxing break in your own piece of paradise, a base from which you can explore the natural beauty of the area, an adventure on one of their many tours, close interactions with locals, genuine cultural experiences, yoga lessons, a deep tissue massage, or a thumping all-out party at their buzzy bar, you'll find it at Amapondo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amapondo Hotel Port St Johns