About Us

Donkilizwe, Amapondo, Port St Johns, Wild Coast
“Donkilizwe”

AMAPONDO is so distinctive, its hard to match.   From the moment you walk in and meet our friendly pet DONKEY, who even hangs around the bar, you’ll know that this place is special.  AMAPONDO is Ama-Awesome. Nestled on a hill on the verge of a TROPICAL RAINFOREST with STUNNING VIEWS, head over to the most BEAUTIFUL BEACH  in town, just a stone’s throw away, to sun-bathe or take a plunge in the clear warm water. There are so many places to swim. Ask us about the exciting deep natural rock pools.

View from Beach, Amapondo, Port St Johns, Wild Coast

View from Beach, Amapondo

We’re situated in Port St Johns along the rugged WILD COAST near the mouth of the mighty Umzimvubu River, once known for its wild hippos. This is  the ‘REAL SOUTH AFRICA‘. It’s where it all began.  Culture at its most spectacular.  Real people,  genuine cultural experiences,  a vibrant fusion of breathtaking scenery and vibey African atmosphere – it’s easy to see why people call it the JEWEL OF THE WILD COAST.

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Backpacking on the Wild Coast