Amapondo Backpackers | Port St Johns

Amapondo is so distinctive, its hard to match. From the moment you walk in and meet our friendly DONKEY, who 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 of the deep natural rock pools.


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. If you are backpacking in South Africa don’t miss out on a once in a lifetime experience – Visit Amapondo!