Amapondo Backpackers | Port St Johns

The Blowhole & The Gap – R80

Hike up into the cultural village of Mthumbane along a stunning coastal path that will seriously blow your mind.

At the top, the views are screensaver perfect, and if you’re lucky, you might even see a whale or a pod of dolphins.

From here, hike down to the Gap, climb down some rocks using a rope, then down an impressively long ladder, and into ‘The Gap’.  Traverse this impressive coastal peninsula, and shimmy up another ladder onto a great viewpoint.  From here you can see the Blowhole, where powerful waves crash against the rocks, their pressure forcing a jet of water high into the sky.

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the legendary Ben Decker, a famous writer, poet, and friendly hermit who lives in a cave not far from here.