Amapondo Backpackers | Port St Johns

The Blowhole & the Gap – Mthumbane Village

Hike up into the cultural village of Mthumbane.  The stunning coastal path along the mountain is going to 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.

Hike down to the Gap, climb down a rope, then down a large ladder arriving safely in between the Gap, an impressive coastal peninsula.  Across the Gap climb another ladder up onto the viewpoint from where you can see the Blowhole, an amazing natural phenomena where powerful waves crash against the rocks, the pressure forcing a jet of water 10’s of meters into the sky.

We offer optional traditional Xhosa meals in Mthumbane before returning to Amapondo.  And if you’re lucky, you might even encounter the legendary Ben Decker, a famous writer, poet, and friendly hermit who lives in a cave not far from here.