Welcome to Amapondo!

We’re situated in Port St Johns in the former Transkei. Known for its vibrant fusion of both breathtaking scenery and vibey african atmosphere, it’s easy to see why people call it the Jewel of the Wild Coast and keep returning.

View from Amapondo

Amapondo Backpackers is nestled in a tropical rainforest on a hill and all our rooms, campsite and en suite accommodation overlook stunning 2nd beach, which is only one of many reasons why your stay here will be a memorable one.

Amapondo Restaurant

After you’ve woken up to the soothing sounds of the sea, go join our guides for one of our free (!) daily hikes, swim, surf and get a holistic massage. Or if you simply can’t get over how beautiful it is, take in the view a little more from one of our hammocks, or sit back and spoil yourself with our healthy smoothies, fresh seafood and other delicious meals in our restaurant.

Being an active part of our local community, we’ve also initiated several volunteer projects and came to learn how much there is to gain, when you have something to give. So, if you think that’s an experience you would like to make, too, check out VOLUNTEERING in the menu for more info and work with us!


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