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    Amapondo Backpackers Lodge

    Second Beach Road | Wildcoast, Port St Johns 5120, South Africa
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    Reviewed 9 June 2016

    Amazing atmosphere, great nature, friendly - this is the Transkei or Wild Coast. This backpacker is a gem if you want to relax and chill out for a few days. It has an amazing bar (yes, with three donkeys), great views, freindly staff, dogs and...More

    Thank guncoon
    Response from Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 July 2016

    Thanks for the review. So glad you had a great time and that you enjoyed Amapondo. So you met our crazy donkeys!? They don't come visit every day, but certainly on most days they do. They usually come to the bar for a carrot, but...More

    Reviewed 4 April 2016

    Travellers to this rural coast in South Africa can be intimidated by the lack of infrastructure, but just breathe and immerse yourself in the simplicity of this area. Amapondo backpackers is well located very near 2nd beach. The facilities are adequate and if you can...More

    Thank 8puddles8
    Response from Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 July 2016

    Thanks for the review. So glad you had a great time and that you enjoyed Amapondo. Our cottages are delightful. Thanks for noticing. Please come again. Neil

    Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

    This is a backpackers, and it is the wild coast. If you expect luxury you will be very disappointed. Come expecting a Backpackers on the wild coast, sn you'll be impressed! We stayed in the Shiva cottage and it was wonderful, and the view, amazing....More

    Thank Carla P
    Response from Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 July 2016

    Thanks for the review. So glad you had a great time and that you enjoyed Amapondo. You are right about Amapondo being a backpackers. We are not the Ritz, nor do we try to be. This is authentic and so are we. We love our...More

    Reviewed 28 February 2016

    There are no words to express how much I love this place.. Amapondo Backpackers has such an amazing vibe, people from all around the world, from chilled to a party paradise.. this is worth every precise moment of your time!! I long to return!!! I...More

    Thank Donna C
    Response from Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 July 2016

    Thanks for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself. We hope you can return soon.

    Reviewed 27 February 2016

    Amapondo, totally at one with its surroundings. From the amazing location, to the African themed rooms, cottages set high on the hill overlooking Second Beach and the well run Pondolicious Restaurant, this place has it all. In the day time, there are tours with highly...More

    Thank mr_metaxa
    Response from Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 July 2016

    Thanks for the review. So glad you had a great time and that you enjoyed Amapondo. Of course we the best backpackers on the Wild Coast - not probably. We have a great restaurant, wonderful people, lots to do, the best parties, and we are...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beachfront
    • Free Internet
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Babysitting
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$10 - US$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 14
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    • Port St Johns
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    Room & Suite (32)
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    Mhimbi
    20 February 2017|
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    Response from Amapondo | Property representative |
    Firstly, thanks Sandra P for your answers. Brian, please check our website, which is very comprehensive. PSJ is pretty safe and crime is rare, but we have security on site and a perimeter fence too. We can accommodate up... More
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    Zaheer1209
    16 November 2016|
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    Response from Amapondo | Property representative |
    Hi, sorry for the delay. No problems at all. Its a tar road all the way to the airstrip. You could even roller-skate to the top!
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    Zaheer1209
    9 November 2016|
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    Response from Amapondo | Property representative |
    Hi, sorry for the delay. If you havent come and gone already, please check out the Adventure section on our website where there are links, details and photos of all the coolest stuff to do in PSJ.
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