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About Port St. John's River Lodge

Situated on the mighty Umzimvubu River, the third largest river in South Africa, between the mountains Thesiger and Sullivan, is the beautiful Port St. John's River Lodge.Guests have a choice of staying in B&B Hotel Rooms or in Self-catering Chalets. The B&B rooms are all en-suite with showers only. Tea and coffee facilities are available and the rooms are equipped with TVs with Hotel Package DStv channels. The rooms have lovely gardens, mountain or river views and all rooms are air-conditioned.Each Self-catering Chalet has a private patio with a braai area and overlooks the garden and pool with views of mountains Thesiger and Sullivan. TVs with Hotel Package DStv channels are available and the units are serviced daily. All of our chalets are air-conditioned. The a la carte restaurant offers a breakfast buffet and scrumptious dinners. The lodge is fully licensed and has a ladies bar, a pool table and a big screen TV for the sports enthusiast. Guests can also relax in the comfortable lounge and bar area or sunbathe around the sparkling pool.Guests can explore pristine beaches, estuaries, forests and grasslands, still untouched by the modern world and teeming with fascinating wildlife. The Wild Coast Museum holds the history and culture of the Pondo people, dolphin and whale watching can be done in June and July, and birdwatchers will enjoy looking out for 250 species of birds, which include the Cape Parrot. Silaka Game Reserve is 6 km from town and here guests can take a walk or game drive.Relax and unwind in a secure, peaceful environment that takes you far away from the bustle of city life.

Covid Safety Approved: Each room/chalet prior is thoroughly sanitised prior to check-in. Rooms/chalets are provided with the following: Disposable gloves and Hand Sanitiser. Continued training of our staff with regards to proper sanitising practises.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • House Keeping
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
  • Eastern Cape
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

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Port St. John's River Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Port St. John's River Lodge

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Louis Coetzee
17 September 2020

I was very disappointed at what I got for this price! The guy at reception did not know that I already paid a deposit and cant even look it up. Then made out a invoice for a total different amount to what I already paid. The unit (8) in which they booked me in, looks nothing as the pictures shown on website! It looks more like a unit given to someone at last minute.The tv in the unit is VERY small and the speakers are toast so you struggle to hear through all the noise from speakers.Nothing to wash dishes with. Gas stove is a fire hazard with the open flame right next to curtain, which is...
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Trevor Naidoo
16 September 2020

A shelter for the braai would be nice as the floor it's slippery when wet.

Hansraj Mangray
13 December 2019

Great location fo fishing, accommodation was good and good facilities including restaurant.

Rutger Boshoff
10 August 2017

All good. The couple that manage were really nice and went out of their way to assist us with information.

Cor Vogel
08 May 2017

Very beautiful, quiet and clean place.The food in the restaurant is good.

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Port St. John's River Lodge is 4.3km from the centre of Port St Johns , the nearest airport 95.3km (Mthatha Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling