Jungle Monkey Backpackers

Jungle Monkey is situated in the rugged and untouched heart of the Wild Coast, in South Africas Eastern Cape. Here, we are still impressed by what nature brings forth patiently and by the result of its rejuvenation. Port St. Johns is home to many rare species. Watch the parrots or go on a boat trip to see whales and dolphins during the sardine run.

The stunning views and tranquil surroundings invite to go exploring. Stroll through the traditional Pondo villages or climb the rolling hills with our guides. We offer light hikes as well as adventurous full day trips.

Enjoy a therapeutic massage and have a swim in our pools, sleep in our comfortable doubles, triples, the safari tent, dormitories or camp in the garden.

Our restaurant offers a broad selection of hearty meals and the vibey bar invites to settle down after an adventurous day. Enjoy regular live performances by local artists or jam together on our fully equipped band stand. Use our instruments or bring your own.

Just remember when the Pondo Fever strikes, you might never want to leave again.

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  • "Beautiful one night stay: Friendly and helpful staff"

    17 August 2018

    "A backpacker with a functional Wi-Fi facility makes for great short stay experience. I found the friendliness and politeness of the staff to be helpful in guaranteeing a comfortable stay."

  • "Great view."

    05 July 2018

    "They need to buy proper blankets for guests in fact whole bedding nje was horrible. Not to mention bath towels. Old old old and warn out and torn. Ha a not good. The owner is old and have old people issues like dont park here park there. It was not really a big deal. On the plus. The place is beautiful and safe with a very nice entertainment cafe."

  • "Great view from private balcony"

    03 February 2018

    "Stayed in the Monkey View room, which has a private balcony overlooking the mountain. Can't really say much else; it's a backpackers The restaurant was decent."

  • "nice stay, friendly staff especial the hospitality ladies."

    24 January 2018

    "This is backpackers, but the condition has to be improved. At Gecko and Cow dorms they are not looked after. Curtains are torn, some windows are unable to be closed. There are mosquitos, please attend to them. Otherwise the stay was nice I can recommend to my friends and will come back."

  • "Beautiful adventure"

    16 January 2018

    "We stayed in the Monkey view room which was absolutely amazing. Stunning views, beautiful birds and the outside shower was certainly a highlight. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Will definitely go back."

  • "Actually there was no high light for us"

    06 January 2018

    "Our stay was a disaster from the start. first of all we did not get what we booked, then they wanted to put us up with other people in other rooms, and then we had to pay more because according to them the quote we got was only a deposit. Will not stay there again at all"

  • "weekend off"

    10 November 2015

    "Jungle monkey is awesome, the atmosphere ,the people and everything abt it. Don't have words to express myself."

  • "Very nice backpackers"

    22 December 2014

    "Good place to stay, we had the double African room which was spacious enough for two. The shared bathroom and toilet were very clean and equipped with all necessities. Breakfast and dinner meals served at the bar are nice and not expensive. The staff is very friendly and it's easy to feel at home here.In town there aren't really places to go out for dinner or have a drink. The bar at jungle monkey is always cozy though and the entertainment by local performers is also very nice!We didn't get the chance to go on an organized trip, because we would have to use our car since the 'guide' couldn't drive himself.The trip to the sulphur pools is NOT worth it by the way. They are very dirty and we didn't want to stay there longer then 5 minutes."

  • "Nice Stay"

    03 April 2013

    "Awesome staff, nice bar, nice trip offers, nice rooms, amazing view, clean bathrooms, creative design. Kitchen Facilities might need a little more equipment, the restaurant food was not that nice (except for the pizza!) I'd definitely recommend this backpackers!"

  • "Veilig"

    02 April 2013

    "Ek kan n boek skryf maar gaan dit kort hou......as jy net jou kamer kry wat jy voor die tyd bespreek en betaal het is dit al n goeie begin. Is uiters teleurgesteld met wat die web tuiste voorgee en hoe dit regtig is. Ek gee hul die eer hul kamers en badkamers is skoon,buite storte kort egter aandag is onveilig met die elektriese bedrading."

  • "Very nice"

    14 January 2013

    "Very nice hostel in Port St. Johns. They offer a lot of different trips, so you don't really need a car."

  • "Nice backpackers"

    29 December 2012

    "Friendly staff and nice community area. Laid-back atmosphere with camp fire and nice bar with live music. Rooms could be cleaner and the bathing beach is a bit far. We stayed two nights in the garden hut, which is nice but a bit cramped."

  • "What an experience!"

    10 December 2012

    "We travelled from JHB to Eastern Cape for a week and stayed over at Jungle Monkey Backpackers for two nights. WHAT A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE! The accommodation was set in the most beautiful surroundings and the people radiate a wonderful and relaxed energy. Thank you guys for making our stay the most wonderful and a truly memorable experience! We will definitely recommend your establishment to all our friend and colleagues in Gauteng. We left Jungle Monkey Backpackers newly inspired. Next time we will be booking some of the activities and stay a lot longer."

  • "Great"

    09 December 2012

    "Everything was great, best staff ever and the vibe is so relaxed!"

  • "Very good!"

    09 February 2011

    "We've had a very enjoyable stay. Very good atmosphere, good food too! Would love to go back!"

  • "Fantastic"

    17 January 2011

    "Was really an experience for me. It was a fantastic trip. Would really hope to visit them again."

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