Port St Johns
Wild Coast, South Africa
Port St. Johns is known as the centre of tourism on the Wild Coast. It is famous for deep sea fishing and shore angling. Near to the town are three beaches.
This town is thought to have been named after a Portuguese ship (the São João), which was actually wrecked at Port Edward. Later seafarers mistakenly identified the mouth of the Umzimvubu River as the site of this wreck.
Port St. Johns (or Port Saint Johns) is a town of about 6,500 people on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is situated at the mouth of the Umzimvubu River, 220 kilometres (140 mi) northeast of East London and 70 kilometres (40 mi) east of Mthatha, A river flowing through an impressive gorge known as the "Gates of St John" into an estuary located on the Indian Ocean.
On both sides of the river ravine are high sandstone mountain peaks: Mount Thesiger (342 meter above sea level) and Mount Sullivan (304 meter).
The Pondoland Park is a National park and forested area 500 km² in size, including the Umzimvubu river mouth and stretching north along the coast up to the provincial border with KwaZulu-Natal.
Tours targeting world famous "sardine run" are popular as well
Amapondo is named after the proud Pondo people, rich in cultural heritage & known for their hospitality. The welcoming staff at Amapondo will welcome you with sunshine smiles, and make you fell right at home. Surrounded by lush green vegetation, the backpackers is just 4 minutes walk to a stretch of sublime sun-kissed beach with herds of frolicking Nguni cows.
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