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    Amapondo Backpackers Lodge

    Second Beach Road | Wildcoast, Port St Johns 5120, South Africa
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          Reviewed 19 December 2016

          This place sorely needs a make-over. Peeling paint, grubby walls, cracked floors; it's all here! The place is OK, but it's very rustic and falling way behind the standards of most other South African backpacker places. Paying for a really awful wi-fi signal; not seen...More

          Thank Mark R
          Response from Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers Lodge

          Sorry you had a bad experience. The main buildings at Amapondo have an interesting history in that they used to be an orphanage many many years ago and they are extremely old. We are situated on a steep hill and over years the slope has...More

          Reviewed 16 December 2016

          Very nice relaxed vibe at this place, yes you have to wait for your food a bit longer than usual but hey, this is Africa and you're suppose to be on holiday anyway so get into the groove and you will have a great time!...More

          Thank KerneelsW
          Response from Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers Lodge

          Thanks for a great review. As we have a full à la carte restaurant menu, but don't necessarily cater to big numbers all the time and experience ebbs and flows with numbers of guests, we are not always prepared when we get sudden big orders....More

          Reviewed 6 December 2016

          Loved the vibe. Staff were friendly. Very cheap accommodation. Great location by the beach and hiking trails. Good food at the restaurant but not much other food to choose from nearby. Not particularly inviting facilities, but it is a backpacker's after all. Loved the quirky...More

          Thank hogsback11
          Response from Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers Lodge

          Thanks for the great review and comments on our friendly staff and good vibe. We pride ourselves on those two aspects above everything else. We are ideally situated across from the best beach in town. We have an awesome restaurant and for those who want...More

          Reviewed 28 November 2016

          The room and the bathroom facilities where dirty and smelling. I had cockroaches in my room, so I preferred to sleep the night in my car. The food took forever and was at least cold when finally served. The stuff was not helpful at all...More

          1  Thank mangetti
          Response from Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers Lodge

          Wow, what a terrible review. I am so sorry that you felt that way. We haven't had such a bad review in ages because we take them so seriously that we immediately call a staff meeting to discuss what can be done. Yesterday was that...More

          Reviewed 15 November 2016

          The owners and the staff are awesome. The setting of this place is really a piece of paradise. To wake to the view of untouched nature is second to none. Few places like this left on earth. If you want to get away from the...More

          Thank Jason M
          Response from Amapondo, Owner at Amapondo Backpackers Lodge

          Great review, thanks so much and we hope to see you again soon.

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          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Beachfront
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • 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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          • US$27 - US$33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Suites ,
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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          • Accessible rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 14
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          • Eastern Cape >
          • Port St Johns
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Mhimbi
          Greetings! We as a family spent many holidays at Second Beach lots of years ago, and would like to re-live some of the memories in 2018 some time. The questions are: 1. How many people can you accommodate at a time? 2. Is security (petty and more serious crimes) an issue in the PStJ area? 3. To avoid hordes of people we would like to come out of season....which months are the best? 4. Can you give us an indication of prices for next year (more or less). 5.If one decides on self-catering....where is the nearest shop for groceries etc.? 6. Can I correspond by e-mail or sms directly with the owner/s? Many tks Brian
          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
          Is the airstrip in psj accessible with a normal vehicle (not 4x4 or the like) ?
          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
          In PSJ for just 48 hours, staying at Amapondo backpackers. What can't I miss ?
          10 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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