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#4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Port St Johns
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Visser P wrote a review Aug 2019
Roodepoort6 contributions1 helpful vote
What an absolute gem after the Gauteng cold! Dip your toes (whole body) in the warm Indian Ocean after a long and cold journey and you could quite easily think you are in paradise. A warm welcome awaits you on arrival and you are introduced to the very comfortable rooms. Typical of the coastal lifestyle is a verandah to every room. Surrounded by the coastal flora you can soak up the sound of the ocean. Food is next door. WiFi is free. The owner is a very interesting man with a wealth of knowledge of the area. Truly, I am going back there for this unique experience
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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faye1963 wrote a review Feb 2019
Kimberley, South Africa21 contributions
I had the most wonderful stay at Outspan In. You get a warm welcome and the rooms are well kept, clean and tidy. The best is falling out of bed and walking through the beautiful gardens directly onto the Umzimvubu River mouth beach for a breath of fresh sea air or to watch a sunrise. One of the owners, John Costelo, personally took us around and shared the highlights of the area with us. These experiences and places I will carry in my heart always. It's a wonderful place to stay and I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: All rooms face the garden
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Allan B wrote a review Jul 2018
East London7 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at the Outspan Inn last week. The room was comfortable and clean. The staff were very friendly. The garden is a bird watchers paradise. Their back gate takes you through a Sandy path to the river. We loved it and will be back soon.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from kathrynoutspaninn, Owner at Outspan Inn
Responded 05 Jul 2018
Hi Allan! Thank-you for your review. I'm so glad you had a good time here, and we look forward to having you back! Best Regards Kathryn
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Thomas S wrote a review Mar 2018
Munich, Germany77 contributions29 helpful votes
We stayed there for only one night and it was ok. The main rooms near the Pool are better but more expensive of course. We had the flat next to the restaurant and it was very noisy. Internet is weak and the facilities are rather poor. But considering Port St Johns they all need a razzmatazz to clean the village and get visitors back. The landscape is spectacular though. Hope they get the turn
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Eb786Mariam wrote a review Aug 2017
South Africa4 contributions2 helpful votes
Really old shabby and dirty.if ur there just to fish and only using the ficility to sleep.its fine.definitly not for a family vacation.nice accomodation there would be purple indigo and river lodge.small town ...with welcoming and wonderfull people
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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caitismith1 wrote a review Feb 2017
Richards Bay, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great conference facility and friendly, organised staff. Recently made use of the conference facility at Outspann Inn for a public meeting. It had all the necessary facilities and friendly, helpful staff.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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sarahwilliamson2016 wrote a review Dec 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Dear Kathrin and staff Thank you for a lovely holiday. It could not have been better, we loved our stay with you. from the moment we arrived Jackie took care of us. Thanks also for warning us about not swimming in the sea at Port St Johns, your pool was a truly a bonus. The kids hardly got out of it while we were there. Nick thoroughly enjoyed being able to walk to your beach, i loved chilaxing there while the kids built that enormous sandcastle. I shall send photos! Please thank Monica for the impromptu tour she took us on, she is so clued up on the history of the area. The restaurant on the premises was great too. That lime and prawn wrap is my favorite dish now. We will be back soon! xxxxxxx Love to all, regards Sarah Williamson
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We had the family room. Big and spacious. Perfect, it went straight to the lawn.
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Leigh W wrote a review Dec 2016
62 contributions14 helpful votes
Its an old self catering and b&b establishment which doesn't seem to be very busy. Very handy to steve's bar and restaurant right next door for dinner, also where you get the included breakfast. The furniture, decor etc are all old and tired which would be ok but frankly it's just plain dirty....the rooms and bathrooms. The staff are lovely however, but i wouldn't stay here again.... in fact avoid Port St Johns totally is my advise.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Raymond E wrote a review Jun 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa7 contributions1 helpful vote
If you passing thru great place to stop and enjoy the locals Well priced and great service friendly staff right on the beach and close to all the major centers. Comfortable room with DSTV as well as self catering offered.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: All the rooms are well placed and laid out so all the rooms are good
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Nicholas M wrote a review Mar 2016
Toronto, Canada24 contributions18 helpful votes
I tour South Africa every 3 years from Canada. This year marked my 4th visit to Port St Johns and another stay at The Outspan Inn. How do I love this place? Let me count the ways. Kathryn, with support from John, as well as their perennial friendly staff provide the perfect place to stay. The price is very reasonable and we loved our self catering cottage amidst leafy quiet surroundings. "Steve's Place", a friendly pub restaurant with good food, is right next door. We had everything one could want: clean rooms, comfortable beds, multi-channel TV, and a well equipped kitchen. We also liked being in a community where there were no tall buildings, no corporate signs [apart from KFC] and no feeling of being different even though 98% of the local population are black. The Outspan has secure parking, a beautiful garden and a decent sized pool. Nearby are spectacular views and wonderful walks and beaches. I just love it here and I look forward to my next visit.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: One has the choice of B&B or self catering in a larger space. I recommend the latter for...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Outspan Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Outspan Inn?
Nearby attractions include Silaka Nature Reserve (4.8 km), Dwesa Nature Reserve (4.4 km), and Poenskop Beach (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Outspan Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Outspan Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Outspan Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Outspan Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steve's Pub & Restaurant, The Waterfront, and Cafe 167.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Outspan Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Outspan Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.09 km away from the centre of Port St Johns.
Are pets allowed at Outspan Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.