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Port St John's River Lodge

R61 Mthatha Tar Road, Port St Johns 5120 South Africa
* Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Please see our partners for more details.
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#1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Port St Johns
Situated on the mighty Umzimvubu River, Port St John's River Lodge provides luxury accommodation, personal attention and excellent cuisine. With tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms and comfortably furnished chalets, guests are assured of comfort in a relaxed and peaceful environment. Offering a comprehensive A la Carte Restaurant, fully licensed bar, sparkling pool and exceptional scenic views. Self-Catering Chalets have a double bed in the bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The lounge is equipped with TV's with Hotel Package DSTV and a single and a day bed/bunk bed for extra sleeping space. The chalets are fully equipped for self-catering with a small kitchen with a fridge freezer,stove, own braai & patio. All the self cater chalets are serviced daily. The hotel rooms are en-suite with showers only. Tea and coffee facilities are available and the rooms are equipped with TV's with Hotel Package DSTV channels. All the rooms are serviced daily. All rooms/chalets are air-corconditioned.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Indoor play area for children
Secured parking
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Game room
Golf course
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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P1711IKangelan wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions
We discovered a gem in the Eastern Cape. Beautiful surroundings, lovely, clean (and affordable) accommodation and great food. Charlie and Estee welcomed us like family and were always ready with contacts, tips and advice on what to do. Even though beaches were closed, there was plenty to do. The breathtaking views are spectacular ... totally unspoilt. We loved it!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Ancil Bester, Owner at Port St John's River Lodge
Responded 02 Jan 2021
Dear Morne and Angela, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We sincerely appreciate the time taken to compliment not only the Lodge and staff, but also the beautiful Wild Coast. It was a pleasure to have met your family and may you have a blessed 2021! Charles, Este and the entire Port St Johns River Lodge team
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Bob Clayton wrote a review Mar 2020
17 contributions5 helpful votes
The room was very good, although the pillows were a bit hard and the TV was tiny. Everyone was very friendly. The bar is nice. The restaurant service was good and the food was excellent. The pool was immaculate. The brick buildings at the bottom, near the river, are subtly semi-detached - next door's front door is at the opposite side of yours, so it's not immediately apparent. Unfortunately, our neighbours in the other half were late-nighters who continued chatting and playing music until the early hours and we could hear every word!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Russell A wrote a review Jan 2020
Durban, South Africa38 contributions15 helpful votes
We recently stayed there for a weekend. From the moment we arrived we were met with great friendly service. Our room was adequate, very clean with a great view off the brown river slowly flowing past. It was used as a place to hang our heads after we had explored Port St Johns and surrounds - it was ideal. The first night the TV didn't work, not that we were going to watch it. The moment we reported it to reception the next morning Vanessa was there to try and sort it out. Unfortunately it was a faulty remote. But no problem we were soon given a manual option to watch if we needed to. Breakfasts were fine, cooked by Vanessa - nothing lacking! What ever we asked for we got with great smiles from the staff. We didn't try the restaurant but the menu looked great. Truly highly recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Elmaret Lang wrote a review Jan 2020
Paarl, South Africa13 contributions
Service with a SMILE & a personal touch. Assistance where needed & going beyond what is required. After driving many km's, not wanting to drive into town to shop, assistance with dinner groceries for our own bbq was no trouble. Great fun, fishing & food was had by all!!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Robert L wrote a review Nov 2019
Cape Town, South Africa250 contributions21 helpful votes
Wow! What can I say about this venue? We only stayed one night and really wished to have stayed longer. Unfortunately we were on a pre-planned road trip which, with bookings already made, could not alter our programme. This is truly a lovely lodge with such a lot to offer. The river frontage is really special and the accommodation was the highlight of my entire trip. I can fully recommend staying here especially if you have young ones accompanying you. If you are interested in water sports, fishing, hiking and being close to nature, this is the place for you. A definite must! Dining at the restaurant was also fantastic.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Sleep Quality
US$72 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaEastern CapePort St Johns
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Frequently Asked Questions about Port St John's River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Port St John's River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Silaka Nature Reserve (6.2 km), Dwesa Nature Reserve (5.8 km), and Poenskop Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Port St John's River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Port St John's River Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Port St John's River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Port St John's River Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Port St John's River Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steve's Pub & Restaurant, Wood n Spoon, and The Waterfront.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Port St John's River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Port St John's River Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Does Port St John's River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.