Travel Blogs from Port St Johns, South Africa

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Port St Johns - (T.I.A), Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

Port St Johns - (T.I.A)

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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Getting to PSJ is no mean feat.The Bazbus drops off in Mthatha, via Nelson Mandela's house. We then organised a shuttle to the hostel which should be around an hour and a half away. The shuttle showed up two hours late, but that was the least of our ...

taken for a ride, Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

taken for a ride

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... you. The car takes a real beating.' Sounds good to me, I reckon I'll take my chances. I get a lift from the lodge to Port St Johns. Plenty of taxis going direction Mthatha, I look for a full one as it will leave first, soon as it's packed to the roof. ...

paradise lost - paradise found?, Ku-Gwexintaba, South Africa travel blog

paradise lost - paradise found?

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... what - keeping my mouth shut, I guess.    Anyway, this bird has flown and now at the Jungle Monkey backpack again, at Port St Johns, all better by the way, and at a loose end.   Sooooooo, I'm here, in Africa, what would I like to do ...

pizza hut, Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

pizza hut

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... Soon. Soon? African time. How will I know which one it is? He'll find you. He did. Patience - will I ever learn?   Port St Johns was disappointing. People had been telling me I would love it but I couldn't see why. A messy, busy little town, in ...

A New Continent!, Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

A New Continent!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... Umkumaas where we stopped at a dive shop to enquire about diving. Apparently, so we were told there was lots of action further south at Port St Johns, the main site for diving the Sardine Run, and so we jumped back in the car and drove on, another 4 ...

let's talk about shoes, Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

let's talk about shoes

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... husband's wishes but Valerie, a kind woman from East London, insisted on taking me to Mthatha to see a private GP, and going on to Port St Johns was the same distance as going back to Coffee Bay.  I am so grateful she did that for me, she went out of ...

Sardines and Sea Sickness, Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

Sardines and Sea Sickness

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 413 Temperature : 21 degrees Weather : Sunny It was another early start today. Actually, we slept through our alarm and awoke with a start at 7am. The first thing I did was slap on my sea sickness patch, then we grabbed a cup of ...

comments and pics, Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

comments and pics

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Just want to send some pictures and answers to comments, which you may not receive personally as I couldn't see reply, just delete, so most are on the previous entries. Just check. Sorry. Could be I am feeling somewhat better, I am not praising the lord ...

Day4-8: Durban-Port Elizabeth, Durban/Pt Edward/Pt St Johns/Pt Elizabeth, South Africa travel blog

Day4-8: Durban-Port Elizabeth

A travel blog entry by pauldwade

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... top of the mountain where there's an old military airfield, the main reason was for the spectacular views across the mountains, Port St Johns and the sea....the pics are fantastic! Had a very quiet evening in the lodge just watching a film...Matthew ...

comes in threes I guess, Ku-Gwexintaba, South Africa travel blog

comes in threes I guess

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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sorry to be the bearer of bad news again but my mobile somehow disappeared and someone else is using it now. Ja....Anyway  all my contacts were on it, not much saved elsewhere, so....if you can't reach me and I can't reach you, you know why. ...

The Knight in Shining Armour, Mkambati Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

The Knight in Shining Armour

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Day two, and I'm already nervous after the struggle that was day one, let alone the nerves already building for day three that people are saying will be one of the biggest challenges of the whole trip! First thing is first - try and dry out the wet ...

The home straight!, Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

The home straight!

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... it even with the bag, without doubt. We got to the top of the next hill and a wonderful picture of the beach before Port St. John greeted us. It was gorgeous. Blue blue water with white surf and a golden beach stretching between green hills and craggy ...

Port St Johns - Transkei, Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

Port St Johns - Transkei

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Port St Johns _ Amapando Backpackers This one night stop over ended up being a 2 night three say event which changed my travel plans. The backpacker itself is difficult to get to with out a car (i.e. not on the Bazz Bus route) but is well worth the ...

A bit of an extended stay, Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

A bit of an extended stay

A travel blog entry by shanam6m

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... how to get to the next place. I was picked up early in the morning from Umkomaas to begin my long bus ride to Port St. Johns.  I left that morning reluctantly as I wished to have one more day to spend in town; but the feeling to continue onwards ...

entering the land time forgot (transkei), Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

entering the land time forgot (transkei)

A travel blog entry by templei

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Travelled to AMapondo in the middle of nowhere(Transkei!). day one Me and pat chased firstly by birds on the beach, quite scary, then dogs in packs very very scary. Our pack vs rich and nicks! Not fun! Went to millenium bar for sundowners (local bar, ...

Port St Johns, Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

Port St Johns

A travel blog entry by keirle7

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We then made our we down the coast to Port St John's and stayed at the Jungle Monkey Hostel. It was a really chilled place and reminded me of Thailand. The room was ok but there were lizards everywhere and we had a cockroach! We did a trek to Bualo ...

In Nelson Mandela's footsteps, Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

In Nelson Mandela's footsteps

A travel blog entry by domjonna

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... before arriving in Port St. Johns we found a petrol station that sold burgers and had toilets and we were very happy! Port St. Johns was described as "idyllic" by Lonely Planet but I wouldn't really go that far. The town centre wasn't particularly ...

Real Africa, Gwexintaba, South Africa travel blog

Real Africa

A travel blog entry by courtenay

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... ? Try scrubbing goat dung off your hands with limited water!!)   Most days we (me; Rahel; Louis; and JJ, who is Xhosa, from Port St. Johns and works for Louis) got up early, 6 or 7 am and had breakfast, usually oatmeal and tea. Then we got to work. ...

A random road trip, Port Saint John’s, South Africa travel blog

A random road trip

A travel blog entry by maia

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... John's, a very sweet town that seems to be being swallowed by ever-encroaching vegetation.  I was here during my first week in South Africa and I mentioned that it reminded me of Vietnam with it's karsts and jungle.  After going out to sea (via ...

Pondo fever, Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

Pondo fever

A travel blog entry by filippovianelli

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Non potevo immaginarmi un inizio dell'anno pių entusiasmante, 4 giorni a Port St Jones bastano per ammalarsi incurabilmente di Pondo Fever. I Pondo sono un popolo che vive in questa zona e il loro modo di vivere č entusiasmante! Sono solari, allegri, ...

Durban and Pondo Land Wild Coast, Port St. Johns, South Africa travel blog

Durban and Pondo Land Wild Coast

A travel blog entry by seandrade

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... of trinkets, beautiful African batiks, statues, etc. The next day we got up early and set out to Port St. Johns again. The countryside changed dramatically as tall thin trees, banana plants and yellow flowering shrubbery dotted the breathtaking rise ...

Ahoy!, Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

Ahoy!

A travel blog entry by heatherjuline

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... are starting a school which will use the Waldorf teaching method.  Their aim is to make this new school affordable.  In South Africa parents have to pay to send their children to school, any school.  It can cost about $100/quarter per ...

Wild Coast, Port St. Johns, South Africa travel blog

Wild Coast

A travel blog entry by cfirkus

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We arrived in this small but lively town on the Wild Coast on Tuesday, June 12th.  This region of the coast is remote, rugged, and beautiful.  It was an eye-opening experience; the local population is extremely poor, with an unemployment rate ...

Smack Head Express, Jungle Monkey, Port St. Johns, South Africa travel blog

Smack Head Express, Jungle Monkey

A travel blog entry by mryoung

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Well guys, this one was a strange one i have to admit, probably the craziest place I've ever been in my life....... The history of this place is that it was a big time hippy town many years ago and a lot of them have stayed.... Now its full of over ...

GOODBYE Jungle Monkey and PSJ!!!, Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

GOODBYE Jungle Monkey and PSJ!!!

A travel blog entry by lee_the_flea

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Happy New Year to everyone!!! Gosh, the 1st of January 2006!!! And sitting here in this beautiful place called Port st Johns. I dont want to go home!!! I want to stay here forever and opt out of society and run a backpackers and eat mielies and swim in ...

The Ferocious Monkey and the French Foreign Legion, Port st Johns, South Africa travel blog

The Ferocious Monkey and the French Foreign Legion

A travel blog entry by lee_the_flea

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... sell their goods to people passing by. SO far.... PSJ rocks!!! Now on towards second beach. Its sooooo beautiful, God!! Port St. Johns has three beaches. The Second Beach, 5 kilometers east of the village center, is the prettiest, surrounded by evergreen ...

Road to Coffee Bay, Port St Johns, South Africa travel blog

Road to Coffee Bay

A travel blog entry by carlos.quijano

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... than that here is petrol and a Spar.   There is a camp site that we did not get to and could only see from the road.  It is on the left side of the road when entering Port St Johns. Or at least it looked better from afar then the other 2 in ...

Transkei, Port st John's, South Africa travel blog

Transkei

A travel blog entry by lee_the_flea

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... I was getting really tired and fed-up [(even though I wasn't driving) Thanks Sven!!!] by the time we got nearer to Port St Johns. The roads got narrower and twisted and turned all over the place and the locals have their own unique way of driving [which ...

Port st John's - JUNGLE MONKEY backpackers, Port st John's, South Africa travel blog

Port st John's - JUNGLE MONKEY backpackers

A travel blog entry by lee_the_flea

... with slices of bread and pasta salad. (YUMMY) and then met this couple from London. (she being Brazillian and he being South African) They were also travelling with his buddy Mike. We started chatting and the boyfriend (sorry but cannot remember your name ...

Paradise in Pondoland, Port st Johns, South Africa travel blog

Paradise in Pondoland

A travel blog entry by lee_the_flea

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The sun was shining and everyone was gathered outside and on the roof for breakfast and the like. I found some stale muesli which I had brought with and forgotten about. It was NOT what I really wanted alas. We had organised to go on a mini-trip to the ...

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