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TravelPod Member ReviewsJungle Monkey Backpackers Port St Johns
I had the best time at this hostel! What was to be a day and a half stay turned into almost a week. An absolute beautiful place in Africa to be at a wonderful hostel! Loved the people here, the music, the animals, entertainment...you HAVE to go!!! You wont be dissapointed...I'll be back
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... get it up but the truck keeps slipping forward and they said all get to the back to put weight on the back so we do and then I'm getting annoyed so I put my head out and said can I get out!!! So we all get out and they said start looking for rocks to put behind the wheels so we can try and get it out...so we r tip toeing around all the mud and I reluctantly pick up a few muddy rocks, not impressed at this point at all, and then chris puts his head out and ...
There is too much to do in this hub of activity! Jungle Monkeys took us under their wing, and helped us book a hike or two. Now, we've been to a fair few waterfalls, so we were inevitably a bit disappointed when we ended up visiting the same waterfall twice! Oh well to use a cliche - T.I.A (I have just cringed writing this sentence)
Our outgoing guide Jay also took us to The Gap and Blow Hole, a ...
... leading the way and gradually being joined by the kids and lastly by the foreigners. It was a great night and a great way to expose people to the Xhosa culture and to bring money to the community from tourists. The next day I decided to move from my dorm by the bar and reception to the mini hut village across the river. Highly, highly recommended!!! It was just so peaceful and tranquil with even better views of the ocean. It's pitch black at night so don't move there if you don't have ...
... down but still in operation.
Stunning old trees lined the road, most of them around 80 to 100 years old. From looking at the windbreaks protecting the tea plantations, one could tell that this farm goes way back. This could be a great source of employment, but we did not see any activity in the plantation during our drive through. Would like to find out what kind of tea they grow and ...
... next crazy adventure!
We journeyed to Port St. 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 a traditional "African surf launch" which involves crashing out of the river mouth where huge waves are breaking) and seeing PSJ from the ocean I ...