Quick Facts: Port St Johns
- The small coastal town of Port St Johns is located in South Africa along the magnificent Wild Coast
- Port St Johns is known as the Jewel of the Wild Coast
- The Wild Coast is a stretch of 250 kilometers of coast, which gained its name by its inaccessibility and reputation for ship-crushing waves
- Today the Wild Coast is still untouched and offers rich experiences and adventures
- Endless golden beaches
- Excellent fishing spots
- Port St Johns offers a unique blend of different cultures including the Xhosa culture
- Prime hiking region
- More than 250 species of birds have been recorded here
- Canoe trips
- Horse trails,
- Dolphin and whale watching
- Silaka Nature Reserve
- Dwesa Nature Reserve & Cwebe Nature Reserve
- Hluleka Nature Reserve
- Luchaba Nature Reserve
- Cape Hermes Lighthouse, Port St Johns
Distance to Airport: 92 km
Distance to City: 5 km
Introducing Port St Johns
The small coastal town of Port St Johns is located in South Africa along the magnificent Wild Coast.
Port St Johns is known as the Jewel of the Wild Coast.
The Wild Coast is a stretch of 250 kilometers of coast, which gained its name by its inaccessibility and reputation for ship-crushing waves.
Today the Wild Coast is still untouched and offers rich experiences and adventures.
The setting of Port St Johns is possibly the most dramatic in South Africa and the drive from Umtata to Port St Johns is one of the best journeys on the Wild Coast.
The Umzimvubu River cuts a huge gorge into the ocean where it then flows between the river’s edge and the red stone cliffs.
Twin mountains, the Thesiger and Sullivan, lie on either side of the river mouth, these are regarded as the gates of Port St Johns.
Endless golden beaches are found here and excellent fishing spots are located along the shore.
Port St Johns offers a unique blend of different cultures including the Xhosa culture.
This region of South Africa is a prime hiking country, with forests and trails and more than 250 species of birds.
Other activities in the area include canoe trips, horse trails, golf, dolphin and whale watching as well as fishing.
Attractions in and in close proximity to Port St Johns, Eastern Cape (South Africa)
Silaka Nature Reserve
The Silaka Nature Reserve protects the biodiversity of the coastal forest in this region of South Africa.
The Silaka Nature Reserve stretches along the coastline between Second Beach and Sugarloaf Rock, 400 hectares of striking coast, a forest of towering trees, and grassland are its main characteristics.
Dwesa Nature Reserve & Cwebe Nature Reserve
The two fairly small sister nature reserves of Dwesa and Cwebe are separated by the Mbashe River on the central wild coast.
They are bordered on one side by the forest-fringed shores of the Indian Ocean and on the other by the undulating hills and grasslands of the former Transkei.
Hluleka Nature Reserve
The wild Hluleka Nature Reserve nestles 20 kilometres south of Port St Johns on South Africa’s Wild Coast.
This nature reserve is characterised by its rugged and natural unspoiled beauty.
The Hluleka Nature Reserve is located south east of Mthatha.
Luchaba Nature Reserve
In close proximity of Umtata / Mthatha, lies the charming 460 hectare Luchaba Nature Reserve.
This nature reserve is adjacent to the Mthatha Dam and is home to a variety of wildlife, a series of wetlands and grasslands that support a wide selection of birds.