Jungle Monkey and The Island Backpackers Lodge Reviews
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Jungle Monkey is a great place to stay. After arranging my stay and setting up my shuttle from the Baz Bus drop off in Mthatha via a really bad Skype connection on my end, staff made me feel welcomed by buying me my first drink (everyone has to have drink in the Jungle Monkey bar) and I was given immediate help trying o figure out what activity to do the next day. On my last day, Papa G, one of the owners, took me on tour of Port St. Johns and up to the airstrip for spectacular views!
Jungle Monkey and the Island is a great hostel with a unique vibe. The hostel bar is really good for a drink of an evening and the food there is really good (especially the incredible pizzas). It is a short walk to the beach and regular interesting trips and tours go out; I enjoyed most having sundowners at the PSJ airstrip and the tour Papa G (one of the owners) took me on. The shuttle bus to and from Mthatha is a bit of a mission, but it is well worth making a visit to this beautiful place.