The Jetty
The beautiful Jetty River Lodge is situated on the banks of the mighty Umzimvubu River, a mere five kilometers from Port St Johns. It is the ideal holiday retreat for jaded city slickers and nature-lovers alike. Nestled in serene settings among century-old pecan nut trees with manicured rolling lawns and gardens, perfect for a day lounging at the pool or a picnic with the family on the river bank.

Bird-watchers will love the wide variety of birdlife that regularly visit our trees and river front; the African fish eagle, Egyptian geese, Green-backed herron, Cape gannet, Crowned hornbill to name a few. During the months of April and May, one is assured of seeing the endangered Cape green parrot, which have recently returned to Port St Johns.

Fishermen are treated to a variety of excellent fishing spots - both rock and surf - or you could simply walk down to the river bank. For the fishermen in search of an adventure, launch your boat off the property and take a scenic journey to the Umzimvubu River mouth or let us charter a deep-sea trip for you to some of our unspoilt reefs.

Once you land the fish of your dreams, cleaning it is a breeze with the cleaning station set up right next to the river. Port St Johns is a favourite fishing destination, especially between the months of May and August when the Sardine run is on.

The Wild Coast is well known for its dramatic and stunning landscape and Port St Johns is truly the “Jewel of the Wild Coast”. The beautiful indigenous tropical forests and waterfalls accompanied with steep cliffs and rock formations, are a feast for the eye.

Indulge in the scenery by hiking either through the forest or along the beach, otherwise jump in a canoe and take a slow paddle upriver. Whatever you decide on, be sure to take a camera along as it is guaranteed that you will stumble upon something beautiful, something you won’t soon want to forget.

Be sure to visit our newly-built bar and enjoy a drink and a game of pool while watching the rugby, or simply enjoy a relaxing cocktail on our patio while you watch the sun set over the Umzimvubu River.

A generator has been installed onsite, ensuring our patrons never get caught in a blackout.

December booking policy:
A minimum of 5 nights stay is required.

Accommodation at the Jetty River Lodge:
The Jetty River Lodge offers both bed & breakfast as well as self-catering accommodation options. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, built-in-cupboards, fridge, kettle, dishcloths, braai as well as cutlery & crockery. Unfortunately the Lodge do not have televisions and towels are not supplied. All rooms are serviced daily by our trustworthy staff and a laundry service is available. There is a jetty, so please feel free to bring your boat along and cruise the mighty Umzimvubu River.

Bed & breakfast:
The Jetty River Lodge has 2 bed & breakfast units. Breakfast is served at 09:00 every morning at the bar patio.

Room 1 - Sleeps 2 people
Room 2 - Sleeps 2 people

The Jetty River Lodge has 5 self-catering units, able to accommodate 2-4 people per unit. All units house a kitchenette, a 2-plate stove and oven, a toaster, Tupperware, breadboard, preparation knives, Pyrex dishes as well as pots and pans, everything one needs for a comfortable hassle-free stay.

Room 3 - Sleeps 2 - 3 people
Room 4 - Sleeps 2 - 3 people
Room 5 - Sleeps 2 - 4 people
Room 6 - Sleeps 2 - 6 people
Room 7 - Sleeps 2 people

Fishermen cottages:
The Jetty River Lodge have 3 fishermen cottages on the property, each able to accommodate 2 people. The 3 cottages each have braai facilities and share an ablution block.

Room 1 - Sleeps 2 people
Room 2 - Sleeps 2 people

The Jetty River Lodge makes use of gas geysers and we have installed a generator, ensuring nothing will put a damper on the time you spend with us. Unfortunately the Lodge do not have camping or caravan facilities.
R235.00 pps

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Facilities & Services:

  • Pets only by Arrangement
  • Limited Room Service
  • Wedding facilities
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Swimming Pool
  • Communal Satellite TV

    The Jetty Activities:

    - 9 hole golf course
    - Airstrip sundowners
    - Beach walks
    - Bird-watching
    - Canoe safaris
    - Cultural village tours
    -Deep-sea fishing
    -Hikers transfers
    -Magwa Falls day or night trips
    -River trips
    -Surf, rock and river fishing
    -Walking trails
    -Waterfall bluff/Cathedral rock tour
    -Waterfalls tour

    The Jetty Map:

    Other Accommodation near The Jetty:

    Accommodation options within 8km from The Jetty include:

    Outspan Inn Bed & Breakfast

    Outspan Inn Bed & Breakfast

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    Situated on the Umzimvubu River. Nine en-suite double rooms, all comfortably furnished, with DSTV. Budget room available.Delicious breakfasts served at The Restaurant in tropical garden if weather permits it. Swimming pool.

    From: R585.00
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    Port St Johns River Lodge

    Port St Johns River Lodge

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    Situated on the mighty Umzimvubu River, Port St Johns River Lodge, provides luxury river front accommodation, personal attention and excellent cuisine. Perfectly positioned for the discerning business traveller and holiday maker.

    From: R570.00
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    N'taba River Lodge

    N'taba River Lodge

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    Nestled between towering cliffs and set in amazing Tropical gardens on the banks of the Umzimvubu River, N'taba River Lodge is a family resort offering the finest mixture of Wild Coast hospitality and hugely comfortable rooms.

    From: R695.00
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