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Port St. Johns

Afrikaans name: Port St. Johns

View over Port St. Johns

View over Port St. Johns

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Eastern Cape

Port St. Johns is a small coastal town in the Eastern Cape Provice of South Africa. It is about 70 kilometres away from Mthatha.

The town is located on what is known as the "Wild Coast" and is the most popular tourist destination in the area. Tourists enjoy the scenic beauty of the area, the beaches nearby and the good fishing spots.

Port St. Johns is on the southern bank of the Umzimvubu River which was as a port for many years. It closed down when the river silted up in the 1940's.

The town is serviced by an unusual airstrip. The runway is located on top of Mount Thesiger.

Port St. Johns shops

Above - Port St. Johns shops

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Port St. Johns beach

Above - Port St. Johns beach

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Cremorne Estate

Above - Cremorne Estate as seen from the mountain on which the airflied is situated

Photo © Johan van Zyl

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