Port St Johns Guest House ...the place to be by the sea...

Port St Johns Guest House Accommodation


We offer ideal stop over overnight accommodation and self catering facilities B&B at reasonable rates:

  • All rooms enjoy 10 channel DSTV, Wi-Fi available, FLAT SCREEN TV's
  • Rooms with sea views cost ZAR500 per couple sharing. Excluding breakfast
  • Non sea view rooms cost ZAR400 per couple sharing. Excluding Breakfast
  • The large self catering room with sea view cost ZAR600 per couple
  • Reps welcome!
  • Tariffs for long term stays are negotiable.
  • Semi-permanent residents may apply for a different rate
  • Dinner: Monday - Thursday 06.00pm - 07.30pm (by arrangement)
    Breakfast: Daily 07.00am - 09.00am
    Packed Breakfasts / Lunch by arrangement

Glass House Guest Lodge overlooks First Beach on the water's edge with unsurpassed sea views. We are dedicated to comfort and service, neat and unpretentious in a safe, quiet environment. Tropical garden with abundant bird life.. Accommodation in PORT ST JOHNS set in an indigenous forest over looking an exceptional OCEAN VIEW of FIRST BEACH, in the heart of the beautiful WILD COAST, former TRANSKEI, part of EASTERN CAPE, only 40 metres from the sea.

  • AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION - WARM RELAXED ATMOSPHERE. The entrance to this haven is at the golf club.
  • DINNER (Monday - Thursday) - bring your own wine.
  • DSTV and fridges available in all our comfortable rooms, with en-suite showers and toilets
  • Internet facilities available on request.
  • ROCK AND SURF FISHING - Fisherman's dream.
  • DEEP SEA CHARTERS with very experienced Skipper by arrangement.
  • Nine hole Port St Johns GOLF COURSE adjacent to the property.
  • Laundry - staff are available to meet any individual requirements

This makes an ideal stop over for anglers, golfers, businessmen, holiday makers, travellers who value privacy and exclusivity or just a family gathering, a package can be tailor made on application.

Accommodation is offered in three double rooms, one self catering sea view unit and two self-catering flats, a budget cabin for a sleep and go.

Three double rooms with open decks enjoy the impressive sea view.

Self catering sea view unit opens onto an enclosed balcony with a magnificent panorama of the river mouth. This includes a private dining area.

Cabins 1 & 2 - Two lovely, adjoining cabin style double rooms with a wonderful sea view which opens on to a deck from where one can enjoy the spectacular view. Ideal for a small family or just two companions wanting separate rooms but want to stay close together.

Cabin 3 Room is a freestanding but adjacent to the adjoining cabins with a covered deck great views.

Two flatlets available as self catering units.
The Garden flat let has no sea view, but in a very secluded area with a lovely view of the lush garden.
Car park Flatlet Ideal for a live bait well as you can park outside the window.

Budget Cabin
Comfortable Double room.

This unique property is also available for groups of 14 people especially fisherman take pleasure from the sound and sight of the ocean.
All foods are prepared to individual requirements and are well presented and tasty. Including Halaal.

It is also a spiritual place where all the elements converge, creating a relaxed harmonious feeling of well being, that is "The essence of Port St Johns".

It is a special experience...

Contact your host Karen on 047 564 1242 or 072 332 3569 or 061 472 2228


  • Teenaan die branders op Eerstestrand
  • Panoramiese see-uitsigte oor riviermonding en oseaan
  • Verbind tot gerief en voortreflike diens
  • Uitstekende spyse
  • Veilig, rustig en privaat
  • Stylvolle, gemaklike luuksheid
  • In ‘n lowertuin met voëlgesang
  • Uitsonderlike atmosfeer
  • Teen sakpas-tariewe


Good Morning Karen/ Thuli
Hope that you are well!

I would just like to extend my gratitude for the excellent service you provided for Mr A Veramoothea and his guest during their stay at your guest house. Your hospitality as well as good service did not go unnoticed and for that I thank you for your generosity.

I will definitely recommend The Glass Guest House to all my friends and family as well as my other colleagues. Keep up the good work and continue keep that flag flying high

Grace Molale. P A to the C E O

Subject: The Glasshouse In P.S.J.

I'm writing this after seeing a letter forwarded to the owner of The Glasshouse in P.S.J. Some of the statements made were justly unfair.

We have just stayed in the master suit and had a wonderful time. The suit is clean. The bed and linen is a sleeper dream. The bathroom is typically shabby sheek and clean.

The kitchen and living area is simple and functional, furniture and study is not broken or dirty. To go to sleep with the sound of pounding surf and watching sunsets and sunrises over the river mount and beach is totally.

I will return here again.

Thanking you.
C De Wet
May 2014
078 593 3758

Hi Bill and Karen

I would like to thank you for the excellent accommodation that you have provided for our staff that stay with you when on business in Port St Johns.

The rooms are superb with the lovely view over looking the ocean and the newly upgraded rooms are really nice, linen are always clean and cozy when the bad weather come through. Most important is the security that's provided at your guest house, never have I seen in most guest houses such alert guards on duty all night.

The winter fishing season is approaching and I will be booking a weekend stay at your place for my wife and kids.

Thanks again, god bless.

Kind Regards,
Donovan Naidoo
Cell: 072 5033 000
May 2014

Hi Karen, Derek and your crew

Compliments of the season to you guys! I trust I find you well. Just to let you know that we really had a great time in Port St Johns on our holiday.

However, to a huge extent, this was made possible by our choosing to stay at the Glass House Lodge.
Not only did we find that we were at our 2nd home away from home due to the very sincerely cordial and hospitable treatment we received at your lodge, but we also found that, the Glass House offers the greatest value for money compared to all other lodges in Port St Johns, given its good rates and what it offers including the great ocean and river mouth views, which in our opinion is not offered by anyone else. Remember before we left town, for one more day, we stayed at a famous, supposedly rated lodge next to the river. Honestly speaking, we felt like we were staying at a lodge in Jo'burg and the service wasn't so great.

All the best to you guys in 2014. Till we meet again (we will definitely come back), keep up the awesome service.

From Munashe and Nozwelo
December 2013

Hi Karen

Thank you for making my stay very pleasant and making me feel at home and the extra care you took over me.

I really enjoyed my stay and looking forward to my next visit.

Kind Regards
James Samuel
28 June 2013

Dear Karen and staff,

The last time I stayed at The Glass House was 8 years ago and I enjoyed my stay then, just as I enjoyed staying there this time from the 16th June to the 18th June.

I found the Master suite to be very clean and really welcoming and I did notice all the improvements Since I was last there.

The staff and management were very pleasant and always willing to help. It was an absolute pleasure to stay there and look forward to my next trip down to Port St. Johns, although the town itself is not very clean, your establishment is a breath of fresh air.

I am going to recommend your Glass House to all my friends that go that way on holiday, as your prices are reasonable and the place is clean, welcoming and peaceful. Keep up the good work, I do appreciate the service.

Warm regards,
Margie du Preez

More al jul mooi mense.

Ek wil net dankie sê vir julle vriendelike ontvangs, op die 29 April 2013.

Die plek is pragtig, veral die kamers, so skoon, die see uitsig absoluut stunning. Ek is natuurlik mal oor die hondjies, dit was so lekker by julle, ek sal oor en oor terugkom, ek sal jul ook aanbeveel aan enige iemand. Die dorp Port St Johns het ek geniet, ons het lekker aandete by een van die restaurate geniet, teen die rivier. Die ontbyt die volgende oggend was net so stunning.

Nogmaal baie dankie.

NS: Albie Vos, was saam met ons

Ansie van der Merwe
Supervisor Rd's & Conservations Call Centre, LegalWise

We enjoyed every minute
Hi Derek,
We are safe and sound, and back on the job. Thank you very much for your hospitality during our stay at your place. We enjoyed every minute of it. The dog is herself again. Be careful! Don’t work so hard. (Ha-ha).

Hettie Schuster

Fantastic time
This is to let you know that we had a fantastic time at your establishment last week. We all loved it and that is why the ladies wanted us to stay the extra day – it was worth it. Thank you for your hospitality and kindness; you really know how to interact with clients and made our stay so enjoyable. Your passion about your industry made all the difference.
We will definitely come again if we come that part of the country and we are already your ambassadors!

Luba and Zwe

Experience of a lifetime
We had a wonderful time, the views are spectacular! Very helpful staff. Be sure to visit the Fish Eagle Restaurant.

Johan Els, South Africa

Hi Karen,

My apologies for only replying now, but things have been so hectic at work, and as they say in the classics work before play.
Karen, thank you very much for the time we could spend with you, and for accommodating our animals as well. We really enjoyed the stay and the chats we could have with Bill and yourself.

We trust that you are all well, so please give him our regards. We in particular enjoyed the room we stayed in, and will for future visits always try and stay in it, or the one adjacent, as they really have the best views.

The plan is to visit again in the near future, and to also bring friends with us, so be rest assured you will see us again. Thank you once more, and take care.

Leon and Elmarie.


The Glass House Guest Lodge, Port St Johns, South Africa
Port St Johns First Beach at Dawn - click here to send an e-mail
Dining on the Deck - click to enlarge
The log cabins overlook the sea - click to enlarge
garden-flat-exterior Cabin-style-room-view-from-Deck-into-room a fisherman fishing on the rocks a short walk from the Glass House - click to enlarge Second Beach - our famous swimming beach which is a few kilometers from the Glass House - click to enlarge
A moonlit dinner on the deck - click to enlarge
A tastefully decorated bedroom - click to enlarge
The view of the sea from the cabin - click to enlarge
Sunrise over the sea - click to enlarge
The view from the deck - click to enlarge
Fishermans-steps-low-tide-between-cabins Walkway-from-reception-to-cabins Stairway-from-cabin Map to the Glass House - click to enlarge
Google Map to the Glass House - click to enlarge

This property is for sale - a once in a life time opportunity - offers to purchase are welcome...

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Port St Johns Accommodation

The Glass House Guest Lodge