Port St Johns

Jewel of the Wild Coast

Historical Photos

With such a rich and varied history including some real hardships and stories of fortitude there are some interesting photos of bygone times in Port St Johns.

Pictures will be posted here regularly – if you have any in your own archives please send to the webmaster a scanned copy.

Needles Hotel
The original Needles Hotel (c1890?)
Umzimvubu Coaster
The Umzimvubu coaster aground in the river mouth
Umzimvubu Coaster
The Umzimvubu coaster tied up at the jetty. The river was deep enough then to allow a boat this size to travel more than 10 kms upstream.
Port St Johns Town
Buchans Store and the Needles Hotel (c1900?)
Compare this picture with the one below taken over 100 years later!
Port St Johns Town Today
Tennis in Port St Johns
Anyone for tennis?

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