Purple Indigo offers comfortable, furnished, reasonably priced, self catering rooms, apartments and cottage in a perfect location, on the banks of the Mzimvubu River in Port St Johns.  Our self catering holiday accommodation situated on the wild & beautiful coast of the Eastern Cape is an easy 10 minute drive to Port St Johns, & a commutable distance to Lusikisiki.  

All of our units have fully equipped kitchens, en-suite showers, DSTV, a balcony & braai areas.  We provide a cleaning & laundry service. We also have a small plunge pool to cool off & extra showers & toilets for those bigger groups, or if you just want some privacy.

Purple Indigo holiday homes are located on the quieter side of town. Port St Johns town is a 10 minute drive away, where you can stock up on essentials, visit restaurants, bars and the beautiful beaches on the Wild Coast. The Purple Indigo team can point you in the right direction.

Purple Indigo is extremely well set up for fishing in Port St Johns.  You can have exclusive access to one of the best bank side fishing spots called 'Kob Hole' or the 'Deep Hole' on the Mzimvubu River.  All of our holiday apartments have chest freezers. If you need a gillie, we can arrange one.  Our private riverside has lights for night fishing, a fishing & bait table and shelter for when it rains and chairs for comfort. 

Purple Indigo holiday homes have a slipway for you to launch your boat & a jetty to moor it on.  If you want to bring a boat please let us know in advance, you will also need a skippers ticket.  

The Purple Indigo team work hard to make sure you enjoy your holiday on the Wild  Coast. 


Flat One

  • Open plan flat that comfortably sleeps three.
  • A fully equipped kitchen.
  • En-suite shower room.
  • 1 double bed, 2 x 3/4 bed.
  • DSTV.

Flat Two

  • Comfortably sleeps two can sleep 3.
  • A fully equipped kitchen.
  • En-suite shower room.
  • Double bed.
  • 3/4 bed.
  • DSTV.

Flat Three

  • Comfortably sleeps 7, can sleep 10 with sleeper couches.
  • A fully equipped kitchen.
  • En-suite shower room.
  • Seven 3/4 beds.
  • Veranda.
  • DSTV.
  • 3 sleeper couches.

Fisher King Cottage & Room

  • Comfortably sleeps 4, can sleep up to six.
  • Set among trees and has a river view. 
  • There are two 3/4 beds, and 2 sleeper couches upstairs.
  • The Fisher King Room is a seperate room downstairs which shares the cottage's facilities, and has two 3/4 beds for larger groups, or for more private sleeping arrangements.
  • A fully equipped kitchen.
  • En-suite shower room.
  • DSTV.
  • Four 3/4 beds.
  • Two sleeper couches.

Riverside Flat

  • Comfortably sleeps 5 can sleep up to seven.
  • A fully equipped kitchen.
  • En-suite shower room.
  • Veranda.
  • Five  3/4 beds.
  • Two sleeper couches.
  • DSTV.

The flats are serviced.
We supply all your linen requirements.
There are additional communal freezers for our guests to use. 

We Recommend:

  • Silaka Nature Reserve or Third Beach is a beautiful place to visit while you are in Port St John's. 
  • Check out the lemongrass project at The Creek self catering accommodation in beautiful nature.
  • Spectacular bird watching including the rare Cape Parrot of which there are only approximately 1000 in the world.
  • If you are into diving, the Sardine Run is on every divers bucket list.  The sardine run in 2017 was spectacular.  
  • Fish the wild coast!  A fisherman's paradise, the same people come back year after year, so book early.


Directions from Mthatha to Purple Indigo:

From Mthatha on the R61 (before Port St Johns) take the left turn signposted Lusikisiki R61 over the Pondoland Bridge.
Immediately off the bridge take the first turning on the right onto a gravel road.
Drive for 2 to 3 minutes and you come to Purple Indigo on the right.

Directions from Lusikisiki to Purple Indigo:

From Lusikisiki on the R61, as you come down the hill approaching the Pondoland Bridge, take the turning on the left, immediately BEFORE the bridge onto a gravel road.
Drive down for 2 to 3 minutes and you come to Purple Indigo on the right.