The PSJ environment is a major asset to tourism in the area as it has excellent rivers and mountains. These environmental resources are fragile and vulnerable and it is important to manage these assets in such a manner that they can be sustained as a tourist attraction. The topography, scenery and birds in the area are an attraction themselves. An information center for tourists is available at the town entrance. The weather is superb at an average minimum temperature of 15ºc. Areas of entertainment are spread along the coastal belt of the town and beautiful beaches with lifesavers on the look out daily. The Sardines run pass Port St. Johns during the months of July/August. A range of tourism festivities takes place during the month of September. A cultural festival organized by the Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture takes place during the month of December.
Key tourism activites
- Horse and hiking trails (Noqhekwana, Cwebeni, etc)
- Sites that present the rich cultural heritage (Isinuka Sulphur Springs)
- Whale watching and Sardine run
- Fishing spots (Noqhekwana< Madakane, Mpande, lighthouse)