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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Stayed in room 1, next to the bar and main enterance, music loud until early morning. Booked for 4 addults and got a room big enough for max 2 + 2 children. Only 2 patio chairs, no aircon, 2 bath towels and no toiletries and coffee, tea sugar or milk. Misleading Advertisement that all toiletries and coffee will be provided...

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Thank you Marinda fro your review. Firstly, your booking was not confirmed as no proof of payment of deposit was submitted as per our request at the time of your enquiry. On your arrival, which was at peak season, we went out of our way to accommodate you and and showed you the only room we had available. A large...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Its so relaxing and chilling there and lots to go view in and out doors river rides are available canoe rides bird life , fishing release fishing , lovely views , booze cruise , short distance from town , lovely atmosphere , nice people that run the place , its so chilled and mind relaxing , lots to do ,...

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Thank 509garyd
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Thank you Gary for visiting us and enjoying this wonderful part of the world. Hope to see you again soon!

Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Don't expect a good night's rest at this establishment. It is situated next to the main road leading into Port St John's but I never expected this road to be so noisy. It is also situated directly across the road from the filling station. The rooms close to the road must be avoided. Noise continues until after 09:00pm and starts...

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Thank Rijan K
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Thank you for your review Rijan. We are the new owners of Spotted Grunter and have been working hard since the beginning of August 2016 to improve the resort. The garage across the road from the resort was at that time the only filling station in Port St Johns as the one in town was being renovated. This work is...

Johannesburg, Michigan
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Spotted Grunter resort on the Umzimvubu river is like heaven on earth! The cabins have lovely clean linen, beautiful gardens and the food is delicious and reasonably priced. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. There is so much to do in Port St Johns, I will definitely be back!

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Thank shazollie
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Thank you for your positive review, we look forward to seeing you at Spotted Grunter soon!

East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Having spent many years traveling the Transkei I have seen many changes at The Spotted Grunter as I have spent many overnights here. From an only self catering establishment to what we have today where there is good food cold beers etc and always a comfortable bed there have been big changes. From having to either carry food or hoping...

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1Thank John W R
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Hi John, thank you for your positive review, Cindy and i ( Vernon) are the new owners of Spotted Grunter. We have made numerous improvements since taking over in August 2016. We look forward to seeing you here again on your next trip to the Transkei.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 12 November 2015

For business people travelling in the E.Cape/Pt st Johns after a long day and a cold beer in the pub. good location, clean,helpfully good restaurant, outdoor pool and many more activities that can be arranged Plus Good Rates.

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1Thank durbanzulu
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Hi Durbanzulu, thank you for your positive response. We look forward to seeing at Spotted Grunter again soon! Vernon and Cindy.

Reviewed 8 August 2015

This review is long overdue. We stayed in Port St. Johns in a small backpackers for a few days and were looking for a nice night out for dinner. When we came upon this place we were sad to find a locked gate- a very kind woman let us in, called her manager and asked if she could serve us...

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1Thank Jennifer M
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Hi Jennifer, thank you for your positive review. We will continue to go out of our way to make your experience at Spotted Grunter a memorial one. Vernon and Cindy.

Umkomaas, South Africa
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Booked in for two weeks in July for the Sardine Run. We were spoiled by very helpful staff from day one. They helped us load and offload a lot of heavy dive equipment and solved any little problem we encountered without hesitation.The restaurant is probably the best in town and the menu offers a wide variety. We were on the...

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1Thank AdolfX
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Hi Adolf, thank you for your positive review. We are in the process of arranging wifi to the rooms, hopefully by the time you visit next this will all be in place. Looking forward to your next visit. Vernon and Cindy.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 May 2015

Just returned from the Spotted Grunter after a 3 night stay. What an enjoyable stay. Starting with the Manager Hans and his Staff- what a friendly and helpful team, cabins clean, grounds neat and well kept, Security guard smart and evident every night. A special mention to the catering staff, the freshness of the meals served was of the best...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 10 January 2015

I will start with the positives: *Good location. *Good fishing from your unit. Along the river and very convenient for late night fishing. *Very good security on the premises and night security person that walks around the complex *Good pub and entertaining area which is covered *Very good access to taps and braai facilities *Lovely well kept lawns *Good parking...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Spotted Grunter Resort

Address: Umtata Road | Undercliff, Port St Johns 5120, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port St Johns
Hotel Class:3 star — The Spotted Grunter Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Don't stay in room 1-10,”
 of 5 bubbles 612marindap, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rustic relaxing romantic river views from rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 509garyd, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 10 and all close to the road”
 of 5 bubbles rijank2013, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“My favourite cabin is no. 8”
 of 5 bubbles shazollie, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“has outdoor pool, DSTV, good restaurant, Fishing etc”
 of 5 bubbles durbanzulu, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
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