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The Spotted Grunter Resort

Umtata Road | Undercliff, Port St Johns 5120, South Africa
The Spotted Grunter Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 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... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed at The Spotted Grunter for a week and had a really good time. The cabins are neat and clean and well equipped. The staff are very friendly and helpful and will go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. There is also a restaurant and bar where we had some good meals and... More 

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East London, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Well I read the reviews of people years back, and I must agree with the latest review of marianne the new owners and manager and Gary who works very hard to keep the place in ship shape order. My husband and I ventured on a well needed holiday and we ended up at a place inside of Port St Johns... More 

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stayed for 4 days. What an experience. Bronwin and Alex are the new owners. Reading the comments of years back I would like to change peoples view of this lovely place. These people went out of their way to make our stay as homely as possible. We arrived and we were taken to our cottage by their 12 year... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

I booked a snorkelling/diving trip for the sardine run in South Africa and we were lodged at the Spotted Grunter Resort. I didn't know anything about it and never did any research on the resort either. The setting of the resort is beautiful. It's got a beautiful lawn with a nice platform overlooking the river. As the food was included... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

PROS: Beautiful Setting: The cabins are nestled in between mountains, and right on the river. My family and I made constant use of their deck overlooking the river. Rooms: Each unit has two rooms - one with a queen bed, one with bunk-bed, small tv, table, sink/fridge/microwave. Everything is very clean. In our 3 night stay, there was not one... More 

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Umtentweni
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2010

On arrival, I was glad to have booked this self catering resort. I was happy with the location and the rooms were very clean. There is a lovely deck over looking the river which we loved. We spent as much time there as possible. We are not a fishing family, but I hear the fishing is great here too. The... More 

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