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The Spotted Grunter Resort

Umtata Road | Undercliff, Port St Johns 5120, South Africa
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East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 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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1 Thank durbanzulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 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... More 

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1 Thank Jennifer M
Umkomaas, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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... More 

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1 Thank AdolfX
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 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... More 

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1 Thank Jeannette B
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 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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5 Thank dbn2015
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 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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2 Thank Sandra D
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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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