The Spotted Grunter is the perfect place to relax and unwind, but for the more adventurous, the resort and surrounding Port St. John's offer a variety of activities and must-see sites.
The resort, being located along the majestic Umzimvubu river, affords guests the opportunity to canoe, go river fishing, or enjoy a relaxing sundowner river cruise along the ‘place of the hippopotamus’. Guests can also enjoy swimming in the pool at the resort on a hot day.
Port St John’s beautiful beaches become the place to be for surf fishing, deep sea fishing, shore angling and tours focused around the sardine run. First Beach is picturesque, but known for the presence of sharks, and is not advised for bathers. Second Beach is advised for bathers, as it has full lifeguard coverage, and Third Beach is only accessible with a permit. Fishing sports such as Lighthouse Rocks near the lighthouse are popular for Shad, Kob and Garrick fishing, and “The Gap” for deep-sea fishing, advisably when accompanied by a local angler, to catch Garrick and large sharks.
The river mouth is included in the Pondoland National Park, a forested area stretching up to the border of Kwa-Zulu Natal. If guests prefer staying on land, Port St. Johns can offer hiking opportunities, bird watching, a round of golf, horse riding, a visit to Angel Falls, mountain biking, or a trip to the Wild Coast Sun Casino. Port St. Johns is the perfect location for your stay, no matter your preference.