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About Crawfords Beach Lodge

High dunes, unspoiled beaches, all the advantages of the Wild Coast in an exclusive setting, only 40 kilometers from East London. Crawford’s Beach Lodge is set in the lush dune forests, on the beautiful Chintsa Bay Beach, Wild Coast.

We offer elegant guest house accommodation and a well equipped conference centre. Our trade mark is personal service and fine country fare, in an atmosphere of intimate peace and tranquility. Each cottage has an individual balcony from which to greet the day, and is surrounded by an abundance of wild life and nature.

Breakfast is served overlooking the shimmering Indian Ocean, and where evening barbecues are the norm for those wanting to take in the evening hue. Sun-drenched days are spent swimming in a turquoise sea, or strolling the golden beaches. The conference package includes all meals, accommodation and morning and afternoon teas. The Sea at your door, the Beach at your feet.

Beach: Spend your days walking on our endless golden beaches or enjoying the unique sea cruises and be absorbed by the untouched natural splendor the landscape has to offer, while discovering new exotic bird and fish life indigenous to the area.

Spa: Senses Spa is open to the general public too. You do not have to be a guest at Crawford's; day visitors are welcome! Bookings are required.

Wedding Venues: We can host your special day, and you can stay over with us in one of our wonderfully romantic Honeymoon rooms.

Conference Venues: We have a conference center, one which can take up to 80 people and a smaller room which can accommodate approximately 30 people. We hold conferences throughout the year and cater for all three meals, plus tea and coffee breaks

Family friendly: We have a wonderful kiddies club over December holidays that cater from treasure hunts to sand boarding and much, much more.

Romantic: We have had numerous breathtaking proposals on our stunning beach and a private picnic set-up for just two.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 88
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Beach
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for Crawfords Beach Lodge

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Linda Scheckle, South Africa
25 July 2016

The management and staff of Crawfords Beach Lodge went out of their way to make our stay as pleasant as possible.  From the reception desk to the waiters in the dining hall, all were extremely professional.  This attests to thorough training and maintenance of standards.  Our room had a beautiful view of the beach, was within easy walking distance from the dining facilities and it was spotlessly clean.  When we returned from dinner that evening,  a welcoming chocolate had been placed on our turned-back covers.  This attention to detail did not go unnoticed either. :)The chef and kitchen team...
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Loretta Thompson, England
20 July 2015

Stunning location, well appointed, good home style cooking. 

Luanet Smit, South Africa
04 February 2014

Lovely stay!!! Always glad to go back again.

Melanie Schumann, South Africa
06 May 2013

We, a couple in our early forties, enjoyed every single bit of our stay. While Chintsa East and West and the beaches are closest to what one could consider as heaven, Crawford Lodge left no wish unfulfilled.Splendid food, clean, spotless rooms, caring and highly-attentative staff members, amazing location and a well-euipped lodge complemented our stay.It felt like being in a 5 star hotel without being forced to dress up. Casual clothing was all we needed.We will come back...again...and...again.

Graeme van der Meer, South Africa
18 March 2013

Super location, superb seafood buffet and spotless rooms. What a nice stay!

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Crawfords Beach Lodge Map

Crawfords Beach Lodge is 5.9km from the centre of Chintsa , the nearest airport 40km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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