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About The Merry Crab

The Merry Crab is a delightful self-catering beach resort carved out of the Admiralty reserve which fringes the Indian Ocean.

It is favoured by birders, golfers, and couples wanting to escape the rat–race.  While the studios, casitas and cabanas offer the utmost in privacy there is also the lapa, poolside pub and Potjie Boma for those who feel like company. Units are serviced daily (in the mornings) and all one needs to bring are beach towels. For groups who do not wish to self-cater we offer meals by arrangement.

Beach: Most unspoilt & prettiest beaches along the coast - bolders & rock pools for fishing, coral reef for crayfishing, sweeping bay for dophin & whale watching, surfing/boat launching bay & all linked to make the best beach walk on our coastline.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 72
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 14 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)

Grading

  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Specials

Stay for 3 nights, pay for 2 nights Midweek Special


Stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2 nights between 29 May 2018 and 21 Jun 2018. Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu. .

  • Valid for 2 guests or more
  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 29 May 2018 and 21 Jun 2018)

Stay for 5 nights, pay for 4 nights School holiday special


Stay for 5 nights and only pay for 4 nights between 22 Jun 2018 and 15 Jul 2018.

  • 5 night min stay (check-in between 22 Jun 2018 and 15 Jul 2018)

Important Information

* Deposit Required: 50% to secure booking - balance (7 days) prior to arrival
* FESTIVE SEASON - balance 42 days prior to arrival
* CHILDREN WELCOME
* NO PETS PERMITTED
* NO CREDIT CARD FACILITIES
* DStv available - limited bouquet
* MINIMUM STAYS Public holiday/long weekends: minimum 2 nights / Easter weekend:...
* Deposit Required: 50% to secure booking - balance (7 days) prior to arrival
* FESTIVE SEASON - balance 42 days prior to arrival
* CHILDREN WELCOME
* NO PETS PERMITTED
* NO CREDIT CARD FACILITIES
* DStv available - limited bouquet
* MINIMUM STAYS Public holiday/long weekends: minimum 2 nights / Easter weekend: minimum 5 nights / Christmas Period: minimum 7 nights
* HOUSEKEEPING: included - units serviced every morning
* Linen included (except swimming towels)
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Availability and pricing

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  • Studio Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 6 1 en-suite room ~ sleeps 1 to 2. Single L-shaped, en-suite (shower or bath) bachelor pad, (queen or single beds). Fully... see more
    from €49 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults
      • Casita Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 6 1 bedroom suite - sleeps 2 – 4. Open plan living area with fully equipped kitchen separate bedroom, bathroom (shower... see more
        from €64 Room rate
        • Rooms Adults
          • Cabana Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 6 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite, sleeps 4 to 6. A studio & casita combined (2 back to back, foam insulated, inter leading... see more
            from €109 Room rate
            • Rooms Adults

              Reviews for The Merry Crab

              14 guest reviews Reviews of

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              Bronwyn Apfel
              07 May 2018

              Beautiful place, friendly staff and just all round clean, tidy and all the comfy's of home...

              Justin McKelvie-King
              30 April 2018

              Charming setting in lovely garden.

              Karin Coetser
              27 March 2017

              The Merry Crab is a delightful place. The staff is super friendly and very helpful. The beach is just a short stroll away and very peaceful. Close to shops and restaurants but far enough away for peace of mind. Very clean, everything that you need for a break away. We would certainly be back !

              Lauren Freese, South Africa
              21 December 2016

              We had a lovely stay at the Merry Crab. Staff was very attentive and friendly. The continuous sound of the ocean and the tranquil forest around us de-stressed us quickly and our stay was nothing short of awesome!

              Janine Boucher, South Africa
              05 November 2016

              The rooms were pleasant and the access to the beach was great but I must recommend the staff. Very friendly and efficient. Makes a big difference to a stay😀

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              The Merry Crab Map

              The Merry Crab is 7.6km from the centre of Port Edward , the nearest airport 18.2km (Margate Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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