Crawford’s Beach Lodge




$ 55 (Pps)


Crawford's Beach Lodge is nestled in the middle of the beautiful Cintsa Bay on the Wild Coast, surrounded by rolling hills, lush tropical beach forests and overlooking the warm Indian Ocean. Crawford's offers rustic but comfortable accommodation. Spend your days walking on endless golden beaches and be absorbed by the natural beauty of the landscape while discovering new bird and fish life indigenous to the area.

Crawford’s Beach Lodge is approximately 42km from East London, the surfside city famous for its Nahoon Reef, so it’s well-positioned to combine with an Eastern Cape safari lodge.

Accommodation at Crawford's Beach Lodge

Each of the 20 spacious rooms comes equipped with tea/coffee facilities, satellite television, safe, mini-fridge, air-conditioning, hairdryer, deck or balcony and en suite shower room. The price mainly differs according to their location with the front chalets (Dolphin suites) being the most expensive, followed by the back chalets (Kingfisher suites with sea views) and the ones in the middle (Musselcracker) being the least expensive as they don’t really have a sea view.

Crawford’s Beach Lodge is very family friendly with 2 and 3 bedroom apartments on offer on the back row. There’s also plenty on offer for kids to do from tennis to games to visits to the beach.

Crawford's offers delicious home-made meals in their dining room overlooking the sea including a seafood buffet every Saturday evening. Other facilities include in room spa treatments, bar, swimming pool, tennis court, children’s playground with jungle gym and kid’s games room. Outside there is 35km of unspoilt beach to explore!

Outdoor adventures are abundant from gentle or more strenuous hiking through indigenous bush and on wide and deserted beaches, to scuba diving, surfing or kite-boarding. The Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve is a 10 minute drive away and guided tours in open vehicles to see rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope can be arranged. The Chintsa area is a birdwatcher's paradise with a wide variety of birdlife including sea, estuary, river and inland species.

Crawford’s Beach Lodge on the map


Mussel Cracker Room (No sea view)

This is a Double/Twin room with King or Queen sized bed, single or Bunk beds may be added. Consists of an en-suite bathroom, TV with DSTV channels, private deck & tea & coffee making facilities. Situated on the lower level with no sea view


Kingfisher Room (Back row sea view)

This is a double room consisting of a king size bed, en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities and a private deck with a partial sea view.


Honeymoon Suite (Front row sea view)

This large private suite, is perfect for honeymooners. It consists of an extra length king size bed, double hand basin with bath and shower, 2 seperate toilets, TV with DSTV channels, large

private deck overlooking the warm Indian Ocean.


Dolphin Room (Front row sea view)

Lovely modern suites with panoramic sea views. These units consist of a king size bed, ensuite bathroom with bath & shower, TV with DSTV and private decks overlooking the beautiful Chintsa Bay.


Kingfisher Family Suite 2 bedroom

This is a 2 bedroom unit consisting of a king and queen size bed, 2 en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities and a private deck with a partial sea view.


Dolphin Family Suite 3 bedroom

This is a 3 bedroom unit with 3 en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities and a private deck with a partial sea view.


Kingfisher Family Suite 3 bedroom

3 bedroom Family Suite with 3 bathrooms and a lounge area. Tea & Coffee making facilities included


Fish Eagle Cottage

Situated on the coast, this cottage consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen and lounge area. It has stunning views of the Indian Ocean and is just a short walk away from our sandy beach.


Mussel Cracker 22A

Double bed - room suitable for 2 pax only


The Beach House

A triple story villa with unparalleled views on the Crawfords dune.

- 5 bedrooms

- 5 bathrooms

- Entertainment area and bar

- Spacious Lounge

- Private Jacuzzi at the back



Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. Full Board options also available (and compulsory over the Christmas season)

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Good For

Leisure, Watersports, Fishing, Nature, Relaxation, Gourmet, Beach