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Create everlasting memories in the unspoilt Wild Coast region of the Eastern Cape.

A mere 42 km from East London, Crawfords Beach Lodge is situated in the scenic Chintsa East village, set along a breath-taking coastline.

A family run holiday resort offering luxury wild coast accommodation, gourmet cuisine and a wide variety of adventurous or relaxing activities to suit the whole family.

The perfect holiday home for your Wild Coast adventure.

Accommodation at Crawfords Beach Lodge:
Wake up to spectacular sea views and magnificent surroundings in rooms that offer you everything you expect from a luxurious beach resort.

Our range of rooms and suites ensure we can accommodate your group and budget comfortably, while you relax and enjoy our amenities, 3 delicious meals per day, friendly staff and much more. We look forward to welcoming you to Crawfords Beach Lodge.

Functions at Crawfords Beach Lodge:
Offering a dream coastal wedding service on Chintsa East beach with a beautiful seaside backdrop for photos that will be cherished.

C Club Reception
We highly recommend paring your service with a garden wedding reception at the C Club venue. A perfect venue for a rustic and relaxed wedding reception. The venue can accommodate up to 120 seated guests with both indoor and outdoor seating, space for a dance floor and a separate bar.

onference Organisers will be pleasantly surprised and delighted by the warm hospitality, services available, and overall professionalism that takes their conference from ho-hum to Hallelujah!.

Organisational Managers and Executives are always looking for ways to improve their companys business results and profitability. Building a solid team that works together and communicate effectively is one way to get the results you want from your staff. Crawfords Beach Lodge is an excellent venue to achieve the team-building results youre looking for.

Crawfords Beach Lodge is located in the heart of the Eastern Cape Wild Coast, and we encourage our guests to explore and discover this scenic, cultural, and historical region for themselves. Whether you want to go on foot or by car, we can help you arrange a variety of fascinating outdoor Wild Coast excursions that will add a new dimension to your holiday or conference.

Eastern Cape Cultural Experiences
The Xhosa culture of the Eastern Cape offers visitors to the Wild Coast a wealth of cultural experiences from modern township life to centuries-old traditional customs. Its all waiting for you to explore on your Eastern Cape family holiday.

Wild Coast Day Hikes
Get closer to nature and explore the Wild Coast on foot. We can help arrange a variety of fascinating day hikes in the area. We also include a packed lunch or breakfast hamper, and return transport.

Wild Coast Day Trips
Explore the rugged Wild Coast and discover legendary Eastern Cape attractions such as Haga Haga, Morgans Bay, and Kei Mouth. Any of these trips could well be the highlight of your Eastern Cape holiday.

Guided Safaris Half Day Tours
We can arrange for you and your family to go on a genuine South African safari around East London or elsewhere in the Eastern Cape province.
Experience true tranquillity as you view the abundance of wildlife from our open-topped 44 vehicles. Game viewing can be enjoyed either with our morning or afternoon game drive. The tour includes a drive through our lion reserve as well as a refreshment stop, where complimentary light refreshment can be enjoyed.

Guided Sunset Game Drive
Enjoy a game drive at dusk, with the sun setting, bringing about the nocturnal life on the reserve. View them with spotlights at a completely different time of day. There are also mountain bike and quad bike trails as well as an elephant sanctuary.

African Heartland Journeys
They take you to the former Transkei home to the Xhosa people and birthplace of one of the most extraordinary leaders of our time Nelson Rohihlahla Mandela. The trip is a fully catered (excl. drinks) adventure African Heartland Tours are run by professional local guides specializing in small groups of up to 12 people strong support of community-based projects is a cornerstone of each journey. It promises to be an adventure of high spirits, mind-opening experience and heart-warming discovery. Enquire at reception about availability.

INKWENKWEZI Private Game Reserve
Crawfords Beach Lodge is situated only 8 km away from the popular Inkwekwezi Private Game Reserve. One can make enquiries at reception about availability and the friendly staff of the game lodge will collect keen game viewers from within the Crawfords complex.

Mpongo Private Game Reserve
This malaria-free safari destination has a wide variety of game and wildlife including Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Hippo, Giraffe, Zebra, Impala, Warthog. and other grassland antelope as well as several bird species.

Game drives are in open vehicles with a picnic stop for light refreshment, night drives are also offered. The experienced game guides have extensive knowledge to share.

Rooms and Units Available:

Honeymoon Suite:
Front Row Sea View
Wild Coast living here in Chintsa and only pay for 5 nights! A Honeymoon Youll Remember Forever! On your Wild Coast honeymoon, youll be treated to luxurious accommodation, friendly and hospitable staff, breath-taking views, and unspoiled beaches. We think of this stretch of the Eastern Cape Wild Coast as our own little piece of paradise. Its the perfect spot for a romantic honeymoon, or for couples who want to spend some quality time together. And while youre here why not sample a fantastic selection of local wines and beers, bar snacks on the house.

Dolphin Rooms:
Front Row Sea View
Wake up to spectacular sea views and luxurious surroundings in a room that offers you everything you expect from a beach resort. Wild coast accommodation doesnt come any better than our beautifully appointed Dolphin Rooms, named after our frequent Indian Ocean marine visitors.

Dolphin Family Suites:
Front Row Sea View
The Dolphin Family Suites are:
Large, spacious and Comfortable. Perfect for large families and groups, very private and like having your home in the hotel. Minimum pax required is 3.

Kingfisher Rooms:
Back Row Sea View
Large and comfortable, the Kingfisher rooms are the perfect Wild Coast holiday accommodation for family getaways. Spend your Wild Coast holiday in our luxurious accommodation and experience everything that Chintsa offers.

Kingfisher Family Suites:
Back Row Sea View
Large and comfortable, the Kingfisher rooms are the perfect Wild Coast holiday accommodation for family getaways. Spend your Wild Coast holiday in our luxurious accommodation and experience everything that Chintsa offers. Minimum pax required is 3.

Mussel Cracker:
No Sea View
Affordable yet comfortable, the Musselcracker rooms offer affordable Wild Coast holiday accommodation for a weekend getaway, or a short break. We are confident that our beach resort will have you coming back time and again for more holidays on the Wild Coast.

Amount of similar units: 10
Sleeps 2 Adults

Dolphin Family Suite 2 Bedroom
This 2 bedroom family suite is situated in front of the resort with a large deck overlooking the ocean. It consists of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a small sitting area.
Sleeps 4 Adults and 1 child

Amount of similar units: 10
Sleeps 2 Adults

Mussel Cracker
Amount of similar units: 10
Sleeps 2 Adults

Mussel Cracker Family Suite
This is a 3 bedroom unit consisting of 2 double beds & 1 king-size bed, 2 en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities and a private deck
Sleeps 6 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Conference facilities
Team Building
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Internet Access
Xhosa / Zulu
Communal Satellite TV
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court

Cancellation Policy:

Low Seasons
- Less than 7 days prior to arrival will forfeit 100% of the deposit
- From 7 to 14 days, forfeit 75% of deposit
- From 15 to 21 days, forfeit 50% of deposit
- From 22 to 28 days, forfeit 25% of deposit

High Seasons
- Cancellations made 60 days prior to arrival forfeit 50% of deposit
- Cancellations made 30 days prior to arrival forfeit 100% of deposit
- All cancellations will incur an administration fee of R 50-00 per room

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