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We never get tired of reading all the wonderful things our guests say about the Wild Coast accommodation they’ve enjoyed at Crawford’s Beach lodge. And if you spend some time here we’re sure you’ll agree with all the comments on this page. Then, if you decide you’d like to experience Crawfords legendary hospitality and location for yourself, just hit the “Availability and Booking” button at the top of every page on this site.

We stayed at Crawfords for two nights with three adults and two children. The staff were very helpful- providing us with great recommendations and even going so far as to bake a cake and sing for my sisters 50th birthday. Our rooms were very large- the first night we stayed in room 6 which was a huge house with excellent facilities just 1 minutes walk from the beach. The property is also very beautiful and the buffet was very good as well. Best of all- they do not charge for kids 12 and under- which made our stay very affordable. Loved the Lodge.


Trip Advisor

Although quite a large “resort” the personal touch is very evident. The room was spacious and pleasant with a balcony overlooking the garden and beach. A short walk through the trees and bushes took us down to a long sandy beach with great waves! The restaurant was self service with an excellent standard and selection of food.Very pleasant open fronted room where you could feel you were actually eating in the garden. Very helpful and friendly staff who helped to make our stay very enjoyable and relaxing.


Trip Advisor

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-attentive staff members, amazing location and a well-equipped 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.

Melanie Schumann


I took my little family for a night away at Crawfords over the mothers day weekend. The accommodation was world class. Beautiful big sliding doors opening up onto a magnificent view of the ocean. The kids playground was a stone’s throw away so the little ones were having the time of their lives. The beach was clean and easily accessible. All the facilities in the resort were excellent. The food was delicious and we highly recommend going when they have the Seafood Extravaganza. During dinner the hosts graciously offered a child minder to watch the kids in the play room while we had dinner. This afforded us the opportunity take our time and enjoy our company. We had a great experience and my only regret was we had to leave. It was total bliss and extreme relaxation. A great place to go if you have children and feel like a break from the rat race.


Trip Advisor

My husband and I stay at Crawford’s as often as we can as it encapsulates everything that a holiday should be – amazing location, breathtaking views, great accommodation, attentive staff and exceptional food. I love the addition of the Jacuzzi/pool near the restaurant – just fantastic to relax in after a day at the beach. A must if you enjoy unwinding in stunning surroundings.


Trip Advisor

This last weekend my family and I went to [this] establishment. We were made very comfortable by the host, Mark Crawford. The accommodation was great and the food was also amazing. We had the seafood special on Saturday night and there was a great variety of fresh seafood on offer. All the meals were included in the weekend special. They also have conferencing facilities. Give them a call to set up a great holiday. It is really worth going to Crawford’s.

Gersh Fuller

Trip Advisor

Had a great time…Everything about this place, from the location to the friendly staff, was just top class… Will definitely be back!!! Thanks for a great holiday.

John E

Trip Advisor

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

Graeme van der Meer


A perfect place to unwind – we were on our way to a wedding in Morgan Bay and stayed at Crawfords for one night to unwind – wish we had stayed for longer as it was such a relaxing place and very friendly.

Carrie C.

Trip Advisor

We enjoyed it so much!!! Thank you

Heinrich Swanepoel


Thank you very much. We enjoyed our stay at Crawfords will definitely return again for another relaxing and pleasant stay. Noticeably the staff on board were all very friendly, kind and hospitable

Tania Goldblum

Pity it was overnight only – could have spent so much more time there.

Alida Ridsdale


My girlfriend and myself where in South Africa for three weeks and spent 4 nights at Crawford Cabins. We were welcomed and made to feel right at home by friendly staff. The room was very spacious and clean. What made the holiday so worthwhile was the location. The cabins are situated right on the doorstep of a long stretch of beautiful beach. There was barely anyone on the beach so it did feel like it was our own private beach!! It was the perfect break and i will definitely be returning to the cabins.


Trip Advisor

After two weeks of traveling by car in S.A. we decided to stop for a few days to rest and relax near the beach. After searching Trip Advisor we decided to stay at Crawford’s. That was a great decision. We enjoyed every moment at this lodge.The food was great , the staff makes you feel like a king (or queen). We were staying in one of the new units (room 7) and it was very comfortable. At this time there was no a/c in this unit but it was not necessary for this time of the year. (they told us it will be installed soon). We walked for miles on the beach (part of the Strandloper trail in S.A.) and met very few peoples. The beach is perfect (water somewhat cold at this time of the year). We strongly recommend this lodge.


Trip Advisor

We had a great trip to Crawford’s around Easter and were made to feel right at home. Crawford’s cabins is in a great location and we had superb service from the minute we arrived that continued for our whole stay. The food was awesome and a personal highlight of my day that could only be beaten by the beautiful views you are fortunate to wake up to every morning. The beach bar was also a great place to meet and catch up with locals or other guests that were good humour and lots of fun. The rooms are spacious, clean and have everything you need plus more. The staff were also very friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The beach is a short walk from the chalets that stretches on forever – Definitely a little piece of paradise! We will be back!


Trip Advisor

Crawford’s Lodge is one of those places that is almost always on my mind when the boredom of my 9 – 5 takes over and my mind starts to wonder! Every year, I try my level best to include it into my travel itinerary, and have been disappointed in the past by the fact that I generally wait too late, and the lodge ends up being full (which in itself speaks volumes about how popular the place is)! To say the property itself is “picturesque’ would be an understatement, as it is so much more, and ultimately one of those places that reminds me that I live in a beautiful country, and am truly blessed to be South African! The service is good, the food superb and the accommodation itself, is tasteful, spacious and includes pretty much everything you need and more! I will be visiting again, as soon as I can!

Donny P

Trip Advisor

From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by your friendly and efficient staff. Our room had every necessity and luxury one could imagine. Breakfast and dinner was out of this world…. The variety in different foods made it very difficult to choose what to have…. So we had it all. We have traveled all over south Africa but as we stepped onto your beach we were left breathless…what a special place. Our honeymoon was unforgettable and we cannot wait to come again and relax. Thank you for some great memories.

Bobby and Tracy Fuller

Trip Advisor

The seafood buffet for dinner is well prepared, well served and delicious. The same with breakfast with the vervet monkeys. The barbecue dinner was also fantastic. The second floor rooms have a marvelous balcony for viewing the sunrise and the surf. The beach is quite broad, long and clean. This is Shangri-La, convenient to great locations for game and cultural interchange. Laundry service was fast and good.


Trip Advisor

Thank you for such a wonderful stay. The setting, views, accommodation and staff are all really special. A great resort for a holiday!!

Karen Ramsden


What a wonderful setting, well-trained and polite staff. Makes all the difference. The food is fabulous, with long walks on the Cintsa beach. Will be back for more. A good stop-over for business in Mthatha.

Shaz M.

Trip Advisor

Wow! The ‘Wild Coast’ is famous for its rugged beauty and Crawford’s is the last stop before returning to built up southern stretch of the east coast of South Africa. If there is one wild coast stop you make then Crawford’s is situated only 30 minutes from East London so i can be a quick break or full holiday. Or alternatively work your way down the east coast and make Crawford’s your last stop – saving the best for last. Quiet beaches, excellent food, friendly service, comfy accommodation, its all there. Highly recommended!


Trip Advisor

I can not rave about Crawford’s enough, not only are they my first choice for any holiday but it is my only choice! Their service goes beyond my requirements and they did an AMAZING job with my wedding! Staff is very helpfull and best of all friendly! They catered to my every wish without any questions. This place is magical with endless beaches and views one can only dream off!

Ryma G.

Trip Advisor

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