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Crawfords 3rd generation

Jewel of the Wild Coast

What started as a spark of inspiration and a piece of coastal farmland back in 1976, has culminated in to a remarkable family journey of three generations and the evolution of what is today known as Crawford’s Beach Lodge, the jewel of the Wild Coast.

It’s not just the miles of pristine beach right at your feet, the luxurious accommodation, delicious meals or even the unmistakable warm hospitality that will keep you coming back… this is a place where your soul will find peace and your mind can recharge. 

So in the immortal words of Old Man Roy…

Welcome to paradise!


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.


When visiting the Wild Coast, you’ll soon understand why it’s so difficult to leave again.  At Crawford’s, we want you to soak in the natural beauty of your surroundings and allow us to tend to your every need, while enjoying some real rest and relaxation at one of the few hotels in South Africa, located right on the beach. 

We want you to enjoy this so much in fact, we have put together some amazing inclusive Packages, that are available for those longer stays, family getaways, honeymoon escapes and even for a quick midweek break.  Trust us, you’ll always wish you had stayed longer.

Senses Spa

Senses Spa invites you to enter a world of grace and relaxation, with an enticing range of wellness treatments available to hotel guests and day visitors. Treat yourself to one of our various packages and end off your amazing experience enjoying a glass of bubbly in the indoor Jacuzzi.

A bird’s eye view

Take a bird’s eye tour of our beautiful coastline.

Our Blog

Family-owned Beach Resort on the Wild Coast

When it goes onto the 3rd generation of any business you know the family is doing something right! The Crawfords are incredibly passionate about their family-owned and family-run business. If you have been to Crawfords Beach Lodge before you know what I mean. Check...

December Summer Holidays at Crawfords Beach Lodge 2019/2020

The holiday season kicked off with a bang at Crawfords Beach Lodge this past festive season! Awesome families had an amazing time, the weather was great (few rainy patches here and there) but all in all a great season at Crawford's. Check out what Jason and his...

December Line-Up and Activities in Chintsa East

As we head into the December Holidays, festive season as we all know it, Chintsa East is a small town with a massive line up of events and activities especially at The C Club which is known for their popular music event line-up. THE C CLUB: The C Club - 13 December...

Bodega at Crawfords

Welcome to our Bodega at Crawfords...As most of you know, the Bodega (shop) was based at The C Club, but we have recently moved it to Crawfords Beach Lodge on the upper deck of the restaurant. If and when you are in the area pop in and give us a visit at our new...

Spring your way into December 2019

As we lead up to the December Holidays we have some exiting lodge news and some great specials still on offer up until 15 December 2019. Check out our specials here: Stay for 7 nights & only pay for 5! Stay for 5 nights & only pay for 4! Weekend Special! All...

School holidays at Crawfords June/July 2018

Hello Friends As winter sets in and the June/July school holidays approach, Crawfords Beach Lodge gears up for another fun-filled family destination holiday with lots of activities on offer! Not many realize that the Wild Coast winter is just as awesome as summer....

Ocean and River Cruises offered at Crawfords

At Crawfords Beach Lodge we know how important it is for families to relax and have fun while they on holiday that is why we have placed special attention on growing our activities and not just for the kiddies but for teenagers and adults too. We introduce another...

Easter at Crawfords 2018

Hello friends 🙂 Easter holidays at Crawfords was an absolute blast!! 72 kiddies with massive smiles on their face with what Crawfords had to offer, from Kiddies club to surfing, to body boarding to sand boarding to surfing to Stand Up Paddle to beach hikes to rock...

Kiddies Club show amazing growth at Crawfords Beach Lodge

Kiddies Club Hello friends 🙂 As most of you know Crawfords Beach Lodge offers daily kiddies club programs for all aged kids. Activities have grown so much that there are even 2 full time Activities managers on site and 3rd over holidays. The kiddies club programs...

Crawfords Beach Lodge Golf Day 2017

Hello friends... A few months back Mark and I were discussing the awesome growth in activities here at Crawfords for kids and families alike.  As most of us here at Crawfords are sportsman and love our sport, so we decided on increasing the sporting traction with...

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