Day Trips

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. It’s 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, Morgan’s 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 4×4 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 Crawford’s 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.

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