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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 21, 2017

This is my third visit but my first during the South African school holidays; This is an excellent family holiday location. Situated above a huge beach but with easy access; there are also two swimming pools, and tennis courts. Lots of supervised activities for young children. Food served buffet style is really good. Management and staff hands on and friendly....

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CrawfordsBeach, Guest Relations Manager at Crawford's Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Zeta Tours Thank you for your awesome review and feedback its much much appreciated :) Very happy you mentioned the roads because the Eastern Cape has improved the roads dramatically and access to the Wild Coast is easy and very safe Cant wait to have you guys back here again soon :) Regards Barry

East London, South Africa
Reviewed January 19, 2017

I have been to Crawfords a few years prior and was pleased with the service and food. On my recent trip I was placed in room 14C. The bathroom had damp carpets which created a terrible stench. I managed to get my room changed to Room 1. Which felt like I moved to a totally new resort. The reception staff...

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CrawfordsBeach, Guest Relations Manager at Crawford's Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Judy Thank you for your review, apologies for any inconvenience. Your feedback has been noted and sent to relevant departments Regards Barry

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed January 19, 2017

We were delighted to bump into the place. It was such an unexpected surprise. We loved the location, the beach, warm water, friendly staff, comfy bed and room and of course the delicious meals. The selection of food was amazing.

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CrawfordsBeach, Guest Relations Manager at Crawford's Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Happy Traveler Thank you for your review and we very delighted you bumped into Crawfords too :) Very happy to hear you had an amazing time and hope to see you back soon Regards Barry

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Although Crawfords Beach Lodge has an exceptional view over Cintsa and the food is great, the 4-star rating is lacking when it comes to the accommodation. For a 4-star resort and the price you pay per night you expect the finest attention to detail, up-to-date and modern decor and the best amenities, etc. What a disappointment?

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

We had 5 fabulous days of chill time, great food, delicious cocktails, lovely long walks, friendly efficient staff, comfy accommodation, and exquisite scenery on a beautiful stretch of South African coast line. Food for the soul and we long to go back.

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CrawfordsBeach, Guest Relations Manager at Crawford's Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Happy Traveler Thank you for your great review and feedback always much appreciated, glad you enjoyed the relaxed serenity of the Wild Coast and hope to see guys back soon :) Regards Barry

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed January 10, 2017

Great place for families and this was our 6th annual visit. Found quality of food this year not as good as previous trips. Missed muffins each morning this year and variety of salads could be improved.

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CrawfordsBeach, Guest Relations Manager at Crawford's Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Happy Traveler Thank you for your review, your feedback is hugely appreciated and will definitely forward your concerns onto restaurant manager and hopefully those muffins will be fresh and ready when you arrive here next time :) Regards Barry

East London
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Requested room with minimal steps as my husband has walking difficulties.. Fine. No One told us there are 62 steps down to the beach !!!!!.Quality of Food was less than expected. Glorified school dinners was my husbands comment. Breakfast was same every day with only a variety of baked beans or mince to alleviate the boredom. No continental available. Apart...

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed January 6, 2017

I recently took my whole family, all 15 of us, to celebrate my birthday here. It was a wonderful experience because of the great location, incredible food, wonderful staff and general atmosphere of Crawford. I heartily recommend this resort.

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CrawfordsBeach, Guest Relations Manager at Crawford's Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Happy Traveler Thank you for your great review and feedback always much appreciated :) Regards Barry

Potters Bar
Reviewed January 1, 2017

Superb view. The food was superb - the Saturday night seafood extravaganza was amazing. It was a pleasure to always have an allocated tables Staff were friendly and helpful. The beach went on forever. All in all it is an incredibly relaxing place.

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CrawfordsBeach, Guest Relations Manager at Crawford's Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Happy Traveler Thank you for your great review and feedback always much appreciated, hopefully you experienced our long beautiful beach with a walk or 3 :) Regards Barry

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Awesome place for families. Very laid back. Kids have a blast. Good food and exceptional all round service make this place a standout. Also fantastic location. Our second visit and can't wait to go back soon.

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CrawfordsBeach, Guest Relations Manager at Crawford's Beach Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Happy Traveler Thank you for your great review and feedback always much appreciated, very happy to hear your kids had a blast, we working very hard to increase our kids and teenagers activities on the lodge, lots more to offer soon :) Regards Barry

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Crawford's Beach Lodge offers barefoot luxury and elegant thatched accommodation for the most discerning of traveller and conference organizer, who is looking for fun, sun and relaxation. Crawford's Beach Lodge is nestled in the middle of the beautiful Chintsa Bay on the Wild Coast, surrounded by rolling hills, lush tropical beach forests and the warm Indian Ocean. The perfect venue for your honeymoon or even for the more adventurous, wanting to explore the many beautiful treasures the Wild Coast has to offer. Our location is also a malaria free area. We are approximately 42km from East London, the surfside city famous for its Nahoon Reef. Treat yourself and the special person in your life to a romantic getaway. We also offer Spa Treatments at our Senses Spa, with a great ocean view. Stay in a luxury thatched rooms, relax on the deck while you sip on champagne watching the sun go down over the shimmering ocean. Come and share our slice of paradise! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Crawford's Beach Lodge

Address: 42 Steenbras Drive | Chintsa East, Chintsa 5275, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Chintsa
Price Range: $129 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Crawford's Beach Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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