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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a lovely and peaceful place. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The beach is just a small walk trough a small strip of beach forest, we saw a very small dear, too cute. What makes it special is the quiet beach, most of the time it was only us there. Close to shops and restaurants but far enough...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Amazing and so going back! Amazing and attentive staff. Quiet and cozy perfect retreat for couples, nice treat to get away from all the city craziness. Loved the cats, everyone there feels like family

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Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

A wonderful little world on its own. Be sure to feel part of the Merry Crab community. After one visit you will be enchanted, sure to return. We are sure to revisit over Holiday season. This will be third time to return. You come to know the regular visitors as they too return year after year. They become your friends...

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Jerusalem District, Israel
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Overall the place is pleasant accommodation basic, but functional, parking tight but secure and everything you need. Merry crab has no credit card capability and only accepts cash or EFT. Cellphone reception and wifi a challenge but with patience it works. Fans only, no aircon, reasonable Brasil facilities and rooms are close to one another and share a common wall....

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

A lovely setting, lots of tropical trees and plants. Cosy room with a small balcony and personal braai. There's also a nice pool but the beach is just a walk away. Local restaurants are close by, we walked along the beach and up a set of stairs and there we found a restaurant with ocean views.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our 3rd anniversary at this beautiful seaside lodge being a couple that enjoy the ocean and outdoors it was ideal for us since the beach is accross the road .The lodge has a bar on the premises has well as a chill area known has the potjie boma where you can mingle with the other guests,The pool is...

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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed August 14, 2016

The units are set in a beautiful sub-tropical garden a short walk through the coastal bush to the beach. The safe swimming beach is further along and woud require scrambling over some rocks. This would not be a problem for younger, taller and more agile people but we opted to drive to go swimming (5 minutes). The complex is well-maintained...

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Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This venue offers peace and relaxation in tranquil surroundings. Great hospitality, clean and neat accomodation, one just relaxes and staff are available to clean your apartment, no stressing over dirty dishes. It's a lovely piece of paradise.

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Kenya
Reviewed April 18, 2016

Delightfully individual, tastefully decorated cabanas with wooden decks overlook the pool and ancient Lala palms (vegetable ivory). Tropical giant stralitzia gently stir in the sea breeze. Along a trail through the captivating coastal forest, tiny duiker and, if you're lucky, the odd gennet cat can be spotted. Mischievous vervet monkeys scamper high above in the magnificent old milkwood trees. Then...

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Pamela6409, Owner at The Merry Crab, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, really appreciate it! We feel privileged to own this little piece of paradise and delight in hearing such wonderful reviews for our little lodge. Our crew will be thrilled when I go down next week and show them your review! They take our guests feedback so to heart! Thank you and hope...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed February 8, 2016

We were comfortable in a one bedroom here. It is really walking distance to the beach and is nestled in lots of greenery, very quiet and relaxing spot. Service is very friendly and helpful, quite accommodating with admin requests as well. Can be great value for money.

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Pamela6409, Owner at The Merry Crab, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor, we really do appreciate it. Hope we see you again sometime in the future. Regards Pamela

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On arriving at our little piece of paradise you will be met by "The Crew," our helpful and friendly staff, who will ensure that your car is parked in our secure off street parking area. You will be ushered into the newly built and decorated reception / lounge and entertainment area which has been designed for relaxing with family and friends, playing board games, reading and watching television. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Merry Crab

Address: 439 Munro Drive, Glenmore Beach, Port Edward 4278, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Port Edward
Price Range: $48 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“The cabanas and casitas have more space.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaB939, Aug 14, 2016 | Read review
“All cabanas private but ones higher up are probably quieter...”
  • Each unit has its own wooden deck and BBQ area
  • Cabanas look onto ancient Lala palms and inviting pool...
  • Steps leading to the wooden decks of the cabanas...
 of 5 bubbles MCC_XYZ, Apr 18, 2016 | Read review
“Summer means bugs, carry insecticide. Only a fan meant the door was open a lot so lots of bugs. Upstairs has views & sounds of the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles Churayl, Feb 8, 2016 | Read review
“The cabana or Casita are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles beverleys120, Oct 20, 2015 | Read review
“The further back, the better you can hear the waves at night. Ahhhh, bliss”
 of 5 bubbles DeonL_13, Apr 10, 2014 | Read review
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