Star of the Wild Coast

by Tia

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 star 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.


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.


Relaxing around the pool, swimming in the sea, walks on the beach, beach hikes, fishing, surfing, body boarding, sand boarding, jumping castle, kiddies club, trampoline, rock pool walks, horse rides, game drives, Ocean Xtreme boat rides, buffets all day (yes no cooking for moms and dads) , childminders for adult chill time, and loads more on offer!!

When visiting the Wild Coast, you’ll soon understand why it’s so difficult to leave.  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.


State of the art conferencing facilities located in the most beautiful, relaxing environment conducive for effective workshop sessions.

At Crawford’s Beach Lodge, not only will you find that conducive space, but you and your delegates will also be located at one of the few venues in the country that is so close to the sea, that the drone of the city will soon be cleansed from your minds by nature’s ultimate white noise, the whispering waves.

A Conference Coordinator is on hand to accommodate the style of conference and seating arrangement you need, or any other special arrangements you may require.

Breakfasts & Dinners are included in the Accommodation Package, so you can be sure of fresh and healthy meals to keep your delegates motivated.

The all-important relaxation time with colleagues can take place around the pool, or on the beach with your feet in the sand.

With a myriad of different priced packages, from half day, full day, stay overs, as well as team building activities, Crawford’s can offer you what you need.

Weddings & Events

Crawfords Beach Lodge located on the beautiful Chintsa East beach offers the perfect location for a beautiful seaside backdrop wedding or any other special occasion worth celebrating in style.

Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life, we aim to make it extra special, offering an exquisite venue, superb cuisine, and a picturesque setting for a day to remember.

Surrounded by nature and beautiful indigenous trees, the Bungalow on the Beach at Crawford’s offers an atmosphere of informal elegance and specialised dining.

With options for your dream wedding being either setup on the Garden Terrace or on the Beach below, let us help you to make this an occasion you will forever cherish.

We look forward to welcoming you to Crawfords Beach Lodge

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