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Crawford’s Beach Lodge

Found in: Chintsa, Conference Centres, Eastern Cape, Featured Venues, Honeymoon Destinations, Lodges, Mthatha, Resorts, The Wild Coast, Wedding Venues

Set along the magical Wild Coast, Crawford’s Beach Lodge offers barefoot luxury and elegant thatched accommodation for the most judicious of travelers looking for fun, sun and relaxation.

Crawford’s is nestled in the middle of the beautiful Chintsa Bay on the Wild Coast, surrounded by rolling hills, lush tropical beach forests and overlooks the warm Indian Ocean. A romantic getaway to explore the many beautiful treasures the Wild Coast has to offer.

Spend your days walking on our endless golden beaches or enjoying the unique sea cruises and be absorbed by the untouched natural splendor the landscape has to offer, while discovering new exotic bird and fish life indigenous to the area.

Situated at the gateway of the Wild Coast, we are approximately 42km from East London, the surfside city famous for its Nahoon Reef. Close to the airport, far from the crowds. Come enjoy genuine Crawford’s hospitality.


As one enters the stylishly designed bedroom with its amazing view of the Indian Ocean, they will become hypnotised by the sound of the waves and smell of the freshest air.

The king or queen sized beds will please the tired traveller and leave them feeling rejuvenated after their first nights peaceful sleep.

Each luxury suite has an en-suite bathroom, giving one privacy while still being a part of the festivities as you can witness all the happenings from your personal balcony. The rooms are spacious and have their own separate entrances.

Our Lodge offers 20 luxury suites which consist of double and twin bedrooms, all en-suite and each with there own private balcony, overlooking the sea.

The suites are fully equipped with bar fridge, DSTV, coffee and tea making facilities, with air conditioning or fans and fully equipped kitchenettes.

All rooms are also equiped with a safe for your personal belongings.


In our establishment we offer facilities to benefit couples in love with the capacity to accommodate wedding parties of up to 130 persons. Ceremonies can be held indoors, on the beach or a garden wedding followed by a picturesque reception in our dining room overlooking the bay. Chintsa East also offers a beautiful chapel for the more traditional ceremonies.

facilities on offer

• Luxury Accommodation
• 35km of unspoilt beach
• Conference and Team Building facilities
• Wedding and Honeymoon facilities
• Spa treatments on request
• Crawford’s Famous Seafood Extravaganza every Saturday night
• Guest dining room (100 people)
• Fully licensed bar
• Swimming Pool
• Tennis Court
• Children’s Playground with Jungle Gyms and Trampoline
• Gym and Games room


  • Town ship tours 4 km
  • Lovely clean beaches 0 km
  • Lagoons 1 km
  • Rivers 1 to 4 km
  • Dune Forest 0 km

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