Overview of Crawfords Beach Lodge & Cabins

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4.5 / 5Wonderful
13 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

Popular LocationCintsa Beach1 min walk
Popular LocationInkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve10 min drive
Popular LocationOlivewood Private Estate & Golf Club11 min drive
AirportEast London (ELS)52 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Standard Double Room, Partial Sea View (Kingfisher Room)

    Standard Double Room, Partial Sea View (Kingfisher Room)

    Room amenities

    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Superior Room (Dolphin Room)

    Superior Room (Dolphin Room)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double or Twin Room (Mussle Cracker)

    Double or Twin Room (Mussle Cracker)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Honeymoon Suite

    Honeymoon Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms (Kingfisher)

    Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms (Kingfisher)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Family Suite, 3 Bedrooms (Dolphin)

    Family Suite, 3 Bedrooms (Dolphin)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
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  • Family Suite, 3 Bedrooms (Kingfisher)

    Family Suite, 3 Bedrooms (Kingfisher)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 7
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  • Standard Double Room

    Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Located in Great Kei, Crawfords Beach Lodge & Cabins is in the suburbs and on a private beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Cintsa Beach and Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cintsa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Emerald Vale Brewery - 6 min drive
  • Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve - 10 min drive
  • Olivewood Private Estate & Golf Club - 11 min drive
  • Haga Haga Beach - 48 min drive

Getting around

  • East London (ELS) - 52 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Venue 1 – Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

About this property

Crawfords Beach Lodge & Cabins

Beachfront country house with calming spa services
Guests of this beach country house will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a fitness centre and massage/treatment rooms. All 30 individually decorated rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet and Tempur-Pedic beds. Satellite channels and DVD players provide a bit of entertainment, and guests can also appreciate conveniences such as sitting areas and fridges.
Crawfords Beach Lodge & Cabins offers 30 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features DVD players and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. Tempur-Pedic beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium satellite channels. Fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free extended parking
Parking height restrictions apply
Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request
Local area shuttle (surcharge) up to 50 km

Food and drink

1 restaurant
1 bar
Free manager's reception
Room service available

Things to do

Arcade/game room
Bike hire
Billiards/pool table
Fitness centre
Hiking/biking trails
Outdoor pool
Spa services
Surfing/boogie boarding

Family friendly

Arcade/game room
Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Dry-cleaning service
DVD player
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool


Free newspapers in reception
Front-desk safe
No lifts

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Turndown service
Wedding services

Business services

1 meeting room
Business centre
Conference space (300 square feet)


BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area
Private beachfront location
Rooftop terrace


Body treatments
Massage/treatment rooms


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Blackout drapes/curtains
Ceiling fan
Hypo-allergenic bedding
Premium bedding
Tempur-Pedic bed


Free toiletries
Shower/bathtub combination


DVD player
Premium channels
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker

Outdoor space



Access via exterior corridors
Free newspapers
In-room massage
Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board
Separate sitting area
Turndown service



Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Pets are allowed.
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 1 per room (up to 20 lb/9 kg)

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Payment types

American Express
Diners Club

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Parking height restrictions apply.

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

  • Crawfords Beach Lodge Cabins Chintsa
  • Crawfords Beach Lodge Cabins Great Kei
  • Crawfords Beach Great Kei
All reviews

Guest reviews



5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Great weekend break

We loved the place, location and the laid back atmosphere. Great weekend break and not far from east London. Would have loved more towels in the room.

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Every comfort

My second time here and still as good. The food, scenery and very comfortable beds Thank you

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Excellent accommodation

Our stay at Crawford Lodge was most enjoyable unique in its surroundings our rooms were well equipped close for a walk on the beach and food excellent. Hope to return soon.

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Last night stay in SA

Spent night w boyfriend, who is a local, he had never stayed, but knows crawford family well.. had lovely dinner..next morning watched sunset, it was amazing , on our balcony..got up later had breakfast..then wonderful walk on beach for my last few hours before going home to usa... excellent staff..front desk was quick to fix small problem..room and view were breathtaking. Plan on staying again!! thanks for great memories.. Dawn MacDonald and Stephen Gerber

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great location and excellent service

Chintsa is an amazing part of the country and Crawford Beach lodge is a suburb hotel with great service, friendly staff and excellent food. All round it was a fantastic stay and we will definitely go back as soon as we have a chance.