Crawford’s Beach Lodge – Conference venue at The Wild Coast

Conference venue Wild Coast - Crawford's Beach Lodge

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Crawford’s Beach Lodge is set along the magical Wild Coast and offers rustic luxury accommodation for the most discerning of travellers, who are looking for fun, sun and relaxation.

Crawford’s is nestled in the middle of the beautiful Chintsa (Cintsa) 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 and be absorbed by the untouched natural beauty of the landscape while discovering new exotic bird and fish life indigenous to the area.

Our location is malaria free. We are approximately 42km from East London, the surfside city famous for its Nahoon Reef.
Far enough from the maddening crowd but close enough for emergencies.

Conference venue Wild Coast - Crawford's Beach Lodge

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It is also an ideal Honeymoon destination.


Dolphin Room (front row sea view)

The Dolphin Rooms have the best view of the Indian Ocean and all the best luxuries you could expect from a four star beach resort. Enjoy your view of the beautiful Chintsa Bay from the balcony of one of the most comfortable accommodations in Chintsa.

Kingfisher Room (back row sea view with stairs)

Large and comfortable, the Kingfisher rooms are perfect for family getaways. Spend your Wild Coast holiday in our luxurious accommodation and experience everything that Chintsa has to offer you.

Mussel Cracker Room (no sea view)

Conference venue Wild Coast - Crawford's Beach Lodge

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Affordable yet comfortable, the Mussel Cracker rooms are perfect accommodation for a weekend getaway to the Wild Coast. We are confident that our beach resort will have you coming back time and again for more holidays on the Wild Coast.

3 or 4 Bedroom Family Suites

Nested in the lush beach forest, our Family Suites bring a sense of peacefulness and tranquillity. With stunning views of the warm Indian Ocean these spaciously designed suites are perfect for extended families or groups of friends wanting to get away from it all and spend some quality time together.


Book one of our fully inclusive packages and enjoy all the luxuries of the hotel. Sip on cocktails while cooling down in one of or swimming pools or choose from a selection of local drinks and beverages.


Conference venue Wild Coast - Crawford's Beach Lodge

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Get acquainted with your fellow guests by interacting in our lounge, having a drink in the bar or merely floating around the lawn under the tropical Khamanga palms.
The Crawford’s pride themselves with the cuisine they have on offer; delicious and nutritious homemade meals. All meals are served in the main dining room overlooking the sea and are set on a buffet basis, offering fine dining with a wide variety.


Our spacious conference rooms can facilitate 80 persons in an air-conditioned environment. We offer fully catered conference packages, which include arrival tea in addition to morning and afternoon teas, luncheons and breakfasts and dinners for those whom would like to stay the night. “Breakaway” rooms and audio equipment are also available if required.


Senses @ Crawford’s is our newly built spa, which offers the ultimate relaxation while overlooking the Indian Ocean where dolphins and whales can be seen in the distance.


A kids club is on the go over the school holidays. Leave your children in the capable hands of our child minders and they will have a ball of a time sand-boarding down our beaches golden dunes, playing volley ball, exciting competitions and much, much more.
Nannies can also be arranged on request for those of a younger age.


  • Luxury Accommodation
  • 35km of unspoilt beach
  • Conference and Team Building facilities (80 people)
  • Eloping and Honeymoon facilities
  • Crawford’s Famous Seafood Extravaganza every Saturday night
  • Guest dining room (100 people)
  • Fully licensed bar
  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • Tennis Court
  • Children’s Playground – Jungle Gyms and Trampoline
  • Children’s play room & Child minding facilities
  • Day Spa

and so, so much more…..

For a quote on Crawford’s Beach Lodge please click here, contact us on 0861 262 262 or use the form below and we will contact you


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Located in the heart of the residential area of Kloof KZN, is a magical, enchanting, fairy garden, designed as a Japanese Park in South Africa. This is MAKARANGA GARDEN LODGE.

Only 15-20 minutes’ drive from Durban and 30 minutes from Pietermaritzburg, this equidistant venue is the perfect half way meeting place for conference delegates and businessmen and women from both cities, offering ample secure parking.
Makaranga Garden Lodge, a hotel, wedding venue, restaurant and conference centre, is nothing like anywhere else in South Africa.

Set in 30 Acres of indigenous and exotic botanical gardens, with 18 ponds, lazy streams and a waterfall all of which are there for your peace, tranquillity and sheer visual indulgence. The hotel or Lodge offers 5-star state-of-the-art conference facilities, a Spa, a restaurant and 20 spacious, luxury rooms, all with magnificent views over the property. All rooms were designed with physically challenged visitors in mind and are 100% wheel-chair friendly. Probably the only venue throughout KZN with as many purpose designed rooms with this in mind.

A perfect venue for Team building, with so much space in this perfect setting, including Yoga, Tai Chi and other Eastern arts.

Current Specials at Makaranga Garden Lodge

“Come and Snuggle up between our sheets”
On your 1st night you will enjoy
• Bottle of Wine
• Delicious hot pudding
Served on your balcony with scattered pot pourie whilst you enjoy the view of our magnificent garden
• Bubble bath
• Slippers
• Vanilla candles
All this will be done at turn-down to de-stress and enjoy the rejuvenated feeling

On your 2nd night you will enjoy
• A picnic basket for two people (excluding beverages)
To be enjoyed near our famous Makaranga Alley where you are surrounded by the best that Nature has to offer
• A movie hamper with little snacks and a choice of DVD’s golden oldies
Take time out and enjoy the simple things in life

R895.00 per standard room per night
Including breakfast for two adults
Executive upgrade: R350.00 per room per night

Minimum two nights stay
Valid: Friday to Sunday
Subject to Availability
May – 27 September 2012

Review by Rosalie Howard, Venue Pages