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“The Merry Crab”

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The Merry Crab Beach Lodge
Ranked #3 of 14 Port Edward B&B and Inns
Pretoria, South Africa
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“The Merry Crab”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Quite "pricey" for what you get. Only get clean towels every four days but the bathroom is so small that if it rains outside and you hang them up inside, they do not dry before you need to use them again. Rusted curtain rail in bathroom. Odd number and types of cutlery and crockery (as if it is someone's second hand stuff).Parking is far away from units, although they do offer their services to help carry luggage to the units.

Overall...it is not a bad place for self catering. It's just that the rates are a bit high for what you get.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Hidden away from the hustle and bustle, this little gem is a surprising hide-away. Neat, clean apartments (casitas), very friendly staff, good amenities, fully self catering setup with braai facilities too. Lovely boma area, pool, secure parking, set in an area teeming with birdlife and small buck. A short walk (120 / 150 meters) and you are on a lovely open tranquil beach that stretches for miles and is for the most part very quiet, offering you privacy to be alone with your thoughts or family. Highly recommended and truly worth the drive from Durban

Room Tip: The further back, the better you can hear the waves at night. Ahhhh, bliss
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Merry Crab for a week. It was a totally relaxing experience.
Everything there is clean and well maintained, the staff are friendly and very accommodating, and the location is amazing. The resort is located about 150m from the beach; a short walk through a nature preserve. There is a lot of natural wildlife around, including much bird-life within the Merry Crab itself (they seem to be very particular about the trees and shrubbery they have planted to encourage this).
The pool area is also great.

The chalets themselves can either be a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit, or the inter-leading door can be closed and the chalet separated into two 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom units (there is a kitchenette in each part) if you want to travel as two couples and still have privacy.

Munster itself isn't much more than a village and there isn't anything but the beach, but the neighboring towns and areas offer plenty activities (crocodile farm, coffee plantation, restaurants, nature reserves, beaches, shops, Wild Coast Casino etc).

Room Tip: The chalets don't seem to differ much from each other.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Merry Crab Beach Lodge

Property: The Merry Crab Beach Lodge
Address: 439 Munro Drive, Glenmore Beach, Port Edward 4278, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Port Edward
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Port Edward
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
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 

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