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The Merry Crab Beach Lodge

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439 Munro Drive, Glenmore Beach, Port Edward 4278 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 21/02/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/02/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Port Edward
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
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Romantic
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Trevor N wrote a review Aug 2018
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Love the place the staff are amazing. Service at another level. Edward welcomed us and was ready to take our luggage to our chalet. The accommodation is cosy. The beach is heaven. A short walk takes you to a quiet paradise. Definitely be back again and again. Thank you Pamela and your team for your hospitality.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from MerryCrab, Owner at The Merry Crab Beach Lodge
Responded 21 Aug 2018
Hi Trevor, Thank you for taking the time to review us, truly appreciated. So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, felt terrible about the miserable weather you had to ensure though!!! Hopefully next time the sun God will shine for us as it makes such a difference to the general appearance and atmosphere when the weather plays ball.. Once again thank you! We look forward to seeing you back at the lodge in the near future! Regards Pamela
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patriciak128 wrote a review May 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
The lodge, nestled in beautiful surroundings, is ultra clean and well equipped. The garden is beautiful and has wonderful birdlife. The beach is a short walk away and is magnificent and private - a hidden gem. The staff is friendly, helpful and super-efficient. I had breakfast each day which was delicious. I had a lovely, peaceful holiday and will definitely return
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from MerryCrab, Owner at The Merry Crab Beach Lodge
Responded 09 May 2018
Hi Patricia, Truly appreciate your lovely review, can't wait to have you visit us again!! Regards Pamela
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Anna B wrote a review Dec 2017
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa376 contributions123 helpful votes
We opted for a cabana this time which was very comfortable for two. The garden is still beautifully kept and it is very pleasant that the accommodation is a short stroll from the beach. The kitchen was well supplied with equipment and utensils. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Just be aware that cell phone and wifi reception was almost non-existent which was not a big problem for us as we just wanted to relax, but could be an issue if you need to be in touch
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Response from MerryCrab, Owner at The Merry Crab Beach Lodge
Responded 05 Jan 2018
Hi Anna, Thank you for your lovely review, really appreciate you taking the time to rate us. Hope to see you back at the Crab in the future! We are aware of the problems with cellphone coverage which has been an ongoing problem for more than a year now. We installed a booster at our cost however the main vodacom tower two roads up from us has not been maintained for a long time and no matter how often we report the problem their response is always that they don't have the budget for the maintenance so most of the villagers on vodacom/cellc are suffering the consequences... Unfortunately until such time Vodacom fixes their tower our hands are tied as far as cell coverage is concerned... Hopefully it will be in their 2018 budget!!! Regards Pamela
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JOHN G wrote a review Nov 2017
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa34 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed in a Casita. Very comfortable, clean and well maintained. The staff are friendly and very helpful. When we arrived our luggage was carried to the rooms and the same applied on departure. The beach is just a short stroll away down a quiet private path. Close enough to shops and restaurants. Very clean, everything that you need for a break away.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Response from MerryCrab, Owner at The Merry Crab Beach Lodge
Responded 05 Jan 2018
Dear John, Thank you for your lovely review, we always appreciate when our guests are able to take the time in their busy schedules to write reviews. Truly appreciated! Really hope to see you again at the Crab in the near future! We often run specials out of season... Regards Pamela
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Luke S wrote a review Sep 2017
Durban, South Africa3 contributions4 helpful votes
This was a great place to visit, friendly staff and management. Very cosy and spacious for someone looking to relax away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Great beaches around the area and a good wine and dine spot just down the road for those Sunday sunset drinks.
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Response from MerryCrab, Owner at The Merry Crab Beach Lodge
Responded 07 Sep 2017
Thank you for lovely review, we truly appreciate and so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again in the near future! Regards Pamela
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LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalPort Edward
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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