The Merry Crab - Port Edward, South Coast

Port Edward Accommodation
Port Edward, South Coast

The Merry Crab

Port Edward, South Coast - Accommodation

The Merry Crab rating

The Merry Crab in Port Edward

The Merry Crab is a delightful self-catering beach resort carved out of the Admiralty reserve which fringes the Indian Ocean.

It is favoured by birders, golfers, and couples wanting to escape the rat–race.  While the studios, casitas and cabanas offer the utmost in privacy there is also the lapa, poolside pub and Potjie Boma for those who feel like company. Units are serviced daily (in the mornings) and all one needs to bring are beach towels. For groups who do not wish to self-cater we offer meals by arrangement.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at The Merry Crab,Port Edward, South Coast

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Available Next Weekend
  • Available This Weekend
  • Beach
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Cosy
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Pet Friendly
  • Romantic
  • Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool
Activities Nearby
  • Bicycle Touring
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Climbing - Sport
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Fishing - Saltwater
  • Hang Gliding
  • Health & Fitness
  • Horse Riding
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Kite-Surfing
  • Paddling - Canoeing
  • Paddling - Kayaking
  • Paddling - Sea Kayaking
  • Paddling - Whitewater-Rafting
  • Rowing
  • Sailing - Dingies
  • Scuba Diving
  • Scuba/Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Trekking
  • Walking
  • Waterskiing
  • Whale Watching
  • Windsurfing
  • Yachting

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 15' 49.4" E / 31° 0' 12.1" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to The Merry Crab in Port Edward, South Coast

Departing: King Shaka International Airport
Address: King Shaka International Airport, King Shaka Dr, La Mercy, 4405
Distance: 0.6 km / Duration: 1 hour 57 mins
1.Head southeast13 m
2.Turn right toward International Trade Ave30 m
3.Keep left to continue toward International Trade Ave40 m
4.Slight left onto International Trade Ave0.7 km
5.Turn left onto Mdloti St/M65
Continue to follow M65
Partial toll road
2.9 km
6.Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2
Partial toll road
150 km
7.Continue onto R6134.5 km
8.Turn left30 m
9.Turn right0.9 km
10.Continue onto Monty Sawyer0.5 km
11.Monty Sawyer turns left and becomes Beach Rd0.1 km
12.Continue onto Stoppel Pl0.4 km
13.Turn right onto Munro Dr
Destination will be on the right
0.6 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

King Shaka International Airport - Durban


In May 2010 King Shaka International Airport was opened and is three times bigger than the original Durban International Airport.

The airport has been named after the great warrior and 19th century ruler, Zulu King Shaka. This international airport is the third busiest airport in South Africa with around 7 million passengers. It is 35 kilometres away from the centre of Durban.

Reviews for The Merry Crab

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Will rewind and repeat. Love the staff and location, wish they were able to hv sea view but the quick walk to beach with toddlers wins

review by Vicki Harris

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Amazing. Recommend it anytime for an awesome relaxing breakaway

review by Trevor Nagan

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Loved it...great quiet place to stay..Nice staff

review by Matt Jordan

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Had an absolutely relaxing, peaceful and tranquil stay at The Merry Crab. Thoroughly enjoyed the little walks to and from the beach. The lodge itself is beautiful, lovely greenery and chirping birds although I would have preferred a cleaner bathroom, floors and a microwaved that was clean enough to utilise. Also made three friends with the resident cats. Would definitely go back.

review by Simi Govender

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Wow what a beautifull place. Left hidden between nature

review by jean pierre heydenreich

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We enjoyed a wonderful weekend at Merry Crab! The staff treated us like royalty. Our rooms were well-appointed and clean. We felt at home. Thank you so much to Pam and your staff. We thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to coming back soon.

review by Lizette Balsdon

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What a beautiful place this is. Great accommodation and only 5minutes away from a private beach. It is also a few minutes away from The South Coast Casino. It's a great place to take your significant other, my son really enjoyed it here.

review by Katleho Sekhoto

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Very pleasant and well-situated self-catering accommodation. Short walk from the sea. Beautiful garden. Very helpful staff. Poor IT reception

review by Anna Brown

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I booked a 3 night stay from Friday to Monday and the experience was amazing. I had very high exceptions of the Merry Crab based on the reviews i had read, i had set the bar pretty high.My Girlfriend and I arrived on a Friday afternoon and was greeted by a very friendly lady by the name of Elise, who walked us from our vehicle to the reception area and assisted us with a very quick and easy check in process.We were then assisted with all our luggage from our boot into our room. The Merry Crab had really surpassed my expectations and i was very impressed with the great service and facilities. The room had everything we needed for a self catering unit and we were really happy with how well the place was maintained. We really felt at home the area was really peaceful and relaxing definitely a great place to break away for a mid year break.With all being said, it was a great first experience and i look forward to staying at the Merry Crab in the near future and would highly recommend the Merry Crab to anyone looking for a relaxing stay in the south coast.

review by Brandon Naidoo

"Merry Crab"

What an awesome, quiet, private little Casita we had for the 2 of us. Perfect for a real getaway from all the noise, business and irritations of normal every day life! We hardly saw or heard anyone around, which was exactly what we were after. The facilities are great, the unit has everything you would need, with parking included and communal entertainment area, if that's what you require i.e. pool, bar, lapa at reception. Thank you very much. Will be back some time, hopefully soon.

review by Anonymous, South Africa

"Flop and Drop."

A wonderful week in an excellent location.Staff and accommodation first class.Lives up to the blurb `Escape the rat race`.Would recommend to all for either flop and drop or for the many activities located around the area.

review by george Dziubek, United Kingdom

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