The Merry Crab is the ideal getaway for couples, families or groups. We can accommodate groups of twenty-eight comfortably (up to forty including children!) Great for small weddings, special birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions.
Beaches & attractions
Whether you’re a party animal, sun worshipper, adventurer, nature lover, bird watcher, golfer, fisherman, or simply want to escape the rat race and chill, our little piece of paradise offers a variety of experiences for the whole family to enjoy!
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Peace and Quiet
What a lovely and peaceful place. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The beach is just a small walk trough a small strip of beach forest, we saw a very small dear, too cute. What makes it special is the quiet beach, most of the time it was only us there. Close to shops and restaurants but far enough to experience peace of mind. We would definitely be back!
Best Hidden Gem
Amazing and so going back! Amazing and attentive staff. Quiet and cozy perfect retreat for couples, nice treat to get away from all the city craziness. Loved the cats, everyone there feels like family.- Vitalisticvixen
Wonderful Little World
A wonderful little world on its own. Be sure to feel part of the Merry Crab community. After one visit you will be enchanted, sure to return. We are sure to revisit over Holiday season. This will be third time to return. You come to know the regular visitors as they too return year after year. They become your friends instantly, always ready to embrace new comers. We all enjoy the days at the swimming pool as old friends after a long day at the beach or when to windy to go to the beach. Pets are welcome. Every body keeps an eye out for each other's pets and children. Hope to see you there.
Welcome to The Merry Crab
Come and experience Kwa Zulu Natal’s best-kept secret; a charming, informal and secure self-catering holiday hideaway carved out of the lush tropical vegetation of the Admiralty Reserve. From the resort, a shaded pathway through bush inhabited by duiker and dassie leads to golden sands and the warm blue ocean where schools of dolphin frolic in the waves and whales drift lazily by.
The area enjoys year-round sunshine and the balmy weather continues throughout the winter. Safe bathing and surfing, fabulous fishing and diving, stretches of unspoiled beach, restaurants, attractions and friendly locals make our little piece of paradise the perfect South African tropical holiday destination.