Where to Stay - South Africa

The Merry Crab Beach Lodge
Munster Accommodation

Self Catering Accommodation in Munster

  • Exterior reception
  • Main reception lounge space
  • Main reception
  • Boma
  • Munster beach
  • Munster beach
  • reception lounge
  • Bedroom
  • Casita/Cabana kitchen
  • Casita/Cabana living area
  • Studio
  • Studio
  • Poolside bar
  • Deck
This venue responds to enquiries within 3 hours on average
Average guest rating: Not Yet Rated

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 unspoilt beach, restaurants, attractions and friendly locals make our little piece of paradise the perfect South African tropical holiday destination.

Room Descriptions at The Merry Crab

STUDIO:  Sleeps 2 Adults in a bachelor style pad – ie open-plan bedroom/living & kitchen area with en-suite bathroom
CASITA:   Sleeps 2 Adults (+2 Children) in a one bedroom, en-suite with separate living/kitchen area.  This unit has 2 sleeper couches in the living area which can be made up to accommodate a maximum of 2 children.  The beds are small and do not accommodate a large framed teenager/adult.

CABANA:  A combination of a STUDIO & CASITA which sleeps 4 Adults in 2 separate en-suite bedrooms + 2 children (in living area). This unit has an inter-leading foam insulated (soundproof) door which opens up to make up the Cabana or alternatively remains closed and is sold as separate units.  This door is foam-insulated and as soundproof as any wall

All units have their own kitchen (fridge, oven, microwave), DSTV (limited bouquet), sundeck and private braai facility, comes complete with linen and bath towels and are serviced daily. There are large overhead paddle fans in all the rooms.

They are all very private and there is a swimming pool. A large undercover boma is ideal for potjies or braais in inclement weather or for parties and groups and there is also a communal lapa & Big screen TV in our poolside bar/lounge. Each unit is allocated its own secure off-street parking bay and we are situated on the beachfront with only a short stroll through the admiralty reserve (protected vegetation belt) onto the beach.

OUR MAIN ATTRACTION ~ OUR BEACHES - the path to the beach is through the main parking gate entrance, across the road.  You may encounter the miniature blue duiker.

SPORT ACTIVITIES – Golf, mountain biking, shore and deep sea fishing, horse riding, hiking trails, scuba diving, squash, tennis, bowls,. Please let us know and we will do our utmost to arrange it for you.

The Merry Crab is situated metres from the surf in Munster, a small village on the east coast of South Africa, known locally as the Hibiscus Coast. Munster is an eighty minute drive south of Durban, the country’s premiere port city and only fifteen minutes from the nearest commercial airport at Margate. The Wild Coast Sun is ten kilometres away and the nearest town, Port Edward, 7km.

The turnoff to the Merry Crab is at the Munster crossroads on the R61 where a trading post, farm stall, postal agency, bottle store and service station are located. A two kilometre drive down the meandering roads of the village leads to our little piece of paradise.

When are you arriving?

Sleeps up to 2
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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Sleeps up to 4
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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Sleeps up to 6
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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Low Season Periods: 10 Jan to 30 Mar / 18 Apr to 7 Dec
Summer Season Periods: 30 Mar to 17 Apr
Peak Season Periods: 8 Dec to 13 Jan

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Specials - if available will be advised together with enquiries.

439 Munro Drive, Munster, KwaZulu-Natal, South Coast

GPS: -31.004149, 30.262517 Map

Pets on request only subject to T&Cs


50% deposit is required within 24hrs to secure booking  / 100% when booking less than 30 days prior to arrival)

Full payment required at 30 days prior to guest arrival


If payments are not received according to these terms the reservation will be automatically released

Less than 2 weeks notice – 100% of fee will be forfeited

Less than 4 weeks notice – 50% forfeited

Less than 8 weeks notice – 25% forfeited

Over 8 weeks notice – full refund

Upon confirmation of a booking your accommodation is reserved exclusively for you, therefore no refund will be given to a guest leaving prior to the booked departure date.

  • Balcony
  • BBQ Area
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Fridge
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Hair Dryer
  • In Room Tea / Coffee services
  • Internet Access
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Pets welcome
  • Safe in room
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Shops Nearby
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • Adventure
  • Hiking Trails
  • Popular Routes
  • Golfing
  • Gambling and Casinos