If you’re looking for a fantastic beach holiday for yourself and someone special, look no further. KwaZulu-Natal’s best kept secret, The Merry Crab, is situated metres from the surf in Munster, a small village along the south coast.
Upon arriving at this little piece of paradise you will be met by “The Crew”, who are the helpful and friendly staff. They will ensure that your car is parked in the secure off street parking area.
Adjacent to the lounge is the fenced swimming pool complete with loungers. You can relax in the “Potjie Boma” which is a large thatched lapa with its own braai facilities and pizza oven and is ideal for all weather braais and parties.
Whether you’re a party animal, sun worshipper, adventurer, nature lover, bird watcher, golfer, fisherman, or simply want to escape the rat race and relax, this little piece of paradise offers a variety of experiences.
A short distance from The Merry Crab is the swimming and surfing bay known as Glenmore Beach. Here you and your partner can play safely in the warm, shark-protected water, while surfers can glide through the waves.
At Dolphin Bay, the view of the waves crashing onto the outcrop of smooth, giant boulders is spectacular. It is also an ideal fishing and whale watching spot. South of Dolphin Bay is Beacon Rock which is excellent for crayfishing at spring tide, when the moon is full.
Across the Itongasi River, a tavern is tucked away on the beach, and high above the lagoon to the south, there is a cafe and pub. Pulpit Rock, another favourite fishing spot, is located here.
The stretch of coastline has become a world-class golfing destination, earning it the title of “Golf Coast”. Six golf courses, four of which are a few minutes away from The Merry Crab, welcome visiting golfers and provide them with spectacular settings, excellent greens and fairways on which to play.
An easy walk will take you to the Munster Sports Club where tennis, squash and bowls can be played by prior arrangement. You will also have access to the Angler’s Club, a favourite fisherman’s watering hole, situated above the boat launching beach.
There are several fine restaurants in the area (including Italian, German, French and Portuguese). For those seeking the bright lights, the Wild Coast Sun with its restaurants, pubs, shows, casino and new water world, is only ten minutes away.
Other activities to be enjoyed in the vicinity include horse riding, quad and mountain biking, hiking, kite flying, sea safaris, deep sea fishing and shark cage diving.
439 Munro Drive
Contact number: 083 267 9055