Crawford's Beach Lodge
Travel Blogs from Cintsa
... took a quick kayak in the river, walked the beach and relaxed on the deck. I also enjoyed some locally brewed beer by Emerald Vale Brewing Company. All that before I head to Hogsback, a small town in the hills, for the next couple days.
... giggling away while the locals were laughing at us. Think it may have been slightly obvious we were tourists! After reluctantly returning them we went back to the hostel to chill out for a bit. Durban has the biggest Indian population outside of India and because of that we got told we must try a traditional Durban curry. That evening we headed to House of Curry and tried bunny chow - a Durban speciality which is essentially a quarter/half/whole loaf of bread (depending ...
... the Wild Coast, the small town of Cintsa is the next stop on the BazBus route. The hostel was a set of cabins and tent sites overlooking a bay, but the town itself was only reachable by crossing the estuary.
At low tide the stream was only a few inches deep but at high tide the water wass easily ten feet deep and flowing fast. The only place to find food was in the supermarket in the town, and that meant fording the stream quickly before becoming stranded. On the way ...
... big bull came down to drink.. Whilst sitting there we saw a whole clan of meercats playing in the long grass – popping their heads up from time to time to see what is happening.
Funniest moment: Dung Beetles are protected and there are lots of notices asking one to not drive over them. We were following a silver back jackal down the road and I just commented that the next one we saw crossing the road, we should stop the car, open the door lean out and photograph ...
... another 3 people. We are dropped off at the reception sign for the Buccaneers Backpackers (www.cintsa.com) we pay for 3 seats (we used one chair at the back for some of our luggage, so thought it only fare) and get the drivers telephone number (0762150492) so that we can get in touch when we are ready to leave. We carry our bags uphill to the reception desk. We decide to stay in a twin room (260R) with shared bathroom, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility