explore our Lodge

The sparkling sea. The endless mountains. The diverse fynbos. You simply won’t know which way to turn as you soak up the incredible views from your patio at Crayfish Lodge, all while enjoying your luxurious and stylish room. And, where else in the world can you enjoy a shark viewing adventure in the morning, a coastal hike in the afternoon and a stroll on the beach as the sun sets?


Whether you’re relaxing in our expansive lounge area, soaking up the view on the veranda or sunning yourself by the pool, Crayfish Lodge will make you feel at home no matter what time of year you visit us.

We’re famous for our deluxe breakfasts which feature fresh pastries, homemade jams and other local seasonal produce. Cheese and cured meat platters are available to order, and we’ve hand-picked only the best selection of local wines that we feature on our extensive wine list.


  • Parking

    Secure off-street parking (one bay per room)
  • Spa

    Massages and beauty treatments by appointment (Contact us to find out more)
  • Wifi

    Free wifi throughout the house
  • Telephone

    Prepaid cellphones available on request
  • Pool

    Communal 3 x 7 metre swimming pool with ocean views
  • Liquor license

    For on-site consumption exclusively by in-house guests. Each room features a well-stocked mini bar and there is an honesty bar in public area.


  • Business services: including faxing and copying
  • Laundry services
  • Short-term luggage storage
  • VIP Services: on special request
  • Gourmet dinners: as part of long-stay benefits only
  • Concierge services: see below
  • Beauty treatments and Massages:by appointment

Healthy Living

Living in tune with nature is integral to our philosophy here at Crayfish Lodge. We're all about a stress-free and clear state of mind when you visit us, which is why we offer a wide range of healthy living options for our guests:

Healthy Food

We source organic and local products wherever possible to minimise our guests’ intake of harmful or even toxic substances. We can also cater for some specific dietary requirements, so please let us know about these before you arrive.


We promote an active lifestyle through activities such as hiking, swimming or activities like horseback riding.

Spa Treatments

Destress and unwind with our wide range of beauty treatments and massages.

Concierge Services

Need help with logistics during your trip to Gansbaai? We provide a range of concierge services that will make your trip that much more seamless and enjoyable:

  • Travel advice on all aspects of your stay, as well as advice on this unique area
  • Airport transfers to and from our lodge can be arranged, however using your own transport is recommended, as public transport here is minimal.
  • Restaurant bookings for lunch and dinner (we know the best places in the area)
  • Booking activities such as scenic flights, quad biking, horse riding, paragliding and more
  • Booking wine tastings, as well as beer and cheese tasting experiences
Restaurant Reihnard and Sandra