Cracker Bay Bed & Breakfast is awesome

Cracker Bay front entrance

The best beach holidays are those where the accommodation, entertainment and facilities are within an easy walk of the beach. Cracker Bay Bed & Breakfast is just such a place.

Located on the beach side of Cracker Bay Road in Pumula on the awesome South Coast, this B&B has direct access to the beach. Pumula Beach is known for its pristine natural beauty and its mix of sandy beaches and rocky outcrops.

Some of my best childhood memories were spent on these beaches and I can remember spending hours looking into the miniature aquariums that each rock pool created.


Cracker Bay B&B view
Cracker Bay B&B view

The Cracker Bay Bed & Breakfast is large and modern with a huge undercover entertainment area and a large swimming pool. The property is set in a lush tropical garden filled with palm and banana trees. The property is fairly isolated, so expect peace and quiet.

There are five double en-suite, balconied bedrooms with one of them being a spacious Executive Suite. The Executive Suite has its own lounge, dressing room plus a full bathroom with spa bath and access to two private balconies.

Each of the rooms has a sea view as the house is set well above sea level. The best views are obviously from those rooms on the higher levels. The rooms also come equipped with air conditioning, bar fridge and full DStv.


Cracker Bay Beach
Cracker Bay Beach

A morning on the beach, a quick dip in the pool, opening a cold one and then spending a lazy afternoon chatting with friends is my idea of a perfect holiday. Cracker Bay Bed & Breakfast is just my kind of place as all this is possible.

There is a large undercover seating facility to relax at while reading, chatting or just watching ocean. There is also a bar and a billiards room with a variety games to choose from such as darts, table tennis, and volleyball.

If you want to get out, there is a lot to do in the area. Oribi Gorge offers plenty of adventurous activities and golf courses abound in the area. Port Shepstone is 15 minutes away for all your shopping needs.

My advice is to spend your day on the beach or around the pool and just relax.

Guests can stay on a self-catering or B&B basis and extra meals can be organised by arrangement. 

To make a reservation, call 039 684 6508 or email today.

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No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

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A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


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