Emerald Cove

Emerald Cove

1286 Marine Road, Shelly Beach, Margate 4265 South Africa
The small woodland separating you from the beach (the accommodation is on the left of the picture and the beach just out of shot on the right)
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4.5
#1 of 1 ranch in Shelly Beach
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Beachfront, self-catering thatched chalets. On the shores of the warm Indian Ocean Emerald Cove is the perfect place to enjoy the pleasures of a beach holiday and explore the KwaZulu Natal South Coast. Swimming Pool, direct beach access, AA Highly recommended, and walking distance to restaurants and shops. A great place to stay for scuba divers here to experience our world famous dives sites on Protea Banks. Attractions of the area include: Oribi Gorge, whale and dolphin watching, 7 world class golf courses, many beautiful beaches, nature walks and hiking trails, and crocodile farm.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Beach
Hiking
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Bowling offsite
Fishing
Water park offsite
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Romantic

Location

1286 Marine Road, Shelly Beach, Margate 4265 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Hendrik O wrote a review Mar 2020
Krugersdorp, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are going to Emerald Cove for more than 10 years now, and every time we go there, we are warmly welcomed by Judy and her staff.

Our apartment is always very clean and beautiful, and gets serviced every day.

You are walking distance from the sea and we enjoyed the family atmosphere around the pool and braai area.

Thank you once again for a wonderful week Judy.

Hendrik & Melanie
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Juper, Owner at Emerald Cove
Responded 09 Mar 2020
Thank you for your kind review Hendrik & Melanie, we love having you here and hope you keep coming back to your 'holiday home'
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Jacques M wrote a review Feb 2021
Fourways, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As usual Judy, the owner manager had her personal hand on everything. The cottage was immaculate and serviced everyday. The morning and evening walks to the beach two minutes away is a ritual we have kept for more that 10 years. We never leave disappointed. Amenities close and plentiful. Possibly the best kept secret on the hibiscus coast. Safe and children friendly with a convenient pool.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phil K wrote a review Oct 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First - A HUGE Thank you to Judy and the team, our stay was brilliant. For everyone else, Judy will do everything she can to make you feel welcome and enjoy your stay.
I have stayed here a number of times now and each visit has been superb.
The location is central and if you are diving with Aqua Planet; it is right across the road.
The rooms are spotless and cleaned daily, well equipped and secure.
<e and my dive buddy, Jim loved our 1 week stay.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Toni Dalbock wrote a review Apr 2024
Phuket, Thailand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful tropical setting a short walk from the beach. The chalets are neat and comfortable. Unfortunately, the roadworks make it difficult to get there, but hopefully this won't take too much longer.
There is a lovely braai area next the swimming pool, and the restaurants are a comfortable walk away.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: At low tide, walk across the beach for breakfast at C-Bali.
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Response from Judy Keuning, Owner at Emerald Cove
Responded 17 May 2024
Thank you for taking time to give us a nice review Toni.
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KazMagee wrote a review Apr 2013
Belfast, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fantastic place to stay. Judy was an amazing host and I only wish we had more time to spend there. We were a group of 17 working in the area and used Emerald Cove as our base accommodation. Beautifully decorated houses, comfortable and just like home. All our girls loved the experience. Was great to be able to jump in the pool, have a braai all together in the outside area, and nip down to the beach when we wanted. Judy helped us with anything we needed and made our stay one never to forget. If you are in Shelly Beach, this is the place to stay!
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Date of stay: August 2012Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jacques M wrote a review Feb 2018
Fourways, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Emerald Cove has been our secret hide for 10 years. Owned and run by Judy and hubby makes this one of our special coastal destinations. Our favourite self-catering cottage faces the sea which is 30 meters barefoot away...with stunning sunrises, crashing waves and birdsong. The premises are immaculately maintained. If you want to escape the madness yet be near all amenities then this is the hideaway you have been looking for. Happy days!
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Juper, Owner at Emerald Cove
Responded 15 Feb 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. It's nice that you enjoy the stunning sunrises as much as we do. We love having you here and hope you keep coming back to your secret hide.
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finetown wrote a review May 2013
Pinetown in Kzn
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a "no-brainer", Emerald Cove is excellent value for money. We discovered this Gem of a Holiday Destination in 2006, and have been back every year at least two to three times per year ever since. We love the clean, well kept rooms. The small splash pool and of course the closeness of the beach and shopping centers. The tidal pool is close by and if you want an ice-cream it is just a hop skip and a jump away. We all Love Emerald Cove, including Granny and Grandpa. Enjoy your stay, it is worth it. Thank You Judy & Peter & pets.
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Date of stay: January 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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FRoxy wrote a review Mar 2013
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Judy and Peter, thank you so much for going out of your way to be understanding, kind and helpful to us when we stayed recently. What a wonderful few days. Philip loved the deep sea fishing with Awesome Charters. I loved being so close to the beach, and we both appreciated the way you treated us as family. We'd love to come back for more this week!
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Date of stay: March 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Judy will make sure you have the correct room for you.
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Yirra wrote a review Dec 2012
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying at Emerald Cove for use was a surplus to our leave.
First of all, the lady of the house Judy is a fantastic woman. She looks after everyone and in case of problems, she solves them asap.
The cottages are clean, big, good equiped. Emerald cove is very central located. Big stores just around the corner and from there you can drive for a long time along the coast.
We wanted to braai and Judy made sure we had our own braai on our terrace.
We do recommend the place for sure.
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Date of stay: November 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michael N wrote a review Mar 2012
Vancouver, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellently run and maintained self-catering accommodation on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. Well-designed and efficiently equipped with all necessary items for a self-catering stay Emerald Cove is situated near grocery stores and super-markets, but for those choosing to eat out instead also near several restaurants. The chalets are attractively laid out and situated virtually on the beachfront with just an attractive barrier of tropical vegetation between the units and the beach. Rates are reasonable for the type and standard of accommodation. The management are most efficient and obliging and went out of their way to meet our requirements and ensure that our brief stay was a pleasant one.
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Date of stay: February 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Toni Dalbock wrote a tip Apr 2024
Phuket, Thailand3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"At low tide, walk across the beach for breakfast at C-Bali. "
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Susan H wrote a tip Mar 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa17 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for unit no 1 if you have a pet"
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Kelly J wrote a tip Jan 2017
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Every unit is good"
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691annd wrote a tip May 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa27 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Unit 7, access to beach, sound of the sea, no cars a plus."
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Divejb wrote a tip Jan 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa120 contributions103 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is a wifi hotspot"
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PRICE RANGE
R 773 - R 881 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalMargateShelly Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Emerald Cove
Which popular attractions are close to Emerald Cove?
Nearby attractions include St. Michael's on Sea Beach (0.6 km) and Ster-Kinekor Shelly Centre (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Emerald Cove?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Emerald Cove?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Emerald Cove?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Emerald Cove?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Emerald Cove?
Conveniently located restaurants include C-Bali Restaurant and Beach Bar, Münchner Haus, and c-bali.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Emerald Cove?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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