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1286 Marine Road, Shelly Beach, Margate 4265 South Africa
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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
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Secured parking
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Jacques M wrote a review Feb 2021
Fourways, South Africa25 contributions30 helpful votes
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
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Hendrik O wrote a review Mar 2020
Krugersdorp, South Africa13 contributions
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
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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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Yukka wrote a review Jan 2020
Ukraine4 contributions
Have been with group. All was brilliant!!! All needs for comfortable staying and relaxing. Will come back again and highly recommended! Very friendly owner, big parking, and i don`t know more word for saying about this resort.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Juper, Owner at Emerald Cove
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Thanks for the nice review, it was so good to have your group here.
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Tyler Hughes wrote a review Oct 2019
Hermosa Beach, California13 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed here as part of a dive package with a local shop. The accommodation is great and very spacious (i had booked for just me and felt a little silly with an entire house to myself). Beds are very comfortable, great access to the beach, two great restaurants very close on the beach. The host is very friendly and accommodating. Only complaint is the WiFi doesn’t reach the room so, while there is WiFi, you have to go sit in the common space for it.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Juper, Owner at Emerald Cove
Responded 14 Oct 2019
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Lodge wrote a review Sep 2019
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Stay for 7 days at Emerald Cove. Judy is very friendly host. I loved it also that I could take Charlie my dog with. The place is secured, clean and you have asset to the beach. Highly recommend Thanks Judy for a wonderful stay will visit again Es & Charlie
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Juper, Owner at Emerald Cove
Responded 04 Oct 2019
Thank you for your lovely review, it was lovely to have you and Charlie here.
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Reece Haines-Aubert wrote a review Jan 2019
15 contributions2 helpful votes
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What a wonderful place. We have been fortunate to travel a fair bit in our lives and Emerald Cove has something so special, it's without doubt one of our favourite places. Judy is the most helpful, caring, charming lady you could ever wish to meet and she runs a magnificent business that feels as much like a home as a is does a serene getaway. If you're travelling anywhere near here you have to stay and enjoy the local treats such as C-Bali restaurant, Buccaneers and if you scuba dive or snorkel then you must visit Aqua Planet Dive Centre just a few hundred meters from Emerald Cove. We have to mention the two beautiful dogs Scruffy and Shadow. They are a two of the most characterful, gentle dogs you could ever wish to meet. If you're not a dog person then don't fear as they are kept away from guests but we couldn't resist asking permission to get to know them better. Judy also took care of an urgent business matter for me by arranging overnight courier services and she really couldn't have been more helpful. We will definitely be returning and for even longer this time, 8 nights just wasn't enough. Thanks so much Judy. Reece & Nicola
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from Juper, Owner at Emerald Cove
Responded 19 Feb 2019
Thank you for your lovely review Reece and Nicola, It was lovely to have you stay here and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much, you were perfect guests and we would love to have you here again. The dogs certainly missed you.
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gunhkyuname wrote a review Oct 2018
Barcelona, Spain14 contributions19 helpful votes
What a cozy place! The host was attentive, very helpful and warm to us during our stay. Very convenient location to shops and beachside restaurants. Comfortable beds and couches. Spent most of the time recharging in the place after scuba diving. Felt like home. Love this place. Thank you very much, Judy and Peter.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Juper, Owner at Emerald Cove
Responded 22 Oct 2018
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you stay here and we are glad you enjoyed yourselves and got to see lots of sharks on your dives.
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Jacques M wrote a review Feb 2018
Fourways, South Africa25 contributions30 helpful votes
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
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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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Dwaine D wrote a review Oct 2017
Port Elizabeth, South Africa10 contributions1 helpful vote
After booking in through a local Dive Charter nearby we thought we would spend little time here but never the less the place felt like home after a day out. Very clean and neat little place with ample space for the four of us who stayed there. The owner is a very wonderful and cheerful person who was willing to help out where needed. All the furniture and fittings where in good repair which was surprising for the cost of a night as this accommodation is very affordable.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Juper, Owner at Emerald Cove
Responded 27 Oct 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a nice review. We are pleased you found the chalet clean, comfortable and homely as that is what we aim for.
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de-san wrote a review Aug 2017
Rotterdam, The Netherlands734 contributions234 helpful votes
Nice place to stay at the beach. You have a lovely cottage with a separate bedroom. Lovely gardens surround the place. The host is very helpful. Don't expect fine dining in the neighborhood. Nice beach walk along the coast.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Response from Juper, Owner at Emerald Cove
Responded 28 Aug 2017
Thank you for taking time to write us a nice review, we are glad you enjoyed your cottage and the garden. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in KwaZuluNatal.
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PRICE RANGE
US$44 - US$54 (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 Mojo'z.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Emerald Cove?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.