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1286 Marine Road, Shelly Beach, Margate 4265 South Africa
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#1 of 10 Speciality lodging in Shelly Beach
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
Laundry service
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Bowling offsite
Water park offsite
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HMB096 wrote a review Dec 2016
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom34 contributions31 helpful votes
Emerald Cove is in a small town in South Africa, the little cottage-style guest houses were beautiful with each looking out onto the pool. The back gate lead you straight onto the beach, which had two bars where you could buy food, have a couple of beers or play pool. The location was amazing, it was just a shame we didn't go at peek season as it was very quiet. Judy who owns Emerald Cove was amazing, helpful and always smiling. I booked surfing lessons whilst I was there with a girl called Heather who was once one of the best in the world! It was Judy who helped organise all our trips, including surfing,horse riding and diving.. and what an amazing place to dive! Whales and Sharks! It was the perfect relaxing end to an amazing month of being in South Africa and I would come
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Date of stay: August 2016
Response from Juper, Owner at Emerald Cove
Responded 20 Dec 2016
Thank you for your lovely review, we loved having you and your family stay at Emerald Cove and are glad you enjoyed your stay and the activities our lovely South Coast has to offer. We would love to see you again one day.
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19622 wrote a review Aug 2016
Alberton, South Africa8 contributions1 helpful vote
A beautiful place and friendly personal..clean and peaceful. For anyone down on business in this area especially if there is more than one of you I would recommend it ..relaxing with a beautiful pool and facilities
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Date of stay: August 2016
Response from Juper, Owner at Emerald Cove
Responded 26 Aug 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review, it was nice to meet you and we would love to have you back again if you come back to the area on business.
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davidindurham wrote a review Aug 2016
Durham134 contributions177 helpful votes
Stayed for a week in early August. The accommodation was lovely and just right for our needs The pool was cold but as we are from Northern England we couldn't let that stop us ... in fairness we were in the middle of S Africas winter. Location was brilliant, a fair selection of restaurants and bars in easy reach, a gate access directly onto the beach. Secure parking provided. But the real jewel of Emerald Cove is Judy. She is always in attendance and eager to provide any assistance she can, she organised horse riding and surf lessons for my daughter and whilst some would have got frustrated at the running back and forth with their own phone I truly believe that she just wants her guests to have the best possible time..... we did and so should you.
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Date of stay: August 2016
Response from Juper, Owner at Emerald Cove
Responded 22 Aug 2016
Thank you for such a lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we love having happy guests. We do want our guests to have the best possible holiday and our best reward is to see families enjoying their time at Emerald Cove and our beautiful South Coast.
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Prakashshanker wrote a review Aug 2016
Durban, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
Fantastic host, Children's paradise - my 8yr old commented "BEST HOLIDAY EVER" and wants to go back. Safe and secure - HOME away from HOME. Perfect family bonding time with clean pool and private access to beach. my kids loved unit 6 for the loft bedroom. will definitely go back for ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, Thank you Judy for making our weekend such a memorable one. Hats off to you and EMRALD COVE.
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Date of stay: August 2016
Response from Juper, Owner at Emerald Cove
Responded 11 Aug 2016
Thank you Prakash for giving us such a nice review, we are always happy when our guests enjoy their holiday and it was lovely to see your kids enjoying the pool.
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691annd wrote a review May 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa27 contributions5 helpful votes
We were lucky enough, to get unit 7 which is right next to the beach access gate. As it is off-season we were the only guests. The unit was clean and reasonably well stocked with utensils, and a small braai. We were unaware of the fact that no towels or teacloths were provided, it was the first time this has occurred when using self-catering accommodation in SA.. We did get to see the most beautiful sunsets/rises/and moon rises, from the beach.
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Date of stay: May 2016
Response from Juper, Owner at Emerald Cove
Responded 05 Jun 2016
Thank you for your review, and we are glad you enjoyed your quiet stay. I do apologise for the lack of towels and dishcloths, we do not normally supply these and you were informed of this on your confirmation, but we would have happily supplied them had you asked.
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US$38 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalMargateShelly Beach
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