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1286 Marine Road, Shelly Beach, Margate 4265 South Africa
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#1 of 11 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Bowling offsite
Water park offsite
Outdoor furniture
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Non-smoking rooms
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Reece Haines-Aubert wrote a review Jan 2019
14 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of stay: January 2019
1 Helpful vote
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
2 Helpful votes
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 Africa24 contributions29 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 2018
2 Helpful votes
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 2017
1 Helpful vote
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 Netherlands701 contributions209 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
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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US$38 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalMargateShelly Beach
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