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Emerald Cove

1286 Marine Drive | Shelly Beach, Shelly Beach 4265, South Africa
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    • Location
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Sleep Quality
      4.5 of 5 stars
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      4.5 of 5 stars
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      5 of 5 stars
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      4.5 of 5 stars
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      5 of 5 stars
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    Munich, Germany
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    4 reviews
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

    We are really impressed. Loved to stay here with Judy (our shelly beach mum). Rooms are super clean, Judy is helpful beyond believe and value for money unbeatable. Came to shelly beach to dive protea banks which we did with kym at aqua planet. Emerald cove is conveniently located just across the street with direct access to the beach.

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    Juper, Owner at Emerald Cove, responded to this review

    Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and got to dive Protea. More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

    Upon arrival, We we were greeted by a lovely lady named Judith* She checked us in swiftly and effortlessly, in less than a minute Infact haha! The room for myself and my Girlfriend was more than enough, very spacious and very well equipped! The shower water was a highlight, due to Durbans not so friendly weather for those 2 days... More 

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    Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you here. More 

    Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

    Lot's of people only go to shelly beach for the diving, but that coast line has so much more to offer. We stayed at Emerlad cove and Judy is the best host ever! The cabin is spacious and clean and everything you need is in there. If you need anything she will arrange it for you or help you arrange... More 

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    Juper, Owner at Emerald Cove, responded to this review

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we agree the KZN South Coast has so much to offer including miles of beautiful beaches. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and that one day you can come back to this area for longer. More 

    Buderim, Australia
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

    We had the best time here! The awesome accommodation is on the doorstep to the amazing 'Saints' beach and so central to town and the rest of the South Coast. Not only is the accommodation amazing and comfortable but the hospitality is incredible! Thanks Judy and Peter for a wonderful stay!!!

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

    We spent two weeks in South Africa of which 8 days were spent at Emerald Cove and this was for sure the highlight of our trip. Judy made us feel at home from the very first email and phone call. Emerald Cove is perfectly situated – right on the beach and also within walking distance are two dive operations, a... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

    i have stayed at emerald cove twice now for inter club golf and it is a great place, a short walk from a very nice beach and great big spacious cottages well equipped,always look forward to going back there

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

    This accommodation was recommended by and is located very close to Aqua Planet diving charter at Shelly beach, the only dive operator to dive Protea Banks with. The owner, Judy was vet accommodating and went out of her way to make my stay very very comfortable. The accommodation was beautiful, secure, very clean and well maintained with a lovely pool... More 

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    Johannesburg, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

    Once again we had a wonderful 3 weeks at Emerald Cove. During the last 7 year their standards did not drop a centimetre, the detail to small thing make such a difference and their friendlyness and co-operation is outstanding. Thanks Judy and your team, see you again soon! Corlias, Barend and Bibi

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    Johannesburg, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

    We have been going to Emerald Cove now for 3 years, twice a year, 2 weeks at a time!! Judy is the most awesome owner....going out of her way to meet all your needs. The beach is just through the gate of the property, so, if like us, you hate packing up the car to go to the beach, this... More 

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    Durban, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

    Emerald Cove is owner run and managed and is the true gem of the KZN south coast. Very well appointed self catered units of various configurations, Very close to the beautiful , safe beach yet private . All amenities close by. Excellent value for money. Your hosts Judy and Peter are tops, always ready to assist. Highly recommended.

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