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1286 Marine Drive | Shelly Beach, Shelly Beach 4265, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed at Emerald Cove for 2 weeks, we were in the large 6 person chalet for most of it and moved to one of the smaller chalets when we decided to extend our stay at short notice, thankfully they had a vacancy for the extra couple of days. The chalets are well equipped, clean and comfortable, there is a... More

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Port Shepstone, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The warm welcome extended to us made us feel right at home, and when we were shown to our accommodation, we just knew that we had indeed made the right decision to choose Emerald Cove for our holiday by the sea. The chalet was comfortable, spacious and spotlessly clean. With the beach close by and the shops too, one could... More

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Pinetown in Kzn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

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... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

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... More

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Senior Contributor
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10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

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... More

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Shelly Beach, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

As others have said, this is a great place to stay. My wife & I have stayed there 4 or 5 times and Judy & Peter are still just as welcoming as the 1st time we went. As a retired couple, we always visit outside of the school holidays, so we cannot comment for during the peak periods. Emerald Cove... More

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Address: 1286 Marine Drive | Shelly Beach, Shelly Beach 4265, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Shelly Beach
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. 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. ... more   less 
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