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1286 Marine Drive | Shelly Beach, Shelly Beach 4265, South Africa
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Emerald Cove
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We spend three nights at Emerald Cove during our visit to South Africa. What a charming place and so homely with just the right amount of everything. Judy managed to make us feel totally at home assisting with everything we needed and more. She was more than willing to make arrangements on our behalf with boating agents and gave us... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I will go back anytime. It was the first time for us as a family, and it was a great holiday. It is peacefull, calm, with the sound of the ocean all day long Host frienly, and helpfull and always there to assist Neat, room service everyday Nearby anything and everything

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Belsele
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Staying at Emerald Cove for use was a surplus to our leave. First of all, the lady of the house Judy is a fantastic woman. She looks after everyone and in case of problems, she solves them asap. The cottages are clean, big, good equiped. Emerald cove is very central located. Big stores just around the corner and from there... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Excellently run and maintained self-catering accommodation on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. Well-designed and efficiently equipped with all necessary items for a self-catering stay Emerald Cove is situated near grocery stores and super-markets, but for those choosing to eat out instead also near several restaurants. The chalets are attractively laid out and situated virtually on the beachfront with just an attractive... More

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Additional Information about Emerald Cove

Address: 1286 Marine Drive | Shelly Beach, Shelly Beach 4265, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Shelly Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty lodging in Shelly Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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