Shelly Beach Accommodation

Shelly Beach is one in a string of coastal towns dotted along KwaZulu Natal's Hibiscus Coast, also known as the South Coast. This is a popular stretch of beach, especially for local holiday makers from Durban, Johannesburg and other inland destinations. Something about the lush green vegetation, the golden sands and the warm blue ocean draws visitors from afar and hooks them, guaranteeing their repeated return.

Shelly Beach's name is embarrassingly obvious. For some reason, this section of the coast is particularly plentiful when it comes to sea shells. The delicate one-time homes of little crabs, muscles and other small sea life are scattered across the sand giving beach strollers something colourful to look at (they come in shades of pink, blue, silver and many hues in between) as well as a low-cost souvenir.

The Indian Ocean, which meets the KwaZulu Natal coastline, is warmed by the Mozambican current. Its warmer temperature provides just the right kind of conditions for certain habitats to develop and in turn, this attracts an array of interesting underwater sea life, providing memorable dive experiences off the coast of many towns along this coast. The situation at Shelly Beach is no different and there are a number of spots (with more creative names than the town) such as Potato Reef, Deep Salmon and Bo Boyi Reef, where divers can experience the sight of beautiful coral forests and colourful fish.

The warm subtropical climate is responsible for the thick, jungle like greenery surrounding the town and combined with the warm sea, makes Shelly Beach another great spot in KwaZulu Natal for sun-worshipers to gather. Other land-based activities include rock and surf fishing and regular deep-sea angling competitions are held throughout the year.

Shelly Bay is said to be one of the fastest developing residential and commercial towns on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast, but it's so lovely that even this is unlikely to deter the masses!

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Strathern House
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Strathern House has a lovely sea view within walking distance of the Shelly Centre, with cinema's, restaurants, Shops. Close to Ski Boat Base with deep sea fishing, diving, whale watching, pleasure cr... More Info

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Shelly Lodge is situated 8 kilometers North of Margate, along the South Coast. Situated approximately 500 meters from Shelly Center where there are a wide variety of shops and Restaurants available. ... More Info

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From R900* unit


37 Surfbay Sands is situated in a quaint complex along the south coast holiday resort town of Margate. The unit has three bedrooms, accommodating seven guests, and two bathrooms. The living area consi... More Info

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From R850* unit


This unit is part of a complex consisting of 12 units stand and it is on the 2nd floor. It is situated close to the Shelley Centre in Shelley Beach and ends on the beach. The unit has a master bedroom... More Info

From R255* unit


Wild Waters Holiday Accommodation is situated along the stunning Shelly Beach coastline, in Margate. The property comprises of three units, a three-sleeper flat, a four-sleeper flat and a six-slee... More Info

From R480* unit


Location, location, location. Eden Dunes is situated across the road from the Shelly Beach ski-boat club, lying virtually on the beach but also right behind Shelly Mall offering a variety of restaura... More Info

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1 minute's walk off the golden sands of Shelly Beach, Sengathi offers the ultimate in self catering accommodation in an upmarket area. Each unit has 2 bedrooms and can sleep 6 adults in home-from-home... More Info

From R300* unit


This holiday home is within a secure access control estate. This free standing house has got a single lock up garage and private braai area. The complex is ideally situated near malls and the ski boat... More Info

From R600* unit


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 South Coast. Walk out of our front gate, under the Milkwood tree... More Info

From R980* unit


A modern complex at the sea shore with direct access to the beach, in a tropical setting with sparkling swimming pool, kids swings and bridged stream amongst landscaped gardens and lawns. It is a st... More Info

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Shelly Beach Reviews

Shelly Beach
Great destination for young families. Minimal travel required to visit various establishments in surrounding areas.
- Atholl Murray

Shelly Beach
Beautiful town
- Pritha Govender

Shelly Beach
A really nice place for a holiday
- Aletta Venter

Shelly Beach
Very central, lovely area.
- Daniela Atia

Shelly Beach
Wonderful place to stay.
- Vanite Kotze