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Costa Smeralda

Costa Smeralda is ideally situated to help you create many happy memories of fun-filled coastal family holidays.

This small, comfortably equipped resort is located on the outskirts of busy Marine Drive, close to the fishing pier and main swimming beach. Restaurants, shops, games arcades, movies and pubs are all close by and the beach is on your doorstep, where children can explore the rock pools and play in the sand for hours at a time.

There is a wide range of family friendly activities in Margate and surroundings such as the crocodile farm, animal farm, Oribi gorge and the Wild Coast Sun.

These two and three bedroom apartments all have two bathrooms and are self-catering and comfortably appointed. Each apartment has a television with selected DSTV channels. Each apartment also has a private patio and braai area and a open, secure parking.

2 Bedroom 6-Sleeper
These self-catering apartments face the sea and boast full sea views of the Indian Ocean. The apartment has a balcony with a private charcoal braai area.

3 Bedroom 8-Sleeper
These apartments are ideal for large families and have full sea views of the Indian Ocean.

What To Do

Go Fish!

Margate offers excellent opportunities for fishing, you will find amazing locations for reef, river, estuary, deep-sea, or coastal fishing in and around this seaside town.

Reptile Park
Pure Venom Reptile Park is home to a vast array of slippery creatures, both indigenous and exotic. Visit this interesting place and have your photo taken with one of residents.

Croc Farm
The experienced guides at Riverbend Croc Farm will entertain, educate and amuse you with fascinating crocodile demonstrations. Enjoy a crocodile pie while you are there!


Protea Banks, just off the South Coast, is one of the world's best dive sites, and a range of dive charters and dive schools operate out of Shelley Beach.

Wild Coast Sun
Try your luck at the Wild Coast Casino, near Port Edward. The resort also offers live entertainment, games, watersports and cruises on the Umtamvuna River.

Coffee Farm
Take a 'crop to cup' tour of the Beaver Creek Coffee Farm and learn how this popular beverage is produced, and enjoy a coffee tasting afterwards.

Services & Facilities
Babysitting service

Open, secure parking lot
Trailer parking is available
Business Center

Unfortunately, we do not allow pets.

Medical facilities
The resort has an emergency supply kit. Pharmacies, clinics and hospitals are 2km away.

Costa Smeralda is not suitable for access by wheelchair or for a person using a walking aid.

Enjoy the beach
Enjoy the swimming pool – Cold, outdoor
Play open air chess
Go beach fishing
Enjoy the games room
Enjoy the communal braai
Let the kids play in the playground area
Play boardgames with the family
Play table tennis

Activities Nearby
Visit the supermarket 1km away
Try boating 30km away
The nearest town is Margate
Go sailing 30km away
Play squash or tennis 5km away
Play golf 2km away
Visit the gym 1km away
Go horseback-riding 5km away

Good to Know
The South Coast is an all-year-round destination with a tropical climate. During the rainy season, the fun doesn’t stop, so be sure to bring your umbrella along. A light jacket is advised for cool evenings but you find that the weather is usually warm enough for swimming and seaside activities, even in winter. A swimming costume, sunblock and a hat are vital for a sunny South Coast holiday and you may want to bring your own surfboard and fishing rod along. Please contact us if you need any advice on what to pack.