Emerald Cove Beachfront Self Catering Thatched Holiday Chalets in St Michaels Beach - Shelly Beach, KZN South Coast, located about an hours drive south of Durban, enjoys a warm subtropical climate of sunny days and warm winters while our shores are washed by the warm Indian Ocean. Literally a few steps away through our front gate is St Michaels Beach, this is a safe swimming beach, lying protected between a tidal pool and a placid lagoon.