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Emily Moon River Lodge

Emily Moon River Lodge

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Emily Moon River Lodge is situated a few kilometers from the center of Plettenberg Bay, away from the town and within natural and scenic surroundings. This property is a popular choice due to the beauty of both the property and its surroundings.

The suites each have a private deck and are individually decorated with African and Indian artwork that the owners have collected throughout the years.

Emily Moon is the perfect retreat for guests who enjoy a quiet setting within natural surroundings and is an excellent place to sit back, relax and soak up the sun.


Emily Moon creates a private experience for guests who enjoy tranquil and natural surroundings. Staying at this lovely, airy property will create a memorable experience.

OUR RATING: First Class

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The hotel consists of 16 suites including six Deluxe Luxury Suites, eight Luxury Suites and two Family Suites, all of which are individually decorated and offer a mixture of modern and unique furnishings. Each suite features a large en suite bathroom with a shower and a soaking tub from where you can take in views of the surrounding scenery. Alternatively, you can sit on your own private viewing deck, connected to each suite's sitting room, to take in the views. Underfloor heating, Wi-Fi access, a cozy fireplace and a ceiling fan add to guests' comfort and convenience.


Plettenberg is a great location for a short stay as you explore the Garden Route. This coastal town comprises good restaurants and white, sandy beaches.

Food and drink

No trip to the Emily Moon River Lodge is complete without a trip to the renowned Emily’s restaurant. The dining experience is eclectic and the dining hall is decorated with African artwork, sculptures and photography. The restaurant overlooks the Bitou River and is open for dinner, offering an international menu and an extensive wine list. Meanwhile, Simon’s Bar is a craft beer bar and artisan pizza restaurant with a wood-fire oven.


The lodge can cater for families in their two Family Suites. Children will enjoy the natural setting of the lodge together with a range of activities they can enjoy at the lodge or a short walk away.


Enjoying a secluded and scenic location, Emily Moon's romantic setting caters for honeymooners and special occasions. The property has two dedicated Honeymoon Suites, which offer outdoor showers, great river views and complete privacy.

Facilities and activities

There are two swimming pools for guests to enjoy. Rates include a car washing service, morning newspapers and use of bicycles and river canoes.

Tour ideas in Plettenberg Bay

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Emily Moon River Lodge as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

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      Sailing & Sea Kayaking

      Sailing & Sea Kayaking

      There are a few outfits that offer sailing trips into Plettenberg Bay as well as sea kayaking. Apart from spectacular offshore coastal scenery, it is very likely that at some stage, a close encounter with the marine animals will occur so you can get very close to them.

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