- Luxury lodge
- Superb restaurant
- Colonial-chic decor
Lovingly furnished luxury lodge with a relaxed but indulgent ambience attached to one of the region’s best restaurants with stunning views over the gently meandering River Bitou. It is a great options for couples and has some family room available.
Emily Moon River Lodge has eight large lodge suites each with a private deck or garden overlooking a classic African river landscape, yet only a few miles outside Plettenberg Bay and all the local attractions and beaches. The restaurant, pool area and lodge suites are superbly decorated with a striking, but inviting Colonial-chic feel. Six of the lodge suites have stunning private decks with sweeping views over the vlei (wetlands), whilst the remaining two newer garden suites are set back without the views, but with lovely private garden settings.
Guests take breakfast in the main restaurant, before it transforms itself into a very popular restaurant. The restaurant itself is both a pro and a con. On one hand, you have a fantastic restaurant in stumbling distance from you bed. On the other hand, it gets busy and there aren’t so many communal spaces left for hotel guests. A recent and welcome addition is a private pool area for guests set away from the main restaurant and pool (open to outsiders).
For Families: Emily Moon has a couple of lovely family suites and whilst there are better options nearby for families (with more communal space and without the popular restaurant) it is still a very good option. There are canoes which can be used free of charge to paddle up the River Bitou and the location is perfect for exploring the Garden Route and all it has to offer. There is a policy in place of only allowing children 8 years and older, the best room for families is the Garden Suite which sleeps 4 and can be combined with the adjoining Garden Suite to sleep a larger family.
- Deluxe hotel with panoramic ocean views
- Superb ‘Garden Route’ location
- Two pools, spa, fine dining
- Short walk to beaches and activities
- Beautiful Gardens
- Family Friendly Accommodation
- Central Garden Route Location
- Fab for families.
- Across the road from a blue flag beach
- Well presented property
- Excellent choice for visiting Plettenberg Bay
- Sweeping views of Plettenberg Bay area
- Family-run lodge
- Monkey and bird sanctuaries, hiking, kloofing
- Mountain biking, winery and wine tasting
- Located in Plettenberg Bay
- Beach location
- Sea Views
- Chic accommodation
- Peaceful property in idyllic surroundings
- Excellent ‘Garden Route’ location
- Variety of accommodation options
- Numerous activities on site and locally
- High quality forest lodge
- Beautiful forest location
- Swimming Pool
- Base for Garden Route
- Smart mid-range guesthouse
- Modern interiors
- Well located for beach
- Excellent family apartment
- Upmarket hotel on private estate
- Excellent ‘Garden Route’ location
- Pool and extensive grounds
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023
Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair
Alistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023
We have just returned from South Africa and wanted to pass on our huge thanks for helping to organise such a fantastic holiday. The entire trip was amazing - accommodation was first class. The safari was incredible!
We'll be sure to get in touch when we're next planning an adventure!
Best wishes, Ed & Jane
Roy P reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 17 April 2023