Emily Moon River Lodge




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Emily Moon River Lodge

1 Rietvlei Road, 6600 Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

pet friendly

Free Wifi

free parking

Free Parking




Bar, Family rooms, Free parking, Free WiFi, Non smoking rooms, Restaurant, Tea/coffee maker in all rooms


Plettenberg Bay

About Emily Moon River Lodge

This river valley is an oasis of tranquility and luxury where the sounds of a Fish Eagle’s cries echo over a flowing river and the distant peaks of Africa are forever etched in your memory.

This unique boutique Guest Lodge on Bitou River can accommodate up to 20 guests and 4 children and is located north of the river. In reality, each Deluxe Suite is a self-contained cabin for two guests, complete with a living room, private balcony, dressing room, and a spacious bathroom with heated floors.

The kid’s room has a toilet, shower, and sink, thus the family units can accommodate up to four people.

There are amazing views of the river from each one, and they all have a distinct African style. All three lodges may be changed into king-size beds or two twins for those who prefer this option. While there aren’t any cabins with full river views, the main lodge has a Robinson Crusoe-style treetop observation deck where guests may commune with nature, sip sundowners, sip coffee in the mornings, or just read a book.

The soundproof door that separates the two apartments may be opened for special events, allowing them to be used as a family room for up to six people. There are cold and hot showers in the open air in four of the huts, where you can enjoy the river birds.

In the restaurant Emily’s, you may experience the essence, spirit, and mystery of Africa with its stunning collection of African artifacts in every hue, texture, and shape. This is only a small sample of the wide variety of artifacts that may be found in this and other countries: Persian rugs and Kelims; Nguni skins; wooden mermaids; Samburu spears; framed pictures; antique furniture; maps and paintings.

Our talented chef Jana offers a diverse menu for romantic dinners, using only the freshest ingredients available. Every day brings something different from Jana’s secret sauce-drenched calamari, broccoli and gorgonzola soup, delicious rack of lamb, chocolate or cheesecake gateau, and Thai spring rolls, to name just a few. No matter how fresh or high-quality the ingredients are, they are always served regularly.

Evening drinks on the large riverfront balcony enable guests to take in the stunning sunsets.


Sightseeing & Things To Do In Plettenberg Bay

If you’re looking for an amazing African adventure, look no further than Plettenberg Bay in South Africa! This beautiful coastal town offers plenty of activities and attractions to keep you busy. From nature reserves and sanctuaries to puzzle parks and game drives, there’s something for everyone in Plettenberg Bay. Read on for our top ten picks of things to do in this incredible town.

Robberg Nature Reserve

Robberg Nature Reserve Near Plettenberg Bay

This nature reserve is a must-visit for any nature lover. With towering cliffs, pristine beaches, and plenty of hiking trails to explore, you’ll definitely want to add Robberg Nature Reserve to your itinerary.

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

The Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre is a great place to learn about the local wildlife. You can even get up close and personal with some of the animals, like cheetahs, lions, and monkeys!

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

As the name suggests, Monkeyland is a sanctuary for primates. This unique attraction allows you to see these amazing animals in their natural habitat.

Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park is a must-see for any nature lover. With its lush forests, stunning waterfalls, and hiking trails, you’ll be able to explore all that this national park has to offer.

Elephant Sanctuary The Crags

Elephant Sanctuary The Crags

The Elephant Sanctuary at The Crags is a great place to learn about these majestic animals. You’ll even get the chance to feed them!

Plett Saturday Market

Plett Saturday Market

Make this your Saturday hangout spot, where you can relax beneath our huge oak tree, have a great breakfast, and browse our many various art and craft booths while listening to popular background music given by our skilled DJ. Bring the entire family, visit with old friends, or make some new ones at our rural market that has everything you need.

Plett Puzzle Park

Plett Puzzle Park

Plett Puzzle Park is a one-of-a-kind attraction that provides interactive amusement for people of all ages and is conveniently located in the middle of South Africa’s stunning Garden Route.

The first ever life-size 3D MAZE to be constructed in South Africa, as well as an exhilarating and one-of-a-kind FOREST PUZZLE WALK, are their two primary attractions. These activities are intended for guests of all ages to engage in, and provide them with an opportunity for, physical and mental stimulation while also being amusing, instructive, and reasonably priced. They also provide a fantastic variety of games and puzzles that are appropriate for people of all ages and are available for purchase. Our events are completely one of a kind and are designed to be enjoyable for both young children and their parents. “A maze, is a maze, is a maze?”. Be wary, since the unconventional layout of our labyrinth distinguishes it from other mazes of its kind and throws off the majority of people who embrace the challenge it presents.

Nature’s Way Farm Stall

Natures Way Farm Store

The Nature’s Way Farm is located on the Garden Route, a scenic 21 minutes drive from Plettenberg Bay. The farm is surrounded by cows, gardens, and meadows, and it offers stunning scenery of the Tsitsikamma highlands.

On an operational dairy farm, which first opened its doors in 2001, you’ll find our time-honored, family-run farm stand known as Nature’s Way. Our forte is in the production of cheeses, both domestic and foreign. Come on over to their veranda for a snack or a light supper (Cheese Tapas are one of their house specialties)!

Wolf Sanctuary

Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary

The Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organization located in the Eastern Cape that serves as a refuge for wolves who have been neglected or abandoned. Through a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in which you will have the chance to meet and engage with our wolves, it is our mission to raise awareness, enlighten and educate tourists about the plight of wolves. When guests come to visit our sanctuary, they will have the opportunity to participate in educational guided tours, take in breathtaking vistas, and have fun as a family.

Birds of Eden

Birds Of Eden Plett

The one-of-a-kind dome at Birds of Eden is two hectares and is the biggest of its kind in the world. It is situated over an indigenous forest canyon. At the moment, it is home to more than 3,500 birds belonging to over 280 different species, with the primary emphasis being placed on African birds. Self-directed tours are the default option for visitors at Birds of Eden; however, guided excursions are available upon request.

Plettenberg Bay is an incredible town with plenty to offer visitors. From nature reserves and sanctuaries to puzzle parks and game drives, there’s something for everyone in Plettenberg Bay. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today!

Recommended Restaurants

Thanks to its popularity, Plett also has numerous restaurants, cafes and bars that offer a wide range of dishes for all budgets. If you are already at the sea, you should of course grab a table with a beautiful view. Here are some of our favourites:

The Look Out Deck
This restaurant is a must in Plettenberg Bay. The Look Out Deck offer a culinary masterpiece of dishes, but the best part about it is the view of the crescent-shaped beach at Plett and the surfers. The restaurant is highly recommended at sunset; you can sit together romantically and treat yourself to a glass of wine while enjoying the breathtaking view.
Contact: lookout.co.za

Off The Hook Seafood Café
This Plettenberg Bay restaurant offers delicious, affordable seafood dishes. The atmosphere is relaxed and the decor has a French touch. Of course, you can not only have dinner there but also have a wonderful breakfast and lunch.
Contact: offthehookplett.co.za

Bramon Restaurant
A visit to the Bramon Wine Estate should not be missed. The winery has an excellent restaurant and lunch is the favourite with the guests. You will dine right next to the vineyards and on the table is a great selection of different tapas, fresh bread, delicious tapenade and South African specialities such as “bobotiloempia” and springbok carpaccio. Don’t forget to reserve, the earlier the better.
Contact: bramonwines.co.za

Zinzi is located in the woods of Harkerville and is about ten minutes drive from Plettenberg. The reviews on Tripadvisor are very positive and say that Zinzi is simply great, the food tastes delicious, the location is perfect and the restaurant has a cosy and intimate atmosphere. Right next to the restaurant you will find the Tsala Treetop Lodge, which is one of the most luxurious guesthouses near Plettenberg Bay.
Contact: zinzi.hunterhotels.com

Seafood The Plettenberg
As the name suggests, this hotel/restaurant mainly serves seafood. Chef Peter Tempelhoff gets his fresh produce from local suppliers and makes his dishes a real sensation. Together with the wonderful view of the bay, this is a restaurant for a great evening in Plett.
Contact: collectionmcgrath.com/plett/

Emily Moon River Lodge

1 Rietvlei Road, 6600 Plettenberg Bay, South Africa


About Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay, situated on the picturesque Indian Ocean, is a golfer’s dream and offers stunning Blue Flag beaches, an array of aquatic activities such as whale watching, sea kayaking, diving and more. The main attraction of Plettenberg Bay is the Robberg Nature Reserve, home to an abundance of marine life and hiking trails.
For those looking for a luxurious getaway, Beacon Island Hotel offers the perfect opportunity to relax and take in all that this beautiful area has to offer.

Don’t miss out on the chance to experience Plettenberg Bay, book your accommodation with Garden Route Stays and get ready to be mesmerized by the natural beauty and endless activities this destination has to offer.

Plettenberg Bay, ZA
3:53 pm,
temperature icon 25°C
clear sky
Humidity 32 %
Wind Gust: 25 Km/h
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Sunrise: 7:30 am
Sunset: 5:24 pm

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