South African Lodges

Emily Moon River Lodge

Address
Plettenberg Bay 6600
Garden Route
Western Cape
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
R2030.00SINGLE RATE
FOR TODAY

Nestling on the southern bank of the Bitou River in Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, the four-star Emily Moon River Lodge is a small, exclusive Lodge with accommodation for just 16 adult guests and two children over the age of eight years.

It is here in this magnificent setting where luxury and peace are found in a river valley, where the views encompass a wetland, winding river and distant mountains. Each luxurious suite at the lodge is a separate lodge for two people, with their sitting areas, private viewing decks and spacious, fully appointed bathrooms.

Accommodation

The Lodge has eight different lodges for two adults per unit, plus one family lodge sleeping, two adults and two children. All rooms are private, spacious and sumptuous with a decor one might term as chic African contemporary.

Room Amenities:

  • Breathtaking views
  • Fully appointed bathrooms
  • Underfloor heating
  • Satellite TV
  • Wooden viewing deck
  • Open air showers
  • Ceiling fans
  • Plantation blinds
  • Fireplaces
  • Artworks collected from afar and Nguni

The Lodge also offers guests a chance to stay in the self-catering house that can accommodate six people or more.

Dining

The Emily's Restaurant exudes the essence, spirit and feel of Africa with beautiful collector's pieces in every nook and cranny. The chef extraordinaire produces an eclectic menu for candlelit dinners and fun lunches around the swimming pool area relaxing, having a cocktail and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

There are a vibey little bar and sundowner deck where a great buzz happens before dinner and a large log fireplace for after dinner Irish or just a cosy little chat.

Wine

The chef has personally selected the wine list after a lengthy tasting process. His final selections have been made with his food and potential pairings in addition to that in mind.

Diet and experimentation with flavour are the chef's passion followed closely by his passion for wine and its role in the complimenting and balancing of a meal. The chef at the lodge has chosen winemakers and estates that share this passion, not necessarily big names but instead offering a broad spectrum of options across the price range, with each having been carefully considered relative to his menu.

Conference Facilities

The James Room accommodates up to 100 guests and offers a projector, screen, good sound and a laptop computer. Katy’s Bar with its beautiful views of the valley is ideal for breakaways and lunch or dinner.

Activities

The lodge is in proximity to beautiful beaches, shops, golf courses and other restaurants and conveniently positioned for covering a large area of the Garden Route.

The retreat's location has a unique outlook over the Bitou Valley and Wetland with the winding Bitou River running through it. There is abundant bird life with flocks of geese and ducks, water birds of all sizes and descriptions, the riverine bush that attracts many species of birds, and the brightly coloured sunbirds that come in large numbers to feast on the nectar from flowers in the garden.

Nearby golf courses

The Garden Route of South Africa features many well-known golf courses in Mossel Bay, George, Knysna, and Plettenberg Bay.

Garden Route golf courses:

  • Plettenberg Bay Country Club
  • Goose Valley Golf Courses Plettenberg Bay
  • Pezula Championship Golf Course, Knysna
  • Simola Golf Course, Knysna
  • Knysna Golf Course
  • Outeniqua Golf Course, Fancourt Hotel in George
  • Montague Golf Course, Fancourt Hotel in George
  • The Links Golf Course, Fancourt Hotel in George.

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  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Bathrobe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet Access
  • Local and International Newspapers
  • Mini bar
  • Outside Shower
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Underfloor Heating

Restaurants

Emily's Restaurant - Emily Moon River Lodge

The Emily's Restaurant exudes the essence, spirit and feel of Africa with beautiful collector's pieces in every nook and cranny. The chef extraordinaire produces an eclectic menu for candlelit dinners and fun lunches around the swimming pool area relaxing, having a cocktail and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

There are a vibey little bar and sundowner deck where a great buzz happens before dinner and a large log fireplace for after dinner Irish or just a cosy little chat.

Wines at Emily Moon River Lodge, Plettenberg Bay

The chef has personally selected the wine list after a lengthy tasting process. His final selections have been made with his food and potential pairings in addition to that in mind.

 Diet and experimentation with flavour are the chef's passion followed closely by his passion for wine and its role in the complimenting and balancing of a meal. The chef at the Emily Moon River Lodge has chosen winemakers and estates that share this passion, not necessarily big names but instead offering a broad spectrum of options across the price range, with each having been carefully considered relative to his menu.  Dining at Emily Moon is an unparalleled eating experience.

Nearby golf courses

Plettenberg Bay Country Club

  • Robert Hawtree designed golf course
  • Type - Parklands golf course
  • Holes - 18
  • Par - 72
  • Fairway Grass - Kikuyu   
  • Plettenberg Bay Golf Course
  • Length: Championship: 6260m; Ladies: 6260m

Goose Valley Golf Course, Plettenberg Bay

  • Gary Player Design Co-designed golf course
  • Type - Combination Links & Parklands course
  • Holes - 18
  • Par - 72
  • Fairway Grass - Kikuyu
  • Greens - USA Bent Grass   
  • Plettenberg Bay Golf Course
  • Length : Championship 5906m, Club : 5724m, Ladies : 4858m

Pezula Championship Golf Course, Knysna 

  •  Ron Fream designed golf course
  •  Type - Links golf course
  •  Holes - 18
  •  Par - 72
  •  Fairway Grass - Kentucky Blue & Rye   
  •  Pezula Championship Golf Course Knysna at the Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa
  •  Length: Championship: 6281m Senior: 6198m Ladies: 6218m Ladies: 5027m

Simola Golf Course, Knysna

  • Golf course by Jack Nicklaus (The Golden Bear)
  • Type - Parklands golf course
  • Holes - 18
  • Par - 72
  • Fairway Grass - Kikuyu   
  • Knysna Golf Course
  • Length: Championship: 6033m Ladies: 4595m Seniors: 5189m Pro T's: 6318m

Knysna Golf Course

  • Type - Crenshaw bent grass greens
  • Holes - 18
  • Par - 73
  • Fairway Grass - Kikuyu 
  • Knysna Golf Club
  • Length: 5,924 metres from the men's tees and 5,168 metres
Nearby activities & attractions

The Emily Moon River Lodge is located in proximity to beautiful beaches, shops, golf courses and other restaurants and conveniently positioned for covering a large area of the Garden Route.

The retreat's location has a unique outlook over the Bitou Valley and Wetland with the winding Bitou River running through it. There is abundant bird life with flocks of geese and ducks, water birds of all sizes and descriptions, a riverine bush that attracts many species of birds, and the brightly coloured sunbirds that come in large numbers to feast on the nectar from flowers in the garden.

Boating & Watersports

The Bay is an excellent venue for Hobie Cat sailing, surfing, wave skiing and bathing. Launching of power boats is on Central Beach, and sailing boats may launch off Hobie Beach. The Keurbooms River is an ideal water-skiing and canoeing venue. The river is zoned regarding water sports.

Keurbooms River Ferry and Angling Club

The Keurbooms River Nature Reserve has situated 5 km from Plettenberg Bay, direction Port Elizabeth. This nature reserve stretches up the river for about 5-6km. To experience the beauty of the reserve guests may either take a ferry trip which lasts two and a half hours or hires a boat with an engine from the Angling Club. There are some picnic spots next to the river with little beaches where one can spend the day swimming, tanning, fishing, etc.

Beaches

Central Beach

Central Beach is often the busiest beach in Plettenberg Bay. Lifeguards on duty in season. This beach is the launch site for Marine Safaris, dive charters and ocean kayaking tours and facilities include restaurants, bars, public toilets and the local National Sea Rescue Station. (2 km / 2 minutes from Plett Central)

Robberg Beach

Popular for long - long - walks, Robberg Beach stretches for kilometres between the Robberg Peninsula and Beacon Island. Facilities include public toilets and various parking areas - the closest being 2 km / 2 Minutes from Plett Central.

Keurbooms Beach

Keurboom Beach near Plettenberg Bay is a little wider but equally beautiful. Facilities include a restaurant, public toilets and parking (10 km / 15 from Plett Central).

Swimming

Emily Moon River Lodge in Plettenberg Bay features a lovely outdoor swimming pool which invites for a refreshing swim.

Conference venues at the Emily Moon River Lodge

James Room

The James Room at the Emily Moon River Lodge in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, accommodates up to 100 guests and offers a projector, screen, good sound and a laptop computer.

Katy's Bar

Katy's Bar with its beautiful views of the valley is ideal for breakaways and lunch, or dinner can be served in the restaurant.

  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Conference venue
  • Garden
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Gym
  • Nearby Spa
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Travel desk
  • Undercover and surface parking
  • Wine cellar

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Doctor on call
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Porters
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call

Available Rooms

Deluxe Luxury Suite

Single Room R3510
Double Room R4680

Luxury Convertable

# Rooms:
7

Each luxurious suite at the Emily Moon River Lodge is a separate lodge for two people, with their sitting areas, private viewing decks and spacious, fully appointed bathrooms.

The eight different luxurious lodges at the Emily Moon River Lodge in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, are private, spacious and sumptuous with a chic African decor. All rooms provide breathtaking views.

Each secluded lodge at the Emily Moon River Lodge is individually and stylishly furnished featuring bathrooms with underfloor heating. Each room has a minibar and satellite TV as well as; wooden viewing decks, open air showers, ceiling fans, plantation blinds, fireplaces, artworks collected from afar and Nguni hides provide for great comfort.

Standard Luxury Room amenities:

  •  Wooden decks with breathtaking views
  •  Under floor heating
  •  Mini bars
  •  Satellite TV
  •  Ceiling fans
  •  Plantation blinds
  •  Big fireplaces
Single Room R2030
Double Room R3540

Luxury King Size

# Rooms:
7

Each luxurious suite at the Emily Moon River Lodge is a separate lodge for two people, with their sitting areas, private viewing decks and spacious, fully appointed bathrooms.

The eight different luxurious lodges at the Emily Moon River Lodge in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, are private, spacious and sumptuous with a chic African decor. All rooms provide breathtaking views. 

Each secluded lodge at the Emily Moon River Lodge is individually and stylishly furnished featuring bathrooms with underfloor heating. Each room is fitted with minibars and satellite TV. Wooden viewing decks, open air showers, ceiling fans, plantation blinds, fireplaces, artworks collected from afar and Nguni hides provide for great comfort.

Standard Luxury Room amenities:

  •  Wooden decks with breathtaking views
  •  Under floor heating
  •  Mini bars
  •  Satellite TV
  •  Ceiling fans
  •  Plantation blinds
  •  Big fireplaces
Single Room R2030
Double Room R3540

Luxury Twin

# Rooms:
7

Each luxurious suite at the Emily Moon River Lodge is a separate lodge for two people, with their sitting areas, private viewing decks and spacious, fully appointed bathrooms.

The eight different luxurious lodges at the Emily Moon River Lodge in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, are private, spacious and sumptuous with a chic African decor. All rooms provide breathtaking views.

Each secluded lodge at the Emily Moon River Lodge is individually and stylishly furnished featuring bathrooms with underfloor heating. Each room has a minibar and satellite TV as well as; wooden viewing decks, open air showers, ceiling fans, plantation blinds, fireplaces, artworks collected from afar and Nguni hides provide for great comfort.

Standard Luxury Room amenities:

  •  Wooden decks with breathtaking views
  •  Under floor heating
  •  Mini bars
  •  Satellite TV
  •  Ceiling fans
  •  Plantation blinds
  •  Big fireplaces
Single Room R2030
Double Room R3540

Family Room

# Rooms:
1

The Family Room at the Emily Moon River Lodge is a separate lodge featuring its sitting area, private viewing deck and spacious, fully appointed bathroom.

It is a private, spacious and sumptuous room with a decor one might term as chic African contemporary from where magnificent views can be enjoyed. The Family Lodge at the Emily Moon River Lodge can accommodate two adults and two children over the age of eight.

Family Room amenities:

  • Individually and stylishly furnished
  • Fully appointed bathroom
  • Underfloor heating
  • Mini bar
  • Satalite TV
  • Wooden viewing deck
  • Ceiling fans
  • Plantation blinds
  • Fireplace
Single Room R3540
Double Room R3540

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2017-12-05

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2017-11-06

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2017-08-20

Emily Moon is in a magnificent setting, I found luxury and peace, my room was great and I enjoyed the vibey little bar and had a great time on the golf course.

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2017-08-01

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2017-06-11

At the Emily Moon Lodge it is set in such a magnificent setting where luxury and peace are found.

I had a great meal at the Emily's Restaurant it definately exudes the essence, spirit and feel of Africa with beautiful collectors pieces in every nook and cranny and the cuisine is out of this world.

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -34.010466

Longitude: 23.372951

Directions

Directions from Cape Town through George & Knysna (6hrs drive):

Take the N2 Highway East from Cape Town towards George and Port Elizabeth.
Pass George and head towards Knysna
Continue through the town and leave Knysna on the N2 highway towards Plettenberg Bay.
Once here, stay on the N2 highway, passing the Shell Ultra & Engen Petrol stations.
Pass the Goose Valley Golf course on the right, you will see a signboard for Mallard River Lodge/Emily Moon River Lodge
Make a left at the Rietvlei Road sign (Penny Pinchers Corner).
Follow this road to the end, approx 1.5kms, where you will find Emily Moon River Lodge/Mallard River Lodge.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

Memberships

  • Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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