Emily Moon River Lodge, Plettenberg Bay

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The Emily Moon River Lodge sits right on the banks of the Bitou River. It’s a slightly quirky hotel with a distinctly African influence, although there are treasures from around the world scattered throughout.

Plettenberg Bay has the most beautiful coastline in South Africa, so make sure you explore as much as you can during your stay. It’s a key part of the Garden Route and is surrounded by forests, mountains and valleys. There’s plenty to see and do here, and this lodge is the perfect place to use as a base for exploring the incredible surrounding area.

The Emily Moon River Lodge has ten beautiful lodge suites set amongst the garden, which is full of indigenous and sweet-smelling plants. Each room boasts magnificent views of the river and wetlands, and is uniquely decorated to make visitors feel comfortable and at home.


Emily’s Restaurant is the perfect place to have dinner in Plettenberg Bay. The spirit of Africa is present in every archway, tables, chairs, and even the flooring. There are photographs, maps, paintings, sculptures, and items all around that tell the story of South Africa. The dishes here are absolutely delicious – you won’t be disappointed!

For a peaceful evening, head up to Simon’s Bar and enjoy its vintage vibe, or cool off after a long day with a swim in the hotel’s pool.

Why We Love It

We love that the Emily Moon River Lodge for its character and sympathetic design in an incredible area of natural beauty.

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