Where luxury and peace are to be found in a sweeping river valley, where the views encompass a wetland, winding river and distant mountains and where the call of the Fish Eagle will forever remind you of the vast skies of Africa.
Accommodation at Emily Moon River Lodge:
Embracing the southern bank of the Bitou River, Emily Moon River Lodge
is an exclusive boutique Guest Lodge with accommodation for 20 adults and 4 children. Each luxurious suite is a separate lodge for 2 people with their own sitting area, private viewing deck, dressing room and spacious fully appointed bathroom with under floor and towel rail heating. The family units sleep four with a shower, toilet and hand basin in the children’s room. All have their own unique Africa chic look with breathtaking views of the valley below. There are 3 units that can be either king size beds or convert into two singles for those with this preference. There are two lodges which do not have full river views but have their own Robinson Crusoe private viewing tree top deck right next to the lodge where one can commune with nature, have sundowners, early morning coffee or just read a book - the view from these is magnificent . These two lodges can be made into a family room for six as there is a fully sound proof door between them which can be opened for the occasion of a family of six Four of the lodges have a completely private alfresco shower hot and cold where one can enjoy the river birdlife.
The restaurant Emily’s exudes the essence, spirit and mystery of Africa with Beautiful collectors items in every hue, texture and shape adorning every nook and cranny. Kelims , Persian, Nguni skins carved mermaids, Samburu spears, sculptures, old framed photographs, maps paintings, fabulous pieces of furniture are just a sample of the many pieces from this and other continents.
Jana our chef extraordinaire produces an eclectic menu for candlelit dinners with a daily changing menu of whatever is the freshest. The menu is as capricious as the weather, today its broccoli and gorgonzola soup , Thai spring rolls, succulent rack of lamb, fresh calamari seeped in Jana’s secret sauce , cheese cake or chocolate gateau tomorrow springbok with cranberry sauce or grilled cob! Whatever is freshest and of the best quality is served on the daily basis.
A large deck overlooking the river for sundowners and cocktails where guests can watch the beautiful sun sets with the carved Ethiopian day bed in front of the log fire being a popular choice.
Emily Moon River Lodge Activities:
Our position has a unique outlook over the Bitou Valley and Wetland with the winding Bitou River running through it.
Guests are invited to use the canoes for that gentle paddle up the river and for the more strenuous exercise we have mountain bikes which can be ridden in the area or taken to the nearby forest trails. There are many walks to be had on the nearby farm roads and a 2 km brisk walk takes one down to the beautiful Keerbooms marshlands where the river meets the sea and it’s beauty is breath taking!
We have two pools, one part of the restaurant and the other down a leafy boardwalk, stunningly beautiful and for the sole use of our Emily Moon guests.
The river hosts an abundancy of water bird life and with the riverine bush that attracts many species of birds, we would say great for twitches!
We are close to the superb beaches, shops, golf courses and other restaurants and conveniently positioned for covering a large area of the Garden Route .
The Emily Moon staff will gladly assist in organising any of the activities in and around Plettenberg Bay.