Emily Moon River Lodge, Plettenburg

Even amongst South Africans – notoriously spoilt for choice when it comes to world class holiday destinations - the Plettenburg Bay area is prized. And in this revered region Emily Moon River Lodge is the preferred option by those experienced, in-the-know visitors.

Why, you ask? Luxury combined with peace. The privacy of separate lodges perched high above a winding river valley, leading to a backdrop of monumental mountains. The chance to explore a marshland eco-system quite unlike any other. And easy accessibility to Plettenburg Bay itself, the Garden Route and superb beaches.

Emily Moon River Lodge, at a glance

  • Picturesque six hour drive from Cape Town or under three from Port Elizabeth Seven individual lodges with amazing views, sumptuous bathrooms, private decks and stylish African-fusion décor
  • Plus family lodge sleeping two adults and two children
  • Self catering five bedroom house for 10
  • Exceptional restaurant with African collectors’ pieces and international class menu

For leisure and pleasure

  • Restaurant pool and garden pool
  • Bush trails and farm tracks leading to Keerbooms marshlands
  • Fabulous twitching opportunity including wetlands species and fish eagle sightings
  • Nature tours by canoe or mountain bikes
  • Easy access to superb beaches and the Garden Route
  • Shops, markets and golf course nearby
  • Plettenburg Bay activities readily arranged
  • The company is by far the best we have ever used... In fact, wherever we have travelled we have made a specific point of mentioning the company to anyone we meet.

    IR, Maldives, 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7