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
  • It was a complicated and very individual trip, and several changes were made by me during the planning. None of this seemed to worry Ayesha and everything went according to plan.

    AM, India, 2014