Overview of Emily Moon River Lodge

Embracing the southern bank of the Bitou River in Plettenberg Bay, Emily Moon River Lodge is a small, unique lodge with wonderfully quirky yet chic décor. The lodge is surrounded by indigenous vegetation and offers views of the surrounding wetland, winding river and distant mountains.

Emily Moon offers a range of outdoor activities, including mountain biking and horse riding. Paddle along the Bitou River in a canoe, or head out on a fascinating nature walk. Explore this stunning Garden Route location and its wonderful beaches, golf courses and fine dining locations, or simply relax beside one of the two swimming pools.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Scenic river lodge in Plettenberg Bay
  • Popular restaurant with an eclectic menu
  • Beautifully designed contemporary rooms
  • Fantastic views from the river facing rooms
  • Excellent sightings for avid bird-watchers

Beach activities


Bird watching



Guided walks

Rooms at Emily Moon River Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Standard Luxury Double Room

    Emily Moon River Lodge offers 7 lovely lodges that are individually decorated with an eclectic African chic style and collected artwork. These spacious lodges feature double or twin beds, a stylish living area, en suite bathrooms with under-floor heating, a fireplace, mini bar and satellite TV.

    The lodges also offer private wooden viewing decks and open-air showers which offer a view of the river. Connected to the main buildings by leafy wooden walkways, the lodges are surrounded by indigenous vegetation and offer superb views. There is one dedicated Honeymoon Suite which offers spectacular river views.

    General Facilities

    Take scenic rides on a mountain bike to explore this area and the nearby forest trails. Alternatively, paddle along the river in a canoe.

    Choose from two swimming pools where you can cool off and take in the view.Or visit the small bar where you can enjoy a refreshing drink on the sundowner deck.



    Swimming pool


    The elegant and renowned Emily’s Restaurant is decorated with quirky collector’s pieces. The menu features fresh flavours with a distinct Thai influence, created by the experienced chef.

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