Emily Moon River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Bitou River in Plettenberg Bay on the famous Garden Route. With accommodation for a maximum of just 24 (20 adult guests and 4 children over 8 years), this is a small and secluded lodge offering a peaceful and relaxing stay.
The luxury accommodation comprises 10 separate lodges, each with its own sitting area, spacious bathroom and private viewing deck. 2 of the lodges are family units, accommodating up to 2 adults and 2 children. There are 2 swimming pools, one tucked away at the end of a boardwalk, and the garden features wooden walkways allowing you to explore at their leisure.
Emily's Restaurant serves cuisine based on freshly prepared local produce. Before dinner you can enjoy a sundowner on the deck, relaxing after the day's activities. These include a wide range of outdoor sports including canoeing, hiking, mountain biking and golf. Other possible activities are fishing, taking a boat cruise, visiting local beaches, shopping and bird watching.
Open: Year round.
Location: Situated on the southern bank of the winding Bitou River in the town known as the Jewel of the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay.
Rooms: 10 luxury lodges, 8 accommodating 2 adults each and the other are family lodges accommodating up to 2 adults and 2 children each. The maximum number of guests is 24. All lodges have spacious living areas, en-suite bathrooms with underfloor heating and a private viewing deck. They have ceiling fans, blinds, minibars and satellite TV. There is a fireplace for chilly evenings.
Activities: Canoeing, mountain bikes, hiking and forest trails and swimming. Futher afield you have Plettenbery Bay to explore.
Facilities: The hotel houses the restaurant, cafe, lounge and bar area, an en-site art gallery and 2 swimming pools, one with a sundeck and chairs.
Dining: Meals are served in the dining area (outdoor in warmer months) where you can enjoy the fantastic views of the river, wetlands and distant mountains.
Children: The hotel welcomes children 8 years and over.
Health: This is non-malarial area.
Communication: There is good mobile reception, phone, fax and internet access at reception (local charges apply).
Their two biggest achievements are the amount of recycling they do (only 10% of waste goes to landfill) and their involvement in eradicating invasive plant species in the Biton wetlands.
"Nice lodge [though Alec did not particularly warm to the host]."
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499