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Emily Moon River Lodge
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

We visited Emily moon in the second week of December 2012 as a stopover on our way to Cape Town but what a pleasant surprise… I wish we stayed another night… We had a very spacious chalet with a separate floor for the children who also had their own bathroom and deck with a view, what a pleasure!

They also have a restaurant which I can recommend to anyone who enjoys good food and wine. The atmosphere there is very special and the service impeccable. Will definitely go back!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

I absolutely loved this hotel! The rooms are large, clean, have a fire place and fantastic views over the marsh. The owners Dianne and Simon are wonderful, visiting each guests table at breakfast to enquire if any help or advice is required to plan the guests day. The food at breakfast and dinner is excellent, one of their staff washes your car. I give Emily Moon my highest recommendation.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

Our stay at Emily Moon earlier this month was first class. The lodge is run by the incredible Di and Simon Valentine who couldn't be more welcoming and can't do enough to help you. I must also mention Katie, Vern and the head chef who are fantastic people and made our stay so comfortable and enjoyable. The rooms are stunning, with the most incredible view of the Biton River. If you can, take a canoe trip along the river, it is so peaceful and a great chance to spot some beautiful birds.

Every morning, Di or Simon would come down to breakfast to help plan your day - there is such a warm family atmosphere, you won't want to leave!

As for the food, it is first class. Every meal without exception was fantastic, and the ambiance and decor or the dining area is wonderful, not to mention the first class service of the staff.

Overall, Emily Moon is a must for anyone staying in the Plettenberg area. The warmth and friendliness of the place, along with the sheer luxury of the lodge is a winning combination.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Thank PiaM M
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

Our stay at Emily Moon was the highlight of of holiday in South Africa. Our room was outstanding, while the restaurant food was superb. The service was of the highest order, especially from the owners who took time to chat and offer valuable advice on places to visit. The perfect package! Dot and Terry M.

Room Tip: Room 3 was perfect because of the view.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

It really is that good!
We were given Room 8 - enormous! Beautifully furnished with African artefacts,indoor and outdoor showers, massive, comfortable bed and balcony overlooking the river.
Cooked breakfast was delicious but the food in the restaurant in the evenings beggars belief. The menu changes nightly, the quality doesn't. You can keep your Michelin stars and celebrity chefs, this was sensible sized portions of amazing food in a charming restaurant. Also, coming from the UK, the value is incredible.
The owners (Simon and Di) are on hand at breakfast to offer suggestions on how best to fill your days and will make bookings for any of the local attractions for you.
As animal lovers, we did an afternoon safari at the Plettenburg Game Reserve, walked with elephants at a nearby sanctuary and took cheetahs for a walk at Tenikwa - a fantastic experience.
We were very grateful to Di for suggesting the drive up to Knysna Heads. Passing some stunning properties we drove up to the viewing points over the Indian Ocean - spectacular!
If you have any doubts regarding where to stay near Plettenburg Bay, book the Emily Moon. You'll be so glad you did.

If you have any questions, just ask.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: P.O. Box 1936 | Rietvlei Road, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 73 Speciality Lodging in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $191 - $419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Emily Moon River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. Embracing the southern bank of the Bitou River in Plettenberg Bay, Emily Moon River Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge. ... more   less 
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