Breakfast amidst the orchids & Tillandsias

Discover the glorious secret of Emily Moon

drop-LHARRY WATCHED THE RIVER WINDING THROUGH THE SWEEPING VALLEY. He heard the call of the fish eagle and gripped his rifle as he eyed the marshland that extended beyond. It was home to crocodiles and he’d heard that elephants and leopards roamed nearby. In the distance he could see the wild Outeniqua Mountains and the Tsitsikamma Forest. It was the most beautiful place….

Set on the banks of the Bitou River at Plettenberg Bay, Emily Moon River Lodge is an exclusive boutique hotel with a quirky attitude and a distinctly African air. The hotel comprises 10, exquisitely-appointed lodges set in an indigenous garden, with magnificent views of the river and the wetlands beyond.



For years now we have wanted a laid back place for our guest to sit and sip cocktails and enjoy the culinary best Emily’s has to offer. There’s been much hammering and banging in our upstairs room and in true Emily Moon style Simon’s Pizza Bar & Pub is an extraordinary place. Everyone knows the views over the valley at Emily Moon is unbeatable and that there is no place better to see the sun set. Perched above the main reception and Emily’s Restaurant, the already sublime has just been amplified in this quirky and intimate space.

Simon’s Bar is beautifully designed with vintage motorboat engines decorating the walls and in the centre is a wood–fire pizza oven that produces the best artisan pizzas on the Garden Route. Signature pizzas like our Buffala mozzarella, marinated cherry tomato & spring onion or our famous Cuban styled Pulled Pork, baby onions, red peppers & rocket are as unique as the space itself. Most of our ingredients are home grown otherwise locally sourced. The Bar stocks beautiful wines of the cape and our barman makes a mean cocktail to enjoy feet up, watching the sun set over that infamous river view.

We are proud to have received the following recognition

• 2014 – Winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence
• 2012 – Cullinary Awards: Best Casual Dining
• 2012 – Featured as one of 8 great places to stay in Plettenberg Bay in National Geographic Traveller Magazine
• 2011 – Cullinary Awards: Best Bistro Style Dining


Join us as we prepare to celebrate a wonderful past year and an even better one ahead. What better way to welcome 2015 than with complete deliciousness. We have carefully put together a tasting menu that will get you ready to celebrate not only great food and good company but also the wonderful opportunities that lies ahead in 2015.

Includes arrival cocktails.

From R850 Per Person. - Last few seats available!