Yoga Retreat | May 2016

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This May, Emily Moon becomes the backdrop to your tale of both escape and mindfulness. We are excited to announce that we will holding a Yoga & Relaxation Retreat from the 13 – 16 May 2016! (Click here for more info) Imagine 3 days of luxury, yoga, meditation, relaxation and exploration!

Last August Eve Cunard lead our first Yoga & Health Retreat to celebrate Women’s Day. Eve trained as a yoga teacher in the UK, her practice shaped by the hands of teachers inspired by the late Vanda Scaravelli. Here’s what she had to say about the weekend and what you can expect to experience at our retreat in May!

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Kelly and Tyrone Elope!

Kelly and Tyrone, along with Nicky M Photography, visited Emily Moon for a pre-elopement shoot the day before they said “I do!”. The next morning the couple got ready at our lodge before heading into the Tsitsikamma Forest to elope!

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Plett on a Platter

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Many of you enjoyed the culinary talents and tastes of our local food destinations and chefs during Plett on a Platter.

At Emily Moon we revealed some of our kitchen secrets, inviting the public to take part in an exceptional two-course dining experience, as our head chef Ruaan van der Merwe and manager Alex Olivier demonstrated some of Emily’s signature dishes prior to plating the meal.
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Meet our Managers!

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February 2016 will mark Alex and Candice Olivier’s two-year anniversary managing Emily Moon. This dynamic duo has taken our lodge to new and exciting heights. What you may not know is that despite his managerial role, Alex is an absolute foodie and more often than not can be found in the kitchen, joining forces with our chef team to whip up new and exciting dishes for our daily, changing dinner menu.
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Emily Moon’s River House

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Live out a legendary holiday in Emily’s River House, our private self-catering villa, just minutes from Plett yet worlds apart.

The River House is a collector’s paradise, eclectically decorated with African art, found objects and furniture from around the globe. This spacious family home has all the luxurious amenities of the Emily Moon River Lodge suites, with 5 main bedrooms, 2 loft bedrooms for kids and 5 bathrooms and 4 outdoor showers.

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Birding & Nature Retreat

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Discover the beauty of the Garden Route!

During the summertime, the Garden Route shows off more than ever! Its diverse landscape blossoms anew, drawing the attention of nature lovers as well as exciting and uncommon birds such as the Narina Trogon, Cape Siskin, Victorin’s Warbler, Half-collared Kingfisher and Knysna Woodpecker. The Garden Route is home to over 300 species of birds with close to 30 species endemic to Southern African.

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Birding at Emily Moon

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Earlier this year, BirdLife South Africa officially certified Emily Moon as a “Birder Friendly Establishment”, and in April we held our very first birding weekend. Emily Moon’s breathtaking views overlooking the Bitou wetland and river are home to over 150 species of birds, with the Plettenberg Bay area offering birdlife within a count of almost 300 different species.

Over the weekend, birders explored Plett’s estuaries, forests, grasslands, fynbos, thickets and rivers, and saw a total of 122 different birds.
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W & L’s Winter Wedding

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Winter in Plettenberg Bay is the best-kept secret – July is actually our driest month. Leo and Wayne got married on a clear and sunny winter’s afternoon. For African art curator/vintage collector Leo, and quantity surveyor/vinyl collector Wayne, Emily Moon was a blend of everything they loved.

“It is the best example of how to combine different styles, architectural pieces and memories from different travel destinations and cultures to create a space that feels like someone’s beautiful holiday villa, rather than a cold formal hotel or wedding venue. Emily Moon’s staff made us feel like family, and we couldn’t stop staring at the amazing river views.” - Leo

Leo never dreamt of wearing a white wedding dress. Instead, with the help of Cape Town designer, Kobus Dippenaar, she decided on a classic, vintage cut in a daring, gold sequin fabric. Her bouquet was an eclectic mix of fresh garden flowers and succulents.

We hope you enjoy W + L’s wedding story as much as we did!

Images by: Dustin van Zyl

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Yoga & Health Retreat

Emily Moon River Lodge and Yoga Experience (previously Go Yoga) are holding two Yoga & Health Retreats in August. Treat yourself to 3 days of luxury, yoga, meditation, relaxation and exploration, from either 7 – 10 August or 20 – 23 August 2015.

Tucked away along the bends of the Bitou River in Plettenberg Bay, Emily Moon River Lodge becomes a backdrop to your tale of both escape and mindfulness. Relish a 3 night stay in our 4-star boutique hotel and dine on the finest vegetarian cuisine in the Garden Route.

Deepen your practise with Sally Flanagan Gutjahr’s mindful and authentic approach to yoga and enjoy a session of integrated massage therapy with Joy Harrow.

During your free time explore Plettenberg Bay’s world-class beaches, tan by the pool or choose from a range of activities such as canoeing, mountain biking, hiking and bird watching.

Numbers are limited, so email info@emilymoon.co.za to book your spot!

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