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Yoga & Health Retreats: August 2015

17 April 2015

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.

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Sooty Falcon Weekend: 17 – 20 April 2015

18 February 2015

Perched above the Bitou River and surrounded by wetlands, Emily Moon River Lodge is a birder’s paradise, and home to over 150 species of birds. One of the rarest inhabitants, the Sooty Falcon, has returned to Emily Moon during this time for the last four years. To watch the Sooty Falcon perched in his favourite tree, or hunting in the wetlands below is a sighting of a lifetime.

Gareth Robbins, specialist birding guide, has put together an exciting schedule which includes a seabirding pelagic trip and a cruise down the Keurbooms River. During the weekend we will be covering a range of habitats from sea, rivers, estuaries and wetlands to forest, fynbos, farmlands and thicket.

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Now Open: Simon’s Bar

3 February 2015

For years now we have wanted a laid back place for our guests 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, but it was worth it, in true Emily Moon style Simon’s Pizza Bar & Pub is an extraordinary place.

Everyone knows the views over the valley at Emily Moon are unbelievable 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.

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