Emily’s Suite

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Last month Emily Moon underwent a major facelift and she has never looked so marvelous! Each one of our suites has been thoughtfully designed and themed according to a character in the Emily Moon story. Over the next couple of months we will be introducing you to each personality, along with their room.

It would be fitting to showcase Emily’s Room first, the heroine of our lodge’s story and one of our luxurious honeymoon suites, complete with a spacious living area, appointed bathroom, fireplace, viewing deck and outside shower.

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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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Sooty Falcon Weekend

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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