Hilda & Nora’s Suite

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It was probably the deep need for companionship that drove Hilda into the comforting arms of Nora. She had inherited the farm and grown to love the life it gave her, although not that productive, being just outside the rich loamy soils of the famous southern Rhodesia tobacco belt. They had tried to grow cut flowers for the small southern African markets, but eventually it was easier to rent most of the farm to the Miekle family, who had made their fortune from the first chain of grocery stores and a hotel in what was to become Salisbury and much later Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. [Read more…]

Tiki & Fari’s Suite

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Tiki, orphaned early on in life by the busy guns of the greatest slave trader of all time, Tippo Tip, decided in his wisdom that Harry was to be his new master. As a young boy, he spent his days waiting patiently on the stone harbor walls in Zanzibar for Harry’s return from is latest hunting expedition, hoping he would be called upon to offload the large haul of ivory.

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Riley’s Suite


Now here was a natural, with an uncanny ability to smell out the best hunting areas and track down the biggest elephants in the Rift Valley. Harry always tried to steer well clear of areas frequented by this formidable hunter, as the pickings there would be slim.

Born and bred in Africa, life for Riley was never difficult. He loved playing polo in Nairobi, drinking with friends at the Methaga Club or flying his Red Tiger Moth over the Ngorongoro Crater, buzzing low over the heads of the fearless Masai tribesmen as they hopelessly threw their formidable lion spears after the plane. [Read more…]

Larry’s Suite


Not born into money, Larry was a fighter from an early age, a defender of the weak. Boys who knew him soon learned not to fool around with people in Larry’s care. As fate would have it, his progression into the semi professional boxing arena seemed natural.

How may you ask did he then end up in Africa, and join this merry band of hunters and explorers? [Read more…]

Harry’s Suite


Welcome to Harry’s Room, our second honeymoon suite, the first being Emily’s Room which we showcased last week - take a look! Harry discovered the location of Emily Moon, declaring in a secret love letter, “My dearest Emily, I have found paradise…” Legend has it that he still waits for Emily on the banks of the Bitou river.

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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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Meet our Managers!


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

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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