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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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…]

Adventurous Love

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Emily and Harry’s great African romance touches the hearts of all who visit our river lodge. Their love was forged in the heart and wildness of our great continent and continues today on the banks of the Bitou River over every glass of red wine shared under starry skies, and in every heartwarming toast and “I do”. Read the Legend of Emily Moon

Destination weddings have a unique way of pulling you away from life’s familiar framework into a breathtaking location, a fresh canvas that becomes the backdrop to a new chapter in your life’s great love story. They are extended vacation-like celebrations with the select few who are close, the ones who have stood by you through the exclamation points and question marks of life.
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The River Walk

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One of the special side-effects of elopements and destination weddings is the precious pockets of time they open up. As the wedding-noise reduces, swallowed up a celebration’s exclusivity or by a hands-on wedding planner, devoted moments are inevitably shared between couples and/or their loved ones.

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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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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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