Overlooking a dreamy lagoon, with a backdrop of forests, mountains and river valleys, Emily Moon is a tranquil retreat along the Cape’s famed Garden Route whose passionate owners, Mark and Christine Valentine, have lovingly adorned in a selection of rare finds accumulated during their travels through Africa and beyond.
Each of the 16 luxury suites is individually appointed and utterly comfortable, with views of the Bitou River below. In winter, you’ll awake to the delightful sounds of birdsong as you enjoy coffee by the crackling fire; while summer is a whole other story: your private deck opens onto your own private kingdom from which you are free to soak up the spectacular surroundings.
The Winter Getaway Special
From now until end-October 2021, South Africans are eligible for a 21% discount off the normal room rate, which also includes daily breakfast.
The details 21% off a two-night stay for two or four guests; minimum two-night stay, includes breakfast.
Cost R1 300 per person per night
Valid until 30 September 2021
- six deluxe luxury suites
- eight luxury suites
- two family suites
- each suite has its own private deck overlooking the Bitou River
- en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower
- spacious living area
- air conditioning
- satellite TV
- communal swimming pool with deck chairs
While you’re there
After enjoying an aperitif at Simon’s Bar (lockdown-dependent, of course), settle in for a romantic dinner at Emily’s Restaurant known for serving among the best wood-fired pizzas on the Garden Route.
If it’s warm, hop on a canoe and go fishing along the Bitou River. Or simply lounge by the pool with a good book. Adventure lovers will enjoy the mountain-biking trails in the area; golfers will be spoilt for choice with numerous nearby golf courses; and wine enthusiasts will relish the sprinkling of boutique estates around.
Old Nick Shopping Village has a little something for everyone. And, of course, nearby Plett has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country and a clutch of vibey restaurants, bars and shops (when regulations allow).
A breathtaking escape, no matter the season.
Distance from CT 6 hours
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Cost of special R1 300 per person per night
Where to find it Rietvlei Road, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape
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