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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay in Bitou River Lodge was great! The service is very good, Sue is very nice and helpful. The rooms were clean and we had a patio with a wonderful vue on the river. We could make some kayak on the river which was very nice as well. The breakfasts were tasty.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A first class lodge for overnight or longer stays if exploring the Plettenberg Bay area. Lovely room with terrace overlooking lawns running down to the River Bitou. Wonderful selection of birds to view. The staff and Sue, the hostess, were extremely friendly and helpful. The proximity of Enrico's Restaurant in Keurboomstrand made up for there being no restaurant at the...

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

A most pleasant, welcoming and relaxing lodge. Five comfortable rooms, all facing the beautiful Bitou River flowing gently just a few meters away, boats waiting for you to use them and elegant gardens in between. Efficient and helpful owner-hostess who takes care of your needs and makes you feel at home. What more could one want? We stayed there for...

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best places we have stayed in in South Africa. The facility is surrounded by beauty - lemon trees and horses in the front and the river at the back. You can get a canoo to go to the river. Su welcomed us warmly in and showed us around, then recommend us with a good restaurant for dinner....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Such a tranquil location, backs on to a surene river where you can use one of the guest houses boats and relax! Wish I could of stayed longer. Sue was great! Very friendly and helpful. Would definitely visit again but for longer.

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Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Sue is a very welcoming and warm hostess. We were made to feel at home straight away. She cooked us a most delicious breakfast - Amy says they were the best scrambled eggs! It was really nice to be able to just relax next to the river and watch the ducks and other birdlife. Next time we will give the...

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bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again (the canoes will be ready for you....) Sue

Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

From the moment we arrived we knew we had found somewhere really special! Sue was so kind and a lovely host! Her breakfast is divine and so much choice. The banana and chocolate muffins she baked for us that morning were so delicious. It is in the most beautiful setting-we really enjoyed taking the canoe out and paddling down the...

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bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this review

Aaaw! Thanks for this wonderful review! Sue

Rome
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Incredible position on a small river not too far (few minutes) from the sea and Plettensberg Sue had the capacity to let us feel better that at home. The lodge is charming with nice rooms and high quality instantly prepared breakfast Once again thank you for your hospitality

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bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you - great to have had you staying with us! Sue

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We were so privileged recently to spend three nights at Bitou River Lodge - what a truly wonderful place! If you are looking for peace and tranquility, away from the bustle of Plettenberg Bay, then look no further than Bitou. It has absolutely everything - delicious breakfasts serving both hot and cold buffet, freshly baked muffins and scones, warm from...

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bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this review

What a truly wonderful review. Hope we'll see you again before too long! Sue

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 21 July 2016

What a great place to stay! A beautiful lodge with tasteful chic furnishings set on a glorious river which is abuzz with a vast diversity of exquisite bird life.Our room was excellent with the highly appreciated luxury of undercarpet heating which kept us snug and cosy in the middle of winter.To crown it all is a most fantastic hostess who...

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Big thank you for this! Sue

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Watch the birds on the river from your bed. Explore the wetlands by canoe. Swim in the pool or at one of Plettenberg Bay's beautiful beaches. Enjoy traditional farmhouse breakfasts and hospitality at this Provencal-style guest house. Bitou River Lodge is both a destination in its own right and a central base for exploring the area - golf courses, forests, beaches, game farms, shops and restaurants are all just a ten-minute drive away. Sue speaks English, Afrikaans, French and some German. We welcome children who are 7 years and older. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bitou River Lodge

Address: Off R340, 4.2km From the N2, East of Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $121 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All the rooms are good with outlook over the river”
 of 5 bubbles SueM213, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All five rooms are located in a straight line, overlooking the river. All exactly the same facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles 113marymac, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All 5 rooms are the same and have a terrace and garden running down to the river.”
 of 5 bubbles Tonbon55, 5 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are decent and clean so really doesnt matter which one you stay in.”
 of 5 bubbles Rishibana, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good - right on the river bank.”
 of 5 bubbles 650grahame, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
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