Bitou River Lodge

Bitou River Lodge

Farm 17, Off R340, 4.2km from the N2, East of Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay 6600 South Africa
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5.0
#2 of 45 B&Bs in Plettenberg Bay
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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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 and enjoy a delicious continental breakfasts. Bitou River Lodge is both a destination in its own right and a central base for exploring the area - golf courses, forests, beaches, cycling trails, game farms, shops and restaurants are all just a ten-minute drive away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Hiking
Children's playground
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Patio
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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644angelika wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As soon as we entered the door, we were thrilled by the brightly coloured room with open roof truss and the view to the own terrace and the wonderful garden. There is everything to make your stay pleasant: a very comfortable big bed, interesting magazines, a fridge filled with drinks, coffee or tea making facilities, free WiFi, hair dryer. Bathroom and toilet are separate.
Breakfast is served in an equally tastefully decorated room with beautifully laid tables. The coice is enormous, everything freshly prepared and tastes delicious.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for this wonderful review! It made my day. Sue
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BeatandByron wrote a review Feb 2020
Cape Town
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bitou River Lodge is a gem of a guesthouse with Sue a wonderful warmhearted owner and host. It's location right on a romantic river covered in waterlilies could be straight out of a painting by Claude Monet. The lush green countryside around it with lots of bird activity makes it such a relaxing peaceful place in the busy Plettenberg area. The rooms are very comfortable, there is a pool to lounge at and the breakfast is really really wonderful! Well done Sue. Your Bitou is a bijou and we definitely want to come back!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Ah Beat! What a wonderful review! Come again! ;) Sue
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rpein944504 wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at the Bitou River Lodge. Sue made us feel right at home, going the extra mile for every breakfast (fresh baked pancakes, scones, muffins) and accommodating us when we needed to have a late breakfast. The place is absolutely beautiful and the rooms are very clean and comfortable! We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge
Responded 06 Jan 2020
Many thanks for this awesome review ... hope we'll see you again soon! Sue
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saarcooks wrote a review Dec 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family spent 3 nights at the Bitou River Lodge. The place is absolutely amazing. The rooms, the design, the surrounding and adjacent river, breakfast. All is 100% well kept and well thought, including the warm and friendly care of Susan. Location is very convenient near Plettenberg Bay and main Garden Route's attractions
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge
Responded 01 Jan 2020
Big thank you for this awesome review, Saar - we so enjoyed having you all to stay! Sue
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Jenny664 wrote a review Nov 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning location facing the beautiful Bitou River. Excellent hospitality from wonderful hosts. We loved the breakfasts and we want to thank Sue on this platform for her outstanding care and fabulous vegetarian (on request) delights. The property is large, private and tranquil, alive with the sounds of birds and crickets and frogs. We loved canoeing down the river and we saw Knysna Loeries and fish eagles, amongst many other birds. Lovely room with kitchenette and everything we needed. Just a few minutes drive into Plett to the beaches and the buzz. We highly recommend this incredible spot. Thanks Sue and Paul.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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kgrimb160807 wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was spacious, beautifully furnished and very comfortable, with a patio opening onto the lawn running down to the river. Although it feels as if you're right in the country, it's less than 10 mins to the center of Plettenburg Bay and conveniently situated for Nature's Valley , Storms River etc. Breakfast was superb and Sue was a charming and very helpful host.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge
Responded 29 Jan 2020
What a wonderful review! Thank you so much! Sue
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cmynor932873 wrote a review Feb 2024
Greater London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely 6-night break at Bitou River Lodge, which is a quiet, rural location about 10 minutes outside Plett. The breakfast every day was good; the room was very comfortable; and there were plenty of places, inside and outside, to sit quietly to read a book. Our host and hostess have recently taken it over; I gather it was previously slightly run-down. They provided us with suggestions as to where to eat - although a summary list would have been a good idea, to avoid having to bombard them with questions. The water is local, and sometimes brown; that will no doubt be sorted out in due course. We will certainly consider returning.
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Date of stay: January 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Richard wrote a review Jan 2023
Ascot, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fantastic haven to spend a few days. The property is within easy striking distance of Plettenberg bay and all the major beaches and attractions. Taxi was easily arranged by the proproter, and was just a few £ to get into town. The rooms are comfortable, with good facilities. Veranda onto the river and the sounds of the birds and frogs is mesmeric. The pool, whilst not enormous, is set delightfully amongst flowers and trees with plenty of shade and ample beds. We used the canoes for a paddle down the river which was great fun. The team at Bitou could not be more hospitable, nothing was too much trouble - a real family feel. - don't hesitate .. book it.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: make sure you use the canoes... paddle down to Simons Pizza... awesome way to spend some time..
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tash wrote a review Dec 2023
East London, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for business reasons. We had the bunny cottage. It's cozy, clean and private. There's a beautiful view over the Vineyards and a restaurant within 100 meters. Private braai and deck with an outdoor bath. A smart television with Netflix and YouTube. A beautiful and massive shower. Good quality king size bed. They provide an abundance of towels and there is excellent wifi service. I stayed for afew days and it was very peaceful. There is a large fridge and freezer, with ice included. They also include braai wood, although it was a bit damp. All the things you need for self catering. I can see the hosts take pride and effort to prepare the best stay for their guests.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Only undercover parking for one vehicle. Bring your own braai wood in the rainy season..
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DeonJV wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my fourth time staying at this property. It is perfect in every way - the position, the hosts, the wonderful lounge, full of books and the superb breakfasts.
The property is well positioned for exploring the beautiful Tsitsikamma area
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Great review, thanks so much, Deon - lovely to see you both again! Sue
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tash wrote a tip Dec 2023
East London, South Africa20 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only undercover parking for one vehicle. Bring your own braai wood in the rainy season.. "
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Richard wrote a tip Jan 2023
Ascot, United Kingdom50 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"make sure you use the canoes... paddle down to Simons Pizza... awesome way to spend some time.."
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Bertil99 wrote a tip Mar 2022
Berlin8 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take advantage of the canoes - it is great to paddle down the Bitou River "
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djrawhite wrote a tip Jan 2018
Coventry, United Kingdom8 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms had brilliant views."
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Jancar50 wrote a tip Mar 2017
UK44 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are wel, appointed with a similar view"
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,232 - R 2,287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapePlettenberg Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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BITOU RIVER LODGE - B&B Reviews & Price Comparison (Plettenberg Bay, South Africa)

Frequently Asked Questions about Bitou River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Bitou River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Plettenberg Beach (6.3 km), Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve (3.3 km), and Garden Route (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bitou River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Bitou River Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Bitou River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Bitou River Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bitou River Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nguni Restaurant, The Fat Fish, and Nineteen 89 Plett.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bitou River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bitou River Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Bitou River Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Timber Shed (6.4 km) and Van Plettenberg Beacon (6.4 km).
Does Bitou River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
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