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Reviewed 14 March 2016

A perfect place for us to start our grand tour around South Africa. We arrived exhausted after a long flight, but from the moment we set foot in Bitou River Lodge and met Sue, we forgot our exhaustion and began to enjoy South African hospitality at its best. The lodge and the gardens are magnificent, and the trip down the...

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

What a perfect review, big thank you! Hope we see you again before too long... Sue

San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 12 March 2016

The B&B is located on a river, covered with lily pads, and with canoes for a peaceful row. The breakfast is enormous and Sue is a terrific, muy sympatico hostess. The B&B is located closed to the Crags for wine tasting and Plett for restaurants and great beaches. Stay here.

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Big thank you for the muy simpatico review! :) Sue

lapid
Reviewed 8 March 2016

The bitou river lodge is beautiful! the rooms, the grounds, the dining room and, of course, Sue, The epitome of hosting, with a smile, a suggestion, a helpful tip and great coffee served at a delicious breakfast. the canoes are a hoot! and the welcoming tea and cookies on the river bank was just lovely. thank you, Sue! hope to...

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

Thank you for the wonderful review - great having you to stay! Sue

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Reviewed 7 March 2016

We chose this property because of its location just outside Plettenberg Bay which promised a quiet and peaceful location yet with easy access to local attractions. It did not disappoint. The setting is stunning. Each room has a veranda overlooking the well stocked gardens and the Bitou River with its beautiful blue water lilies and abundant bird life. We were...

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

Big thank you for the great review ! Sue

Selkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016

One of the happiest,restful guest houses we have ever stayed. Beautiful house decor to a very high standard. Sue is a wonderful hostess can't do enough to make our stay memorable. Waking up in the morning with the river view and all the birds around so special.

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Big thank you for the awesome review, Isobel! We loved having you both to stay! Sue

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2016

This B & B is just lovely! Our accommodation was of the highest standard in cleanliness and comfort. The hosts were helpful and informative and the food was first class. We enjoyed three wonderful days using this as our base while we explored the area before hastening back to relax in this idyllic location to gaze at the river and...

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

Thanks for your wonderful review, Eileen - so much appreciated! Sue

Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Was a great quick getaway. Enjoyed the views and facilities. Pool slightly dirty but the wind had been blowing so understandable. Great host, Sue is extremely friendly and helpful. Delicious fresh and hot cheese muffins.

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Thank you for your review. Glad you liked the muffins! Sue

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We chose this B&B as it is located just to the East of Plett enabling us to explore the eastern end of the Garden Route including Storms River etc. Not only was it a great location but just a very enjoyable place to stay. The rooms are very well designed with a large bath/shower room, a food preparation area with...

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

Oh wow. What a perfectly wonderful review. Here's to mushroom omelettes & malachite kingfishers! Thank you.... :) Sue

Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Brilliant stay with quiet river side rooms furnished to a high standard with small kitchen and everything you need for a relaxing stay including a pool. Sue was so helpful with info and the food was incredible. Sorry we only stayed one night. however we managed to capsize the stable canoes!

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I love your review! We thought that was impossible.... ;) Sue

Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Sue's personal involvement made our stay really special which was just for a night but she made sure that we have very pleasant and comfortable stay while we were there. Neat and clean rooms with direct and close proximity to river provides for a very scenic and serene environment. Bitou river lodge is highly recommended for family stay which would...

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Thank you for the great review - much appreciated! Sue

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 6,654 - ₹ 8,737 (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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