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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.

Thank Isobel M
bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this review

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...

Thank Eileen60
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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bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this review

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...

Thank Tonbon55
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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bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this review

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...

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

Thank you for the great review - much appreciated! Sue

Reviewed 9 January 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful setting to celebrate the first day of 2016. They thought of everything to make our stay pleasant. We are definitely going back. The beautiful room is also fully kitted out for self catering. The bird life is stunning on the river

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

Lovely review, thank you! Do hope we'll see you again soon.... Sue

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

From the moment you arrive, you are made to feel as though you have come home. Sue, your hostess, is warm, thoughtful and professional. The environment is beautiful while the accommodation is well appointed with a little kitchenette area and lounge space, making the rooms work well without feeling small or cluttered. The patio overlooking the river that fronts each...

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

Love your review! Thank you so much! Look forward to having you here again.... Sue

Grunstadt, Germany
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Comfortable rooms. A great place to relax because you can watch so many birds, that live nearby the river. Amazing landscape. We loved the breakfast that Sue offered. She is a lovely person that gives you tips where to go or where to eat. We really enjoyed our stay!

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

Thanks for the wonderful review - hope we'll see you again soon! Sue

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Sue is an excellent and visible hostess who likes her guests to get the best out of this stunning stretch of coast after a filling wholesome breakfast. It's evident from all the reviews below that Sue's effusive welcoming style rightly wins people over. Rooms comfortable, bedding excellent, gorgeous view. Bird life a treat- I much enjoyed taking a canoe along...

Thank Martin E
bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review - much appreciated! Sue

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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: ₹ 6,418 - ₹ 9,140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All the rooms are wel, appointed with a similar view”
Jancar50, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are good with outlook over the river”
SueM213, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All five rooms are located in a straight line, overlooking the river. All exactly the same facilities.”
113marymac, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All 5 rooms are the same and have a terrace and garden running down to the river.”
Tonbon55, 5 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are decent and clean so really doesnt matter which one you stay in.”
Rishibana, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
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