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“Beautiful setting and the friendliest service!”
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Bitou River Lodge
Ranked #10 of 81 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 July 2011

This was our second stay at Bitou River Lodge and it was as enjoyable as the first. The setting on the river is stunning, and the lodge's boats are always ready for a paddle. Sue knows the area so well and can recommend things to do, restaurants, or just let you relax...A truly family run place. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Hope we'll see you again soon!
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Reviewed 26 May 2011

Sue cared for us from the minute we arrived until we left. Nothing too much, always having a surprise up her slleve for breakfast. Beautifully furnished rooms, beautiful surroundings.Zinzi, the alsation stole our hearts.
We are looking forward to our next stay with Sue and paul. Thank you

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for a wonderful review!
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Reviewed 5 April 2011

A return visit confirms that secluded Bitou River Lodge is a very special place, richly deserving of all the accolades it receives. The rooms - light, airy and the most fully-equipped we have ever come across in terms of power point adaptors, hair driers etc - all look out over lawns sweeping down to the river just a few yards away from each very private patio. The abundant birdlife, encouraged by keen ornithologist Sue, is endlessly entertaining. And if you want to immerse yourself even more deeply into the beautifully tranquil surroundings you are more than welcome at any time to borrow one of the canoes that are provided for those who fancy paddling through the reeds and water lilies to observe the local wildlife at close quarters. Add in Sue's sumptuous breakfast spreads, the wonderfully relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the peaceful country location that is nevertheless perfectly placed for all the best attractions of the Plettenberg Bay area and what you get is one of the most enjoyable B&B experiences to be had anywhere in the world.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for a perfect review - so much appreciated!
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Reviewed 25 March 2011

Sue is a delighted hostess and caters for all our needs. Even trimming shrubs so we had a perfect view of the river! We loved the canoeing followed by our own barbecue (provided by Sue)
We have been back many times and it just gets better.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank garden1954
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bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Big thank you!
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Reviewed 19 March 2011

Here we are again - staying at Bitou River Lodge! And, once more, everything is just as fantastic as before. We were welcomed as 'old friends' this time, just over twelve months since our last visit. The accommodation and hospitality is First Class and we still think that Sue'sbreakfasts are to die for. Sue is ever there to sort out any problems and give advice, book restaurants and arrange viewing of the final games of the Six Nations Rugby on TV for a desperate husband! And all with a Big Smile. Many thanks again, Sue, and hope to see you next year.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank EllieCapeTown
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bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Always wonderful to have you both here - many thanks!
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Reviewed 31 January 2011

We stayed at Sue's beautiful B&B for the last night of our Honeymoon. The rooms are decorated so beautifully and we loved the small flowers on the towels, homemade biscuits and the most delicious pancakes for breakfast I've ever eaten. Sue's warmth and personality is wonderful and wished we could stay longer. For those that visit will completely fall in love with Zinzi

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Emms030
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bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Our beloved Zinzi! Many thanks!
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Reviewed 8 January 2011

This place is fabulous if you like peace, nature and animals. Simple rooms next to a lovely small river with free use of a canoe for each room. The friendly alsation dog waited in the garden outside our room each morning to follow us down to the river. Our fault because we befriended him. The early morning sights and sounds on the river are magical. Very abundant birdlife, jumping fish and the occasional mammal ( we heard otters at night but did not see them). Breakfasts are superb and imaginative with lots of little extra homemade delicasies. The lovely owners cannot do too much to help without being in the slightest obtrusive. Plettenberg Bay is probably about a 5/6 km drive away but it is a great place. There is a very good restaurant about 3 km from the lodge but we enjoyed using the provided barbecue ( braie) by the riverside as darkness fell. The SA red wine went down very well here without a doubt!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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bitouSue, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Here's to you - and your great review!
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Address: off R340, 4.2km from the N2, east of Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #10 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: £77 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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... 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 
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