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Bitou River Lodge

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   off R340, 4.2km from the N2, east of Plettenberg Bay, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Bitou River lodge in June 2014 for 2 nights. The room was facing the Bitou river, spacious and well kept and Sue left hot water bottles each night which made our stay very comfortable. Sue was very hospitable and suggested places to eat and visit. She helped us with finding a guide for the Robberg walk. We... More

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

Thank you for the great review - we loved having you to stay! Sue More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sue offers a superb service. We were welcomed late at night, shown around and within reason had all our needs met. They were responsive to our complaints which gave us a really good feeling and it really felt like she went out of her way to make us feel comfortable and at home. Tranquil, quiet and picturesque. Perfectly situated away... More

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Many thanks for the review, Nicole! Sue More

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What a Shangri-La Bitou River Lodge proved to be, during our recent trip along the Garden Route. The setting is so peaceful, and a bird lover's paradise. The accommodation is superb, with such an eye to detail, including evening bed turndown with chocolate included. Breakfast is not to be missed-and Sue will plan your day for you, if requested. We... More

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

Thanks, Brian & Lorna, for the great review! We hope you'll be back soon! Sue & Paul More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The setting is like an il painting. Absolute stunning and some great birding opportunities. Close enough to town yet seems like you are completely isolated. The family that runs it are lovely and very friendly. Breakfasts are incredible too! Don't miss the scones!

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

Thanks for the wonderful review - I love the oil-painting comment! Sue More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Sue really looks after her guests and that is why we always go there and nowhere else. Great breakfast, enough for all day, comfortable rooms, Wi-Fi and 3 lovely dogs and 1 cat to make the stay pleasant. Enjoy a self-propelled kayak trip on the river or relax and enjoy the bird watching. Easy access to Plettenberg Bay restaurants and... More

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

Thanks for yet another wonderful review - always great to have you both to stay! Sue More

Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

this last april we spent 3 nights at this BEAUTIFUL HOMEY b&b. we were a family with three children of very different ages 2-14, and each one of them had a memorable experience ! 2 adjacent rooms were a perfect setup our teenager couldn't get over the beautiful rooms ;) sue is a warm and helpful host with impeccable taste... More

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

Thank you for the great review! So enjoyed having you all to stay! Sue More

Seaford, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
102 hotel reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A great 3 day stay in beautiful rooms where nothing is too much trouble for Sue and her staff. I was ill for part of the stay and they could not have been kinder . My partner went out with the local bird guide and was treated to an osprey catching a fish which he managed to photograph. The in... More

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

Thanks for your awesome review! Hope we do see you again sometime.... Sue More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Photos do not do justice to this wonderfully peaceful guest house. From the delicious breakfasts to Sue's individual attention to detail - everything was perfect. To wake up to the view of the river and sounds of bird life was so relaxing and a marvellous break from our stressful lives. We will certainly visit again - and could easily have... More

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! I love the photos... Sue More

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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Beautiful spot down on the Bitou river just outside Plettenberg Bay. Sue is a brilliant host and will help to make your stay really special by advising on local attractions, activities and restaurants. Her breakfasts are particularly magical. Take her canoes either up or down river for a scenic paddle and some brilliant bird watching.

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

Thank you for the brilliant review! Sue More

Cape St Francis, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We enjoyed 4 unforgetable beautiful nights at Bitou River Lodge. Beautiful surrounding, tastefully decorated big rooms and the most wonderful breakfast served by the charming owner personally. Sue made our stay very special, helped with finding the best restaurants, did the bookings and nothing seemed too much for her. It was difficult to leave this lovely guesthouse and we hope... More

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Thank you, Maya & Wayne, for the wonderful review! Hope we'll see you again next year! Sue+ helpers + dogs + cat .... More

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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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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
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Hotel Class:4 star — Bitou River Lodge 4*
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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. Enjoy traditional farmhouse breakfasts and hospitality at this Provençal-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 10 years and older. ... more   less 
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