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“Claude and Tanja”
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Bitou River Lodge
Ranked #10 of 81 Plettenberg Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had an amazing time at Bitou River Lodge. The breakfast was awesome with fresh farm eggs, fresh muffins/scones every morning. We stayed for 7 days and it was beautiful going back to the lodge daily to sit outside at the river, which is so relaxing. We did a lot of activities and the Lodge was a great location. It was a great experience in a magical setting. Thank you so much for your hospitality.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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bitoubabe, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

Thank you for the great review - it was such fun having you to stay! All the best for your wedding!
Sue

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Sue,the owner is a very friendly, helpful and just a pleasure to deal with. She knows the area well and has a passion for making her guests feel welcome.We like to come back and explore the Bitou river in one of the canoes available at this guesthouse and also bring our mountain bikes to ride on the many trails in this beautiful part of the country. Close enough to Plett and Keurboomstrand to enjoy beaches and restaurants but far enough to enjoy the tranquility.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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bitoubabe, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Thanks for the great review, much appreciated!
Sue

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

The setting was beautiful right on the river, far enough to escape the busy crowds but close enough to pop into town.comfy rooms great hospitality from the hostess Sue. BTW the morning muffins are fantastic.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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bitoubabe, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2014

Big up to you - thanks for the review, James!
Sue

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

The setting is beautiful and the location is fantastic as it's out of the crazy busy main beach area of Plettenburg Bay - so you have the best of both worlds; a very tranquil, pretty, restful home away from home, yet you're only a 5 minute drive away from the beach if you want to go there and enjoy. The rooms are very well appointed and decorated and each one has its own patio that spills out onto the lawn down to the river with its ample bird life, and complimentary canoes if you want to take a gentle paddle down the waterway. The breakfasts are delicious (and plentiful) - don't miss the fresh baked bread, scones, muffins, that Sue makes each morning. Overall, excellent value for money. But what really makes Bitou River Lodge unique is Sue - she's such a fantastic host - friendly, efficient, informative and so helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. Can't recommend BRL highly enough.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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bitoubabe, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2014

Aaaah thanks, guys! I'm going to have to frame this one!
Sue

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Lovely and quiet location just a few kilometres outside Plettenburg Bay, and well placed for touring the Garden Route. Good size room with a nice view out over the gardens down to the river - the canoes are a nice touch and great for a relaxing trip along the Bitou. Plus the breakfast was the best out of all of our stops in South Africa! Sue is an excellent hostess! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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bitoubabe, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2014

Thank you for the wonderful review!
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

For all those who want to spend the holidays with lovers on the gardenroad
We had a wonderful stay in a magical place! Sue prepared us a sumptuous breakfast! in a fabulous setting. I recommend the Bitou River to all those who love nature!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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bitoubabe, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2014

Great review! Great title! Many thanks!
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bitou River Lodge. The rooms are lovely, all looking at the river and gardens. The breakfasts are fantastic, and the service is welcoming. If you enjoy convenience, yet being away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist area, you will really enjoy this lovely place.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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bitoubabe, Owner at Bitou River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2014

Thank you for the thoughtful review - so much appreciated!
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $105 - $144 (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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