Bitou River Lodge

Garden Route

Rooms: 5: 3 kings and 2 twins, all with en-suite bath and shower.

Prices: R650 – R950 pp sharing. Singles on request.
* Special rates available
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Meals: Full farmhouse breakfast included. Plenty of restaurants in nearby Plett.

Directions: Head east from Plettenberg Bay on N2. Immediately after bridge, turn left onto the R340. Bitou River Lodge is signed on left, 4.2km from the N2.

GPS: lat: 34.0' 13.44" S long: 23.20' 53.71" E

Sue and Paul Scheepers
R340 Bitou Valley Road, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, Western Cape

Tel: (0)44-535-9577
Cell: (0)82-978-6164
Fax: (0)86-211-0971
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For well-heeled South Africans “Plett” is the place to summer and its sophisticated buzz can border on the frenetic. Which is why Bitou River Lodge is such a find. Just east of town, it’s close to Plett’s glass-plated beach houses, bijou shops and restaurants, yet feels a million miles away. Paul and Sue wanted to make the most of the natural environment and have created a peaceful haven for nature lovers. The drive sweeps past a citrus orchard and horse paddock to the whitewashed lodge, which sits on five hectares of neat flower-filled gardens, with pool, chipping-green and river frontage. Behind Cape ash trees and honeysuckle, stable-style bedrooms have river-facing patios, where dazzling sunbirds congregate. The lime-washed, painted-pine rooms have slate-floored kitchenettes and bathrooms, and sliding doors keep them light-filled. Farmhouse feasts are served in the breakfast room, which adjoins a warm lounge where you can settle into birding books (there are 145 species in the area to tick off). Outside, the liquid-smooth lawn gathers all before it – boulders, benches and flowerbeds – as it slips silently toward the lily-leafed river. While away some time out here on one of Sue's eco-strolls, or watch busy weaver birds build upside-down nests and lazy ones sway in the reeds, while the ripple of canoe paddles, the splash of a kingfisher and whizz of a fly-reel provide a soothing summer soundtrack.

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Current Special Rates

Please make it known to your host that you are applying for this discount because you have found it on the Greenwood Guides website.

3:4:2 Special!
Stay for THREE nights, only pay for TWO!
Valid 01/03/17 - 01/12/17

* not commissionable
* applies to two guests sharing a room
* applies at time of booking only