Bitou River Lodge Bed & breakfast in Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Bitou River Lodge

Bed & Breakfast at Wittedrift Road, Plettenberg Bay, 6600, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About Bitou River Lodge

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 country breakfasts and hospitality at this luxury farmhouse-style guest house.


Rooms are spacious and each has its own private entrance & patio, river views, overhead fan and underfloor heating, bar fridge and TV with MNet. Golf courses, horse-riding, game drives, mountain bike trails, beaches, restaurants & shops are all just a ten-minute drive away.

Each room has barbecue facilities for guests who'd like to cook their own dinner next to the river - alternatively Sue can recommend good restaurants, make dinner bookings & organise a taxi if required.


The lodge is situated on the Bitou River, 8 km from Plettenberg Bay, 100km from George, 220 km from Port Elizabeth, and 530km from Cape Town.


Bitou River Lodge is a great base for many activities. Birders will enjoy the 145 species that can be seen from or at the Lodge, and can explore further to Uplands (raptors), the lagoon (waders), and Natures Valley (trogons & finfoot).

The Lodge has canoes for guests to use and explore the river with. There are several forest and coastal hiking trails within the area, as well as mountain bike trails. Horse-riding can be arranged at the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, just up the road – it’s a great experience to watch wild animals from horseback. Diving with seals is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Dolphin & whale-watching trips by boat, or by kayak can be arranged, as can fishing trips out to sea. There are two golf courses in the area, Goose Valley just five minutes away. Further afield one can visit monkeys, birds, snakes, cats & elephants.

There are wine farms and, in season, polo tournaments. There are several excellent restaurants in the area including Enrico’s & The Deck with beach views, Emily Moon & Lemon Grass with river views & Fat Fish with lagoon views.

Owners Paul and Sue Scheepers look forward to meeting you at Bitou River Lodge!


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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Underfloor heating
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

Accreditations (as claimed by Bitou River Lodge)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
AA Quality Assured Accommodation Highly RecommendedRecommended on Member since 1999

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.00373611111111
Longitude: 23.348252777444443

Closest airport(s)
George Airport - 90km
Plettenberg Bay Airport - 15km
Port Elizabeth Airport - 230km

Children policy
Children 7 years and older are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h30

Listed on
November 1999 - 3 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

What a lovely spot! I recommended this location meantime to many tourists. It is quite, natural, nice decoratet rooms, perfect breakfast (mostly too...

Volker Voelz, Leonberg Travellers' Rating


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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

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  • Visa

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