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The Garden Route and the Little Karoo Hotels

Bitou River Lodge

  • Local Flavor
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Beautiful river running past the property
  • Owners are friendly and helpful


  • No a/c in the rooms
  • It's a 10-minute drive to the nearest restaurant

Updated 11/15/2012

Fodor's Review

Some places just seem to get everything right. This lovely, quiet, restful B&B has a wonderful location on the bank of the Bitou River, about 3 km (2 mi) upstream from the lagoon. Rooms overlook a pretty garden and a quiet bird-rich and lily-filled pond. The decor is understated and soothing, with neutral pastels dominating. Breakfasts are delicious affairs with freshly baked breads, muffins, and other goodies, in addition to the usual fruit, cereal, and eggs. Bitou

feels like it's in the middle of nowhere, but it's only a 10-minute drive from the center of town. Don't pass up the opportunity to explore the river in one of the available canoes.

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Hotel Information


About 3 km (2 mi) on the R340 to Wittedrif (off the N2), Plettenberg Bay, South Africa


044-535–9577; 082-978–6164


Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 5 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 11/15/2012


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