A farmhouse-style guest house in Plettenberg Bay

Bitou River Lodge is located on the banks of the Bitou River, with all our rooms leading into the garden and down to the river, with its water lilies and birds.

Each spacious, tranquil bedroom has its own private entrance and its own patio for enjoying sunsets. The rooms are all en-suite, with a bath and shower. Two rooms have twin beds and three have king-sized beds; there is also a sleeper couch in each room for an extra guest if necessary.Each room has an overhead fan and underfloor heating as well as a TV.

The guest lounge has comfy sofas and lots of books and magazines, as well as chess and solitaire. In winter, underfloor heating and a log fire make it a cosy place to sit and read. The breakfast room opens out onto the garden & river. During summer the scent of honeysuckle drifts in to mingle with the smell of fresh coffee, while in winter the underfloor heating & the log fire keep guests warm & cosy.

Guest Reviews

  • After five visits there is not much to say, other than it feels like coming home to an oasis in this mad world.

    Caroline & Roger


  • This is a lovely place to stay, the welcome, the location & the attention to detail to make guests feel more than welcome. Comfortable beds. Perfect breakfasts. It was a pleasant surprise to have fresh muffins & scones with that home-made taste.



  • Thank you for letting me play with Zinzi.Thank you for my chocolates. I enjoyed staying here. I liked the house & my bed. I loved the canoes because I have never done it before.

    Ben (6)


  • Lovely, lovely, lovely … I couldn’t think of a better place to stay in Plett.

    Ken & Sue