At this family getaway, all you are required to do is relax and immerse yourself in the natural environment. This experience is enhanced by your accommodation which is sheltered under a canopy of indigenous forest next to the Bitou River. Our luxury tents come with comfy beds and fresh white linen, our food is sourced locally and prepared in our bush kitchen, served alongside the meandering Bitou River. If sleeping to the sound of a gently flowing river and waking to the cry of Fish Eagles is for you – then look no further.
Located just outside Plettenberg Bay, the Bitou Valley Bush Camp is nestled in the heart of the Bitou Valley in the Cape Floristic Kingdom which is the smallest, yet most diverse of the world’s six floral kingdoms, a World Heritage Site and a biodiversity hotspot. Falling within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Plettenberg Bay area is home to no less than five Blue Flag beaches and is in very close proximity to several Marine Protected Areas and breathtakingly beautiful forests – a living monument to our natural history.
The woody vegetation on the banks of the river surrounding the camp provides spectacular birding - a unique habitat for birdlife that includes Fish Eagles, Kingfishers, Blue Cranes, Greater and Lesser Flamingoes, Plovers, Herons and marine birds to mention a few. This is a place were paddling in the river is for everyone, not just the ducks, and our guided bird excursions on foot and in our canoes are an unforgettable experience.
In addition to unlimited use of our kayaks, we also offer mountain biking (with our fat bikes) and guided hiking along the many and varied trails in Plettenberg Bay along the coastline and through the forests and fynbos. If chilling and recharging means working on your tan or working up a sweat with activities as diverse as the multitude of plant species and bird life – then this one-of-a-kind off the grid, low to zero to positive footprint camp, will be just up your street.