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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dungbeetle River Lodge provides a very comfortable home-from home very conveniently located next to Addo Elephant Park. Hosts Derek & Etta are experts on the park and can provide safaris if you don’t want to drive yourself. Having just completed a 6 day safari in Kruger, we were prepared to give Addo a miss, but we were persuaded into going...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came across DungBeetle River Lodge whilst looking for suitable accommodation for my clients that wanted to visit Addo Elephant Reserve. It is situated about 4 km from the Southern Entrance of the Park making for an easy access to the Reserve We were well looked after during our stay and with the views over the Sunday river I don't...

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1Thank Willem S
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent four nights here as the Addo Elephant Park is only a few kilometres away. The room was overlooking the river and very comfortable. The staff made us very welcome and our stay was enhanced by Leona who was very knowledgeable about local issues. Kevin, the park ranger was good and we enjoyed his guided tour around the park....

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1Thank Martin C
North East England
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here in Jan 2017 so we could experience Addo with our little girls aged 2 and 5. As soon as we turned up we received a nice greeting from Leona and were given a nice cool drink. The family room we had was spacious and had some nice themed decoration. The breakfasts were lovely with fresh bread and...

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1Thank chris811
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This was our first stop on a 3 week tour. My only complaint was that I wish we had programmed in another night. From our arrival and welcoming drink on the decking overlooking the river & dunes, to our departure I could not fault it. Great service from Leonie, Carol & the rest of the team. Breakfast was excellent, the...

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1Thank ght1948
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stayed in the family suite and it worked so well for us, we had separate rooms joined by a hallway. The rooms were spacious and clean and the bird building it's nest outside our window was such a treat to watch. We booked our tour into Addo with Etta and I can't imagine ever trying to do your own...

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1Thank Kim S
Buderim, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic service from Leonie & Carol & the Dungbeetle team. Delicious breakfast from the lodge - fruit, yogurt, homemade bread and cooked breakfast to order. Wonderful inter leading family room. Highlight was the bathrooms! They are the best 👍🏻 Beautiful relaxing on the deck overlooking the Sunday river listening and looking at the bird life. Hope we can visit again...

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1Thank Sandie P
Broomfield, Colorado
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Great place to stay on if Addo accommodations are booked up or if you are going to visit Addo NP. The accommodations were great and there were places to stretch, walk, and explore around the home. The breakfast was the best - fresh bread and we enjoyed the variety of jams (jam tasting). They also provide made to order hot...

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1Thank Emerson3091
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is a great location with beautiful views. The rooms are very comfortable but the best is the River cottage. It's got 3 bedrooms ensuite, very spacious, clean, comfortable and very tasteful. Nice lounge, new kitchen, good choice of wines and cold drinks. The staff is very helpful and friendly too. Definately come back!

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1Thank Napanangka
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights in the nicely decorated Fish Eagle Room with terrace and superb view on the river and the dunes. Lots of water birds and plenty of weavers in the garden. For dinner, there is a bar with decent 'bar' food at 3 minutes walking distance! Dungbeetle river lodge also organises tours in Addo Elephant Park. We had...

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  • Breakfast included
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Four Star Safari Style accommodations at Dungbeetle River Lodge near the entry point to the world famous Addo National Elephant Park and some of the finest game reserves in the Eastern Cape. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dungbeetle River Lodge

Address: 76 Aqua Vista Crescent | Cannonville, Colchester 6175, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Colchester
Price Range: $106 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dungbeetle River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Choose the room overlooking the river with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles 401MartinC401, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose river view if available”
 of 5 bubbles ght1948, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Families will enjoy the family suite”
 of 5 bubbles Y3023BTkims, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There is a small market (Spar) and gas station near by but that is about it.”
  • Nice and spacious
  • Clean and cozy room
  • Coffe and tea provided in room, Fridge available in room too
 of 5 bubbles Emerson3091, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The river cottage is just amazing, with terrace and "beach" to the river”
  • 2nd bedroom
  • room with a view, 1 of 3 bedrooms
  • 1 of 3 bathrooms, all ensuite
 of 5 bubbles Napanangka, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
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