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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 5 August 2012

We just looked for a place close to the N2 that is well located to start for Addo in the morning and we found 1 of the nicest places during our trip. After arrival we took 1 of the canoes to go to the sand dunes. The funny little dog of the lodge accompanied us and made sure that we...

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Neustadt
Reviewed 24 July 2012

This week (19-21 Jul 2012)we spend three nights in the Dungbeetle River Lodge. A great place to stay with a very good organized programm. Arrival: At the moment we arrived, Etta was already waiting for us, Welcomed us and showed us the lodge and the room. Mi Casa is U Casa i love this. Do what you want, because it...

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New York, New York
Reviewed 20 July 2012

I spent 2 nights at Dungbeetle River Lodge in the middle of July 2012. Etta had been wonderful about being in touch with me via email before I arrived and Derek was right on time picking me up from the Port Elizabeth Airport. I spent a full day in Addo with Derek and it was such a highlight of my...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 8 July 2012

What a find! Travelling in the Eastern Cape, we were let down by secured accommodation, and then stumbled across Eta & Derek's amazing Dung Beetle Lodge late in the evening. Actually delighted that our original booking was messed up, as our stay here, just for the 1 night was fantastic. A very comfortable and cosy room. Superb breakfast and amazing...

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Cocoa Beach
Reviewed 1 June 2012

Dungbeetle River Lodge is in the perfect location about 5 minutes from the southern gate of Addo Elephant National Park and across the Sundays River from the largest sand dunes in the southern hemisphere. The accommodation is definitely 4 star with a spacious, comfortable room with all the amenities you need. It was cold at night so the radiator and...

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Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Upon our arrival we were greeted by Derek who gave us a warm welcome, offering us anything we wanted to drink. We got this positive impression right away, knowing the next 3 nights here were going to be great ones and they were! Derek was our guide for our first ever safari. We were so excited and even though he...

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Escondido, California
Reviewed 6 April 2012

An amazing experience which was simply too short with 1 1/2 days (2 nights). Etta and her team were the perfect hosts. Thanks once again, Etta, for the unforgettable one-day tour through Addo and the ability to be so close to dozens of elephants, buffeloes and other park inhabtants. Your knowledge of the park, its pants and animals was so...

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2012

We recently returned from 3 weeks holiday in South Africa which started with 3 nights at the Dung Beetle. We really loved the place and it is ideally situated for entry to Addo. Derek and Etta provided very kind hospitality and Etta managed to find lion in the park on our first game drive. Seeing the young male lion climbing...

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 26 March 2012

We 2 couples from Sweden staied at Dungbeetle for 3 nights and that was an absolutely unforgettably stay. So Dear Etta & Derek, thank you so much for for all your kindness and hospitality. We enjoyed the trip to Addo, the game drive and the trip on Sundays river, everthing was execllent from start to leaving. The breakfast with the...

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Colchester, South Africa
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Etta and Derick are awesome hosts and have a truly beautiful river lodge where we had breakfast served on the deck overlooking the beautiful Sunday's river. They have many many activities for the more adventurous travellers and you will be collected right from their jetty at the guest house! ;) Their tranquil 4 star luxury suites with air conditioning (a...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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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: $103 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dungbeetle River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“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.”
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 of 5 bubbles Emerson3091, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The river cottage is just amazing, with terrace and "beach" to the river”
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 of 5 bubbles Napanangka, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
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