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Dungbeetle River Lodge

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4.0 of 5
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76 Aqua Vista Crescent | Cannonville, Colchester 6175, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Graaff-reinet, South Africa
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68 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Owners Etta and Derek were very welcoming and friendly. Colette however was the star: Her omelettes and very friendly service made our stay memorable. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. The standard rooms can do with an upgrade. Be sure to request the 'Africa suite'. This suite is a delight with it's very functional and spacious bathroom, lovely bed... More 

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found that place because a friend recommended it. When we arrived there it was freezing cold and raining but still beautiful. Next morning we were lucky because the sun was shining and we had an amazing breakfast with a stunning view on the river. The owner couldn't be nicer and more helpful and the rooms are very clean. It's... More 

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Strand, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stayed one night at Dungbeetle on our honeymoon. We received a warm friendly welcome from Etta and shown to our room. We arrived a bit late and Etta suggested we eat supper at Grunters Pub & Grill a just few metres down the road. Excellent suggestion, as the food there is amazing. We stayed in the Fish Eagle suite which... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Positives: Excellent location just outside the Matyholweni gate to Addo National Park. Derek and Colette were great hosts. A beautiful view of the river if you have a river-facing room (which I highly recommend). Great local pub/restaurant nearby. Negatives: A bit noisy due to proximity to the national road. The interior is a bit dated and the African theme might... More 

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natureguideAddo, Owner at Dungbeetle River Lodge, responded to this review

To start off I wish to thank our many, many, customers who write in voluntarily to express their appreciation that our team go to, to make your stay here with us wonderful. Mostly your appreciation of "attention to detail" at the lodge, the cleanliness and the staff's happy smiles are tops! Thanks from Etta and Derek. The lodge is a... More 

Port Shepstone, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If I had to choose somewhere to stay, there would be no other choice! Derrick,Etta and Collette, your warm, heartfelt welcome and attention painted your picture perfect. The setting on the Sunday's River and amenities offers peace and tranquility. The proximity to Addo Elephant Reserve so convenient. We'll be back! Thank you😇

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were warmly welcomed and showed around while sipping our welcome drink. The deck and 2 rooms have a fabulous view of the Sunday's river. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon and despite it being a B&B (and the local pub closed!) we were offered a deliciously prepared home cooked roast chicken dinner.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Very nice, reasonably priced lodge for the service and atmosphere, beautiful site on the Sundays River, very nice host. We stayed in the Big 5 room and it was everything we expected. The lodge is 5 minutes from the south entrance to Addo Elephant Park, so very convenient location. Wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We spent 2 nights in the Lodge in the Fish Eagle Room in Feb 2015 on our way to the Addo Main Camp. The Lodge is located directly on the Sundays River bank opposite of a nature reserve with one of the biggest dune fields in the southern hemisphere. We stayed in the Fish Eagle Room. The room is really... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The hospitality of Etta and Derek was second to none. The lodge was immaculate and the views from the balcony and room were stunning. Anybody wanting to tour Addo Elephant Park would be advised to use Derek and Etta, who are official guides and whose knowledge of the park and wildlife is extensive. Derek's enthusiasm, like his laugh, was infectious!... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I have just come back from a fabulous holiday in South Africa, our first (hopefully of many). We stayed in 5 different B&B's all good, but Dungbeetle River Lodge stood out as one of the most lovely for many reasons. The position is perfect, eating our breakfast on the veranda overlooking the Sundays river. Our room was... More 

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