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Dungbeetle River Lodge

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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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WEST MIDLANDS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights as part of our "safari" section of our visit to South Africa. We intended to visit Addo Elephant National Park and Schotia private game reserve. We were met by Etta and Derek who offered a drink of our choice. We were greeted on the decking at the back of the property... More 

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England
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stayed for 1 night at Dungbeetle on our way to Kuzuko Lodge. Despite the disappointing cloudy and damp weather we were very warmly greeted by Derek with a welcome drink after a long drive and the setting is fab on the Sundays River with a lovely deck to spot birds We had a mammoth dinner at Grunters and then... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Really comfortable rooms with outstanding décor, good food, had beautiful breakfast all of home-made local ingredients and lovely hot bread, really close to safari park, owners very knowledgeable on local animals.

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The Dungbeetle River Lodge is lovely situated at the sundayriver in colchester. It's a very nice place with warmhearted owners, who are very helpful and friendly! We enjoyed our 3 nights in the african styled rooms, the breakfast was excellent with a joice of delicious homemade bread, different homemade marmelades, mmmhhhhh, cheeses, sausages and big and mouthwatering omelets, great!!! Our... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Lovely accommodation on the Sundays river, Derek and Etta extremely welcoming and very knowledgeable of the area, thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had the Africa suite over looking the river, comfortable queen sized bed and lovely double shower.

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