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Dungbeetle River Lodge

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   76 Aqua Vista Crescent | Cannonville, Colchester 6175, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 6 Colchester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there for just 2 nights Last week but it was really amazing, the room is very spacious and also very clean, we really liked the Airconditioning/heater and also the draftfree heating ( we also had electric blankets!). We made a Trip with Derek in Addo in his Land Rover for 8 hours, it was really interesting and also... More

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Ajijic, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Dungbeetle River Lodge. The room was spacious and well appointed. We had a river view with a deck to sit on as the sun was going down. We loved the breakfasts but most of all we loved the hosts who went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. Etta took us on... More

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

What a nice hotel, well located for Addo or the private game reserves, this is worth a visit. The owners are very helpful and made us very welcome, plus there are options on trips to Addo too. If you have time take the river ferry cruise, fantastic bird watching with Les and for the fit a walk to the top... More

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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Etta and Derek are wonderful hosts and we would always go back there to spend our vacations in their lovely Guest House. The whole Team is welcoming and very friendly and the breakfast was very delicious. Etta spent a perfect day with us in the Addo Elephant Park. She is a very good and knowledgeable nature guide and the day... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Etta and Derek made our holiday the finest experience we have ever had. They went out of their way to make every moment magical. We only stayed three days with them, but if we had realised when we were making our plans, we would have arranged to stay much longer. My granddaughter and I are still laughing and joking about... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stayed at Dungbeetle River Lodge for 14 days, a wonderful experience, very comfortable rooms, great to breakfast overlooking the Sunday river. Owners Etta & Derek were excellent hosts with delightfully friendly staff always on hand. Both Etta & Derek are very experienced and knowledgeable Game Rangers and their tailor made half day or full day Safaris are great value... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Convenient location for Addo Elephant NP. Comfortable rooms, good breakfast and service. We enjoyed the full day game drive, Etta provides an excellent experience. There isn't much to do near the guest house, although Grunters Pub & Grub serves surprisingly good food at reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The place is nicely located on the Sunday river And has a nice view from the back deck. The couple running the place is super friendly and helpful and and arranged lovely days and tours for us including elephant riding and a day in addo as well as a private game drive. The room big, clean and had a nice... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Very personal B&B on the banks of the Sundays River. We stayed in the Fish Eagle Room with lovely view directly from 1st floor on to the river. Very relaxing atmosphere starting with astonishing breakfast on the terrace. Etta and Derek go out of their way to help guests enjoy their holidays. We had the pleasure of a full day... More

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Cannot recommend this B&B more highly. Unfortunately only a one night stop, but could have extended it without any hesitation. Reception and friendliness of both Derek and Eta were of top drawer. The room was fantastic, clean and contained all one needed. The breakfast on the patio overlooking the peaceful Sundays river with all the bird life was exceptional. Well... More

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Address: 76 Aqua Vista Crescent | Cannonville, Colchester 6175, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Colchester
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Hotel Class:4 star — Dungbeetle River Lodge 4*
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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 
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