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Dungbeetle River Lodge

4.0 of 5 76 Aqua Vista Crescent | Cannonville, Colchester 6175, South Africa
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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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    5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed one night by Derek and Etta, lovely people, in the Lion room. The room is spacious with fan and aircon. It's clean and quiet with a good bed. The breakfast are wonderful served on the porch with view to the river. Do go to Grunders Pub for a steak, you won't regret it, or for a beer in... More 

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London uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent really, Breakfast was great, room reminded you about where you were in the world with every detail. A great place to stay if you were to go to Aldo. Had a lovely walk along the river. Not much in the area apart from Aldo however. Thanks for a great stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We stayed at the Dungbeetle lodge for two nights and our stay couldn't have been better. The owners, Derek and Etta, managed to accommodate us last minute without a booking. The rooms were beautifully decorated and very clean. Derek and Etta are lovely hosts who made us feel very welcome from the moment we met. The kitchen staff are very... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed at Dungbeetle for one night only in October this year but we wish we could have stayed for longer!! Etta and Derek are lovely people and perfect hosts. The lodge is located at the river bank with spectacular views (both from the room and the terrace) and it's just so peaceful! It's great for a romantic stay as... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Derek and Etta were most welcoming and helpful. When we arrived we asked about the possibility of upgrading from the Elephant Room to the Africa Suite, which we did. The bed was four poster and we had a balcony overlooking the river. We also had a wonderful bathroom area with a double shower. The hotel usually gives guests a voucher... More 

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Bad Durkheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

This lodge is very close to Addo , only a few minutes drive from the southern gate. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We had one of our best breakfasts during our trip through ZA. Delicious marmalade, fresh juices, self baked bread. The rooms are o.k.. There was no noise from the nearby N2. Sooner or later some renovation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Lovely location with a large deck overlooking the Sunday's river where the excellent breakfast were served. We only stayed 1 night to visit Scotia private game reserve in the evening and then Addo the next day which was perfect but wished we had had more time here to do a river cruise. The room was clean, quite and nicely decorated.... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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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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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*
Number of rooms: 5
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