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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 Reviewed April 16, 2016

We booked 4 nights here as the last leg of our tour of South Africa and honestly, it wasn't long enough. The owners Derek and Etta went out of their way to help make our stay magical. Especially as we didn't have a car. Our rooms were amazing. I strongly recommend the Africa and Fish Eagle rooms, the only two... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We stayed at Dungbeetle River Lodge for 4 nights and celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary while there. Derek and Etta really extended themselves to make our celebration special. The warmth of their hospitality and the lengths they went to to make our anniversary one to remember is greatly appreciated! The accommodation is spotless and very comfortable, right on the river.... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Dungbeetle River Lodge is ideally placed to access the southern entrance of Addo Elephant National Park and is why we chose to stay there and we weren't disappointed. We stayed for 3 nights in the Queen Suite, extremely comfortable with 4 poster bed and sliding patio windows opening onto the balcony overlooking the beautiful Sundays river. It was so peaceful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights when traveling the garden route. The lodge was certainly different to the usual type of B&B , as the owners had gone to a lot of trouble to decorate and furnish the rooms with many African artifacts, which added to the character of the place. The rooms were very spacious and clean. The rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

We arrived at Dungbeetle River Lodge in the rain but received a very warm welcome, shown to our suite - Fish Eagle and given a welcome drink. Our suite was superb and in our opinion very special, really comfortable bed, balcony that looks over the river and sand dunes, tea & coffee facilities, fridge - everything that you could possibly... More 

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

What a find for us! We booked the house as it had three bedrooms all of which were a great size, well decorated and all with an en suite bathroom and one has a view of the Sundays river which was a bonus. The house has a great outlook over the river, we saw some wonderful birdlife and jumping fish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

We decided to stay at the Dungbeetle River Lodge when visiting Addo Game Park in February this year and what a great decision that was! We couldn't have been made more welcome if we had been family. Etta, Derek and all of their staff went out of their way to make us feel at home from the moment we walked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Edda and Derek are the most welcoming couple and so passionate about everything they do! We booked a one day tour to the Addo Elephant National Park with Edda as a Game Guide. With her on our side we spotted tons of animals and got so many background information about all the creatures and the medical uses of many of... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to respond. We do so appreciate it, and we share the comments with our staff. They too are inspired, knowing that their friendly happy service is appreciated. Game drives are not only a pleasure for you. We love taking people out to show them "our Addo"! Great job satisfaction. Kind regards, Etta More 

Bridport, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

We stayed here a couple of nights and had a room with a balcony overlooking the river. Derek took us out on a Safari around Addo which was fantastic. He is enthusiastic and knowledgable and I doubt there is anyone out there doing it better. The accommodation is good with excellent breakfasts. The river adds to the stay with lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

We went to Addo during the day and did the sundown safari (recommend that sooo nuch as well!) and stayed the night at the dung beetle lodge. We already booked it at home and made a mistake with the dates - the owner was very understanding and changed it for us very easily. They were really understanding as well when... More 

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

Thanks for this comment. The cottage you are talking about is our new river cottage. We thank you for constructive criticism. WiFi is now already in place, and the shower wall that you talk about is the collapsible one around the bath in bedroom one. This too was pointed out to us and has been sorted out. Glad you enjoyed... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Colchester
Price Range: $64 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dungbeetle River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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