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Cape Town, South Africa
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great location with beautiful views. The rooms are very comfortable but the best is the River cottage. It's got 3 bedrooms ensuite, very spacious, clean, comfortable and very tasteful. Nice lounge, new kitchen, good choice of wines and cold drinks. The staff is very helpful and friendly too. Definately come back!

Thank Napanangka
Antwerp, Belgium
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights in the nicely decorated Fish Eagle Room with terrace and superb view on the river and the dunes. Lots of water birds and plenty of weavers in the garden. For dinner, there is a bar with decent 'bar' food at 3 minutes walking distance! Dungbeetle river lodge also organises tours in Addo Elephant Park. We had... More 

Thank Filip_De_Meyer
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Stayed 2 nights at the 3 bedroom en-suite river cottage, which is ideal for a small group of 4 - 6 people. House is spacious, tasteful modern decorated, very clean and tidy. Honesty bar well stocked. Cottage is directly located on the bank of Sunday River. Beautiful view and peaceful quiet surrounding. Breakfast is served on the wooden deck at... More 

Thank Frogy007
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely lodge overlooking the Sundays River. Very attentive service, high quality decor, well stocked minibar, fabulous views over the river. I stopped for one night during a work trip...wish I could have stayed longer.

Thank Stuart411
Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We had an awesome few days there. We had a beautifully decorated and very spacious family suite with a river view. My little boy could fish off the jetty right in front of our room. There are canoes to go along the river and stop and go exploring on the beautiful sand dunes. The breakfasts were outstanding not to mention... More 

Thank Vivienne J
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70 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed just one night here but will definitely be back as soon as possible. The lodge is beautifully furnished - we had a river facing room which was so tranquil and relaxing we didn't want to move anywhere. What makes this place so special is the staff. Leoni and carol were amazing to the point at the evening bbq... More 

Thank Carolineess
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Breakfasts were very good with lively warm homemade bread. Especially when taken on the verandah with the view of the river. The staff and owners were extremely friendly and couldn't do enough for us to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The location and proximity to the national park was excellent. We thoroughly recommend booking a safari with them.... More 

Thank LeightonH
Palm Springs, California
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Booked for 2 nights and stayed 3. Wonderful access to Addo National Elephant Park, gorgeous river to take a paddle on, dunes that go for ever...and should not be missed. But the best part of the stay was Etta and Derek. They are exceptional hosts and have thought of everything one might need. Thank you for the loan of the... More 

Thank CorinaIW
East Yorkshire
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 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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natureguideAddo, Owner at Dungbeetle River Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Shellie, Thank you for this wonderful comment. You have taken time to compile it and we really appreciate it. Hugs, Etta More 

Cape Town
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 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 

1 Thank Lynda J

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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 

Additional Information about Dungbeetle River Lodge

Address: 76 Aqua Vista Crescent | Cannonville, Colchester 6175, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Colchester
Price Range: £59 - £184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dungbeetle River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The river cottage is just amazing, with terrace and "beach" to the river”
  • 1 of 3 bathrooms, all ensuite
  • room with a view, 1 of 3 bedrooms
  • 2nd bedroom
 of 5 bubbles Napanangka, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Fish Eagle Room and Africa Suite are river facing with own wooden deck”
 of 5 bubbles Frogy007, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the fish eagle room and had a lovey view over the river.”
 of 5 bubbles LeightonH, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The Fish Eagle and Africa rooms are beautiful rooms which overlook the river.”
 of 5 bubbles ShellieLouBelle, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the river have a lovely view”
 of 5 bubbles 649lyndaj, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
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