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Dungbeetle River Lodge
Ranked #2 of 8 Colchester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
“A wonderful holiday”
Reviewed 13 April 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 and a great experience. Addo Game Park is only ten minutes from the Lodge.
Very highly recommended.

T.A.Taberham, Norwich, UK.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 March 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.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

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 African decoration. I can recommend any one to chill out here for a couple of days.

Stayed March 2014
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 19 January 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 tour with Derek to the Addo Elephant Park and thoroughly enjoyed it all the time, not only seeing the animals but also taking up all the profound explanations and stories Derek had to offer. We stayed only 2 nights but would stay longer if we could during next holidays.
Etta and Derek, thanks for your hospitality!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 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 worth a stop over.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

What a great place to visit! Best breakfast in the Eastern Cape and excellent hosts! We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay here and would recommend it to anyone in the area. There are many activities which you will love! Thanks for a wonderful stay, Richard and Carla (and family) from Bermuda!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We stayed three nights at the Dungbeetle Lodge and enjoyed every minute. Very clean, great breakfast and the perfect place to explore the Addo Elepant Park. We spent a whole day in the park with Derek and will never forget this adventure to see elephants live. Derek answered all questions and his knowledge is amazing. Etta and Derek - thanks a lot for these unforgettable days.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dungbeetle River Lodge

Property: Dungbeetle River Lodge
Address: 76 Aqua Vista Crescent | Cannonville, Colchester 6175, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Colchester
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Colchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Dungbeetle River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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