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Dungbeetle River Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling along the Wild Coast, we made a stop at Dungbeetle River Lodge near Colchester. The hospitality Etta and her team are offering is incredible. The room was great, with a very modern bathroom. WLAN was working well. Sitting on the terrace above the Sundays River and watching all the birds (herons, King's fisher,...) was joy. In the morning, the...

Thank siehstewoll
Redland City, Australia
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The Dungbeetle River Lodge is perfectly located on the Sunday's River in Colchester and at the southern gateway to the Addo Elephant Park. This is a central location to so many tourist spots such as Addo Elephant Park, Adrenalin Addo Zipline, Sunday's River canoeing, visits to the sand dunes and so much more. This is a family run Lodge that...

Thank WarrenAus
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I stayed isn the guest cottage. It was very nice. It has two bedrooms each with a its own bath. It is very nicely appointed and on the river with a deck. Great place for a family. The breakfasts were very good. I also booked a tour of Addo with the ldoge and it was excellent. Mike the guide is...

Thank busterthebeagle
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Dungbeetle River Lodge provides a very comfortable home-from home very conveniently located next to Addo Elephant Park. Hosts Derek & Etta are experts on the park and can provide safaris if you don’t want to drive yourself. Having just completed a 6 day safari in Kruger, we were prepared to give Addo a miss, but we were persuaded into going...

1Thank Terry D
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I came across DungBeetle River Lodge whilst looking for suitable accommodation for my clients that wanted to visit Addo Elephant Reserve. It is situated about 4 km from the Southern Entrance of the Park making for an easy access to the Reserve We were well looked after during our stay and with the views over the Sunday river I don't...

Thank Willem S
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We spent four nights here as the Addo Elephant Park is only a few kilometres away. The room was overlooking the river and very comfortable. The staff made us very welcome and our stay was enhanced by Leona who was very knowledgeable about local issues. Kevin, the park ranger was good and we enjoyed his guided tour around the park....

Thank Martin C
North East England
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stayed here in Jan 2017 so we could experience Addo with our little girls aged 2 and 5. As soon as we turned up we received a nice greeting from Leona and were given a nice cool drink. The family room we had was spacious and had some nice themed decoration. The breakfasts were lovely with fresh bread and...

Thank chris811
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This was our first stop on a 3 week tour. My only complaint was that I wish we had programmed in another night. From our arrival and welcoming drink on the decking overlooking the river & dunes, to our departure I could not fault it. Great service from Leonie, Carol & the rest of the team. Breakfast was excellent, the...

Thank ght1948
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stayed in the family suite and it worked so well for us, we had separate rooms joined by a hallway. The rooms were spacious and clean and the bird building it's nest outside our window was such a treat to watch. We booked our tour into Addo with Etta and I can't imagine ever trying to do your own...

Thank Kim S
Buderim, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic service from Leonie & Carol & the Dungbeetle team. Delicious breakfast from the lodge - fruit, yogurt, homemade bread and cooked breakfast to order. Wonderful inter leading family room. Highlight was the bathrooms! They are the best 👍🏻 Beautiful relaxing on the deck overlooking the Sunday river listening and looking at the bird life. Hope we can visit again...

Thank Sandie P

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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: $95 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dungbeetle River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“all rooms are great”
siehstewoll, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose the room overlooking the river with a balcony”
401MartinC401, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose river view if available”
ght1948, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Families will enjoy the family suite”
Y3023BTkims, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There is a small market (Spar) and gas station near by but that is about it.”
  • Coffe and tea provided in room, Fridge available in room too
  • Clean and cozy room
  • Nice and spacious
Emerson3091, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
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