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Dungbeetle River Lodge

2.1 km from Colchester centre
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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76 Aqua Vista Crescent | Cannonville, Colchester 6175, South Africa
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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 August 2012

We have just returned from our holidays in South Africa during which we spent 2 nights at the Dung Beetle River Lodge, just minutes from Addo Elephant Park. The lodge and rooms were well furnished and comfortable, and we had delicious home baked bread and a spread of cooked food of your choice for breakfast. We took their full day...

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Island of Malta, Malta
Reviewed 8 August 2012

We are travelling party of 4 (2 adults and 2 children - 13 and 15) and spent 2 nights @ the Dungbettle River Lodge. It was a good stop over after Addo Elephant Park as it is located just outside the South Gate. The hosts, who are also expert safari guides, are wonderful and make you feel at home from...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 6 August 2012

We just looked for a place close to the N2 that is well located to start for Addo in the morning and we found 1 of the nicest places during our trip. After arrival we took 1 of the canoes to go to the sand dunes. The funny little dog of the lodge accompanied us and made sure that we...

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Neustadt
Reviewed 25 July 2012

This week (19-21 Jul 2012)we spend three nights in the Dungbeetle River Lodge. A great place to stay with a very good organized programm. Arrival: At the moment we arrived, Etta was already waiting for us, Welcomed us and showed us the lodge and the room. Mi Casa is U Casa i love this. Do what you want, because it...

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New York, New York
Reviewed 21 July 2012

I spent 2 nights at Dungbeetle River Lodge in the middle of July 2012. Etta had been wonderful about being in touch with me via email before I arrived and Derek was right on time picking me up from the Port Elizabeth Airport. I spent a full day in Addo with Derek and it was such a highlight of my...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 8 July 2012

What a find! Travelling in the Eastern Cape, we were let down by secured accommodation, and then stumbled across Eta & Derek's amazing Dung Beetle Lodge late in the evening. Actually delighted that our original booking was messed up, as our stay here, just for the 1 night was fantastic. A very comfortable and cosy room. Superb breakfast and amazing...

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Cocoa Beach
Reviewed 2 June 2012

Dungbeetle River Lodge is in the perfect location about 5 minutes from the southern gate of Addo Elephant National Park and across the Sundays River from the largest sand dunes in the southern hemisphere. The accommodation is definitely 4 star with a spacious, comfortable room with all the amenities you need. It was cold at night so the radiator and...

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Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 7 April 2012

Upon our arrival we were greeted by Derek who gave us a warm welcome, offering us anything we wanted to drink. We got this positive impression right away, knowing the next 3 nights here were going to be great ones and they were! Derek was our guide for our first ever safari. We were so excited and even though he...

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Escondido, California
Reviewed 7 April 2012

An amazing experience which was simply too short with 1 1/2 days (2 nights). Etta and her team were the perfect hosts. Thanks once again, Etta, for the unforgettable one-day tour through Addo and the ability to be so close to dozens of elephants, buffeloes and other park inhabtants. Your knowledge of the park, its pants and animals was so...

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2012

We recently returned from 3 weeks holiday in South Africa which started with 3 nights at the Dung Beetle. We really loved the place and it is ideally situated for entry to Addo. Derek and Etta provided very kind hospitality and Etta managed to find lion in the park on our first game drive. Seeing the young male lion climbing...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Minibar
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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: $101 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dungbeetle River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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