Addo's Dungbeetle River Lodge

Your Adventure Destination in Addo – More than just Accommodation

Addo’s Dungbeetle River Lodge is a four star Guest House located on the bank of the scenic Sundays River, 40 kilometers outside Port Elizabeth, and only 5 kilometers from the Colchester entrance of the world famous Addo Elephant National Park, the ideal entry point to visit this unique Game Reserve.

The Sundays River flows at the foot of the guest house, offering sweeping river views from the lodge’s decks and a perfect backdrop to an all-South African experience of big five game viewing,  river activities such as safe swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing, river cruises etc.

Opposite the lodge is the famous Alexandria Dune Field, a hikers paradise of interesting facts, history, geology, flora and fauna and popular for sand sledding, sand boarding, dune hikes and beach walks.

Watch the sun go down over the river and dune fields from the beach at the river mouth.

Some of the finest game reserves in the Eastern Cape are within an easy distance, making it the ideal malaria free African Big Five destination.

Addo Guesthouse Accommodation - Fish Eagle Room

Our Rooms

The guest house has 7 up-market, large, safari style en-suite bedrooms,  subtly decorated to give you a classy colonial/Africa feel contrasting with the modern up-to-date bathrooms. Expect all the luxuries of a 4 Star graded establishment.

The Dungbeetle Experience

The Sundays River flows at the foot of the lodge, offering sweeping river views from the lodge’s decks and a perfect backdrop to an all-South African experience of big five game viewing,  river activities such as safe swimming, canoes river cruises or fishing are offered.

Watch the sun go down over the river and dune fields from the beach at the river mouth a true adventure destination.

Some of the finest game reserves in the Eastern Cape are within an easy distance, making it the ideal malaria free African Big Five destination.

Both the owners are nature/game guides to Addo Elephant National Park, and in keeping with their love for nature, the lodge is run as eco-friendly facility.

Addo Big 5 Game Viewing
Addo BGuest House Accommodation - Breakfast

Substantial farmhouse breakfasts, with fresh home baked breads, freshly made real fruit juice is served on our deck overlooking Sundays River.

Dungbeetle River Lodge is located in Colchester on the banks of the Sundays River with the famous Alexandria Dune Field, a hikers paradise of interesting facts, history, geology, flora and fauna opposite the Lodge. The river and dunefield are the playground where watersports such as paddle boarding, hiking, beach walks sand sledding, bird watching, fishing and sundowner cruises are popular pass times.

paddle boarding

Some guests share their Experience

Björn Bathe
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We had a family room and really enjoyed our stay at Dungbeetle. Perfect location for Addo, with only a short drive to the Gate. The breakfast was really good with self made jams and bread. The deck was perfect for relaxing,
Nicky
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We stayed in the Fish Eagle Room which was just gorgeous with its four-poster bed, open plan bathroom and a large balcony overlooking the Sundays River and sand dunes!
Sam
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Great breakfast for you in the morning, what ever you wanted was a not a problem and home made bread was excellent. great view on the river as well. Great location
Jean Louis Rekinger
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We stayed 4 nights at Dungbeetle River lodge. Had a great stay. The view in front of our cottage was superb, breakfast was very good and safari in Addo Elephant park ( 2 times) with Mike was excellent .
Danny GTripadvisor
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Everything was fantastic: The Tours, the room, staff, breakfast, view and the owners. We loved the personal atmosphere and the quite and natural environment. We will definitely stay a few night at Dungbeetle within our next trip to SA. Thank you for everything. This was a great start for our holiday.
Ndm CTripadvisor
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Our stay in Dungbeetle was great. We stayed in the African suite which was everything what we expected - spacious, clean and with a terrace with a view. You can park in front the hotel which is in a quiet and safe neighborhood, very close to the ADDO park. Breakfast was nice with fresh toast and fresh eggs. The staff is very welcoming and warm. I would recommend and go there again.
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Special Arrangements for Guests during the Coronavirus Pandemic

SPECIAL LONG STAY PRICES IN OUR EXCLUSIVE RIVER COTTAGE

Visit the photos and details of our beautiful self catering River Cottage (www.rivercottage-addo.co.za/).  We are offering 40% discount on a minimum stay of 14 days.  USP power back up and a generator in the event of a power failure.  Our wi-fi has been proved good for working conditions and our activities on www.adventuredestination-addo.co.za will keep your youngsters happy while you work.  Our famous breakfast at the lodge is an optional extra at R90 per person.  Restaurant within walking distance, braai facilities, KitchenetteSpar up the road.

SAFE STAY ACCOMMODATION

Dungbeetle River Lodge has put in place all requirements as dictated the Government to secure a safe stay.  All staff members are vaccinated too. Click here to read more about Safe Stays.

CANCELLATIONS DUE TO THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC

In response to the increased concern  about traveling during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, Dungbeetle River Lodge has added a clause to our standard cancellation policy *That full payment is due on 30 days before arrival but will be refunded until 3 days prior to occupation date if Governments initiate cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. * Please note these booking policies apply ONLY to guests that book their stay directly with Dungbeetle River Lodge.  Bookings made through agents or companies are governed by the relevant company’s policies.

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