Dungbeetle River Lodge Accommodation

Dungbeetle River Lodge is an owner run/managed guest house offering bed and breakfast accommodation near Addo Elephant National Park. Our 4 Star grading and “Certificates of Excellence” on TripAdvisor and several accolades from other international rating agents assure you of a quality and comfortable stay.

All the bed rooms are en-suite and equiped with air-conditioning, wall heaters, fans, honesty bars, safes etc., and are tastefully decorated in a unique African safari theme with upmarket modern bathrooms. The lodge has double glazing on the windows.

Your stay is inclusive of a scrumptious full farm breakfast that includes home-baked bread, and fresh fruit juice.

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Africa Suite

Four hand carved elephants guard your bed while you sleep. The en-suite room has a private deck over the river, his and hers open plan showers enhances the romantic ambience. Private toilet.

A comfortable sitting area for reading comfort. The suite can be either king size bedroom or twin beds.

Big Five Suite

The bedroom offers a large comfortable bed, desk, air conditioner, fan, safe, wall heater, honesty fridge, coffee station and a modern private bathroom with shower, basin and toilet, large mirror and excellent lighting. In addition, there is an alcove in the suite with a couch that converts into a proper sprung mattress single bed for a third minor person. The double bed can convert into twin or single beds. Please note there is no view of the river from this room.

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Fish Eagle Room

This river facing suite with private balcony over the river oozes with romance.

This upmarket beautiful and airy suite has an antique four poster bed, open plan ultra modern bathroom with large rain shower. The toilet is a private room.

Elephant Suite

The suite is large and comfortable. The double bed can convert into twin or single beds.

The bedroom has a modern private bathroom with shower, basin and toilet, large mirror and excellent lighting

Please note there is no view of the river from this room.

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Lion Suite

The suite is large and comfortable. The double bed can convert into twin or single beds.

The bedroom has a modern private bathroom with shower, basin and toilet, large mirror and excellent lighting.

Please note there is no view of the river from this room.

Family Suite

The family suite situated on the ground floor comprises of two separate full en suites each with their own theme bathroom, separated by a short corridor. Suitable either for two adults and two children or 4 adults.

The Rhino Suite only has a shower so we have incorporated a special baby bath station, hidden behind cupboard doors.

The Buffalo Suite opens up into a cute little garden with seating. Walk a little further and you are on the front deck overlooking the river.

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Rhino Bedroom
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River Cottage

The River Cottage is situated on the bank of the beautiful Sundays River with unobstructed river views. It offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation. The River Cottage is tastefully furnished in the colours that reflect the sand dunes and river for which Colchester is known for.

All the bedrooms have air conditioning, a fan, safe, sitting area, dressing table, hair dryer, shaving plugs and beautifully tiled en-suite bathrooms. Two of the suites can be setup with 2 single beds, twin beds or an extra large king size bed. The front suite with a river view can accommodate twin or double beds. The River Cottage also has a lounge and kitchen as well as a wooden deck, which allows guests privacy.

Relax on the deck and enjoy the river birds, the cormorants and darters, the seagulls and Egyptian geese and the herons, as they go about their daily rituals of fishing and tending their young. 

Temporary Cancellation Policy Amendment Coronavirus

In response to the increasing concerns about travelling during the recent coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, Dungbeetle River Lodge has temporarily amended our cancellation policy to ensure guests can confidently book their holiday risk free.

Please note that 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.

The amendments are valid for new bookings made after May 1st, 2020 for travel before December 1st, 2021. Dungbeetle River Lodge reserves the right to revert back to our normal cancellation policy within this period. However, the booking policy that applies to each booking is the effective booking policy on booking date not travel date.

Full payment is due on 30 days before arrival but will be 100% refundable until 3 days prior to occupation date of reservation for any guest-initiated cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this includes but is not limited to government lockdowns, travel bans, exposure to COVID-19, or guest not wanting to travel for fear that it is not safe to do so.

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