Offering safari-style accommodations, this lodge is located right on the banks of the Sundays River. The terrace decks offer far-reaching river views.

Each of the spacious rooms and suites at Dungbeetle River Lodge is equipped with a private bathroom and coffee/tea facilities. Guest can relax in the seating area with a drink from their mini-bar.

Every morning, a breakfast that includes fresh, home baked breads, yogurt, eggs, bacon and freshly prepared fruit juice, is served on the terrace, which overlooks the river. Various bird species can be viewed from this terrace.

Dungbeetle River‘s reception can arrange tours to the Addo Elephant National Park, just 2.2 mi away. They can also reserve a shuttle service to Port Elizabeth Airport, a 30-minute drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Dungbeetle River Lodge has been welcoming guests since May 20, 2011

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Deluxe Suite - Big 5
  • 1 twin bed and 1 king bed
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Max adults: 2
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Max adults: 6
Superior Cottage with River View
  • Bedroom 1: 1 king bed
  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin bed
  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin beds
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Max adults: 4. Max children: 3
Family Suite
  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin beds and 1 king bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin beds
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4 reasons to choose Dungbeetle River Lodge

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English

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About Dungbeetle River Lodge

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  • Hello. I would like to know what activities are included in your booking? Coz I see there's a game drive, hiking etc that are not extra charge expcept. I'm interested I just need to know the details before I do the booking.

    Included activities are the use of canoes and paddle boards. All other activities are additional. Kind regards.

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    Answered on October 15, 2021
  • Hi, I sent you a message yesterday but not sure it went through. My family is staying at your place in December and with the recent news that made the headlines worldwide I wanted to make sure that my family will as safe as possible. Could you please tell me what security measures your are taking to ensure the safety of your guests while they stay at your place ? We will be traveling with a child and a 6 months pregnant woman and I am worried about their safety. My dad made the booking so you will find nothing under my name. Thank you Regards Stephanie

    Dear Stephanie, We are in a small village outside of the metropolitain areas. We have security measures in place at our establishment. You do not have to b e concerned. Our guests walk the 150m to our closest restaurant. Noneed to worry. Kindest regards, Leona

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    Answered on October 18, 2019
  • Hi, do you gave a family unit. 2 adults and 2 children. Tx Charl

    We have a Family Suite with 2 separate en suite bedrooms linked by a short passage. You have a private entrance. It can sleep a maximum of 4.

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    Answered on September 30, 2021
  • Hi, are any of your units self-catering?

    The River Cottage is self catering. Breakfast at the lodge. Regards Etta

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    Answered on August 20, 2021
  • The superior cottage, would be ideal for 3 couples 6 people. Can you advise if each room has there own en suite bathroom?

    Each room has an en suite bathroom

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    Answered on February 7, 2020
  • Why can't I book a weeknd

    Bookings can be made for every day of the week.

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    Answered on August 20, 2021
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • St Croix Island Marine Reserve
    7.1 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Taste of Africa
    1.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Grunters Pub n Grub
    0.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Indian Ocean
    3.1 miles
  • River Sundays River
    0 miles
Closest Airports
  • Port Elizabeth International Airport
    22.3 miles
How to get to Dungbeetle River Lodge from Port Elizabeth International Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Dungbeetle River Lodge
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Game drives
  • Water sports facilities on site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing Additional charge
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Playground
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Pool and Spa
  • Pool/Beach towels
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Dungbeetle River Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:30 PM - 7:00 PM


9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

2+ years
Extra bed by request
ZAR 450 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

Please inform Dungbeetle River Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Dungbeetle River Lodge

  • Dungbeetle River Lodge is 2,950 feet from the center of Colchester.

  • The prices at Dungbeetle River Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, Dungbeetle River Lodge is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at Dungbeetle River Lodge is from 2:30 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at Dungbeetle River Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • À la carte

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Dungbeetle River Lodge (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Room options at Dungbeetle River Lodge include:

    • Suite
    • Bungalow

  • Dungbeetle River Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
    • Playground
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Game drives

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Dungbeetle River Lodge by:

    • Car 35min