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 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

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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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 king bed
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
1 twin bed
Bedroom 3:
2 twin beds
Bedroom 1:
2 twin beds
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
1 king bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • 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..
    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 ha..
    Answered on 18 October 2019
  • 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 expce..
    Included activities are the use of canoes and paddle boards. All other activities are additional. Kind regards.
    Answered on 15 October 2021
  • Hi, do you have braai facilities?
    Yes. Advanced warning required so that we can make arrangements for crockery and cutlery and whatever guests need. PLEASE KINDLY INCLUDE THAT WE AR..
    Answered on 14 May 2023
  • Hi. we are booked to stay with you on the 17th and 18th and we're wondering what game drive options you offer. specifically a subset drive?
    Hi, We do a 5 hour tour which includes the sunset period. Please do visit Adventuredestination-addo and see your tour options. Please note, we no..
    Answered on 2 January 2022
  • Hi , we are thinking of visiting in Feb 2023 and were wondering if there is any fishing on the river ? If so do you provide fishing equipment ? Kind ..
    We have very basic fishing equipment. We have a jetty in front of the Lodge that is ideal for fishing. Our little shop on the corner also sells bait..
    Answered on 27 July 2022
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Amenities of Dungbeetle River Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8
Most popular amenities
Free parking
Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms
Airport shuttle
Family rooms
Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Game drives
  • Water sports facilities on site
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Playground
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Safe
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English

House rules

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


From 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM


From 9:00 AM to 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.

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 upon request
ZAR 450 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Dungbeetle River Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

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

  • Room options at Dungbeetle River Lodge include:

    • Suite
    • Bungalow

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Guests staying at Dungbeetle River Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

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

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

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Game drives
    • Bicycle rental