Dungbeetle River Lodge

4.0 star property
Upscale B&B within easy reach of Sundays River Dunes

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Dungbeetle River Lodge

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Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Property grounds
Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Bathroom shower

Overview of Dungbeetle River Lodge



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities
76 Aqua Vista Crescent, Cannonville, Colchester, Eastern Cape, 6175
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Lazy river
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
  • Water dispenser
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
Feel at home
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Comfort Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom (Lion Suite )

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Comfort Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom (Elephant Suite )

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Comfort Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom (Big 5 Suite )

  • 50 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Superior Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom (Fish Eagle Suite )

  • River view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms

  • 79 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Deluxe Cottage (River Cottage )

  • 173 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 Twin Beds

Superior Suite, 1 Bedroom (Afrika Suite )

  • River view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the riverwalk

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 28 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • A Taste of Africa Restaurant & Coffee Shop - 3 min drive
  • Grunters - 3 min walk
  • Debonairs Pizza - 17 min walk

About this property

Dungbeetle River Lodge

Dungbeetle River Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available on request). Guests can keep active with onsite hiking/biking trails and rowing/canoeing, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and full breakfast daily between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. Other highlights at this upscale bed & breakfast include a lazy river, a terrace, and a garden.


Afrikaans, English


Sustainability practices

Solar energy
Double-glazed windows
Comprehensive food waste policy
LED lighting (80% minimum)
Vegan dining options
This information is provided by our partners.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM - 7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free secured onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options


  • Airport shuttle on request (during limited hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Lazy river
  • Paddleboard on site

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Canoe
  • Boat tours
  • Fishing
  • Paddleboard on site
  • Beach nearby
  • Safari nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers
  • Paddleboard on site


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Lazy river
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • Double-glazed windows
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Area rugs in room
  • Hardwood flooring in room

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Reusable coffee/tea filters


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • LED light bulbs
  • Water-efficient toilets only

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property uses solar energy, plus a grey water recycling system.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Dungbeetle River Lodge Colchester
Dungbeetle River Colchester
Dungbeetle River
Dungbeetle River Colchester
Dungbeetle River Lodge Colchester
Dungbeetle River Lodge Bed & breakfast
Dungbeetle River Lodge Bed & breakfast Colchester

Frequently asked questions

Does Dungbeetle River Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Dungbeetle River Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Dungbeetle River Lodge?
This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Dungbeetle River Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Dungbeetle River Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Dungbeetle River Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dungbeetle River Lodge?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Dungbeetle River Lodge?
No, this bed & breakfast doesn't have a casino, but The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World (29-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Dungbeetle River Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like rowing, fishing, and pedal boating. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives, game viewing, and safari tours. Enjoy amenities like a lazy river and a garden.
What's the area around Dungbeetle River Lodge like?
Dungbeetle River Lodge is located by the river, a short 4-minute walk from Sundays River Dunes.







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10/10 Exceptional

River lodge stay for Safari
Stayed for 2 nights in eagle fish room, overlooking the Sundays river. Had a fabulous time, Etta, Carol, Leona and Derek are so friendly, helpful and laid back. Wonderful character property and great base for Addo park and game reserves. Booked all through the lodge. Lovely little pub up the road, grunters, withIn 5 minutes from lodge for an evening meal. Definitely recommend the boat trip up the river and visit the Dunes, we went with Beau (and His wife Ruth) and had the most fabulous morning. The dunes are a must and Beau is so Knowledgeable. You can also take a dip in the river which is like a lido. Dungbeetle lodge is very homely and welcoming. Definitely visit again in the future.
karen, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

A solid choice
A good choice in an area with not so many choices for accommodation. Rooms provided reasonable comfort and breakfast on the terrace was excellent.
Robin, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely property in a beautiful setting. We only had one night but would recommend 2 nights to benefit from all the activities available - Addo, Sundays River trip, canoeing, etc. And don't be put off by appearances of the local pub, Grunters - great food and fantastic value
1-night romance trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very nice place to stay especially if you’re travelling with family! The owner is very welcoming and the breakfast is very delicious and hearty!
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice room. Feel very African :) We got free drinks when checked in. Breakfast is great. This place is really close to Addo park and they do guided tours there. Very recommanded. Beautiful nature all around and a river right next to the room.
Reut, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We love the place, Good location close to Addo Excellent breakfast Clean and safe Great staff
Alex, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A great place to stay on the outskirts of Addo overlooking Sunday’s River. Canoeing and sand dune sledding for the kids and super friendly relaxed staff. We will be back !
Mark, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Evening by the river
Excellent host and exotic accommodation made for a good nights stay
Stephen, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

DEBBIE, 1-night romance trip
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