Dungbeetle River Lodge is your entry point to the world famous Addo National Elephant Park and some of the finest game reserves in the Eastern Cape.
Our Guesthouse is situated in the small village of Colchester on the banks of the Sundays River alongside the new Addo National Park Matyholweni Entrance Gate.
It offers a magnificent deck with sweeping river views as a perfect backdrop to your big five game viewing. The deck is an ideal spot to relax, enjoy your meal and take in the beauty of the tranquil setting.
Dungbeetle River Lodge is one of the only 4-star graded accommodation establishments in the area. Your stay is inclusive of a scrumptious full farm breakfast that includes home-baked bread, piping hot muffins and fresh fruit juice.
Our guesthouse boasts 6 up-market large, Safari type en suite bedrooms, with old world furnishings and subtly decorated to give you a classy colonial African feel .
Each room with its unique big five animal name comes with television, honesty fridge, safe and a choice of single or double bed. Included in our Bed and Breakfast rates is a traditional farmhouse breakfast.
All the rooms are en-suite and include the conveniences your can expect from 4-star accommodation.
The Fish Eagle Room is the perfect destination for a romantic weekend away. A four-poster bed and large bath tub open onto a wooden balcony with panoramic views of the Sundays River.
Dungbeetle River Lodge is situated within easy access to some of the best game reserves in the country. In addition to numerous game parks in the immediate area, it is an ideal destination to unwind or pursue many exciting activities to entertain those with a spirit of adventure.
With its source deep in the Karoo mountains, the Sundays River is navigable for over 24km. Dungbeetle has its own jetty for fishing and boating enthusiasts. Activities include:
A boat port is available, for those people who have their own boat
Guided Day Tours:
- Addo Elephant National Park
- Game Reserves such as Scotia Safaris, Shamwari, Lalibela
- Dunefields Beach Trail
- Elephant Back Safari
- Nukukamma Canoe Trail
From Port Elizabeth:
On N2 towards Grahamstown, approximately 45 km.
Over Sundays River, +-2km to cross road, turn right.
Then Right at T junction, 1st left.
Always follow brown road signboards.