A comfortable stay near Addo Elephant National Park boasting expansive river views
Set on the bank of the scenic Sundays River, Addo’s Dungbeetle River Lodge offers expansive views, 4-star luxuries, and river activities ranging from swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing, and cruising on the river. The owners of Dungbeetle River Lodge are Addo nature guides and show their love for nature in how they run this facility. Guests are in the ideal spot to enjoy Big 5 game viewing as the lodge is only 5 km from the Colchester entrance of the Addo Elephant National Park. After a hearty farmhouse breakfast served on the deck overlooking the river, adventurists can discover the history, geology, flora and fauna, and activities of Alexandria Dune Field.
Best time to go to Addo Elephant National Park
The dry season between May to September is the best time to visit, when water is a scarce resource and wildlife gathers around the waterholes, which in turn produces excellent game-viewing opportunities. Rainfall in the park is relatively evenly distributed throughout the year, but there are 2 peaks, during February and March and again during October and November. During the midyear winter months, frost may occur, making the park icy-cold.
Big 5 Suite
The Big 5 Suite offers an extra-large king-size bed that can be converted into twin beds on request. A third person can sleep on a single bed in the suite at an additional cost. The sizable, modern bathroom boasts a rain shower. The suite comes with a desk, air conditioner, fan, safe, wall heater, and coffee station.
The Elephant Suite offers a large king-size bed that can be converted into twin beds on request. This spacious suite has a sizable, modern bathroom that boasts a rain shower.
Fish Eagle Superior Suite
The Fish Eagle Superior Suite offers an antique, 4-poster queen-size bed. The modern open-plan bathroom boasts a large rain shower and a separate toilet. A private balcony allows a beautiful river view.
The Lion Suite offers a large king-size bed that can be converted into twin beds on request. This spacious suite has a sizable, modern bathroom that boasts a rain shower.
Africa Superior Suite
The Africa Superior Suite offers a king-size bed decorated with wooden elephant posts and can be converted into twin beds. A private balcony overlooks the river, while the bathroom has a double shower and a private toilet.
The Family Suite is on the ground floor and offers 2 en-suite rooms, separated by a short corridor. Guests can also enjoy a private garden. The price for this unit is for a minimum of 3 persons and a maximum of 4 persons.
The River Cottage offers 3 en-suite bedrooms equipped with a fan, safe, sitting area, dressing table, and air conditioning. The double or king-size beds can be converted to twin beds on request. The cottage boasts elegant furnishings and facilities like a braai area, a kitchenette, a lounge area, and a private river deck.