Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm

Welcome to the Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm website. You will find Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm resting on its own mountain top near the heart of the Sundays River valley, the largest Citrus producing area in the Eastern Cape Province and overlooking the beautiful Zuurberg Mountains. Our 5 luxury chalets, 4 dung beetle suites and 3 bush cabins are found on a working citrus farm only 4 km away from the main gate of the Addo Elephant National Park. Although rain is prevalent in summer, we are a Malaria free area. Whether you are looking for a luxurious holiday or fun-filled adventure, you are sure to have a memorable stay in our beautiful part of the country. Please enjoy browsing the site and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries or want to make a booking.

Chalets are, elegantly decorated and equipped with air-conditioners with a heating option. All the bedside tables and headboards are made from a combination of local wood species found in the area, like Yellow Wood, Oak, Sneeze Wood, and Black Wood. The Sneeze Wood chandeliers found throughout the chalets and in the Lapa are made out of old fence posts that were in use a few years ago, and are termite prufe. Bathrooms are en-suite and have indoor and outdoor showers to suit your needs. There are also porcupine quills lamp shades found in the bathrooms and the lapa, which were handmade by the owner.

Our 3 private wooden bush cabins are for those real nature lovers situated each on different levels on the hillside in our safari area. Walking distance from the main lodge and parking area. Each bush cabin has its own private out-side flushable toilet and out-side open air shower adjacent to the cabins. You can enjoy your magnificent mountain view when you are preparing your food on your open deck kitchen or on the fire. Not really suitable for those with walking difficulties.

The only, true dung beetle inspired accommodation in South Africa!
The Dung Beetle suites are situated in the succulent valley bushveld vegetation with no view as dung beetle are always hidden, thus leading to a beautiful tranquil surprise in the bush. Walking distance from the main lodge and parking area. Not really suitable for those with walking difficulties. Guests may make use of the other Addo Dung Beetle facilities at the main lodge area such as the swimming pool and more.

Our activities cater for both the adventure seeker and relaxer and a complete file of all the activities can be viewed at the reception area. We also have a list of tour packages available. For further assistance or queries, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Facilities and activities in the area are Citrus Packhouse, Tours Trips to Addo Elephant National Park, Health Spa, Daniell Cheetah, Breeding Camp, Volkswagen car tour and from the old forgotten cars to the future. Day trip packages to various Private Game Parks.

Facilities and activities on our premises are game viewing, great cuisine and drinks, enjoy our mouthwatering traditional buffet with us all prepared on the open fire, Mountain bikes for hire Hiking and Tree-trail (list of trees available at reception) and Bird watching (bird list available at reception), Splash Pool Citrus, Tours Curio Shop, bar facilities dining, Lapa Jacuzzi, rock pool, gym, upper level lounge and dining room connected by an open sundowner deck.

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  • "In tune with nature"

    12 November 2018

    "Addo Dung Beetle must once have been a gem capturing the heart of nature with their accommodations, situated very close to Addo Elephant Park. It is sad to see that upkeep is not kept up to standard. With a broken down jacuzzi, creaky walkways, and disabled water features, the lodge does not hold up as advertised."

  • "Addo Elephant National Park"

    05 October 2016

    "Wunderbarer Aufenthalt in der Nhe verschiedener Game Reserve. Hatten die einfache Variante mit den Bush Camps - wunderbares Africa Feeling mit viel Romantik. Wer bemngelt, dass man vielleicht da und dort durch Ritzen in der Unterkunft sieht, soll sich selbst an der Nase nehmen und dann die Luxusvariante buchen oder zahlen. Ich wrde diese einfachere Variante jederzeit wieder whlen. Nach einem Dinner in guten Restaurant in der Nhe kann man hier gemtlich auf der Terrasse sitzen und im Grill ein wunderbares Feuer entfachen und in den Nachthimmel schauen. Es besteht ach eine Kochmglichkeit. Einziger Wermutstropfen: Die Pfannen knnten ersetzt werden - sind zwar sauber, aber der Boden ist inzw. eher rund als flach."

  • "Close to nature"

    17 February 2015

    "We had our own private space in a bush cabin. It reminded us on early tent vacations but now with cozy warm comfortable beds! Staying in the fresh air, sitting on the balcony, having a fire, looking over the bright landscape; just great. One of the best showers during our vacation!<br />"

  • "Comfortable stay in the bush"

    20 December 2013

    "We had a lovely stay in one of the bush cabins where the bathroom and toilet are literally outside with views of the mountains. The kitchen was well equipped and there was wood for a braai or campfire. The game drive was special and the ranger had interesting facts and stories to share."

  • "Relaxing experience"

    28 August 2013

    "Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm has beautiful surroundings, is well maintained and Rod and Magna are great hosts ensuring all your needs are met. The bush cabins are highly recommended should you want to get away from it all for a while."

  • "Perfect!"

    16 January 2013

    "Without a doubt the highlight of our recent trip to SA. our bush cabin was immaculate, very well equipped, perfectly clean and mantained. with gorgeous views and the ultimate, unrivalled luxury of hot bush shower, open air loo with view and peace, quiet and PRIVACY. our heartfelt thx to rod and magna for their exceptional tact, help and hospitality. thankyou for making our stay soooooo special. we´ll be back asap."

  • "Outstanding view"

    10 December 2012

    "We slept in one of the bush cabins. Clean, cute, well-thought-through equipment, amazing location. However, not being used to the bush, it took all our bravery to use the shower and the toilet at night time. Nice, friendly, open-minded, and flexible hosts. Only 8 km to the park, but mostly rough roads."

  • "An amazing place"

    27 January 2012

    "Thank you for the stay. What an amazing place for Europeans! Very nice hosts too!"

  • "Excellent"

    10 August 2011

    "Excellent accommodation. We loved the bathroom with large bath and indoor as well as outdoor shower. Breakfast and dinner were excellent. What really made our stay special was our hosts, Magna and Rod. They went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Heating was turned on in the rooms before sunset so that we wouldn't get back to a cold room. They would phone ahead before we visited any of the nearby attractions or tours. The roads were very muddy due to heavy rain the previous week. Our cars were sprayed off when we left. I can mention many other thoughtful examples. We were truly made to feel welcome, cared for and pampered!"

  • "Great Stay at Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm"

    13 March 2011

    "The stay at Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm was great and a short or long stay at the establishment is highly recommended."

  • "Wonderful relaxing stay"

    08 December 2007

    "We were glad we booked 2 nights so we had time to enjoy it fully. Hosts Magna and Rod were so friendly and attentive and really made us feel at home. The rooms are beautiful and the guesthouse is very convenient for visiting Addo Elephant park."

  • "Wonderful experience"

    07 May 2007

    "Thanks to all at Addo Dung Beetle - we had an excellent stay!!"

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