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About Avocado Cottage

Avocado Cottage situated on a working avocado and sugarcane farm 4km outside Melmoth, just off the R66, Zululand Heritage Route (Route 66)
A cosy farmhouse overlooking a dam offering a welcoming home environment for both business and leisure travelers visiting Melmoth and surrounding areas.
Family-friendly. We will happily accommodate any special requests if possible in order to make your stay unforgettable. Available on a Self-catering basis. (Braai packs can be ordered)

Overseas tourists entering KZN from the north and local holiday-makers coming from Gauteng and Mpumalanga aiming at the KZN coastal area - visit and make use of this Route.

More about the Cottage:
Sleeps anything from 2 to a total of 8 people.
4 bedrooms for guests sharing:
1 Bedroom with queen size bed with en-suite bathroom with shower and bath.
1 Bedroom with double bed
1 Bedroom with twin singles
1 Bedroom with one single bed
A second shared bathroom with shower and bath
All linen and towels included
All rooms are non-smoking
A fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge /freezer and all that is needed for a home away from home.• Spacious open plan lounge/ dining room
Flat screen TV with satellite television, Radio CD Player and DVD player (assortment of DVD’s)•
Fireplace for cold misty evenings - firewood supplied.
Large patio (stoep) area for outdoor living
Braai (Barbeque) Facilities
Washing machine,iron and ironing board or Washing and ironing by arrangement.
Wi-Fi Internet access
Family-friendly establishment - you don’t need to bring a camp cot or high chair along for tiny tots, just let us know in advance and we will provide one for you.
The house is serviced daily (during weekdays)
Under roof parking on the premises
In a secure fenced area - Remote-controlled security gate access.
Being out of town on a farm has quite a few advantages. Less noise more peaceful and still close enough to town to get supplies.

Things to do on the farm:
Just enjoy the peace & quiet and tranquility of country life
This is a working farm, we farm avocados and sugarcane- farmtour's available
Bird watching
Freshwater fishing in the dams on the farm.
Walk, jog or run on the farm!
Bring your bike and go mountain biking along the farm roads.
Book a farm tour and learn more about avocado and sugar cane farming.Attractions and things to do in and around the Melmoth area:
Melmoth Golf Club - 9 hole course, proved to be a small club with a big heart. Don’t miss the Home-cooked meals on Friday nights
The Mtonjaneni Zulu Cultural Museum is situated at Mtonjaneni Lodge. The museum hosts a comprehensive collection of momentos and artifacts from the Anglo Zulu War dated from before 1890 as well as items from Zulu Culture and Africana. In house tours and guided tours to historical sites and surrounding Battlefields can be arranged for individuals, groups

ONDINI – ZULU CULTURAL MUSEUM – Ulundi. At Ondini, King Cetshwayo’s residence has been partially recreated and well trained tour guides are on hand to help bring back the era of great Zulu leaders and warriors. The Ondini museum gives visitors an insight into the life and times of the Zulu nation as it covers different aspects of Zulu culture and history. The museum is on the P700 towards the Cengeni gate
HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOZI PARK - KwaZulu-Natal’s largest Big 5 Game Reserve is 270km north of Durban on the N2 North Coast Road.. The reserve can also be approached from Melmoth/Vryheid via Ulundi. There is a gravel road to Cengeni gate, which is 24km from Mpila camp
Mgungunlovu - Piet Retief's grave
uMgungundlovu Multimedia Centre - where the state of the art centre brings the Zulu history and Kingdom alive - accommodating modern exhibitions, press button exhibition tables, conference centre, film theatre, viewing tower, amphi-theatre, a small shop offering refreshments and cultural artifacts.
SHAKALAND - 30 km away. A visit to South Africa is not complete without a visit to Shakaland – one of the most famous cultural attractions in Africa. Situated in the heart of Zululand between Eshowe and Melmoth. Shakaland is an authentic replica of King Shaka`s Great Kraal with traditional beehive huts, zulu dancing, craft making and traditional Zulu foods. It overlooks the Phobane Lake

Greater St Lucia Wetland Park / St Lucia is 2 hour’s drive away. iSimangaliso Wetland Park is an absolute MUST and, in my opinion, the BEST wildlife destination by far in South Africa.
Fort Nongqai – Eshowe 45km
Dlinza Forest & Aerial Boardwalk – Eshowe 45km
Part of Zululand Birding Route – Truly a bird watcher`s paradise, 54% of the total South African bird species can be seen in the 200km birding trail that passes through Babanango, Melmoth, Eshowe, Mtunzini and Richardsbay. The trail covers 10 habitat species with about 400 bird species

Safari: use Avocado Cottage as your base to explore Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, formerly Hluhluwe–Umfolozi Game Reserve, is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa

Golf: Melmoth Golf Club - 9 hole course situated amongst the green hills of Zululand, Melmoth Golf Club has proved to be a small club with a big heart. Don’t miss the Home-cooked meals on Friday nights.

Wedding Venues: Attending a wedding in Melmoth? Stay with us!

Family friendly: Countryside holidays, activities on farm Family-friendly holidays Rural retreat bird watching, hiking, biking, FISHING Dog friendly on request

Romantic: Watching the sunrise together from the stoep of your cottage, overlooking the dam. Cuddle up in front of the fireplace or braai area. Fishermen, there are bass in the dam, and bird life is plentiful. An ideal base for exploring local attractions

  • Response Rate: 86%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 26 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Maid service
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Shower
  • Single rooms
  • Suites
  • Terrace
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Tenants will be held responsible for any shortages, breakages after departure.
Once the keys have been collected, they are your responsibility and if lost, damaged or not returned to our office on departure, you will be liable for replacement of locks, keys and remotes.
The apartment will be serviced (basic cleaning service) daily except...
Tenants will be held responsible for any shortages, breakages after departure.
Once the keys have been collected, they are your responsibility and if lost, damaged or not returned to our office on departure, you will be liable for replacement of locks, keys and remotes.
The apartment will be serviced (basic cleaning service) daily except Sundays and Public Holidays.
No additional people without prior arrangement.
Faulty TV sets and electrical appliances will be repaired as soon as possible, but no reduction in rent will be allowed for delays beyond our control.
Should problems arise with the delivery of water, electricity or drains, the owner can not accept any responsibility for non-delivery of utilities due to any circumstances beyond our control.
Rates are dependent on number of guests and length of stay.
All children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Please drive slowly, we have workers, kids and farm equipment moving around on the roads.
The main industry in Melmoth is sugar cane farming. The harvesting season typically runs from May to November each year. Please be aware that heavy machinery including harvesters and tractors may be active around the farm at any time.
Smoking: no smoking indoors or on the farm.
Well behaved pets are welcome, please keep them leashed while on the farm, clean up after them and please keep them off furniture and linen.
We welcome guests to walk around and enjoy the land, please leave the harvesting to us.
To enjoy the produce order a seasonal basket ahead of your visit.

Payment of rental indemnifies the lessor Avocado Cottage and/or its employees of any liability for injury and damages incurred by the deponent, lessee and/or any person(s) occupying, visiting or entering the property at Avocado Cottage. These deponents accept full responsibility for all individuals occupying and/or entering the said premises.
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Reviews for Avocado Cottage

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Thomas Cleij
06 August 2018

The Avocado Cottage in Melmoth is an amazing family destination. It is a large and comfortable house will all necessities. We loved exploring the cane plantations and avocado groves. Henk and Riana are perfect hosts. We definitely want to come back as soon as possible. Quiet and safe place, yet still close to town with all shopping opportunities. A great location as a base for exploring Zululand, with its parks and museums. We traveled from the Netherlands and stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed every second of it.

Pieter de Klerk
22 February 2018

Thank you for a lovely stay! This charming avo house exceeded all our expectations, and the hosts made us feel extremely special. The care they take to ensure the happiness of their clients are hard to find. This was an outstanding experience, apart from the beautiful view and massive house, the extra care taken to make it as luxurious as possible, but with a warm comfortable feel make it into the perfect getaway. As a couple or family I will definitely recommend this place. The multiple big bedrooms, beautiful bath tub, 2 beautiful outside "stoep" areas, old school dining table and living...
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Avocado Cottage is 3.9km from the centre of Melmoth , the nearest airport 37.8km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling