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About Avoca River Cabins

In the beautiful citrus and rose growing area of the Sundays River Valley, 25 minutes from the Addo Elephant Park, Dave and Judy Smith welcome you to their farm. Avoca, which means 'The meeting of the waters ' offers fully-equipped chalets along the river. Ideal for nature lovers and bird watchers.

Avoca also offers professional guided tours to the Addo Elephant Park on our game viewing vehicle. Inquire about availability and pricing when requesting a booking. The wildlife includes, inter alia, Lion, Rhino, Elephant, and several Antelope.

Various options are available when seeking accommodation. We have chalets that sleep two to five people. Two thatch-roof mud huts with hot shower/toilets alongside the river. There is an abundance of fish and bird life. Scenic walks through the citrus orchards, and canoeing on the river , which is inclusive of the price. A path leads down from the lush garden to a bush camp overlooking the river where two air-conditioned en-suite cabins nestle in a sheltered clearing.

A third "honeymoon suite" privately positioned adjacent. The semi-detached family units and chalets along the river are extremely popular. Each unit has a kitchenette and a hot shower/toilet. The Orchard Room, dining and breakfast area, overlooks the swimming pool and garden. Our Riverside function venue overlooking the river is ideal for any celebration. This area boasts views of the river and Zuurberg mountain range. Accommodation rates are per unit on the site. We do welcome singles and couples to enquire about better options. Self-catering units are serviced by prior arrangement and at extra cost. We also cater for backpackers.

Spa: The Wellness Spa is a 15 minute drive from the farm.

Wedding Venues: The Orchard Room function hall can accommodate groups of 15 - 60 guests. There are toilet facilities, tables, chairs. We do catering for small weddings. Please enquire about rates.

Conference Venues: The Orchard Room conference venue accommodates groups of 5 - 70 guests. There are toilet, tables, chairs, and an overhead projector. Tea stations and Water points for conference delegates. Catering for small conferences. Please ask for rates.

Family friendly: Facilities on the farm include a swimming pool, trampolines, jungle gyms and canoes on the river, short walks amongst citrus trees and the opportunity to do some fishing on your own.

Romantic: Our Gymnogene chalet is well situated and set out for honeymooners. This riverside chalet is private. On request we put flowers in the accommodation.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 69
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 166 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Breakfast
  • Fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Eastern Cape
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Our self-catering accommodation is serviced by prior arrangement and at extra cost.

All our rates are per unit / chalet / room per night and not per person.

Availability and pricing

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  • UNCLE TOWNIES TWIN UNCLE TOWNIES TWIN Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 4 The accommodation offers 4 en-suite twin bedrooms, each sleeping 2 guests with private entrance, bedding & towels provid... see more Features:  En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan see more En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
    • Rooms Adults
      • UNCLE TOWNIES DOUBLE/TWIN UNCLE TOWNIES DOUBLE/TWIN Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 The accommodation offers 2 en-suite bedrooms, each sleeping 2 guests with private entrance, bedding & towels provided,... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views see more Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
        • Rooms Adults
          • TREE-TOPS COTTAGE TREE-TOPS COTTAGE Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering This cottage has 2 bedrooms, each with en-suite toilet & shower. The unit sleeps 4 people. Each bedroom has two single... see more Features:  En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds see more En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Fan, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
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              • THE CASTLE THE CASTLE Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering The Castle is a self contained flat-let. It has two bedrooms and is attached to the main house. The ground floor bedroom... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Mountain views, Upstairs, Self-catering see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Mountain views, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
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                  • GYMNOGENE GYMNOGENE Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Gymnogene is an open plan chalet with en-suite toilet & shower, kitchenette, private braai and overhead fan. Bedding... see more Features:  En-suite, Mountain views, Self-catering, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning see more En-suite, Mountain views, Self-catering, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning, Fan, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
                    • Adults
                      • TRACEY'S ROOM TRACEY'S ROOM Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Tracey's Room is a two sleeper en-suite bedroom. The room is part of the main house with its own private entrance and... see more Features:  En-suite, Shower only, Single beds, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more En-suite, Shower only, Single beds, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi
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                          • BUSH CAMP 1 BUSH CAMP 1 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering The Bush Camp cottage is, airconditioned, wood construction & open plan. Two units share a Lapa kitchen which is outside... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms see more Twin beds, Double beds, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
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                              • BUSH CAMP 2 BUSH CAMP 2 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering The Bush Camp cottage is, airconditioned, wood construction & open plan. Two units share a Lapa kitchen which is outside... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, Shower only, Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
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                                  • SEMI-DETACHED 1 SEMI-DETACHED 1 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Open plan living/sleeping area and partly closed loft room. The thatch roof unit sleeps 4 people. 2 single beds on... see more Features:  Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds see more Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Heater, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
                                    • Adults
                                      • SEMI-DETACHED 2 SEMI-DETACHED 2 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Open plan living/sleeping area and partly closed loft room. The thatch roof unit sleeps 4 people. 2 single beds on... see more Features:  Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds see more Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Heater, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
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                                          • SEMI-DETACHED 3 SEMI-DETACHED 3 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Open plan living/sleeping area and partly closed loft room. The thatch roof unit sleeps 4 people. 2 single beds on... see more Features:  Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds see more Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Heater, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
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                                              • SEMI-DETACHED 4 SEMI-DETACHED 4 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Open plan living/sleeping area and partly closed loft room. The thatch roof unit sleeps 4 people. 2 single beds on... see more Features:  Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds see more Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Heater, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
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                                                  • RIVERSIDE CHALET 1 RIVERSIDE CHALET 1 Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering This riverside chalet has sleeping place for 2 - 5 people. 2 single beds on the ground floor and 3 single beds on a mezz... see more Features:  Private bathroom, Shower only, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views see more Private bathroom, Shower only, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
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                                                      • RIVERSIDE CHALET 2 RIVERSIDE CHALET 2 Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering This riverside chalet has sleeping place for 2 - 5 people. 2 single beds on the ground floor and 3 single beds on a mezz... see more Features:  Private bathroom, Shower only, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views see more Private bathroom, Shower only, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
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                                                          • RIVERSIDE CHALET (6-SLEEPER) RIVERSIDE CHALET (6-SLEEPER) Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Two bedrooms, each with two beds. Mezzanine level with two beds is accessed by ladder! The kitchenette is fully-equipped... see more Features:  Private bathroom, Shower only, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views see more Private bathroom, Shower only, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
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                                                              • RIVERSIDE CHALET 4 RIVERSIDE CHALET 4 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Fully-equipped chalets along the Sundays river. Each chalet has a private braai (barbeque) area. There is a jungle-gym... see more Features:  Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds see more Private bathroom, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
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                                                                  Reviews for Avoca River Cabins

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                                                                  Jani Murphy
                                                                  29 November 2021

                                                                  Gymnogene deck has beautiful views of nature, in a tranquil and peaceful setting. The accommodation is up-market, comfortable, well kept and clean with thoughtful touches.We found the whole lodge incredibly well managed with friendly helpful staff. We loved our stay and look forward to our return.Thank you very much!

                                                                  Marietha Quixley
                                                                  10 October 2021

                                                                  Beautiful and clean accommodation. Hosts and owners hands on and always available to help. Lovely spot to stay close to Addo - or just as a spot away from the city to relax. Pool, play area for the kids, birdwatching - even the resident tree climbing dassies are friendly! The quiet and stargazing adds to the relaxing atmosphere. HIGHLY recommend.

                                                                  Malcolm Bennetts
                                                                  04 October 2021

                                                                  Absolutely loved this hidden gem in the Sunday's River Valley!! Highly commended!! Everything about the place was excellent!! Thank you Riaan and team!! You folk are magnificent! Will be going again and again in future!!

                                                                  Dirk Heyneman
                                                                  15 June 2021

                                                                  we received a very welcome. The room was small but very cosy, clean with just enough for our stay. Will recommend it.

                                                                  Dolly Coetzee
                                                                  06 April 2021

                                                                  Kitchen needs attention ...stove!!!Cutlery not enough ...only two spoon and three table spoons ..... mixed crockery ...ugh!!Only one dish cloth for washing up none to dry ????! Tap completely loose comes off and a big mess!! !Bathroom really very small for four people ,,pity none of your chalets have two bathrooms Maybe upgrade the mudhouses abblution to be available for other guests !Pillow protectors very dirty ...there were no pillow slips when we arrived !No coffee tea sugar or milk ,,,taking in account shops are quit a distance .....mention this in your booking so that people know !!!I...
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                                                                  Avoca River Cabins is 4.9km from the centre of Sunland , the nearest airport 56.2km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
                                                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling