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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 '. Ideal for nature lovers and bird watchers.Luxury fully-equipped chalets along the river. Sleeps two to five people. Four thatch and mud huts with two hot shower/toilets and a fully-equipped ' Lapa ' (Kitchen) alongside the river where there is an abundance of fish and birdlife. Plenty of 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 small bush camp overlooking the river where two wooden cabins nestle in a sheltered clearing. We now have a new chalet on this site. They share a hot shower/toilet and a fully equipped 'Lapa'. The camp leads out onto a deck that looks out over the river and mountains. A great place for sundowners. We also have access to a private game lodge, which includes dinner, drinks and breakfast and a night and morning game drive. The wildlife includes Lions, Rhinos, Hippos, Giraffes and several Antelope Although our rates are per unit on the site we do welcome singles and couples to enquire about better options. Our self-catering units are not serviced, except by prior arrangement. Units not being serviced, except by arrangement. We also cater for backpackers.

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%
  • Response Time: 4 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 70
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 76 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Our self-catering accommodation is not serviced, except by prior arrangement.

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

Room availability and prices

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Reviews for Avoca River Cabins

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Shaun Wallace, South Africa
21 November 2016

From the minute me arrived at the resort, we were greeted with warmth and very happy and excited staff. We have stayed there a few times already, and Everytime it's such a blissful experience. The beautiful gardens, landscaping and lovely bird life makes it the perfect getaway. The new lady at reception was so helpful and kind, and Riaan was his usual happy, professional self, as always. Such a pleasure to have been there. We look forward to our next getaway. Regards. Shaun Wallace and family

Adrian King, England
30 August 2016

We had four nights at Avoca - the castle was really comfortable, breakfasts perfect and the attention to detail was extraordinary. The birdlife was just brilliant - kingfishers, Fork tailed drongos, sunbirds, mousebirds and all seen from the patio. I would recommend Avoca for visits to the ADDO area with no hesitation!

Amanda Allers, South Africa
10 August 2016

Due to our late booking, only shared accommodation at Old Townies was available. We met amazing South African- and overseas visitors, all of whom who shared very interesting experiences. We have had a super long weekend, enjoyed the scenery at the venue and nearby Addo elephant park, Zuurberg Mountain Village andThe Lookout restaurant. We have also had a variety of dishes and drinks at the Africanos restaurant just a few kilometers away from the venue, where friendly, efficient service is the norm. Our accommodation was comfortable, clean and affordable. A huge thank you to Francois and Riaan...
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Greg Wylde, South Africa
30 June 2016

Had a great time, kids had fun and Mom & Dad could relax.

16 May 2016

Thankyou for a lovely break away, the Avoca Chalets are beautiful, very neat and homely. Stunning gardens and beautiful walkway. We are soooo happy to have had this experience. Thankyou once again !!!

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Avoca River Cabins Map

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

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