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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 at R1400 per person per day, 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: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 85
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 72 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

72 guest reviews Reviews of

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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 !!!

Anita Robinson, South Africa
21 February 2016

What a delightful place to stay. Our chalet(gymnogene) was tastefully decorated, with a balcony/stoep overlooking the river. An added bonus was the outdoor shower and we enjoyed using it to cool down. It had everything we needed for self-catering including a built-in braai. It's very private, peaceful and relaxing. We were only there for one night but will definitely go back. There is a restaurant on the premises for supper and breakfasts, but we opted to braai instead. Highly recommended!

Peter Broster, South Africa
27 November 2015

One night and two meals at this peaceful place near to Addo National Park. Very welcoming and relaxed hosts.

Justione Raitt, South Africa
11 August 2015

We stayed at treetops, the rooms and the view are incredible. We all had a fantastic time plenty of activities, canoeing, fishing and a lovely kids play area. Everything is so well kept and neat and the staff are extremely friendly. We will definitely be back. Thank you so very much

Debbie Longhurst, South Africa
06 August 2015

We stayed for 3 nights, and the whole experience was delightful. Friendly and hospitable staff, very comfortable accommodation and a beautiful spot in which to relax. We all loved it.Establishments Response:Thank you for such a lovely review, always happily received.  Our aim at Avoca is to make our guests feel at home and special.  Your suggestion is a good one and we will certainly add a shelf for toiletries.

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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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