Would highly recommend a stay here. We stayed for a couple of nights a part of a tour group while visiting the Addo (25 minutes drive ) and Scotia (45 minutes - well worth a visit to almost guarantee the big 5) reserves. Its about an hour's drive from Port Elizabeth.
There are a number of lodges on the hillside and other down near the river where we stayed about a 10 minute walk from the main house where breakfast is served (worth it) . The kids loved it and it was one of their favourite places on the garden route as it was right by a river with an adventure playground and trampoline. There were canoes to use on the river too. Best of all for the kids was that their beds were up in a loft under a thatched roof which made it all the more exciting. There were three mattresses up there. A fourth could probably have been squeezed in. On the ground floor was a double bed and a small kitchenette all nicely appointed
The owners were wonderful and very welcoming and the only thing stopping us giving a 5 star rating was the lack of heating in the cabin which made things rather nippy at night (warm up in the loft) as it was winter but that was equally a common issue with other places we stayed along the garden route. Would happily stay here again even without the safari as the main attraction.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dave and Judy welcome you to Avoca River Cabins. Avoca, meaning "the meeting of the water," is situated in the beautiful Sundays River Valley. This citrus farm has self-catering Riverside chalets, a Tree House and Mud Huts in tranquil surroundings. We are 20 minutes from the Addo Elephant National Park. Take a plunge into the river, do some fishing, or paddle on a canoe. Ideal for nature lovers and birdwatchers! Children welcome! ... more less
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