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“Scenic delight amid the citrus groves”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Avoca River Cabins

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Avoca River Cabins
Ranked #3 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Addo
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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“Scenic delight amid the citrus groves”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

Such a lovely setting! We stayed in "Unlce Townie's" bungalow, with gorgeous views over the Sundays River and out to the Zuurberg Mountains. The food was home cooked and delicious, and served in the beautiful main house. We loved the walk each morning in the crisp SA winter's air, from the bungalow through the orange groves and past the resident dassie to a hearty breakfast. The owners and manager were superb and seemed really keen to ensure that our stay was faultless. We would return like a shot!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

Good luck in finding such a beautiful setting so close to Addo Elephant Park at such great value. Booked at the last minute for the tree houses, unfortunately these were fully booked, but we were offered a great alternative - one of the river cottages. We were pleasantly surprised with the beautiful setting - large green lawn, great play area for kids and even canoes for the energetic! We took a long walk through the rows of orange and lemon trees - even picked up a few lemons for tea. Great positive is the close proximity to the Addo Elephant Park and the very affordable rates - hope they keep it like this. The only negative is that the neighbors on the other side of the river had a party from early afternoon to early morning - with loud music blaring away. We chose to ignore this and enjoy the beauty around us!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2012

We stayed for one night in one of the 'mud huts' on the river side and the second night in the 'b&b' shared house at the top of the hill. Both nights were unique, extremely comfortable and we had all we needed for a top nights stay. Dave and Judy were very helpful and their farm is absolutely beautiful. Would recommend this to anyone....

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

One of the best places we found in SA. Nice rooms and cottages on the riverside on a beautiful farm area. The owners are very lovely, sharing their house (internet) and swimming-pool with their guests and they are very helpful and friendly as well. One can swim in the river or try a kanu for free and relax in the gardens, surrounded by beautiful flowers. It´s only about a 20 min. to Addo. A very recommented spot to stay in this area!!

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

We stayed for two nights at the end of our trip to SA. Wish we had booked for longer. A variety of accommodation is on offer. We stayed in a riverside lodge with thatched roof. All equipment is available to self cater including BBQ.We had breakfast with Judy an Dave who are very friendly and helpful. Very convienient for Addo.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2011

this is the perfect place to stay and relax. Beatifully set on the banks of the Sundays river is absolutely quite and just wonderful. We stayed at a log cabin, bathroom is in the cabin and it also has a great balcony. Two cabins share an outside kitchen area, a huge braai area and a wonderul sitting area overlooking the river. The Kitschen area is fully equipped with all you need, just add the wood, the steak, the beer and/or wine and you are set for a perfect evening. Breakfast is server at the main house, also beatifully set overlooking the river. I've seldom stayed in such a nice and quite place. It was supposed to be just for a night and ended up adding a day just to relax and enjoy. And it's only ten minutes away from Addo National Park and far better vaule for your money. If you are visiting the park, don't stay inside, drive the ten minutes to Avoca and you'll have a wonderful evening/night there!
Enjoy. I will certainly stay there again should I be in the area.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2011

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.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Avoca River Cabins
Address: PO Box Summerville, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6107, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Addo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Avoca River Cabins 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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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