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Avoca River Cabins
Ranked #3 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Addo
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54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful in every way! Great location, very clean chatels and great pricing. We stayed here for three nights and were very happy to be here. Ryan helped us with a lot in what we could do and madr us feel right at home! Would definitely recommend it and felt sorry to missed it 6 years ago on my first SA trip.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Cape Town
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Avoca was recommended to us by a friend and it was a real gem of a place to spend some time. Rian was very helpful and informative on arrival and the accommodation is really excellent value. We stayed in a unit with a mezzanine which the kids loved sleeping on. There is a great playground for kids with trampoline and superb "foofie-slide" which they also loved, as well as kayaking up and down the river in front of the lodge. I would definitely recommend Avoca for families with young kids and it is very close (20 minutes) from the main Addo gate. We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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south africa
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

a warm welcome (despite their having done it often before ) and a clean, well equipped ,chalet overlooking the river,, gave this 45-bed resort on their working citrus farm, a good start.

Handy for Addo , en route to P.E.a 3 - night mid-week stay is suggested with a final drive out on the last morning , using the Park's southern-most exit gate with P.E. being just a stone's throw away .

Stay away....if your surname is " SMITH " .....owner, Judy and her 2 sisters each marrried unrelated ' Smiths ' !! how strange is that ?

Room Tip: a bit of ' local ' noise from the opposite bank township, adds to the 'out of...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hilton
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2013

We stayed in the two wooden cabins of the Bush Camp and had the communal outside kitchen to ourselves. The setting was beautiful and the cabins well-equipped. We particularly enjoyed the deck over-looking the river. The kitchen area does require upgrading and needs to be better equipped for self-catering. Despite this, we had a lovely stay and can recommend Avoca to others.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Dublin
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20 reviews
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed two nights at the Tree Tops overlooking the Sundays River and the fruit fields. We arrived later than expected, after sunset. Our hosts, Dave & Judy, gave us a very warm welcome and invited the four of us to join them for dinner. We were made feel most welcome during our short stay. The accommodation and meals were excellent and the location gives one a real taste of Africa!

We would have no hestitation in recommending Avoca River Cabins as a place to stay. We certaintly look forward to having a longer stay sometime in the future.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
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Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

A comfortable, beautiful spot looking over the Sunday's river. The newly built river cabin rooms are comfortable and nicely decorated. The kitchen for self catering was a bit small and not well supplied with utensils. Would definitely recommend for a couple days of peace.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

We stayed for two nights at the Avoca River Cabins near Addo Elephant National Park to visit the park. But the surroundings of the accommodation greatly surprised us and proved to be worth at least another day of staying in the accommodation. We stayed in the castle with four people and it was a bit old fashioned but very well maintained and very affordable (550 Rand for 4 persons). The other cottages and chalets however look even better and can be highly recommended just by view from the outside.

Overall this is a very very very nice accommodation worth the stay when your on your way to the garden route from the Eastern Coast or when visiting the Addo Elephant National Park (we saw 3 lions from a few feet distance and a herd of almost 200 elephants) or just when you want to get away from the busy life wherever. We haven't experienced the dining or breakfast but the facilities looked great so that was very promising.

Definitely a GO!

Room Tip: The castle is affordable and okay but the other riverside cottages look even better!
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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