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“Orange farm on Sunday River” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Avoca River Cabins

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Avoca River Cabins
Ranked #2 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Addo
Certificate of Excellence
cape town
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43 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Orange farm on Sunday River”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

Owner was away on our arrival,,but Riaan gave us a great welcome and as we are senior citizens offered us a more private accommodation at no extra charge on the following day. As our room at "Uncle Townies" was acceptable we were happy with our room We had an en-suite bathroom and shared the communal kitchen. Our room was very comfortable and the kitchen well appointed. The view from our terrace looking over the valley was great. We chose to have a cereal and fruit breakfast in the dining room each morning which was ample. Avoca is an easy drive to the Addo Elephant park. I would certainly recommend Avoca as a place to stay. Clean and well priced with Riaan giving us excellent attention and advice.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

We didnt know what to expect at Avoca, and the entrance to the property didn't help (being by an industrial fruit packing plant). However after driving down the track we never regretted staying here as part of our honeymoon. My wife and I will never forget the smell of the citrus blossoms as we emerged from our rental car; in the evenings the aroma made the sunsets some of the best we have experienced.The setting was beautiful, the staff welcoming, and the accommodation very very good. We had a meal and breakfast prepared by the owners - do this - the food is excellent, home-cooked and using local citrus. The marmalade was exceptionally good! The canoes are a little old and the accessible part of the river is small but its fine considering they are free.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 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, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hilton
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 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, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 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, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Avoca River Cabins
Address: PO Box Summerville, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6107, South Africa
Region: 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 #2 of 12 Speciality 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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