"What a tranquil weekend spent at Avoca river cabins. Such a beautiful stay for both couples and families with a great range of facilities to accommodate everyone. I will definitely return. Thank you "
"We had a nice stay. The accommodation is pleasant and fabulous environment, between well maintained grass and lemon fields. Close to the reserve, perfect.
"Loved the agricultural views and tranquility.
Shared kitchen not ideal
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Thank you for coming to stay with us. It was great to be your hosts. I am glad that you could enjoy the surrounding landscape. Safe Travels and everythi..."
"we loved our holiday at your site, you were very helpful... dinner would be nice, but not a big problem as there are a few restaurants around..."
"Sewrage smell outside room 4 @ Thommies Place needs to be addressed"
"Peaceful & beautiful. The most loveliest smell lingering in the air"
"I loves the flowers the rivers the farm and very friendly farm owners and lots fun with my family there. Only one thing is the wifi function is very weak in my room "
"Super getaway on the Sundays River. Bonus being an orange farm. "
"We loved the friendly reception, the beautiful rooms and the natural setting. Lovely birdlife in the early morning, a well equipped shared kitchen in Uncle Townies."
"Beautiful gardens make such a good impression. Housing was clean and neat. Shower drain a bit blocked. Water all over the bathroom floor.
Suggest however that it must clearly be stated that the 4 sleeper is for 2 adults with kids and not 4 elderly adults.
Braai grid must definitely be replace..."
"From the minute me arrived at the resort, we were greeted with warmth and very happy and excited staff. We have stayed there a few times already, and Everytime it's such a blissful experience. The beautiful gardens, landscaping and lovely bird life makes it the perfect getaway. The new lady at recep..."more
"We had four nights at Avoca - the castle was really comfortable, breakfasts perfect and the attention to detail was extraordinary. The birdlife was just brilliant - kingfishers, Fork tailed drongos, sunbirds, mousebirds and all seen from the patio. I would recommend Avoca for visits to the ADDO are..."more
"Due to our late booking, only shared accommodation at Old Townies was available. We met amazing South African- and overseas visitors, all of whom who shared very interesting experiences. We have had a super long weekend, enjoyed the scenery at the venue and nearby Addo elephant park, Zuurberg Mounta..."more
"Had a great time, kids had fun and Mom & Dad could relax."
"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 !!!"
"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, peacefu..."more
"One night and two meals at this peaceful place near to Addo National Park. Very welcoming and relaxed hosts."
"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 "
"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.
"Beautiful setting and a relaxed environment with a warm welcome. Thank you for a lovely stay!
"Great, stunning place.Friendly people. Stunning scenery."
"We had an awesome stay at Avoca , well priced and great value for money. Only wish we could have stayed there longer. An ideal launch pad for visiting Addo. Will certainly be back !!!"
"Perfect stopover after a day in Addo, lovely setting amongst citrus farms overlooking the valley and reasonably priced."
"We spent 3 nights recently in the mud hut, which was pleasant. "
"Spent an amazing weekend at Avoca! It felt like the hottest weekend and we enjoyed the pool with other guests. Tried to do some fishing but had no luck. After seeing the other accommodation we decided to move from our mud hut to a room in Uncle Townie's House without any problems. Would definitely r..."more
"We rented the Gymnogene chalet which they also call their Honeymoon chalet. It's big, and nicely located above the river with a good view to the river and the farmland on the other river bank.
We didn't engage in any local activity - you can e.g. get kayaks for paddling on the river - as we ..."
"We enjoyed our stay at Avoca. Very nice cabins. Beautiful gardens. Owners Judy and Dave were very friendly. Riaan, who assisted us with the bookings, was very friendly and helpful. We can't wait to go back to Avoca for our next weekend away. "
"Good family get away destination"
"A beautiful place to stay. Lovely scenery and well equipped rooms."
"We stayed in the forest cabins. The cabins are very nice. The swimming pool is near and the meals on the terras at the swimming pool were superb. The shared lapa has only one fridge for two cabins and the stove has only two pits. Since we were the only guests that used the stove, this was no problem..."more
"We enjoyed our stay, but we had hoped we good have a braai or something like that with other guests. The chalet was clean but very basic. The swimming pool was very nice and also the people who work here."
"It was a dream to stay in this wonderful river cabin gymnogene and also in cabin sunbird. We would only be too pleased to come again to Dave with his dog Maximus."
"Playground was great and great place for families."
"Comfortable accommodation in great farm location convenient for Addo Elephant Park."
"Beautiful accommodation overlooking the river. We enjoyed it very much."
"Very pleasant stay. Riaan was very helpful and friendly. The resort is very well kept with beautiful gardens and chalets/huts."
"After a few problems with our bookings, everything sorted out to our satisfaction We will certainly use Avoca cabins again.
"We loved it. Plenty to do in addition to relaxing on the stoop. Paddling, swimming - lots of fun."
"Worth every cent."
"Overlooking the Sundays River, not too far from Addo Elephant park.
We stayed in the Castle. The rooms were nice, good kitchen facility, great bathroom. The manager - Riaan was very helpful. "
"We were kindly upgraded and had a lovely stay in 'Kingfisher' by the river and the citrus trees on the farm.
Everyone was very friendly (including the cats) and its very convenient for ADDO NP."
"Ons was daar toe die rivier lekker vol was en die water het die hele tyd gekabbel. Die huisie was wonderlik en ons eht dit terdee geniet! Dankie!"
"We slept in the Castle and it was really a good experience! The area is wonderful and birdwatchers would love to visit this place. There is a wonderful playground for children. The atmosphere is tranquil and enjoyable. I would stay there again."
"Dave and Judy have a wonderful spot along the Sundays River! We've stayed in many self-catering/B&B's in South Africa and it's one of the nicest. They've obviously put a lot of passion, planning and work into creating such a lovely, relaxing spot. The gardens, even in winter, are such a complement t..."more
"Most beautiful experience, I will definately come again."
"Thank you all for yet another great time. The children really enjoyed the canoes and play areas, and we of course enjoyed everything at Avaco. Thanks again Judy, Dave and Riaan. Hope to see you all again soon."
"Had yet another wonderful stay at Avoca, can't wait until 30 March when we will be back again. Many, many thanks to Judy, Dave and Riaan."
"We liked our stay. The cottage is big, clean and comfortable, although the chairs on the balcony could be replaced with some more comfortable ones. A very quiet and beautiful place. "
"We had a great stay here. We had our own room over looking the river, peaceful and beautiful. Comfy, clean rooms and easy to find. The staff were great, they even made us a packed lunch as we had a long drive the next day! Thank you for a lovely stay."
"We had a fantastic time staying here. We had our own room right on the river with great views. The room was comfy and clean.
Easy directions to find and friendly staff, they even made us a packed lunch since we had a long trip the next day! Thank you Avoca!"
"Gymnogene Cottage was a very nice place to stay for three nights and the hosts were very friendly."
"This is a wonderful place to stay, on the river and close to the Addo national park. Extremely friendly staff, well organized and a very pleasant experience. Thank you."
"Nice hideaway, very friendly and helpful staff."
"We at JSH had an awesome time at Avoca this last weekend. Avoca is sooo beautiful! We'll be back before you know it."
"We stayed for three nights and it was just wonderful. The cottages located in the middle of nature are beautiful, with wonderful views. The service was just outstanding. It's just a great place to relax and enjoy South Africa. Highly recommendable."
"Dave and Judy have created a children's, and adults', paradise. From jungle gyms and trampolines to a swimming pool, the free use of the boats on the river and a fantastic garden full of flowers and birds."
"Relaxing place to be. Nice pool, close to Addo."
"As always Judy and Dave made us most welcome and our accommodation was great as usual. See you again in March or even February."
"Although we only stayed for one night and did not get to see and experience all that is on offer we were really impressed with the comfortable accommodation and how neat the property was and the friendly welcome from Riaan. We will be back for a longer stay!"
"Yes it was amazing, thank you very much. We enjoyed every moment, the nature, the river, the plants and everything else. The castle house is wonderful and yes, we will most highly recommend Avoca River Cabins to all our friend and family. It's a must stay and yes, we will come back for a stay. T..."more
"Excellent, as always. See you again in two weeks."
"Our group of 14 spent the weekend here (in Uncle Townie's house) and loved it. Dave, Judy, and Riaan are generous, hospitable hosts who took great care to make our weekend memorable. I'm so glad that we opted to pay R100 per person for catered dinners. The food was excellent, and it was a pleasant b..."more
"This was my first trip to the Eastern Cape and the Addo area. Avoca is a fabulous place for a family. It has everything you need to keep kids busy but still has adult sophistication. Will definitely be back. The setting is just stunning. Big thumbs up."
"Avoca is well managed, and the stay was wonderful. The place was spotlessly clean, breakfast was good. It is a lovely stopover to use as a base for exploring the whole area. Thank you!"
"Thank you to all Avoca's staff and their help during our stay. We really enjoyed it and will come back for sure. "
"The entire experience was most enjoyable. Made to feel special."
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you at Avoca. Your facilities are wonderful and we will be returning."
"I can highly recommend it. I stayed in the Gymnogene Chalet for 5 nights and enjoyed it very much. The view is beautiful. You have your private terrace overlooking the river with braai. The chalet is very comfortable and the staff extremely friendly."
"This is definitely one of the best accommodations we have ever encountered. The chalet is very well equipped, clean and comfortable. There were lovely views with great birding. Dave and Judy go that extra mile to make you feel welcome and cared for."
"We loved Avoca River cabins, the setting, the canoes. Riaan the manager very helpful and friendly. Kids loved it. Thank you for a lovely stay. Saras"
"Fishing excellent, accommodation excellent, hospitality excellent.
We will definitely be going back. Special thanks to Riaan........................."
"Beautiful view from our cabin, comfy beds, great staff and love the dogs! Well priced and close enough to Addo for us! Will visit again for sure."
"We had a wonderful stay our hosts were very welcoming and because they thought that the accommodation we had booked was not really suitable for my brother in law who is slightly disabled, they moved us to a more suitable accommodation, we will definitely be back when we travel that way again."
"Riaan, the manager was very helpful with our requests for information on hiking and sightseeing, even though he was obviously very busy.
Our room was lovely and spacious, but the self-catering area and facilities were perhaps just a little tight, though not unmanageable for 2 people. It would..."
"mystery, very enjoyable, definitely do it again, and recommend others."
"Nice chalets, nice view."
"Great accommodation in a wonderful setting.
Having stayed a full week we could have easily done another one with so much to see and experience in close vicinity of the farm as well as the surrounding region.
The canoes were an absolute hit with the kids."
"We had a ball. The farm is a great escape. The scenery is breath taking and the photos on the Internet does not do any justice to Avoca. We didn't want to go back to the everyday life. Wish we could have stayed for a month. Dave, Judy and Riaan where so helpful. We even had rose peddles and champagn..."more
"As a party of six we enjoyed our stay in the 6-birth cabin. It was sufficient for our requirements and we enjoyed the hospitality and general friendliness of everyone on the farm. Avoca is well placed for sight seeing at Addo Elephant Park and the many other local sites. We also drove to Addo Elepha..."more
"It was nice."
"Lovely venue. Adequate accommodation"
"It's been absolutely wonderful, want to book again with some friends.. They dont even know about Avoca, so will definitely book again."
"Avoca is a lovely establishment! What a great family get away, peaceful and beautiful surroundings. We will definitely be back! "
"Had a lovely stay at the River Cabins, the kids loved sleeping in the rafters. It was a special treat to get oranges and lemons out of the orchard. The breakfast was memorable! "
"Dear Dave & Judy,
Thank you for welcoming us ... we LOVED the Avoca River Cabins, and so wished that we could have stayed longer with you and seen more of the surrounding area, which was so beautiful... absolutely perfect !
Liz, Pete, Sue & Keith"
"Beautiful, peaceful, home away from home. Very helpful staff that booked my activities for me! Definitely a place to stay and will definitely be coming back. "
"We had a great stay very peaceful and relaxing. The staff at the venue are very helpful and friendly. We will definitely be back in the near future ."
"We were checked into Avoca by the friendliest staff, what an amazing and informative greeting!!
We stayed in Uncle Townies in the most beautiful en suite room. Self catering facilities were more than adequate and the surrounds were really beautiful.
We will be returning."
"My stay was absolutely enjoyable. I could not find fault anywhere, the accommodation was as I expected and have definitely recommended the place to friends."
"We had a lovely stay at Avoca. Friendly, welcoming and very helpful with a lot to offer. Room very comfortable and kitchen well equipped. We had an awesome time rowing down the river with a lot of laughter thereafter my hubby had a swim in the pool. Very peaceful. Short drive to Addo and Kirkwood. W..."more
"Its a beautiful place. My surroundings was beautiful and the set-up of the whole place was admirable. It was a great value for money and we are definitely going back."
"We had a great stay at Avoca River Cabins, after it was recommended to me by my parents who had stayed previously. It is located approximately 20 minutes from Addo Elephant Park, which meant that we could participate in the Night Drive and still return home safely afterwards. We stayed in Tracy's Ro..."more
"We stayed in one of their beautiful river cabins. Equipped with all the necessary items.
Staff friendly and helpful.
The grounds are beautiful and well maintained.
We will defiantly go back.
"It is a beautiful place at the river. It is tranquil, have a fantastic view and the location is special. The people who works there are friendly. Our stay was amazing."
"I had absolutely no problems, the service was good and the rooms were lovely. It had everything we needed. I will go back again."
"We stayed for 6 nights in the Castle and we had a wonderful stay. The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful. It is close to the Addo Elephant Park (20-25 minutes’ drive) and a perfect place to use as basis to explore the area.
The accommodation is good value for money, spacious and we..."
"Staying at Avoca River Cabins was good and very nice, the staff was friendly and very nice. The Tree Tops Cottage had everything we needed for the stay and it was clean.
"We were very happy with our stay. Everything was perfect, it was clean and neat. We enjoyed the braai area. We had a really lovely overnight stay. Thanks"
"My stay at Avoca River Cabins was excellent. The service was up to standard and the staff was amazing. It really was a great getaway. I will highly recommend this establishment and will definitely be back again!"
"We had a great stay at this establishment. The scenery was beautiful. The atmosphere was peaceful and calm. The staff were very friendly and service was great. "
"I only stayed for one night but I had a lovely peaceful stay. The bird life was amazing. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Highly recommended."
"Our family had such an amazing stay at Avoca. The setting is stunning, the accommodation ranges from basic to beautiful, all within a really reasonable price range. The children had a blast on the ziplines and in the play areas and picking their own oranges. I would definitely come again!"
"We booked into Avoca River Cabins for 1 night as a family. It was a very special time for us. The rooms were comfortable and enjoyed a braai at the lapa. I would recommend it to anyone. Really good value for money!"
"Where to start, well from the booking at Avoca right through to the reception booking in into our Chalet. Total professional from all staff.
Was so stressed out when we arrived, spend 2 nights and 3 days and it was magical. The scenery and majestic views was brilliant. So much to do if you ..."
"It was our first stay in Addo and the establishment was very conveniently located. We really enjoyed our time here."
"The establishment is close to Addo. The people were very accommodating and we had a pleasant time."
"The stay here was very nice. It's a lovely place. Certainly a place to be recommended and I will stay here again too."
"I had a good stay at Avoca. The rooms were neat and comfortable. The staff went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. The kids enjoyed the pool and the slide. I will recommend them to others. "
"We had a wonderful time at the Avoca River Cabins. We stayed in the mud hut that could accommodate 3 with single beds. We simply pushed the beds together into a double bed for my sweetheart and me. The communal kitchen and lapa area was beautiful right next to the lake, where we could sit and braai,..."more
"I had a good stay at Avoca. It was peaceful and had a nice atmosphere. the rooms were spacious and clean. I will recommend them to others. "
"The mud huts are very rustic with only beds inside. The ablutions are shared with an adjacent hut.
It would be better if the locks on the doors could be improved.
Great communal cooking area, note no separate/secluded braai area for the mud hit users unlike the other accommodation ..."
"We stayed in one of the forest cabins, and although the accommodation was adequate it would have been ideal for two. The communal kitchen was great and had all the equipment and utilities we needed.
We paid for breakfast up at the main house, and although it was only bacon and eggs, the eggs wer..."
"We can recommend this place to others as we had a very pleasant stay. We would revisit too."
"The stay was very nice and the place is exotic. I have already recommended it to people and I want to stay here again very soon."
"We were pleasantly surprised and very happy with the accommodation. The kids could play around and the bird life is incredible. Would recommend to others and stay again."
"We have been there just for one night, but it really deserves more time. The room is spacious and clean. The owners are lovely and the place is relaxing. :-D"
"Really friendly and helpful staff. Delicious breakfast and delightful location on citrus-growing estate. Accommodation was a river-side chalet. Overall a very peaceful night in amazing location close to Addo elephant park."
"Really enjoyed our stay. Will be returning for another visit. Have already recommended to friends and colleagues. "
"My family and I had an absolute blast! The service was professional and the staff very friendly and helpful. Sitting around the camp fire at night and waking up to the sounds of nature was a treasure we would keep with us forever. Don't know who enjoyed the kids play area more, my 4 year old or my h..."more
"We had a wonderful stay at Avoca River Cabins. The place is lovely and the kids especially enjoyed the the mini zip line."
"The stay was very good. I've been there twice and will certainly revisit when I travel this way again. I would also suggest a stay here to others."
"We spent 3 nights at Avoca River Cabins. At reception we immediately felt welcome. The stay was marvellous, the cottage was very neat and the personnel were very friendly. We are bird lovers and enjoyed the variety we could see. We could recommend any body to stay at the Avoca River Cabins"
"I had a very nice stay at Avoca River Cabins. I would certainly return for another visit and recommend to others as well. Rooms For Africa is convenient so I would utilise them again."
"Very neat, comfy and good value for money. Would recommend this to anyone."
"It is a beautiful farm and we enjoyed our stay in Uncle Townie’s house. The kitchen has everything necessary for the self-caterer. "
"The units are well equipped with everything you need. We enjoyed the beautiful scenic views and the farming activities. There are playgrounds for small children.
The canoeing experience was the best!
Our Hostess Dave, Judy and Riaan are wonderful people.
We will definitely come again! ..."
"We had a wonderful stay. We will be revisiting soon. I have already recommended it to family and friends."
"Thank you for a lovely stay. We will make use of you again and let others know about you."
"Thank you Avoca River Cabins for a wonderful stay. We will definitely try to revisit and will recommend to others."
"Amazing setting. Really peaceful and relaxing. Excellent for children- ours didn't want to leave. Lots of wildlife to spot. Interesting, quirky accommodation, including good basic self-catering facilities. Friendly and helpful staff. And a great breakfast."
"We used this venue for a family re-union. What a lovely experience for family all the way from the UK."
"We had a great stay and would recommend to others."
"We had a fantastic stay at Avoca and Rian made us feel at home. The room were spacious and overlooking the river was awesome. We could use the Barbecue facilities as well. Breakfast was enough. Everything you needed for a good start in the morning. The swimming pool area was lovely to relax. The B&B..."more
"Riaan was a very gentle host, even our names were written on a welcome signboard. The idea of sleeping in a guesthouse in the tree tops is really great. The guesthouse was equipped nicely and it was neat and clean. We enjoyed the privacy of our own terrace and had a fantastic braai. Also the garden ..."more
"It was a very nice place to stay with lots for the kids to do. Overall it was great and we would visit again."
"We had a lovely stay at Avoca River Cabins. This is a guesthouse we would revisit."
"The facilities and location of Avoca was magnificent. It is such a tranquil environment, a place where one forgets about the hustle and bustle of city life. "
"We came late at night and they were still understanding and awaiting our arrival.
The food was ready and we could just relax and enjoy the evening.
The chalets are situated in a quiet place on the banks of the Sundays River in a beautiful area.
The rest was peaceful and the scenes as we..."
"Excellent setting and accommodation. Staff extremely helpful. Very good breakfast"
"My family travelled from Durban to holiday in Addo, and decided not to stay in the national park. After a bit of research on the internet, I discovered Avoca River Cabins, a reasonably priced self-catering accommodation, which appeared to have a lot to offer. We were not disappointed. We were pro..."more
"Avoca River Cabins definitely is a place to return to again and again. We used it as an overnight break-out during our visit to family who lives in PE after driving through Addo Game Park. We immediately regretted the fact that our booking was made for a single night.
Over-looking the river..."
"Wonderful place to stay, friendly persons, good experience. The owner is a very helpful person for information about the area."
"The rondavels are located in a very nice setting in the middle of a nice citrus farm, on the margin of a river. The rondavel was very basic. The bathroom is in a separate rondavel and shared with another room. The staff was friendly and welcome. Overall still a good choice."
"I had the pleasure of staying at Avoca in Feb - and what a treat! We were treated like queens! The food was incredible, but nothing compares to the beautiful setting of this place! The cabins are well decorated, clean and really placed in gorgeous surroundings. The people at Avoca were so helpful..."more
"Great service and hospitality by the owners! Excellent breakfast. Apartment nice and unique in an special atmosphere.
"What a beautiful place. Tastefully decorated in a stunning location over looking the river. Hosts were fantastic. Friendly and engaging. Lovely breakfast. Pity we only booked for one night and had reservations elsewhere. We would have loved to spend a few more days. "
"The pool is lovely, the advice and organisation for the nearby wildlife park was excellent. The castle was very comfortable and the owners friendly too. A word of warning if you are staying in the river cabins - be prepared for lots of bugs!"
"One of the finest places in SA. Fine breakfast, early morning call from all the birds around. Close to Addo. We will try to come again."
"It was very well organised and the staff did more than expected."
"Avoca River Cabins is a little piece of heaven on earth! A fantastic place for both young and old. Lots to do if that's what you want or just relax and listen to nature surrounding you. Time spent here is time well spent!"
"A little difficult to find but owners were very helpful. Beautiful place and rooms were clean and comfortable. No internet and had to pay cash. By and large we would stay there again."
"A very good establishment! Nice people and very nice views of the citrus fields. Very good breakfast for R15 - unbelievable!! Excellent stay."
"My husband, 2 children aged 12 & 14 needed an overnight near Addo. Avoca River Cabins was an unexpected delight. We stayed in the log cabin which was newly decorated - great beds, beautiful decor, and a lovely strong shower. Clean and just wonderful! Had a lovely walk and discovered a few more lov..."more
"This is our third time visiting Avoca River Cabins but the first time bringing our active 2 years old daughter. We had not been back to South Africa for a visit for three years and needed a peaceful break from the hectic schedule of visiting family and friends. Avoca was just the place for our break..."more
"Its a great place with stunning river views and settings... would like somebody to make a nice big fire at the communal areas to create atmosphere...we will recommend it to everybody we know and would advise them to go there... we had a great time..."
"Thank you for an absolutely amazing stay. The one night there was like a whole holiday's rest, we had great service, nice clean place to stay and so restful! I would definitely come back here again and recommend anyone else to try Avoca out! You won't be disappointed. Thank you once again."
"Our stay was absolutely fantastic - the only complaint that I have was that the sprinkler went most of the night so we could not hear the river - otherwise very very good."
"Our unforgettable weekend away at Avoca River Cabins started on our departure to this amazing getaway. We unfortunately missed our turn-off and what was supposed to be a 45min drive ended up being two hours. We called Riaan and got excellent and spot on directions. I think I called him ten thousand ..."more
"We had a most enjoyable and relaxing stay at Avoca River Cabins. The view from the patio of the self-contained flat was good for the soul. The hosts were most inviting. The peace on the farm was just what we needed for a mid year break."