Avoca Private Bush Camp is a safari retreat for friends and family (children over 12) in the revered Timbavati Nature Reserve, which can be booked on a self-catering or fully catered basis. Open to the Kruger National Park, yet occupying private land, Avoca is wild and tranquil, offering an exclusive safari experience in simple, bush camp accommodation.
The beauty of this private getaway spot is the lack of electricity, leaving all cooking and water heating up to gas and solar power. It is eco-friendly and idyllic, booked exclusively by one group (sleeps 8) and providing a peaceful spot to unwind and reconnect with the natural world. Avoca is a reformed hunting camp, now offering photographic safaris.
The Timbavati Nature Reserve is known for superb game viewing, and is also the home of some of the only wild white lions on earth. The town of Hoedspruit is about an hour’s drive away, offering a close-by refueling station with a wide variety of outdoor activities on offer.
Exit Hoedspruit on the R40 and travel towards White River/Hazyview for 23km until reaching a T-junction. Turn left and continue for 2km before turning left onto the R531 towards Orpen. Continue for 12.8km, then take a left turn onto Avoca Road. Enter the 1st gate, drive 8km to 2nd gate, then 6.7km to a 3rd gate (on right) Enter gate and drive +-4km to Avoca Private Bush Camp.
From Johannesburg, continue on N4 for 191km. Take the exit toward R33. Continue onto R540 from Belfast to Dullstroom. Turn left onto R36 (Lydenburg) and follow to Ohrigstad for 102 km. Turn right at the Khamai Reptile Centre onto R531 towards White River/Orpen for 29.4km. At the T-junction, continue on R531 Orpen for 12.8km before left turn onto Avoca Road. Enter the 1st gate, drive 8km to 2nd gate, then 6.7km to a 3rd gate (on right) Enter gate and drive +-4km to Avoca Private Bush Camp.