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The main lodge area at Avoca, housing the bar, and lounge has a great safari feel, under high thatched ceilings. There is a plunge pool, offering respite from the summer heat, and a boma for evenings around a campfire.

About the camp

The main camp area at Avoca is under high thatched ceilings, and houses the bar/lounge area. This communal relaxation area has a fantastic and authentic safari feel; and this is where guests will spend their evenings dining.  There is a plunge pool, offering respite from the summer heat, and a boma for evenings around the campfire. The camp also has a perimeter fence, ensuring safety from the wild at all times. 

There is an indoor lounge area, which is tiled and cool in the summer, but with a fireplace, which is very useful in winter. There is a classic bar counter, and behind that is a wooden partition, which leads onto the wooden deck kitted out with wicker furniture and a dining table. 

The little kitchen is simple, providing all the essentials: a gas fridge, stove, and oven. All crockery, cutlery, and cookware is provided, but electrical luxuries such as a toaster and microwave are absent. This kitchen is used for guests booking the entire camp out on a self catered basis. 

Every morning, hot water is boiled for you and put into an urn ready for your tea or coffee.

 

Features and Facilities

  • Solar and gas power
  • The camp sleeps 8 people with two people per room, configured in a twin or double bed set up
  • Unit 3 has an en suite bathroom (shower & toilet)
  • Unit 2 has an adjacent bathroom (bath & toilet)
  • Unit 1 has an adjacent bathroom (separate toilet & shower). This is converted into a 2 bedroom family unit with shared bathroom.
  • Main lodge area with kitchen, indoor and outdoor lounges, bar, plunge pool, boma
  • Outdoor shower with donkey boiler lit on request for hot water
  • Housekeeping and maintenance staff onsite
  • Owner’s house located about 100m away, near, but out of sight (with friendly dogs)
  • A private chef for breakfast, lunch, and 3-course dinner when booked on a fully catered basis

Location

Avoca Private Bush Camp is located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve on a family farm belonging to the Berettas – now in its 4th generation of family ownership. The Timbavati is a renowned nature reserve on Kruger Park’s western boundary, nestled between the Manyeleti in the south and the Klaserie in the north.

The camp is located about an hour’s drive from Hoedspruit, and within 30km of the Kruger’s Orpen Gate. It is an easy drive from Johannesburg, which is about 5 hours away, while the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport is only 40 minutes away, making it ideal for fly-in guests too. 

Getting There

Avoca Private Bush Camp is located about an hour’s drive from Hoedspruit, and about 5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. The Hoedspruit airport is about 40 minutes’ drive away, so there is an option for fly-in guests from Cape Town or Johannesburg.

From Hoedspruit:

  • In Hoedspruit, continue straight over the bridge crossing the train line to a four way stop. At the stop turn right and continue towards Bosbokrand / Bushbuckridge along the R40.
  • Continue driving out of Hoedspruit for 8km, turn left at the sign “Timbavati & Eastgate Airport”.
  • At the boom gate, inform security you going to the Timabavti main control gate.
  • Drive for ±15km until you reach the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Control Gate. At the entrance gate, you will be required to pay an entrance fee of R140.00 per car road levy (Fees subject to change) and receive an entry permit.
  • Continue on for ±13 km (8mi), until you see an Avoca sign.
  • Turn right o the tar road onto the dirt road for 17km (10.5mi).
  • After 17km there is a slight bend to the left, keep left.
  • Continue for another 1.3 km and turn left where you see the Avoca Bushcamp sign
  • Continue 2,4km to Avoca sign and turn right into camp 

Fact Sheet

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