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.
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.
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.