The Avoca Private Bush Camp is located in the Timbavati Nature Reserve which lies unfenced to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. This rustic lodge offers an exclusive safari experience to guests in bush camp accommodation. Set on private land next to the Kruger National Park, the Avoca Bush Camp offers a tranquil safari experience in one of the countries prime wildlife destination areas. The town of Hoedspruit is about an hour’s drive away from this safari camp, making it easily accessible for travellers.
The main area features, under high thatched ceilings, a bar and lounge area. The outdoor swimming pool offers welcoming refreshment during the warm summer months. At the boma guests enjoy unforgettable times around the campfire. This safari camp has a perimeter fence, ensuring safety from the wild at all times. To add to the authenticate nature experience, this camp does not offer electricity, cooking and water heating is done by solar and gas power.
The standard yet comfortable accommodation at Avoca sleeps six guests in double or twin bedded chalets, each of which feature their private en-suite bathrooms. These log cabins are built beneath the trees and are located a close distance away from the main lodge area, the outdoor swimming pool, and the boma.
Guests also have the choice to book the entire camp, which can then accommodate up to 8 guests and allows for children under 12 years of age.
Usually guests embark on an early morning game drive. The afternoon game drive departs at around 16h30 while the hours in between are spent at leisure at the camp. The safaris are offered during the times when predators are most active, which is early morning and late evening. During this time the air is cooler and nocturnal predators use the cover of darkness to stalk their prey.
- Morning and afternoon game drives in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
- Bird watching from the comfort of camp
- Bush dinners
- Sundowners during afternoon game drive.
A typical day at Avoca:
- 05h30: Wake up call and coffee
- 06h00: Morning game drive departs
- 09h00: Return to camp and spend the day at leisure
- 16h30: Depart for afternoon game drive, including sundowners
- 19h30: Return to camp with ready-made campfire in the boma.
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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 km to Avoca Private Bush Camp.
On site parking facilities are provided for guests.