The Avoca valley is one of the most picturesque valleys in the district. Nestled below the majestic Avoca Peak lie the tranquil MILLERD Mountain Lodges which are situated next to a fresh water stream flowing in from the of the Avoca valley. You, alone, have access to this pristine valley where you are able to walk, cycle, fish, relax, swim and generally lose yourself in the beauty of the oldest farm in the district. For those interested in fishing, you have sole right to 12 km of private fishing, and can add to your day by swimming in the numerous river pools that form part of the river.

Avoca peak forms a daunting challenge for the keen hiker whilst numerous other strolls/walks are available to those who want to take it easy. Mountain biking is a favourite past time of many visitors to the area and the tracks and roads on the farm and in the valley will allow you to challenge yourself at high altitude.

You have an option of accommodation:

Millerd Mountain Cottage is a cosy self-catering cottage complete with beautiful kitchen, braai facilities, magnificent balcony, stunning views, open lawn and space. . The cottage can accommodate 10 people in 5 separate double rooms (2 rooms en-suite) all with their own hot blankets-for those cold winter nights!. The lounge and kitchen provide the ideal place for you to share your experiences of the day around a log fire or chat in the kitchen adjacent to the coal-fired Agga stove or you can relax on the balcony, light a fire and have a braai whist you enjoy the beauty and sounds of a working farm as the sun goes down.

Millerd Mountain Lodge: This is the original farmhouse which has been renovated and has 6 spacious bedrooms with double beds, a wonderful entertainment area with pool table, DSTV, bar and outdoor braai on a balcony that looks up to the majestic Avoca Peak. The kitchen is spacious with under floor heating and a large family table where everyone can get involved in preparing food or simply sitting and observing. The rooms are clean, spacious and have wonderful views. Feel free to do your “own thing” in this stunning environment and at the same time your hosts, Geoff and Valana,, will ensure that you are comfortable and happy.
All the accommodation is situated in and idyllic setting and is situated approximately 60km from the Tiffindell ski resort, 60km from the village of Rhodes and 36km from the town of Barkly East. We offer accommodation to large groups of friends and/or families and/or couples that want to “get away” from the mad rush of city life.

Please note: Accommodation is simple farm style self-catering however special requests for meals can be accommodated. Cell phone reception is extremely limited to local “hot spots”. Wood is provided and the lodges are partially serviced on a daily basis.

Geoff Orpen
Telephone: 045 971 9082
Cell: 082 490 9647

Valana Orpen
Telephone: 045 971 9089
Cell: 0721460849