Areena Riverside Resort & Private Game Reserve
welcomes all who believes in family values and having fun. After a visit to us you will feel refreshed and ready to take on anything that comes your way!
Areena is situated 23 km from East London on the Wild Coast, along the banks of the unspoilt Kwelera tidal river. Areena specialises in providing prime caravan and camp sites, as well as luxury cottages, conference facilities, team building and adventure sports right on the waters edge.
We offer you unsurpassed views of the river, wildlife, birds and surrounding wild coast vegetation where cruises to the river mouth and beach can be arranged.
Access to the beach is either by boat, river ferry, or a short trip by car. For the energetic, an interesting hike.
Accommodation at Areena Riverside Resort & Private Game Reserve: Self-Catering
Choose from one of our 23 self-catering units, from our thatched rondavels, luxury cottages and exquisite double en-suites to tranquil riverside timber chalets. All beautifully furnished for your ultimate comfort.
Caravan Park and Camping
Enjoy a splendid mix of 110 shady and well grassed caravan and camp sites, each with their own convenient access to water and electrical points.
Our sparkling ablutions are modern with ample hot water, laundry facilities and scullery areas. Experience for yourself why we are consistently voted one of South Africa’s top resorts.
Areena Quays Family Restaurant & Pub
Relax and unwind on our sundeck on the banks of the Kwelera River under a giant fig tree, enjoy a sundowner and a delicious meal in our family restaurant and fully licensed pub. For sport lovers, this is the ideal spot to watch your favourite game on our big screen television.
Team Building and Adventure Village
Our adventure village is perfectly suited to corporate team building. With motivational outdoor team building games, combined with a choice of a quad bike game ride, an obstacle course, abseiling, archery, pellet gun target shooting and paintball.
We have trained facilitators to plan and supervise activities. Areena is also a versatile venue that is host to various adventure races.
Join us on a quad bike game viewing trail through our 350 hectare, malaria-free game reserve where you can spot a wide variety of game including Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Kudu, Eland, Impala, Blesbuck, Nyala, Fallow Deer and Ostrich.
Areena Riverside Resort & Private Game Reserve Activities: River and Beach Activities
Fish from your campsite on the banks of the river, hire a canoe or sea kayak and take a 4 km paddle down to the beach. Enjoy a leisurely trip to the river mouth on Kareena, our 30 person river cruiser.
We have a slipway and jetties if you’d like to launch your own boat.
Fun for the Kids
For families with kids there are loads of fun activities to keep everyone entertained, including a playground, trampolines, swimming pool, tennis court, volleyball area and an indoor games room with table tennis and pool tables. Areena is the perfect venue for safe and fun-filled kids parties and camps.
River cruises, abseiling, paintball, obstacle courses, canoe/kayak trails (river and sea), quad bike game viewing trails, pellet gun target shooting, archery, mountain biking, horse riding trails, hiking, microlite flying, deep sea fishing, kids activities, bow hunting.
Areena is the perfect place for fairy tale weddings, conferencing, corporate team building and school and church camps.
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Beautiful place. We want to stay longer next time.
We enjoyed our stay at Areena. The personnel was very helpful and friendly. We will definitely return.