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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:
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 Africas 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.

Game Reserve
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.


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 youd 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.

Adventure Activities
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.

Rooms and Units Available:

Cottage 4
Cottage four and five are high-pitch thatch, open-plan units with the main bedroom downstairs, and four single beds in a loft room upstairs,bathroom off the kitchen, sleeping up to six people. Sharing rate is based on 4 persons sharing the unit
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 3 Adults

Cottage 1
Cottage one is a single level two-bedroomed unit which can sleep four, with a queen size bed in the main bedroom and a double bunk in the second bedroom. Bath only.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Cottage 2
Cottages two and three each have three bedrooms and can sleep up to eight people with a double size bed in the main bedroom, two single beds in the second bedroom and four single beds in the third. Full bathroom.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 3 Adults

Double En-suite Rooms
These are fully equipped self catering bachelor style apartments. They include a kitchenette, bathroom and two single beds next to each other which can be made up into a king bed on request.
Amount of similar units: 10
Sleeps 2 Adults

Rondavel 1
This is a fully equipped self-catering hut, open-plan design with a double bed downstairs and two single beds in a loft upstairs. Sharing rate is based on 4 persons in the unit.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Rondavel 2
Thatched open plan Rondavel,fully equipped self-catering. Open-plan design with double bed downstairs open to the lounge and kitchen. Single beds upstairs in a loft area. Sharing rates quoted are for 4 persons sharing.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Timber Chalets
Set on the banks of the river, Double bed in the main bedroom with two single beds in the second bedroom, full bathroom, comfortably accommodating four people.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Cots available
Communal Satellite TV
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court

Cancellation Policy:

In the event of a cancellation of a booking, the following policy will apply:
- cancellations of 30 days and more from the time of arrival: 100% refund
- cancellations between 29 to 15 days from the time of arrival: 50% of total cost be refunded
- cancellations between 14 days or less, a no-show or early departure: 0% refund

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