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Areena Riverside Resort

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Corner of Shafli Road and Glen Garriff Turn off kwelera, East London 5259 South Africa
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Situated only 23 kilometers east of the East London city centre Areena Riverside Resort has become a sought after holiday and corporate destination. Nestled on the banks of the Kwelera tidal river, is the Eastern Cape's best kept secret. Areena offers everything from well grassed camping sites, self-catering accommodation, adventure village and game reserve, conference facilities, to an upmarket family style restaurant and pub. Areena is the perfect place for fairy tale weddings, conferencing, corporate team building and school and church camps. At Areena, there is always something for everyone!
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Free parking
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Pool
Bar / lounge
Canoeing
Game room
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid internet
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Hiking
Tennis court
Darts
Fishing
Table tennis
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Makeup services
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Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Self-serve laundry
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magglewebster2021 wrote a review Jan 2021
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People with dogs dont pick up their dog poo, our stand was small and we had to squash in our camping stuff to at least camp with some sort of comfort. Bathrooms was kept clean whole time. Men and women share a bathroom which we were not told about and only found out by ourselves later that there is a separate bathroom for women and men only. Beautiful view though.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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neliswaf2020 wrote a review Dec 2020
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everything is perfect except for the gate which I have mentioned it before, I regret that I had to go on Saturday instead of Sunday due to receiving the news of passing of my father. Wish I could visit again with my children now as I saw that the place is also child friendly
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Date of stay: November 2020
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7Trevor7 wrote a review Sep 2020
Port Alfred, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
We have visited Areena Resort 5 times in our caravan. Each time has been an amazing experience of a simply outstandingly beautiful place. Early morning reflections off the water are amazing making for some special photography. Bird life is excellent another good reason for bring your cameras as are the many photos you can get of the wildlife in the area. At trip up the river to the river mouth is a must for any quest as is a meal or 6 at the restaurant which provides great food and excellent service. For the campers there is a nice SPAR 10 minutes away for your supplies when needed. I would and actually do recommend a stay here for any nature lover.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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stirlingselect wrote a review Sep 2020
East London, South Africa1 contribution
Whenever you feel like life is just getting too much, Areena is the best place to go. It has activities for the children, you can launch your own boat, some fishing for Dad and Mom if she likes and a great Spa. The staff are all friendly and attend to all needs.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Sarah 703 wrote a review Mar 2020
Welkom, South Africa3 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed for three nights camping with a caravan. The setting is just stunning. To wake up by the river each morning and enjoy the breathtaking beauty was amazing. The facilities are excellent and the staff super. Everyone was so accommodating, friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. We loved every moment in this unique and special place. We’d love to return one day and hope and pray that after the difficult months of fighting COVID-19 in South Africa Areena will thrive again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$56 - US$69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaEastern CapeEast London
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Areena Riverside Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Areena Riverside Resort?
Nearby attractions include Gonubie Beach (3.3 km) and Gonubie Mouth Bird Sanctuary (3.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Areena Riverside Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Areena Riverside Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Areena Riverside Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Areena Riverside Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cricketer, Guido's Gonubie, and Shelly's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Areena Riverside Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Areena Riverside Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Areena Riverside Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Areena Riverside Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Areena Riverside Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.