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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
Wifi
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
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Spa
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Couples massage
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Foot massage
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Makeup services
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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thelmafry wrote a review Mar 2022
East London, South Africa1 contribution
An excellent resort to just relax and enjoy nature, without the hussle and noise from town. Will definately recommend Areena and will come back to stay. Good value for money with friendly and caring staff.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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KatieDowney wrote a review Mar 2022
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We absolutely love Areena! This was our second visit (camping in a tent) in 13 months and we can't recommend it enough. The facilities are amazing, the fishing is excellent, the pool and jungle gyms are fantastic. We love all the wildlife, the fresh air, the sounds of nature. There is just too much to recommend. The restaurant is also amazing. The bathrooms are always clean, the laundry room is well kitted out. We really don't have any complaints.
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vuyo wrote a review Mar 2022
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We really enjoyed our stay at Areena. The campground quiet and well laid out, with lots of wildlife around. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The facilities are clean and convenient. There are lots of activities available, or you can just relax. Bring your own food, or enjoy the restaurant. The river isn't great for swimming, as it's quite mucky, but there's a very nice pool.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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37Angelfish wrote a review Jan 2022
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The Areena resort is perfectly situated for a golfing weekend with both Olivewood and East London courses within easy reach. The restaurant on site provides simple, reasonably priced and excellent meals. We enjoyed a lovely relaxing two days golfing and lounging at the pool.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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rina13swart wrote a review Jan 2022
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We camped at Areena for 6 nights. The facilities are excellent and we enjoyed our stay as well as the activities we participated in. The stand allocated to us was soaked due to heavy rains early in December and we were referred to another area where we could choose a stand suitable for us. The ablutions and communal areas are spotless and a pleasure to use. We will recommend Areena.
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PRICE RANGE
US$65 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeEast London
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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, Shelly's, and Shanghai Chinese Restaurant.
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.