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King William's Town, South Africa
Camping at Areena both relaxing and exciting
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 Feb 2024
We recently camped at Areena on one of their riverside sites. The grounds are very well maintained and we had a great grassy site on the river. The view was stunning to wake up to and was easy to launch the kayaks we brought with to go paddling also a great experience.
We did the one hour quad bike ride which was so much fun and the game we saw was up-close and personal. There are loads of great activities for adults and kids so everyone is taken care of. I highly recommend a stay at Areena you will not want to leave!
Date of stay: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Absolutely amazing experience. From arrival to departure the staff were amazing, the kids were always happy and entertained. It's quiet and tranquil - we were well rested when we left and even extended our holiday with an extra day.

Date of stay: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

Very friendly, safe and clean family resort that caters for everyone. Lots of activities to keep even a 'grumpy' teenager entertained .

The restaurant is reasonably priced. Local Spar sells very fresh produce if you choose to make your own meals and is only few minutes away.

Date of stay: January 2024
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AREENA RIVERSIDE RESORT, Guest Services / Front Office at Areena Riverside Resort & Private Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2024

Good Day, Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here and hope to see you again soon. Have a fantastic 2024

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Reviewed 9 January 2024

Situated perfectly on the Kwelera River, our camping escapade was thoroughly delightful, and the giraffe interaction was truly amazing. The staff was incredibly accommodating, and Rene and her spa team were exceptionally professional. Book way in advance with the Spa.

Date of stay: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Wonderful - super clean and organized family resort just 20km outside of East London. Located at the river you just have 5km to the ocean. The resort has a camping site, rondavels and tranquil river chalets to stay in. They offer lots of activities for the all age groups from zip lining, canoeing, hiking, feeding their semi pet giraffe etc etc. Well behaved doggies are very welcome if you book for their stay. Kids can ride their bicycles throughout the resort and will find a whole bunch of playgrounds. The pool is lovely and game is rooming freely around such as ostriches, emus, the giraffe and blesboks.

Date of stay: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

If it was possible, I'd give this place a complete 0. Disgusting service. I believe the owner and security guards of this place are racist. The level of rudeness runs so deep that they get the confidence to treat us like peasants from the owner. I will never recommend this place to anybody! Especially if you're black. Stay away!!!

Date of stay: December 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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