Posted on: May 7, 2021, in News

New entrance sign at Areena is currently being revamped.

Welcome to Areena! Look out for our new entrance sign, standing tall and proud. Come and see us, and admire what we are currently constructing.  We are excited with the outcome.

Taking the oppurtunity during this tourism recovery time, we made many upgrades to Areena Riverside Resort.  Subsequently we constructed a stunning and large new entrance sign.  Our signage has evolved and grown over the years. Beginning with a small entrance board advertising Areena Riverside Resort.

You are welcomed into our property by a beautiful new entrance sign. Built of brick and stone with metal writing, it will advertise Areena’s many offerings.  The vision and design of Karen, this new entrance sign is brought to life by Ed and his team of builders. Guiding guests to Areena.

Ed and Karen Rathbone’s dream of Areena Riverside Resort has come true. Starting  as a small riverside caravan park, Areena Riverside Resort is now an award winning resort. Gradually the resort expanded beyond their expectations. Areena Riverside Resort includes accommodation, a restaurant, an adventure village, a spa, and  in addition a conference venue. The lifelong commitment of  these two dynamic individuals  has most importantly shaped the resort into the household name it is today.

Enjoy four star quality at Areena Riverside Resort.

The resort is a one-of-a-kind venue for your family to enjoy. You will find beautiful river frontage on the tidal Kwelera River, large trees and as a result abundant birdlife, a private game reserve, and simple natural beauty. Come for a visit and spend your entire vacation with us and above all memories will be made and peace will be found.

Tourism Grading South Africa awarded Areena Riverside Resort a  four-star self-catering and secondly a four star country house rating which above all ensures a quality you can trust and see. The four star grading achieved, makes us very proud and certainly the new entrance sign is just one of the many ways we like to keep up our standards.

We look forwards to seeing you at Areena Riverside Resort. Call us on 043 734 3055 or email us at to make your reservation.

New Entrance sign


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