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Areena Adventure Birthday Parties

Areena Kids Adventure Birthday Parties Adventure parties are becoming ever popular and here at Areena we are able to provide just that.  Areena is adventure, and we can offer just that to the youngsters wanting to bring their friends to celebrate their very exciting birthday party. From scavenger hunts, pool pole fights, canoeing, fun games,…

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Areena Spa re opens 15 May 2018

Areena Spa  Specials May 2018 It is with great excitement that the Areena Spa, which has been closed for the last 2 months, will be Re – opening its doors 15 May 2018.  Areena Spa welcomes new full time therapist Christelle to the team. There are great opening specials available for the month of May…

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Areena Quays Restaurant Mothers Day Buffet 2018

MOTHERS DAY BUFFET 13 MAY 2018 Spoil your mommy dearest, mother in law and the mother of your children to a delicious Sunday Buffet Lunch on the 13 May at Areena Quays Restaurant. For only R180 per Adult and R90 for children 5 – 11 years, you can bring the whole family with. Pensioners do…

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Kwelera River Rats May 2018 – Tips on Esturine Angling East Coast – the follow up article no. 3

Kwelera River Rats will be fighting to preserve the Kwelera Estuary for future generations Compiled by John L M Brown ESTUARIES are the meeting places of the rivers and the sea, and are characterised by the interaction between the two. Conditions in an estuary are always changing, and this instability or variability is one of…

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Areena Birders Corner May 2018

Verreaux’s Eagle Owl Areena has been most fortunate of late with the visit by a pair of Verreaux’s Eagle Owls (previously known as the Giant Eagle Owl).  They usually prefer a drier climate, nevertheless, nature is not contained by man made boundaries and they may venture into this region between the months of November and…

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Birders Corner April 2018

Focus on : African Fish Eagle This month we take a closer look at one of the more common birds found visiting Areena – the African Fish Eagle.  Its presence is usually made known by its very distinctive loud ringing call ‘weee-ah, hyo-hyo-hyo’, which is recognised as one of Africa’s classical bird sounds.  If flying,…

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Pensioner Specials at Areena

Camping and Accommodation special for pensioners 2018 Calling all Pensioner Campers, please come and spend a month or two at Areena Riverside Resort in 2018 and take advantage of our monthly camping rate of only R1900 for the month for 2 pensioners on site.  We run our special from May – September.  Our mild winters…

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Kwelera River Rats :TIPS ON ESTURINE ANGLING EAST COAST – the follow up article no.2

  Kwelera River Rats will be fighting to preserve the Kwelera Estuary for future generations TIPS ON ESTURINE ANGLING EAST COAST – the follow up article no.2 Compiled by John L M Brown ESTUARIES are the meeting places of the rivers and the sea, and are characterised by the interaction between the two. Conditions in…

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Birders Corner March 2018

This month we focus on two of the larger birds that are common to Areena Riverside Resort. The first is the Trumpeter Hornbill, easily recognized by the contrasting black and white plumage and very large ‘horn’ on top of its large bill. It also has a very loud, and sometimes disturbing call – described in…

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Kwelera River Rats will be fighting to preserve the Kwelera Estuary for future generations

  MARCH 2018 – KWELERA RIVER RATS NEWSLETTER TIPS ON ESTUARINE ANGLING – EAST COAST Compiled by John L M Brown ESTUARIES are the meeting places of the rivers and the sea, and are characterised by the interaction between the two. Conditions in an estuary are always changing, and this instability or variability is one of…

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Electric Scooters

Featuring our brand NEW adventure activity  January 2018 – Seated Electric Scooters. Easy to ride fun electric scooters are now available for 20 min tours through the resort. Suitable for children  from 12yrs of age. The wide tyres ensure a smooth and stable ride. Affectionately called the “Bumble Bees” by the Areena staff due to…

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Bird List for Areena Riverside Resort

Click here for Areena Riverside Resort Bird List A wide variety of birds await you at Areena Riverside Resort, print this birdlist and bring it with  you and see how many birds you can find. Share your photos with us on our facebook page.  

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Birders Corner February 2018

Birders Corner February 2018 This article focuses on some of the yellow birds that may be observed while peering through binoculars in the Areena Riverside Resort during the summer months. Why the summer months? It is one of the quirks of nature that many species of birds change clothes during the summer breeding months and…

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Kwelera River Rats

KWELERA RIVER RATS – AQUA RODENT CLUB Areena Resort, Kwelera River, Kwelera, East London, South Africa EMAIL: foodfreak@telkomsa.net. Ph 0732727851 Based on the banks of the Kwelera River the Kwelera River Rats aim is to promote conservation of the estuary and surrounding area, safe water sport .To abide by local authority requirements and local land…

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Areena Valentines Open Air Cinema 2018

Save the date and your date, and join us on 14 February 2018, Wednesday evening for a night of romance and starry skies. Once again we will be hosting our open air cinema evening for Valentines Day, keep  your your eyes  posted for more information. Tickets go on sale from the beginning of February…. see…

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Areena Spa Packages
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Romantic Midweek Winter Warmer for two

Valid until end September 2017. Booking essential.

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Romantic Weekend Winter Warmer for two

Valid until end September 2017. Booking essential

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Abby is a Dad, new baby born on 26 June 2017

Our very own Abby the giraffe has become a Dad, having his first offspring born, on the 26th June 2017. The exciting news seems to have prompted friends of the resort, previous guests and community lovers to submitting name suggestions for the baby giraffe. Currently the baby’s sex is unknown, however the little one is…

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Areena Spa rates 2017

Areena Spa Rates Emailer

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Areena Spa Mothers Day Competition Winner 2017
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Areena Spa – Favourite Product of the week
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Areena Spa – Sweet Escape Newsletter
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6th August Open-Air Cinema in association with the Jikeleza Fest

Jikeleza Fest OAC 6th Aug 16 NOT TO BE MISSED … First Open-Air Cinema for the upcoming Spring/Summer Season…. Bring a Picnic Blanket, pillows and snuggle blankets to cuddle during the movie. NB. NO alcohol is to be brought into the event please! There will be: – – Jumping castle – face painting – boat…

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Areena Spa.. A note on Facial Importance

Importance of Regular Facials: Facials are commonly seen as something you do only when you want to treat yourself or as a luxury service. A staggering amount of pollution, dirt, grime, and dead skin accumulates on the face. This build up is an unavoidable fact of life. We can do the best we can to…

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Rough & Ready Biker Training

Friday 26 till Sunday 28 February saw us offering an “Intermediate course to off road riding” at Areena riverside resort near East London and was that a jol and great experience! The resort had gone out of its way to accommodate the various requirements and built the necessary obstacles to ensure our weekend was a success! Staying in luxury,…

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Game Auction 17 March 7pm

Join auctioneer Andrew Hutchinson of HP Auctions at Areena Riverside Resort for a Game Sale on Thursday, 17 March 2016 at 19h00. With 500 head on offer you do not want to miss this exciting auction of local game. This wide variety of game includes 4 buffalo, 40 nyala, 14 bontebok, 20 zebras, 100 impala, 1…

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Areena Valentines Open-Air Cinema

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! Areena Riverside Resort will be hosting an evening for the whole family to enjoy on the 13th February, Saturday. The evening will start at 6.30pm. Tickets Adults Early bird tickets are R60 pp & R100 pp at the gate Kids Early bird tickets are R40 pp & R50 pp at the gate…

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Just Jinjer & Monark
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Meet Abby

Abby is one of our star attraction at Areena Riverside Resort. He is a hand reared male Giraffe, and as a result he is very close and comfortable with humans. He has free reign of the 350ha property that is Areena’s Private Game Reserve and of course being a rather large creature that is designed…

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