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Matthew with his kob
Internship at Areena

I would like to introduce Matthew, our nature conservation student doing his 12 month practical internship at Areena Riverside Resort. For six months so far Matthew has been learning the ropes at Areena. Our student intern for 2021, is gaining a great deal of practical experience from our team on a daily basis. You will…

Kaalgat Karel wins more international accolades

We are thrilled to announce that tummy-tickling Afrikaans romcom, Kaalgat Karel, has been scooping up international awards. KAALGAT KAREL is the hilarious tale of thirty year old Karel Venter (Jacobs).  A social media sensation who loves the thrill of streaking during sports matches. He falls head-over-heels for the paramedic, Rita (Visser) who saves him after…

Abby the giraffe
Abby the Friendly Giraffe

Have you heard of Abby the friendly giraffe? Abby is a giraffe living at Areena Riverside Resort Private Game Reserve. He is a male giraffe although he has a girlie name – ABBY. His name ABBY, actually stands for Abnormally Big Baby.  When he arrived at Areena he was just a baby being fed on…

Christmas in July Open Air Cinema Event

Christmas in July Open Air Cinema and Market tickets are R50PP presold until THURSDAY 8 July 2021, available online at Howler – https://www.howler.co.za/areenachristmasinjuly Under 3 years old is free, 4yrs and over are full price. On the day tickets are R70PP at the gate. Event Schedule: 13h00 18h00 – Craft Market starts 14h00 – 17h00…

Where Does Our Areena Water Supply Come From

Areena water supply is totally dependent on rainfall which fills our dams. Our area is constantly in drought with inadequate rainfall to FILL dams. Often a “Green” drought occurs where there is enough rainfall to make everything look Green but the Dams still do not get adequate rainfall to fill up to supply our water…

Craft Beer Tour
Craft Beer Tour on the East Coast

Looking for something to do on the East Coast? Craft Beer Tour a perfect afternoon activity. Why not pay a visit to one of our local craft breweries? We are fortunate to have two breweries very close to Areena Riverside Resort, both of which we highly recommend. Emerald Vale Brewery, about 10 kilometres down the…

Coral Trees at Areena

You know spring has arrived at Areena Riverside Resort, when you see the thick red mass of brilliant flowers of the Coral Tree. The beautiful Coral Tree, or lucky bean tree is a welcoming site at the resort entrance and dotted about the resort. In spring time it bursts into bloom, with the fiery red…

Holiday Fun at Areena – Dec 2020

We were lucky to have Father Christmas visit the resort this holiday. Bringing gifts for the children and good cheer to all. An outdoor Christmas party was enjoyed by the kiddies, especially when Father Christmas arrived on a quad bike with a trailer full of gifts and sweeties for them. Our craft classes for children…

Family Tennis fun at Areena

A popular attraction at Areena Riverside Resort is the beautifully surfaced tennis court. The usage of the tennis court for guests staying at the resort is absolutely free. Although we encourage guests to bring their own tennis rackets, we do have some for rental in reception, and sell tennis balls as well. The game of…

Winners of the 2020 African Excellence Business Awards Announced

United Kingdom, 2020– MEA Markets magazine announces the winners of the 2020 African Excellence Business Awards. Where we are proud to announce that we were awarded the: Most Accommodating Holiday Resort – Eastern Cape -Areena Riverside Resort This year, more than any other, it has been easy to ignore the everyday successes in favour of…

Tourism Month Specials

September is Tourism month and with travel within South Africa now open we are celebrating.  Having spent the last few month at home, now is the time to do some exploring, get outdoors, and have some fun with the family, away from home. We are running some awesome specials for September 2020 and encourage you…

History of Cottage no 1

Areena Riverside Resort, started as a caravan park in the early 1980’s along the Kwelera River, with only 30 sites, then gradually increased to 70 sites. As the resort developed, it was decided that self-catering accommodation was needed and planning began. The first unit was the water reservoir converted into a thatched rondavel. A charming…