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Areena Yoga Instructor
Areena Yoga

Areena yoga classes are about to begin. It is with great excitement that the month of April approaches and our yoga journey at Areena begins. Classes will commence from Monday the 4th April 2022. Yoga will always be more than a physical exercise or experience, but a spiritual, mental and emotional journey to self-realisation and…

Areena Spa Specials
Autumn Specials at Areena Spa

Autumn Specials at Areena Spa are so enticing. As we start to say goodbye to the first quarter of year, we welcome the holidays that are approaching. We all start planning mini breaks to catch our breath and relax into the year.  Areena Spa understands the importance of self-care, so we have brought you some…

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…

New Entrance sign

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…

Enjoy Yoga at Areena this festive season

Join Cher this Festive Season for yoga sessions at Areena Riverside Resort. A great way to end your day with an afternoon session of stretching, reconnection and breathing. Cher has many years’ experience in yoga and runs many yoga classes along our East Coast, at various venues. Yoga is made up of poses, or asanas,…

Why Kids love to camp at Areena

Remember when as a kid you could safely play outdoors and have fun? Well, at Areena Riverside Resort, your kids can and they love the freedom. Kids can be kids, swim in the river if they want to, climb trees, ride their bikes and be safe. Our large playground has a trampoline, round about, swings,…

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…

Golfing weekend with us

Feeling like a Golfing weekend with the family, we have the answer for you. Book a weekend with us, your family will enjoy our family friendly, resort, set along the banks of the Kwelera River. You can book relaxing treatments at the spa for your wife, your children can bring their bicycles and enjoy the…

River view dinning at Areena Quays Restaurant

The best way to enjoy a burger is with a beautiful river view, and this is just what we offer at Areena Quays Restaurant. Our restaurant is right on the banks of the Kwelera River, with active bird life to watch and krantz flora to enjoy on the opposite side of the river. Watch canoe…


Travelling for work? This special is for you. Reps travelling for work between Monday and Thursday, can book single accommodation with us for only R395 per night, self-catering. Enjoy a Bed and Breakfast option at R475 per night or a Full board option (Dinner, with free glass of wine or beer, bed and breakfast) at…

Our Bees at Areena

The Areena honeybee hives have been busy during lock down. While we have all been at home under quarantine, and lockdown levels, the honey bees have been hard at work gathering pollen, and making honey in our hives. They have been enjoying the winter flowering trees and plants throughout the Areena private game reserve and…

What is the Areena Adventure Village all about?

Areena Adventure Village was born by the need to keep the resort guests entertained. We had the space, the adventure spirit and so all came together and the Adventure Village was opened.  It quickly became popular, offering some awesome adventures, right at the resort. The quadbike tours have always been the most popular activity, and…

History of Rondavel 1

Our popular Thatched Rondavel no 1 has an interesting history that you may not know. It started out as a farm reservoir supplying the only ablution block in the caravan park for the first four years or so. This was when Areena Riverside Resort was only a caravan park. When the water supply was changed…

Areena, a place we call home

A camping holiday with the grandchildren back in 2000, started their love of Areena. A few years later, having loved what Areena offered they took up a more permanent site and become an Areena Clubmember. Fast forward a few more years, Ann sold her business and they both decided to give living at Areena a…

Areena Baby Zebra and Lamb

Although spring is a few months away, we have seen a few new offspring being born at Areena this past week. Firstly we were introduced to an adorable and super fluffy baby zebra. It was proudly paraded for us by its mother when she came for an extra morning treat at the stables.  Little baby…

Happy Fantastic Father’s Day!

Wishing all Fathers a very fantastic Father’s Day on the 21 June 2020! Areena Riverside Resort would like to send a special Father, Ed Rathbone, the Father of Areena, a big hug and thank you, for all that he does, as a dad, a boss and a friend. We celebrate together the gift that is…

Leave your Areena review on Google, share the love  

During this time of business interruption, we are looking towards what we can achieve, and this is where we need your help. We all know you had a great day, weekend, adventure at Areena, and we encourage you to share your love of Areena Riverside Resort and leave a review on Google for us. This…

Areena Residents for over 30 years Roy and Maureen Stagg share their story beginnings.

Roy and Maureen Stagg arrived at Areena 1st February 1990. They have lived here permanently for over 30 years and this is how it all started for them: We arrived to meet with Ed & Karen at the end of January 1990 walking across the field to pick out our site for our Cabana home. …

Areena Staff on lock down

It is always great to learn new things about your colleagues, and this stressful time in the tourism industry, when we are in such unknown territory, when positivity counts the most, I have found the Areena team has truly shown their Amazingness. We always affectionately call ourselves the A team, and now more than ever…

An Areena History of the beginning

Ever wonder how Areena came about? Well here is a highlights version of the story. Ed and Karen Rathbone started with a caravan park in 1984, but back then you could hire only one of the 34 sites on offer along the Kwelera River, compared to the 150 sites they have today. These sites had…

Abby sends his well wishes to all fighting the COVD -19 outbreak

Abby our friendly and famous giraffe, was not to be left out of the encouragement. He took part in a little photo-shoot, just before South Africa was put under lock down, and we thought we would share some of his pictures with you all.   Our staff had some fun with Abby during the shoot,…