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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,…

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Fri
27
Nov
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…

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Thu
29
Oct
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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…

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Jul
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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…

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2
Jun
Try some bird watching in your own Garden

Bird watching is an easy activity to do, and can be done from the comfort of your own home, you do not need to venture far. Encourage birds into your garden, by planting flowers to attract sunbirds, create water features, for bathing and drinking. Put up a bird feeder with wild bird seed, and enjoy…

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Tue
2
Jun
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…

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11
Mar
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Abby wows Minnesota students

The Abby fan club grows on a daily basis, and this fame is world known, we are surprised daily at just how far his Abby welcomes students from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, Minnesota USA. Abby has worldwide fame, and loves meeting his fans up close, and of course sharing a…

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Wed
11
Mar
WTM Cape Town – April 2020

World Travel Market, a meeting place of international buyers – one of the leading travel and tourism trade shows in Africa taking place annually in Cape Town, 6 – 8 April.  Areena will be there, networking, sharing our amazing resort with the rest of the world, so pop in and visit us.

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Valentines Dinner 2020

Yes it is that time of year when you start planning for Valentine’s Day, Friday 14 February. We are going to make it easy for you this year. We have some wonderful options available, from a Valentines dinner for 2 at R480 per couple at the Areena Quays Restaurant to a Couples Valentines weekend getaway….

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Wed
22
Jan
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New faces in reception

With the New Year comes new beginning, and Areena Reception is no exception. We are pleased to announce that we have a few new team members to introduce to you. Chandre comes with Marketing experience, Marien with sales and customer relations experience and Jordan who has just written matric. We look forwards to the new…

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Wed
6
Nov
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AREENA LANDLINE 043 734 3055 TAKES WHATS APP MESSAGES

You are now able to communicate with us via what’s app, unlike conventional cell phones, our landline number is able to accept what’s app message, looking forwards to chatting on 043 734 3055.

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Wed
6
Nov
World Youth and Student Tourism Conference – LISBON 2019

We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to market Areena at the World Youth Student Travel Conference held in Lisbon Portugal, 8 – 11 October. Amber was able to meet with like minded individuals in the youth and student travel industry, to discuss partner ships, the future of the industry and new developments in…

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Wed
9
Oct
Solar Panels, a way we support our environment

Solar PV panels on the roofs of homes and businesses generate clean emission free electricity by converting the energy in sunlight. Solar panels work hard all day producing electricity from the sun. They also support sustainable solar energy solutions at night. Most solar modules are currently produced from crystalline silicon.  For optimum performance a solar panel needs to be made of similar…

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Wed
9
Oct
Areena Riverside Resort & Private Game Reserve – Awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence for 2019 in South Africa.

HotelsCombined recognize Areena Riverside Resort & Private Game Reserve amongst the best hotels in South Africa Cintsa, South Africa, 12 September 2019- HotelsCombined, the Australian-based hotel meta-search company, has started an extensive survey covering different types of accommodations within South Africa. This survey is based on gathering data from millions of guest reviews, and translating…

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Aug
TOURISM MONTH 2019 SPECIALS – SO START PLANNING

September is Tourism Month, and the Eastern Cape is celebrating with loads of Double the Fun for the Half the Price’ deals.  Areena is taking part by offering the following: Areena Double the Fun Deal is R500 per night for 2 persons self-catering, including a free canoe for 1 day. Please note that for the…

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7
Jul
Areena gets a great Camping Rating.

We are pleased to share our Caravan Parks resort rating, we have been given a 4 out 5 rating. Please note that these are ratings that get done by the campers for the campers, and this makes us happy to get such great ratings. We urge all our campers to go onto the www.caravanparks.com website…

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7
Jul
Areena Loyalty Card

The time has come for us to pay you back! We recognize that we have many loyal guests and we’ve decided to say “thank you” in a small way! A “LOYALTY CARD”, allows us to do just this. Claim your card at the office when you check in and begin to log in your stays…

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7
Jul
Agave Attenuata – Swans Neck, Areena Riverside Resort

We are fortunate to have some beautiful plants at Areena, and coming across this beautiful flower, I decided I need to know more about it. While doing research on this magnificent specimen of an Agave Attenuata, loving known as ‘the swan’s neck’ I came across some interesting points regarding this plant, that I thought you…

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Fri
29
Mar
Areena Wins 3rd Place in the Eastern Cape, The Great Outdoors Guide, and Readers Resort of the Year 2018.

We are pleased to announce that Areena Riverside Resort has once again come in the top 3 Resorts of the year, as voted by you, and we want to say Thanks! What a pleasure it is to have be voted into the top 3! It is always inspiring to us when we received awards that…

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Mar
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University of Delaware Nurses on Eastern Cape Tour visit Areena

We were very fortunate to host a group of Nursing Students from the University of Delaware in January 2019. They come to the Eastern Cape to assist with the improvement of maternal health services and feminine education. Below is an article that featured in the Daily Dispatch on the 31 Jan 2019.   US, Fort…

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Areena Birders Corner March 2019 – Burchells Coucal – AKA the Rainbird

Burchell’s Coucal is a bird that is either loved or hated by Birders. On the negative side it is a voracious predator with its dietary habits focusing heavily on nest robbing and eating the young birds alive and/or devouring the eggs. If these tasty morsels are not available, it will focus on eating small mammals,…

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14
Jan
2018 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

AREENA RIVERSIDE RESORT EARNS 2018 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE East London South Africa, 6 January 2018, Areena Riverside Resort today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its eighth year, the achievement celebrates businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include…

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14
Jan
Areena December 2018 Holiday festivities

Areena Colour Run We had a great time this holiday with sunshine, activities, smiles and good clean Areena Family fun!  From colour runs, to tie dying, to river swims, sandcastle building and even an anything that floats, kept everyone happy and active. We kicked off our Holiday programme with our annual Areena Colour Run, a…

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14
Jan
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Nesting Birds of Areena

Birders Corner – December 2018 Areena has been blessed with an abundance of nesting birds during this Yuletide season. There are a number of breeding sunbirds, flycatchers and other species currently available for the avid birder to observe and record. The untidy nests of Spotted, Dusky and Collared Sunbirds are to be found in various…

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Areena Riverside Resort is shortlisted for the Haute Grandeur Global Awards 2018

We pleased to announce that we are shortlisted for the 2018 Haute Grandeur Global Awards. Dubai’s palatial Palazzo Versace sets the scene for a night of splendour and acclamation as Haute Grandeur Global AwardsTM will crown the world’s finest in hospitality at a grand Awards Ceremony on 1 November 2018. No other red-carpet event exemplifies…

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Apr
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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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