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The four-star resort is a beautiful self-catering resort situated just 26 km outside of East London in South Africa's Eastern Cape. This family welcoming riverside resort is the starting point to the Cape Wild Coast. Set on the banks of the Kwelera Tidal River, visitors to the Areena Riverside Resort enjoy breathtaking views, convenient facilities, spacious self-catering chalets and cottages as well as some fun-filled activities.
Areena provides comfortable and well maintained self-catering bungalows. Featuring two bedrooms, the chalets and cottages can accommodate anywhere from one to six guests depending on the accommodation choice. Cottages offer a fully equipped kitchen and a private braai area. The resort offers beautiful cabins and timber chalets which are perfect for families travelling or groups of friends who are looking for a great place to get away.
Guests staying in the timber chalets enjoy being right on the river bank where they can view game right at their front door. The resort also offers open plan rooms which can accommodate two guests. These rooms are perfect for couples who want a peaceful breakaway.
The resort offers in-house spa therapists trained to provide only the best treatments and practices, ensuring that guests can relax and unwind during their stay. The spa is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, on a Sunday treatments can be booked by particular arrangement. Some of the Spa treatments, for both men and women, include:
The Areena Quays is a family friendly, fully licensed restaurant which is on the river's edge. It has a private deck which allows guests to sit back and relax while enjoying a lovely meal. The restaurant also features a big screen TV where guests can watch rugby games and is open from Wednesdays to Sundays all day.
These activities are all subject to availability and are subject to extra costs.
- Obstacle courses
- Quad biking
- River cruises
- Deep sea fishing
- 4x4 training
- Paddle boats
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- Fully Furnished Kitchen
- Selected satellite channels
Areena Quays - Areena Riverside Resort
The Areena Quays is a family friendly, fully licensed restaurant which is situated on the river's edge. It has its very own private deck which allows guests to sit back and relax while enjoying a lovely meal. The restaurant also features a big screen TV where guests can watch rugby games and is open from Wednesdays to Sundays all day.
The Resort offers its little spa where guests can enjoy a selection of treatments such as massages, waxes, and manicures and pedicures.
The Spa is open on a Tuesday through to a Saturday and Sunday appointments can be made by special arrangement only.
- Boat cruises
- Peddle boats
- Quad biking
- Deep sea fishing
- 4x4 training
- Obstacle courses
- Paint ball.
The Resort offers its own little spa where guests can enjoy a selection of treatments such as massages, waxes, and manicures and pedicures. The Spa is open on a Tuesday through to a Saturday and Sunday appointments can be made by special arrangement only.
The Resort features an inviting outdoor swimming pool as well as a river where guests can cool down during the hot summer days.
Fishing is a popular activity here and guests are required to bring their own rods and bait.
This popular Family Resort features a tennis court and a volley ball court to which balls can be hired from reception or guests can bring their own.
The Resort, which nestles on the banks of the Kwelera Tidal River, only 23 km east of East London, features two conference venues. The conference venues are fully equipped and face the beautiful river which flows past the Resort. The venues can accommodate between 40 to 80 conference delegates depending on the chosen seating style.
- Barbeque & braai area
- Childrens playground
- Conference venue
- Games Room
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis court
- Volleyball field
Check in and Check Out Times
- Check in: 14:00
- Check out: 11:00
- Housekeeping service
Double En suite
The Double en-suite rooms are spacious open plan rooms which accommodate a maximum of two guests. Guests can either request double or twin bedded rooms depending on their own preference.
Cottage 1 or 4 or 5 - 1 or 2 persons
Cottage number one, four and five offers their visitors two bedrooms and a bathroom featuring a bath. Cottage number 1 is a single level unit whereas Cottage four and five offer a loft room upstairs. These cottages provide spacious accommodation for couples.
The Resorts cottages offer a kitchen with all the necessities, a television in the lounge although the channels are limited. The cottages do offer DSTV decoders so guests can bring their DSTV cards along with them.
Cottage 1 or 4 or 5 - 3 persons
Cottages one, four and five which provide two rooms suited perfectly for families or groups.
Guests are accommodated in the main room on a double bed while the second room offers single beds however the bathrooms have a bath only.
The cottages have their own private braai facility as well as a fully equipped kitchen to cater for all self catering requirements. A television is also available in the cottages, but be advised that the choice of channels are very selected. For DSTV members, the cottages have facilities so you can always bring your decoder and card along if you do not want to miss any of your favorite shows while on holiday.
Cottage 1 or 4 or 5 - 4 persons
This cottage can accommodate four guests comfortably and provide the benefits of a fully equipped kitchen and a private braai area. DSTV members can also bring along their decoders and cards as the cottages have a television and DSTV facility. The selection of television channels are very limited.
Cottage 1 or 4 or 5 - 5 persons
These cottages can accommodate five guests sharing and offer two bedrooms as well as extra beds. The cottages all offer a kitchen as well as a television with selected channels. They also offer their own braai areas for those beautiful sunny days in the Eastern Cape.
Cottage 1 or 4 or 5 - 6 persons
The spacious self catering cottages are perfect for big groups of friends or families traveling together. They can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests comfortably. The cottages one, four and five offer two bedrooms as well as extra beds.
Timber Chalets - 1 or 2 persons
The Timber Chalets offer peaceful and tranquil accommodation right on the banks of the river and are situated away from the main areas of the resort making them slightly more private. Beautifully furnished, the timber chalets offer their own private decks from which guests can spot some of the game which wonders around the resort.
These chalets offer a room which consists of a queen size bed as well as a room with two singles. The Timber Chalets offer the perfect accommodation for the single person or the couple looking for a quiet country retreat.
Timber Chalets - 3 persons
The Timber Chalets are situated right on the river bank away from the busy main resort public areas. The chalets offer two bedrooms. One room consists of a queen bed and the other houses two single beds. The chalet can accommodate a maximum of 4 guests comfortably. They also have their own private deck which overlooks the river and often guests will get to view game as they come to quench their thirst at the river.
Timber Chalets - 4 persons
Beautifully situated right on the river banks with their own private deck from which to enjoy the tranquil and peaceful surroundings, these chalets two bedrooms, the main chalet provides a comfortable queen size bed and the second room consists of two single beds.
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Driving directions from East London to the Areena Riverside Resort:
1. You will need to head northeast on Maggs St toward McBeath Rd
2. From Maggs St you will take the 1st left onto McBeath Rd
3. When you reach the 3rd left turn onto Curtis Rd 4. From Curtis take the 3rd right onto Main Rd
5. From the Main Rd you will need to turn right to merge onto N2 toward Mthatha
6. Take exit 1054 for R102 or Main Road toward East London
7. Turn left onto Main Rd
8. Take the 1st right onto R102
9. Turn right
10. Turn right
Areena Riverside Resort will be located on the right
On site parking facilities are provided for guests.
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