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Areena Riverside Resort

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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.


Spa Facilities

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.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

On-site activities
  • Boat cruises
  • Peddle boats
  • Quad biking
  • Archery
  • Deep sea fishing
  • 4x4 training
  • Obstacle courses
  • Kayaking
  • Paint ball.
Spa treatments

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.

Sporting activities

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.

Conferences & Events


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.


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 11:00
General Services
  • Housekeeping service

Available Rooms

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.


Areena Riverside Resort offers an airport transfer service. To receive a quote or make an airport transfer booking, please click the button below.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -32.889185

Longitude: 28.052942


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

Car Rental

A car rental service is available. To receive a quote or arrange car rental booking, please click the button below.

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star


  • Tourism Grading Council of South Africa