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Areena Riverside Resort

4.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Farm 694 Portion 7 | East Coast Resorts Road, East London 5259, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are different accommodations Available. Areena are realy a gem. You can take 20 min boat cruise downthe river. One can also hired a quadbike to see the wildlife. There are a restaurant where you can have a lunch. There are also day visitors there are caravan accommodation rondavels & chalettes. The staff at the restaurant are very friendly and... More

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed in the Rondeval. We found a bat in our room and asked the reception for help. We were told (quite rudely) that there was nothing they could do, to leave it alone, or catch it ourself, which I did. It's a family run place, which I like, but some people seem to think they are... More

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George, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Just a warning if staying in the Timber Cottages,they are back to back with another chalet so you hear everything next door. The heat pump was also extremely noisy every time someone uses hot water from either of the cottages. With the awesome location we had hoped for a week of peace but this was not to be. The fridge... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Love this place! beautiful, friendly,clean safe wow! Beautiful camp sites on the river Braai spots for all accomadation happy friendly animals all over the show. On the river close to the beach- Just a really great place to stay in South Africa!

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Broome, Australia
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65 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This riverine establishment is enormous and spreads over a large area of various types of accommodation from permanent tented, to motel style units, to wooden chalets all in natural bush and garden settings along the riverbank. There are many animals and various activities like quad biking through their enclosed nature reserve. People loved just fishing ( I saw huge good... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We had the privelege of staying at Areena over the weekend. The kids loved the wildlife, the open air and facilities in the park.. I would however give attention to the jungle gym that which in my opinion is a bit open on the sides for the smaller children and the pool area between the baby and large pool could... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

We camped there for just over 15 days. Must be one of the best camping sites in ZA. Everything is well maintained and kept clean. Nature lovers paradise , the restaurant serves good food and makes the best breakfast. Close to a new and excellent Spar with Tops , Link Pharmacy , Service station.There is a lot to do ,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Areena is amazing. Great camping on the river. You can even go on a Segway tour to see the wildlife. But the best thing about Areena is Abby the famous Giraffe who loves kissing people. Being kissed by Abby is a once in a lifetime experience and kinda slobbery too :)

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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We only stayed over 1 night in the campsite and we were impressed. The sites are very big and clean. The ablutions were spotless and in very good condition. There is enough space for the kids to play and enjoy themselves. Although the pool is not very big, the area was neat anx tidy. One suggestion would be that thete... More

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Turnhout, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Last november my sister and I camped here 2 nights and although the weather wasn't that nice (it was raining the first night and morning) the experience was great! We put our tent up next to the river so we had an amazing view and the ostriches who are running free on the camping came to visit us. After BBQ... More

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Address: Farm 694 Portion 7 | East Coast Resorts Road, East London 5259, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
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Hotel Class:4 star — Areena Riverside Resort 4*
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