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Areena Riverside Resort

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Farm 694 Portion 7 | East Coast Resorts Road, East London 5259, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My hubby & I spent a few nights at this resort last month, loved it :) Neat ablutions, lovely restaurant on site which helps when you feel like taking a break from cooking & the food is good and reasonably priced! Most importantly we felt safe :)

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing experience - Soul food in Nature - Abbey interaction, Quad Bikes, a must do and see - What a wonderfu weekend of amazing memories - what a pleasure to wake up with animals all around you - coffee with rabbits ad Pea family - This is a must vsit resort for the whole famiy,

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a family ATV game adventure, what an amazing ride through this coastal bush reserve, candice, our guide, was great and we got to see giraffe, impala, blou wilderbees, zebra, nyala and eland close up! The viewpoint at the top was breathtaking!

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Queenstown, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the log cabins because my husband loves the fishing . It was our second visit the last visit was in February 2016 .The cabins are private, clean and very smart. I enjoy the quiet time cause I love to read. The weather was perfect in June 2016 and it was a treat to wear summer clothes as we... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a very enjoyable weekend at Areena but as we arrived in the dark on the Friday evening, the signage, although large and prominent, is not illuminated at night and we were tire and frustrated when we finally arrived at our destination. Even the office isn't clearly marked when you drive through the gates - other visitors were walking... More 

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East London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The double ensuite room we stayed was tastefully decorated and we enjoyed having so many options of things to do. We ended up canoeing to the beach, having a swim and coming back. It was so nice and relxaing to be on the river. This was the best option for us as all the other activities required more than four... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked into Areena for a friend's wedding as we have two year old twins. The staff at Areena were fantastic. They were very accommodating to us and brought extra blankets and pillows fro the kids to sleep on the sleeper couch. The kids loved the playgrounds (especially the purple dinosaur) and we will definitely be coming back to enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Areena is the ideal place to relax and kick back. The Riverside chalets are clean comfortable and on the river bank. In house restaurant offers good wholesome home cooked meals. Activities include quad biking seg way canoeing zip lining archery and animal pet farm. Resort giraffe Abby never shy for a photo shoot. Staff friendly and helpful. Good family holiday

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AreenaResort, Manager at Areena Riverside Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Joy, glad you had a good holiday and some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful river views from your timber chalet. Hope you took some great Abby 'selfies'. See you again soon. More 

Krugersdorp, South Africa
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Campsite and ablutions are of a high standard and well maintained. Staff were friendly and courteous. We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful part of the country. Room for improvement - The restaurant food was not great and we did not enjoy the grounds staff catching ducks and stuffing them into sacks to sell to a Chinese gentleman.

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AreenaResort, Manager at Areena Riverside Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your input, will definitely follow up these concerns, so they do not happen again. Apologies for putting a damper on your holiday, but I hope you will visit us again. More 

KZN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This resort is ideal for a family with kids.. Its safe and entirely geared towards children having thee best time of their life. I cannot fault it. It was amazing❤️ The opportunity to interact with wildlife was the cherry on top.

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AreenaResort, Manager at Areena Riverside Resort, responded to this review

We try very hard to make Areena a great place for families and we thrilled you had such a great time with us. Thank you! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated only 23 kilometers east of the East London city centre Areena Riverside Resort has become a sought after holiday and corporate destination.Nestled on the banks of the Kwelera tidal river, is the Eastern Cape's best kept secrect. Areena offers everything from well grassed camping sites, self-catering accommodation, adventure village and game reserve, conference facilities, to an upmarket family style restaurant and pub.Areena is the perfect place for fairy tale weddings, conferencing, corporate teambuilding and school and church camps.At Areena, there is always something for everyone! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Areena Riverside Resort

Address: Farm 694 Portion 7 | East Coast Resorts Road, East London 5259, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
Price Range: $49 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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