Areena wins Haute Grandeur Awards Areena is very pleased and proud to announce that we recently won 4 International Haute Grandeur Awards, namely Best Eco Friendly, Best Serviced Apartments, Best Family Resort and Best Hideaway Resort. We are very proud of our achievement, it is the culmination of hard work,…

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Zebras, what colour are their stripes?

Are they White with Black or Black with White Ever wondered about the Zebra and his stripes? Have you ever wondered if the Zebra is black with white stripes or White with black stripes? Well we would like to share a bit of information on this stripy little guy. Zebra’s…

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Green Wood Hoopoe visits Areena Riverside Resort

Areena Birders Corner  focus on the Green Wood Hoopoe Previously known as the ‘Red-billed Wood-hoopoe’ the Green Wood-Hoopoe is one of the birds that underwent a name change when it was decided by the worlds ‘avian authorities’  to eliminate any confusion between similar species found in different parts of the world. These…

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Areena riverside camping

Camping peacefully on the riverside The weather is amazing at this time of year, perfect for that family camping trip, you have been thinking about all winter and autumn. Dust off that tent, gather all your gear, the family and even the dog, if it’s well behaved! And book yourself…

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Abby the Giraffe stars in his own Interactions

Abby the Giraffe is the star Everybody’s favourite giraffe Abby is now the star of his own interaction sessions. For those of you who do not know who or what Abby is, let me enlighten you. Abby is our mature male giraffe, (Abby standing for Abnormally Big Baby) who was…

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How the Acacia Tree can outsmart a hungry giraffe

Outsmarting a hungry giraffe Acacias are thorny trees with foliage that is bright green or bluish-green and has small blooms that may be creamy white, pale yellow or bright yellow. You will have seen many in the Areena Game Reserve and in the Eastern Cape as a whole. These trees only…

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E-Scooters

Electric Scooter Tours Have some fun on our electric scooter tours through Areena Riverside Resort. A fairly new activity to our amazing adventure activity menu, at only R180pp for the 20 min tour.  Children from 12yrs and up can take part in this adventure and ride their own scooter in…

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Areena Birders Corner – The African Green Pigeon

Areena Birders Corner November 2018  The African Green Pigeon This month’s article of Birders Corner focuses on one of the amazing ‘paint jobs’ of our indigenous birds, the African Green Pigeon.  Because of its colour and habits, it’s one of the more difficult birds to observe let alone to capture…

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Congratulations to Candice and Specky

Our very own Candice Stanton, who you all know from the Areena office, took part in the recent Horse Jumping Competition held in Komga as part of the Komga Agricultural show 2018 and did us proud. Specky her 12 year old thoroughbred chestnut mare did a great job in tackling…

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Veggie Tunnel at Areena Riverside Resort

Our Areena residents and keen tunnel supervisor Nathan have been hard at work tending to the numerous seedlings in our Areena Tunnel. From salad leaves to veggies and herbs, all are growing beautifully side by side and almost ready to harvest. A great project which was taken to heart of…

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