Couples Adventure Package

We are sure by now, lock down has built up your need for some outdoor adventure and activity. We have put together a fun little adventure for you and your partner, to get you out into the fresh air, to get some exercise, do some game viewing and have some…

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Adventure Village Open for bookings

Our Adventure Village is open for certain activities at this time. Available to book are; Quad bike safari tours, Giraffe interactions, hiking and canoe hire. The Quad safari tour options are a 20 min tour at R180pp, the 60 min tour at R340pp and 2hr tour at R480pp. One Adult…

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History of Cottage no 1

Areena Riverside Resort, started as a caravan park in the early 1980’s along the Kwelera River, with only 30 sites, then gradually increased to 70 sites. As the resort developed, it was decided that self-catering accommodation was needed and planning began. The first unit was the water reservoir converted into…

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History of Rondavel 1

Our popular Thatched Rondavel no 1 has an interesting history that you may not know. It started out as a farm reservoir supplying the only ablution block in the caravan park for the first four years or so. This was when Areena Riverside Resort was only a caravan park. When…

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Areena, a place we call home

A camping holiday with the grandchildren back in 2000, started their love of Areena. A few years later, having loved what Areena offered they took up a more permanent site and become an Areena Clubmember. Fast forward a few more years, Ann sold her business and they both decided to…

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Where did the Areena in Areena Riverside Resort Originate?

The name AREENA originates from the Rathbone family itself. Nola Rathbone (Ed Rathbone’s mother) used the front letters of her 6 family members as the farm name of the property that Areena Riverside Resort is now on. A – ALON – SECOND OLDEST SON- (Alon is Nola spelt backwards) R…

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Leave your Areena review on Google, share the love  

During this time of business interruption, we are looking towards what we can achieve, and this is where we need your help. We all know you had a great day, weekend, adventure at Areena, and we encourage you to share your love of Areena Riverside Resort and leave a review…

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Areena Staff on lock down

It is always great to learn new things about your colleagues, and this stressful time in the tourism industry, when we are in such unknown territory, when positivity counts the most, I have found the Areena team has truly shown their Amazingness. We always affectionately call ourselves the A team,…

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An Areena History of the beginning

Ever wonder how Areena came about? Well here is a highlights version of the story. Ed and Karen Rathbone started with a caravan park in 1984, but back then you could hire only one of the 34 sites on offer along the Kwelera River, compared to the 150 sites they…

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