Areena on Tiktok

A new social media platform for us at Areena Riverside Resort is TikTok, a video sharing platform, with mini videos ranging from a few seconds to a few minutes. Engage with us and follow our TikTok account, @areenaresort and get to enjoy many little snippets of Areena life. From our…

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A romantic proposal

Imagine thinking you are coming to Areena for a delicious lunch, at Areena Quays Restaurant. You see a photographer taking pictures of the river and your boyfriend, who usually does not speak to strangers, asks the photographer to take a photo of the two of you. He happily agrees, and…

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Get a kiss from Abby this Valentines

Wondering what to do this upcoming Valentine’s Day with your special person? Visit Areena Riverside Resort and enjoy a delicious riverside Sunday morning breakfast with your loved one, including coffee at Areena Quays Restaurant on Valentine’s Day 14 February 2021. Spend the morning on the Kwelera River, taking in the…

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Squirrel love

The Areena reception office has been playing day care to two baby squirrels. Squirt, the first baby to arrive, was found wondering aimlessly in the resort, without parents nearby.  Luckily we have a ready supply of baby animal milk powder for when baby animal emergencies arrive. We started to syringe…

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Best Adventure Tourism Experience – Eastern Cape

As we welcome 2021, we reflect on how 2020 was a tough year, we battled through closed doors, operational regulations, less travellers, and yet we survived. It is due to our staffs unwavering commitment to see the year through, despite the hardships, and for that we are truly grateful. So…

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Coral Trees at Areena

You know spring has arrived at Areena Riverside Resort, when you see the thick red mass of brilliant flowers of the Coral Tree. The beautiful Coral Tree, or lucky bean tree is a welcoming site at the resort entrance and dotted about the resort. In spring time it bursts into…

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Holiday Fun at Areena – Dec 2020

We were lucky to have Father Christmas visit the resort this holiday. Bringing gifts for the children and good cheer to all. An outdoor Christmas party was enjoyed by the kiddies, especially when Father Christmas arrived on a quad bike with a trailer full of gifts and sweeties for them….

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Family Tennis fun at Areena

A popular attraction at Areena Riverside Resort is the beautifully surfaced tennis court. The usage of the tennis court for guests staying at the resort is absolutely free. Although we encourage guests to bring their own tennis rackets, we do have some for rental in reception, and sell tennis balls…

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Why Kids love to camp at Areena

Remember when as a kid you could safely play outdoors and have fun? Well, at Areena Riverside Resort, your kids can and they love the freedom. Kids can be kids, swim in the river if they want to, climb trees, ride their bikes and be safe. Our large playground has…

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