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 Staff focus – Chandre

We thought we would share a little peak into one of our Areena Staff Members – Chandre, who has been working at Areena since November 2019. I am originally from Stutterheim, but now call the East Coast my home. I have a few hobbies that keep me sane, I paint…

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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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Areena Baby Zebra and Lamb

Although spring is a few months away, we have seen a few new offspring being born at Areena this past week. Firstly we were introduced to an adorable and super fluffy baby zebra. It was proudly paraded for us by its mother when she came for an extra morning treat…

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Happy Fantastic Father’s Day!

Wishing all Fathers a very fantastic Father’s Day on the 21 June 2020! Areena Riverside Resort would like to send a special Father, Ed Rathbone, the Father of Areena, a big hug and thank you, for all that he does, as a dad, a boss and a friend. We celebrate…

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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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