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Areena Riverside Resort – East London, Eastern Cape


Spectacularly positioned on the banks of the Kwelera River near Chintsa, Areena Riverside Resort offers spacious caravan and camping sites, furnished chalets, a clubhouse and conference venue.

Enjoy beautiful views of the river, excellent bird- and game-watching opportunities right in front of your site, as well as game drives.

Most of the generously-sized Areena caravan or Kwelera River camping sites are well-grassed and shady; non-grassed sites have cement slabs for a level and stable base.

With more than half of the sites spread along 800m of river frontage, there will be a site that is perfect for you.

Each site has a 15-20 amp electrical outlet for a standard three pin plug, and a braai stand with a grid.

Two laundries plus sparkling ablutions (serviced daily) make caravaning even easier.

The resort is a bird watchers paradise, with many species to be ticked off that east coast bird watching list.

The salt water tidal river is perfect for the fishing enthusiast. You can moor your boat at one of the jetties to enjoy easy access to the quiet beach at the mouth of the river.

Hire a canoe for an adventure on the river, or enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the Kareena.

Adventurous travellers will be keen to check out the Areena Adventure Village, where trained facilitators supervise a range of activities such as abseiling, quad biking, paintball and the Ama-Zing-Zing Zipline.

The clubhouse provides table tennis and pool for the teens.

With a variety of game in the adjoining private game reserve, it’s hard to resist the opportunity to follow the game viewing trail through 350 hectares of malaria-free bushveld, where you’re likely to see giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, eland, ostrich and several species of deer.

If you’ve had enough of cooking over a fire or gas stove, then the resort’s restaurant will draw you in irresistibly, with its great meals at reasonable prices.

The pub has a large-screen TV, so you won’t miss out on that other ‘big game’ while you enjoy your holiday.

Areena Riverside Resort is an extremely well run park that offers something for everyone.

Areena River Resort also offers non-camping accommodation…

Riverside timber chalets are set on the banks of the river, a few hundred metres from the main hub of the resort, and offer a truly peaceful riverside stay to reconnect with nature.

Self-catering accommodation apartments are perfect for couples or corporate guests. These bachelor style units comfortably accommodate 2 guests.

Open plan family style rondavels offer affordable self-catering accommodation. These thatched units are perfect for family getaways.

There are five family style cottages to choose from at Areena Riverside Resort. The cottages sleep from 4 to 6 persons. Enjoy the open plan lounge and kitchen areas.

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