From R104 PPS

Areena Riverside Resort

From R104 PPS



Areena Riverside Resort is nestled in a peaceful valley in the Eastern Cape along the border for the Wild Coast. Whether you prefer to stay in 4-star self-catering accommodation, camp or caravan, we have the perfect spot for you. Far enough from town, but close enough for the essentials, we are situated on the banks of the Kwelegha River, 23 km from East London at the southern gateway to the Cape Wild Coast.
Areena is a perfect venue for your next family holiday, countryside wedding, corporate break-away or romantic weekend away! Our Restaurant, Areena Quays, is situated on the banks of the river and it's the perfect spot to enjoy a scrumptious meal while overlooking the peaceful river and the natural beauty of the valley. We also offer a range of activities from MILD to WILD for the adventurous at heart. From quad bike safaris, canoeing, abseiling, paint balling, archery and pellet-gun target shooting to team building, fishing and a River cruise boat.

Areena Riverside Resort is the Wild Coast's best kept secret.... come and discover it for yourself!

Our Rondavels, Cottages, Timber Chalets and Double En-suites are all fully furnished and equipped for a superior self-catering experience. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway for two, or an energetic and adventurous family holiday or time away with friends, we have accommodation to suit you!

The resort offers unsurpassed value - awesome views of the river, cruises to the river mouth on the Kareena, terrific bird-life viewing, beautiful exposure to Wild Coast vegetation and lots of varied wildlife on the property that can be viewed from your camping site or game drives on four-wheelers. Needless to say, fish are in abundance - hook the big one from the riverbanks or fish at the river mouth, you can launch your boat from our slipway and moor your boat to our jetties, paddle-ski the river or jump off the rocks into the Kwelega, abseil, play tennis, enjoy a delicious variety of meals in our restaurant, cool off in the swimming pool, visit the petting farm and feed the animals, sunbathe on the beach, have fun in the games room and so much more. Once you have been to Areena Riverside Resort, we promise that you will always come back for more.


Room Facilities

  • Non-Smoking
  • Television

On Site Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Children Allowed
  • Conference Rooms
  • Internet Terminal
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering
  • Tennis

Local Facilities


Additional Rates Info:
Children under 3yrs are free of charge, children 4yrs and older pay full adult rate. All units are fully equipped for self catering with linen and bath towels provided.


Sleeps 6

All our sites have an electrical point for a 3 pin plug and a braai stand with a grid. The site is either a grass or cement site. Both riverside and non riverside sites.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2020       R 200   R 104
February 2020       R 200   R 104
March 2020       R 200   R 104
April 2020       R 200   R 104
May 2020       R 200   R 104
June 2020       R 200   R 104
July 2020       R 200   R 104
August 2020       R 200   R 104
September 2020       R 200   R 104
October 2020       R 200   R 104
November 2020       R 200   R 104
December 2020            

Double Ensuite

Sleeps 2
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Bachelor style apartment, fully equipped for self catering with a kitchenette, and bathroom, with either a bath or shower. Twin beds, but can make up as a king bed on request.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2020       R 580   R 525
February 2020       R 580   R 525
March 2020       R 580   R 525
April 2020       R 580   R 525
May 2020       R 580   R 525
June 2020       R 580   R 525
July 2020       R 580   R 525
August 2020       R 580   R 525
September 2020       R 580   R 525
October 2020       R 580   R 525
November 2020       R 580   R 525
December 2020            


Sleeps 4
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Thatched open plat unit, with a double bed in the main area open plat to the kitchen and lounge. The single beds are up stairs in a loft. The unit is fully equipped for self catering with linen and bath towels provided. Rate quoted includes 4 persons only.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2020       R 1300   R 400
February 2020       R 1300   R 400
March 2020       R 1300   R 400
April 2020       R 1300   R 400
May 2020       R 1300   R 400
June 2020       R 1300   R 400
July 2020       R 1300   R 400
August 2020       R 1300   R 400
September 2020       R 1300   R 400
October 2020       R 1300   R 400
November 2020       R 1300   R 400
December 2020            

Timber Chalet

Sleeps 4
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Riverfront two-bedroom unit, fully equipped for self catering with full bathroom and deck overlooking the river. Main bedroom has a double bed, the second room has twin beds. Linen and bath towels included

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2020       R 1800   R 538
February 2020       R 1800   R 538
March 2020       R 1800   R 538
April 2020       R 1800   R 538
May 2020       R 1800   R 538
June 2020       R 1800   R 538
July 2020       R 1800   R 538
August 2020       R 1800   R 538
September 2020       R 1800   R 538
October 2020       R 1800   R 538
November 2020       R 1800   R 538
December 2020            
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 15 January 2020


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  • Response Rate: 97%
  • Average Response Time: 24 hours
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Corner Schafli Road and Glen Garriff turn off, East Coast Resorts , Kwelera, East London, 5259

Map Areena Riverside Resort  in Kwelera  Amatole  Eastern Cape  South Africa

Guest Comments

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