Areena Riverside Resort & Private Game Reserve is situated 23km from East London on the Wild Coast, along the banks of the unspoilt Kwelera tidal river. This holiday resort offers the sanctity of peace and nature, a place to soak up the tranquillity and prepare for a new week or a new year ahead. Areena specialises in providing prime caravan and camp sites, as well as luxury cottages, conference facilities, team building and adventure sports right on the waters edge, with unsuppressed views of the river. Cruises to the river mouth and beach can be arranged, and you can even park your boat along the jetty directly in front of you.
Caravan Park and Camping ~ Wake up to the sound of nature on the banks of the river, well known as both a fisherman’s and birdwatcher’s paradise. Enjoy a splendid mix of 110 shady and well grassed caravan and camp sites, each with their own convenient access to water and electrical points. Our sparkling ablutions are modern with ample hot water, laundry facilities and scullery areas. Experience for yourself why we are consistently voted one of South Africa’s top resorts.
Self-Catering Accommodation ~ Choose from one of our 23 self-catering units, from our thatched rondavels, luxury cottages and exquisite double en-suites to tranquil riverside timber chalets. All beautifully furnished for your ultimate comfort.
Areena Quays Family Restaurant & Pub ~ Relax and unwind on our sundeck on the banks of the Kwelera River under a giant fig tree, enjoy a sundowner and a delicious meal in our family restaurant and fully licensed pub. For sport lovers, this is the ideal spot to watch your favourite game on our big screen tv.
Team Building & Adventure Village ~ Our adventure village is perfectly suited to corporate team building. With motivational outdoor team building games, combined with a choice of a quad bike game ride, an obstacle course, abseiling, archery, pellet gun target shooting and paintball. We have trained facilitators to plan and supervise activities. Areena is also a versatile venue that is host to various adventure races.
Game Reserve ~ Join us on a quad bike game viewing trail through our 350 hectare, malaria-free game reserve where you can spot a wide variety of game including giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, eland, impala, blesbuck, nyala, fallow deer and ostrich.
River and Beach Activities ~ Fish from your campsite on the banks of the river, hire a canoe or sea kayak and take a 4km paddle down to the beach. Enjoy a leisurely trip to the river mouth on Kareena, our 30 person river cruiser. We have a slipway and jetties if you’d like to launch your own boat.