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Areena Riverside Resort

Areena Riverside Resort, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa, East London, South Africa
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Resort

Private accommodation

Couples

Families

Groups

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Nearest Wave
2-5km

RELAX, REJUVENATE & RECONNECT

Areena is a place to escape the hectic world, relax and rejuvenate. It is a place to reconnect. A place to become grounded. Areena is a wholesome place, a place where family values count. A place where children can wander around in safety. A place that evokes feelings of a time gone by – A time when there were no video games, no cellphones and no high security fences. This is a place where kids and adults can learn to play again, to get outdoors and establish real life friends.

FOR THE ADRENALINE AND FITNESS JUNKIES
The Team Building and Adventure Village – The on to site adventure village is perfectly suited to corporate team building. Motivational outdoor team building games, combined with a choice of a quad bike game rides, an obstacle course, abseiling, archery, pellet gun target shooting, paintball and the amazing zip line trail will cater for all your adrenaline needs. Areena has trained facilitators to plan and supervise activities. Areena is also a versatile venue that is host to various adventure races.

FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SOAK UP THE SUN
River and Beach Activities – Fish from your campsite on the banks of the river or bass dams, hire a canoe or sea kayak and take a 5km paddle down to the beach. Enjoy a leisurely trip to the river mouth on Kareena, Areena’s 30 person double decker river cruiser. Areena has a slipway and jetties to launch your own boats and canoes.

Location

Areena Riverside Resort is situated on the banks of the Kwelera tidal river, 23 km east of East London city centre, at the beginning of the Eastern Cape Wild Coast. Areena offers you unsurpassed views of the river, wildlife, birds and surrounding wild coast vegetation.

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Number of people: 88
Bath Towels
Kitchen
Kitchenette
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (surcharge)
Cot / high chair
Kids club
Laundry
Massage
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Pets allowed
SPA
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Washer
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (additional)
Buffet restaurant
Dinner (additional)
Restaurant
Canoeing
Fitness Classes
Hiking
Ping-pong
Pool table
SUP
Surf school
Volleyball
Yoga

Extras:

SERVICING OF COTTAGES: R100
ALL DOGS BY PERMISSION ONLY: R65
Rondavels
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 6

Our three rondavels are an open to plan design with a queen size bed downstairs and single beds in a loft room upstairs, sleeping from 4 to 6 people. (These units are not suitable for very young children as the wooden stairways to the loft rooms are fairly steep). The unit has one bathroom & a fully equipped kitchen for self catering, with a dish towel and cleaning detergent included. Linen and bath towels are included, but please bring along a swimming/beach towel. Basic servicing is included, a full service is available on request at an additional charge, please arrange with reception. All units have DSTV offering the Easy View Bouquet, which shows ETV and the SABC channels ONLY. The communal lounge (above the restaurant) has the full DSTV bouquet, which is available for guests to make use of.

Cottages
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 8

COTTAGES
Cottage 1 is a single level two to bedroomed unit which can sleep 4, with a queen size bed in the main bedroom and a double bunk in the second bedroom.

Cottages 2 and 3 each have three bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 people with a queen size bed in the main bedroom, two single beds in the second bedroom and four single beds in the third.

Cottage 4 and 5 are high to pitch thatch, open to plan units with a bathroom en to suite to the main bedroom downstairs, and four single beds in a loft room leading from the lounge, sleeping up to 6 people.

The unit has one bathroom & a fully equipped kitchen for self catering, with a dish towel and cleaning detergent included. Linen and bath towels are included, but please bring along a swimming/beach towel. Basic servicing is included, a full service is available on request at an additional charge, please arrange with reception. All units have DSTV offering the Easy View Bouquet, which shows ETV and the SABC channels ONLY. The communal lounge (above the restaurant) has the full DSTV bouque.

EN SUITES
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

13 generously sized, open to plan En suites are ideal for 1 or 2 persons. There are two twin beds in each, made separately, but pushed together against a king to size headboard. Three of these units is available as king to size. King size available on request.The unit has one bathroom & a fully equipped kitchenette for self catering, with a dish towel and cleaning detergent included. Linen and bath towels are included, but please bring along a swimming/beach towel. Basic servicing is included, a full service is available on request at an additional charge, please arrange with reception. All units have DSTV offering the Easy View Bouquet, which shows ETV and the SABC channels ONLY. The communal lounge (above the restaurant) has the full DSTV bouquet, which is available for guests to make use of.

TIMBER CHALETS
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

Five timber chalets are set on the banks of the river, a few hundred metres from the main hub of the resort. They are exquisitely furnished and offer a truly peaceful riverside stay. Each chalet has a queen size bed in the main bedroom with two single beds in the second bedroom (“The Larks” has a bunk bed in the second bedroom), comfortably accommodating 4 people. The 4 timber chalets have full bathrooms, The Larks, has a bath, (there is an “outdoor shower”). The covered timber deck facing the river is the perfect spot for viewing the game that often wanders through the garden in this area.The unit has a fully equipped kitchen for self catering, with a dish towel and cleaning detergent included. Linen and bath towels are included, but please bring along a swimming/beach towel. Basic servicing is included, a full service is available on request at an additional charge, please arrange with reception. All units have DSTV offering the Easy View Bouquet, which shows ETV and the SABC channels ONLY. The communal lounge (above the restaurant) has the full DSTV bouquet, which is available for guests to make use of.

CAMPING
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 6

Many camping enthusiasts have returned to our caravan park time and time again to stay on one of our 110 generously sized caravan or tent sites. Most sites are well grassed and shady (other sites have cement slabs) with more than half of the sites spread along 800m of river frontage. Each site has one 15 to 20 amp electrical outlet and a braai with a grid. Sparkling – clean communal ablution blocks with hot water, (serviced daily).

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to East London and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: R200
  • Price for more than 4: R150
  • - Nearest Airport: East London
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 45
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 30 min
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Wayne Monk

Tagan Smith

Catherine Lee

Being blessed with a coastline littered with a variety of uncrowded surf breaks, ranging from A-framing beach breaks to solid point and reef breaks. Waves all year round and most importantly being able to surf in all kinds of winds is a big bonus. "Nahoon Reef has been called the Haleiwa of South Africa."

Main Surf Beach: Yellow Sands

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

We offer lessons for kids aged 7 and upwards (our only requirement, is that they are able to swim) we request parents to be on hand at all times. We take 2 - 6 children at a time, with no less than 3 instructors in the water at any given time.

Beginner Surf Lessons

Our Lessons are 2 hours long, with 1 instructor to every 3 students. We have 3 Specific beach break locations that we use and students will never go above waist high in the water. Wetsuits and surfboards are provided (please pack sunblock and refreshments).
Students will be taught water safety, paddling and final how to stand. Transport can be arranged( surcharge may apply).

Intermediate Surf Lessons

We have 4 breaks that are best suited for this level of surfing and there will be a ratio of 1 instructor to every 4 surfers. 2 sessions lasting 1 hour each.We will provide you with wetsuits, surfboards and transport at the locations. Surfers will be taught on how best to use rip currents and how those rip currents affect waves along with the weather.

Surf Guide

Transport is provided and schedule is disgusted the night before. We only take a max of 6 people on these trips. Due to the level of waves and location, surfboard will be an additional cost, but must inquire before booking. We cover approximately 20 breaks and will always do our best to put you in the best surf possible.


Graveyards

Graveyards

Level: Advanced

Shallow Right Hand Reef Break
Works on Spring Tides/West Swell Direction
Very technical take to off into the barrel

Yellowsands Beach Break

Yellowsands Beach Break

Level: All Levels

Beach break with running lefts and rights.
Very dependent on sand bank position for barrels.
Multiple peaks to choose from.
Very consistent wave all year round.
Great for learning how to surf.

Yellows Point Break

Yellows Point Break

Level: Advanced

Right Hand Point Break
South East Swell Direction/West Wind
Barrels and Vertical Lips
Best on a pushing tide

Sum Place

Sum Place

Level: Advanced

Left Hand Reef break
Goofy footers dream
Barrel sections/carve sections
Often has a rip current, which generates some insane barrel rides
South East Swell/ West Wind

Queensberry Bay

Queensberry Bay

Level: All Levels

3 different Locations
Left hand reef break for Intermediate and Advanced
Nemo's right (great for Beginners)
Queensberry Point ( advanced only)
The point is the main break
Handle swell up to 20 ft with 18 sec period
West swell/ Light Northerly wind
Best at 6 to 8ft

Glen Eden

Glen Eden

Level: All Levels

Beach with sand bottom.
Sands banks constantly shifting making for great waves for all surf levels
Point Break works on swell in the 8 to 10 ft range
Still surf able when on to shore blows

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Rain

Wetsuits

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Air Temp (°C)

JAN/FEB

28°

MAR/APR

25°

MAY/JUN

20°

JUL/AUG

18°

SEP/OCT

25°

NOV/DEC

28°

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due to the property 8 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 8 days then the property will contact you shortly after you book to collect the balance.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.

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