As a valued client and part of the Areena Family, this app is for you to keep up to date with all the latest happenings at our Resort. You can also use the app to book accommodation, communicate with us, take advantage of last minute specials and even join our loyalty programs! 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. IDYLLIC SETTING FOR AN AWARD WINNING RESORT 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. Areena is the culmination of the dream of Ed and Karen Rathbone to have a unique family resort. Areena was established 28 years ago and after a lot of hard work and dedication, the Rathbone’s were rewarded when the caravaning fraternity voted them as S.A. Top Resort in 2004. Other awards include: Winner of the 2009 Eastern Cape Adventure Accommodation Award. Top SA Resort 2004/2005. Top 10 SA Resort for the last 12 years. At Areena Riverside resort there is something for everyone.