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.


Areena Resort is a Holiday Resort offering a large variety of facilities for both family and business markets. The Resort offers : • Accommodation in Self Catering Cottages and Rondavels for up to 100 persons sharing • Country House catering provided by our onsite Areena Quays Restaurant • Camping and Caravan sites for up to 800 persons • Permanent residences • Conference Facility with Restaurant and Licensed Pub • Adventure Village with various activities, from corporate Teambuilding, quad bike game viewing trips to canoe trails and zip lines. • 400 hectare Game Reserve with plains game ( giraffe, zebra, buck) • We are graded as 4 star Country House by TGSA and AA ‘Superior’


Areena Resort also participates in the development of tourism in the area in collaboration with other organizations, groups or businesses. We are part of the Wild Coast Jikeleza Route Association as well as the South African Youth Travel Association. We work together to facilitate the conceptualization and implementation of our area as a branded tourism destination and route, integrating the facilities and services in our demarcated geographical area.


The development of these destinations is initiated through the empowerment and collaborative participation of community members. The promotion of the offerings of a whole community is economically more viable and sustainable than the promotion of an individual facility.


We are taking part as a host in the WESSA Tourism Green Coast Project. Where selected youth, employed as Green Coast Stewards, will support 25 beaches along the Wild Coast while receiving relevant, accredited training in ecotourism as well as exposure to the industry through placement with local tourism operators, thereby preparing them for employment opportunities in the tourism and environmental sectors.


Our services and products include: • Self-catering accommodation for families and individuals • Catered and serviced accommodation for corporate functions, government organisations, church, sports and school groups in a relaxed country setting • A Casual Conference facility for corporate groups, church groups sports groups and school groups • Fun Team Building Activities designed to assist corporate groups with a team build goals. • Family day outings for corporate groups and Family Reunions • Adventure village incorporating Abseiling, Quad biking, Paintball, Archery, Pellet Gun Shooting, River Cruise. Open to general public for entertainment. • Game Reserve with Quad Bike Game Drives • Caravan Park with sites for Tents and Caravans for relaxed Family Holidays with full entertainment program over the Easter Weekend and December Holiday period • The Restaurant, Pub and Conference center incorporating Areena Quays Restaurant.

Our stay was amazing. Just perfect. Already planning our next trip back!
Amy Johnson

Our statement


Our vision is to provide a major sector of the local, national and international business and private sectors with a natural and relaxing setting for holidays, social and business activities.


Our mission is to provide an environment where customers can “stay and play” without having to travel large distances. While promoting our own product we will promote the area and tourism industries within the area.


1. Areena has received 2nd Place in the Eastern Cape Readers Resort of the year 2017, by The Great Outdoors Guide. 20 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2017 and 2014
Areena Riverside Resort where the fun never ends.