Cintsa Accommodation at Areena Riverside Self-Catering in Wild Coast
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Areena Riverside Resort is a 4 star graded property offering Cintsa accommodation for tourists and visitors of on the Wild Coast.

About Areena Riverside Resort

At the start of the Wild Coast, Areena Riverside Resort and Private Game Reserve, is a piece of paradise on the Kwelera River.


Self Catering:
Choose from a variety of luxury four star fully equipped self catering family cottages, rondavels, timber chalets and double en suite units. All our units are fully equipped for self catering with linen and towels provided. The various units can sleep from two persons up to six persons per unit. Our five timber chalets are situated on the banks of the river and afford you the chance to game view and bird watch from the comfort of your private deck overlooking the river.

We also have well grassed camping sites in our superior graded resort. A large number of the sites boast river frontage on the tidal Kwelera River. A slipway and numerous jetties are available for guests who enjoy a bit of boating and skiing on our 5 km stretch of tidal river. Our clean and modern ablution blocks are situated throughout the caravan and camping resort. Our self service coin operated laundry is available 24 hours.

Adventure Village

Our Adventure Village on site, offers a wide range of outdoor adventure activities which include our newly launched Zip lines, AmaZing Zing. The AmaZing Zing is a nine zipline tour over a kloof within our game reserve, accompanied by two adventure guides you will need to set aside two exhilarating hours to take part in this activity.

Paintball, canoeing and pellet gun target shooting are just some of the activities available. Our quad bike safari, an option of 20, 60 or 120 minutes, is a must followed by sundowners at the river front restaurant Areena Quays.

Conferences and Weddings

Two conference venues can accommodate day conference groups of up to 80 and 50 delegates respectively. Day and overnight conference packages are available on request.

We can cater for outdoor wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions of up to 120 guests in our riverfront venue. On site catering and bar, scenic photo backdrops and on site accommodation, make this a sought after country style wedding venue.

Activities and Attractions

Areena Riverside Resort is a children’s paradise, a place where kids can be kids. Our swimming pool, kiddies pool, tennis court and playground will keep them entertained for hours while you get a chance to relax. Our touch farm with sheep, goats, turkeys and emus always love a visit and welcome any leftover vegetable scraps.

Competitive rates offer value for money at our sought after family holiday resort. Come for a visit and enjoy the wildly peaceful atmosphere where kids can be kids and families can have an adventure together. You will find us on the Wild Coast Jikeleza Route just a mere 23 km from East London.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Secretarial services
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Tour assistance

Find Areena Riverside Resort in these collections

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Double En-Suite

Bachelor style apartment with twin beds. Open plan kitchenette and an en suite bathroom with either a shower or a bath. Fully equipped for self catering, linen and bath towels included. King size on request.

Qty: 10
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type


Thatched open plan unit, with double bed open plan with the kitchenette and seating area. A loft up open wooden stairs to the single beds. Fully equipped for self catering with linen and bath towels. A patio with braai stand and grid.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Cottage 1

Cottage with two bedrooms, a bunk bed in the second room. Open plan kitchen and lounge area, a patio with a braai and grid. The bathroom has a bath and overhead shower. Linen and bath towels are included in this fully equipped cottage

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Cottage 2 or 3

Large 3 bedroom cottage, with open plan lounge and kitchen area, a patio with a braai and grid. Full bathroom. Fully equipped for self catering with linen and bath towels provided.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Cottage 4 or 5

Thatched semi open plan cottage. A main bedroom downstairs with the only bathroom en suite. A loft up open wood stairs with single beds. An open plan lounge and kitchen area, a patio with a braai and grid. Fully equipped for self catering with linen and bath towels provided.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Timber Chalet

Riverfront Timber chalet (semi detached)with river views. Two bedroom unit, with twin beds in second room. Open plan kitchen lounge area with deck. Full bathroom. Fully equipped for self catering with linen and bath towels provided. These units are out of the main resort complex and with in the game reserve.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

9 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

We had an amazing time, thank you very much

April 2016

Ntombi Mkosana (South Africa)

Verified reviewexcellent

Husband and I have been camping at Arena for the past year, we love every Moment. Staff is always friendly and helpful, ablutions are very clean. The park is well kept, clean and fully serviced, including cleaning the braai. Restaurant is just the best, greet us by name, know what we want to drink and the food is excellent. We just love the animals, Abby, Bucks, ducks and one of my favorite the Ostrich who pops his head in to say high. Where else could one experience this magic and peace and my grand children love it, as so much to do. Thank You

July 2015

Daphne Strydom (East London)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)East London Airport - 40km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h30
Check-out by 10h30

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since February 2013

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