Kenton-on-Sea, commonly known as Kenton, is a picturesque coastal town on the Sunshine Coast in the Eastern Cape. Nestled between the Bushmans and the Kariega Rivers, Kenton-on-sea is situated halfway between East London and Port Elizabeth, with a number of nature reserves, game parks, and water sport activities. Browse our excellent Kenton-on-sea accommodation below.
Kenton-on-sea is a popular holiday resort with endless pristine beaches, rolling green hills, coastal nature reserves, and a turquoise ocean great for water sports. Hedged in on three sides by river and sea, Kenton-on-sea offers the nature lover and eco tourist a holiday destination that is hard to beat. Both tidal rivers are navigable (Kariega for 16km and Bushmans for 32km) and feature abundant bird and fish life. A trip upriver promises an abundance of water sporting opportunities as well as chances to spot birds such as the colourful sunbird and fish eagle.
Kariega Beach was voted the best beach in South Africa in 2000, popular for its rolling sand dunes, intriguing rock formations, and rock pools brimming with interesting marine life. While you’re in Kenton-on-sea, be sure to spend a fair amount of time on beaches such as this where you can enjoy sun tanning, swimming, surfing, body boarding, and more.
Kenton-on-sea has enjoyed a major increase in visitors to the area over the last few years. In order to accommodate this influx of tourists, a variety of top class accommodation, from games lodges to self-catering establishments, is on offer.
Just a 10 to 15 minute drive inland of Kenton-on-sea will provide visitors with a chance to experience true Africa. A number of game and nature reserves are on offer near Kenton-on-sea. Plan trips to game reserves such as Sibuya Game Reserve situated in Kenton-on-sea, Kariega Game Reserve (14km), Pumba Private Game Reserve (40.1km), Lalibela Game Reserve (58.4km), Amakhala Game Reserve (60.8km),and Shamwari Game Reserve (71.7km). The area is malaria free and boasts numerous plants and game, with some of the game reserves boasting the Big Five. Nature reserves worth a visit include Blaauwkrantz Nature Reserve in Grahamstown, Woody Cape Nature Reserve (34.5km), and Thomas Baines Nature Reserve (38.5km).
There are many exciting attractions available in and around Kenton-on-sea. While you’re here, be sure to dine at the unique Sandbar Floating Restaurant which serves pub fare, light meals, seafood, and grills. Alternatively, drive through to the neighbouring town of Grahamstown, famous for its National Arts Festival, or Bathurst, a small farming village known for its giant pineapple monument. Other activities in Kenton-on-sea include visiting the Diaz Cross Memorial and Bradshaw’s Mill, as well as snorkelling, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, birding, township tours, horse riding, and deep sea fishing.
Make the most of your stay by booking one of the following accommodations available in Kenton-on-sea.