Midway between Port Elizabeth and East London and rumoured that the sun spends the winter months there, lies Kenton On Sea. With endless unspoilt beaches, the area offers nature lovers a place to relax and unwind within a safe environment.
Renowned as one of the most charming and scenic resorts within South Africa, Kenton on Sea is nestled between the mouths of the Boesmans and Kariega rivers, offering residence to an abundance of bird and fish life. Both rivers are safe for swimming and other water sports.
The rivers are navigable and a trip up river affords the opportunity to enjoy a variety of bird species inhabiting the area – including the vivid sunbird and fish eagle. The Kariega beach was voted the best beach in South Africa in 2000 and is well known for its sheer beauty and serenity, undulating sand dunes, fascinating rock formations and rock pools.
A mere 10 to 15 minute’s drive inland provides those wanting the true African game experience the opportunity of staying at a number of game reserves. The area is malaria free and wildlife reserves are the home of a large variety of fauna and the Big Five.
Nearby places to visit include Grahamstown and Bathurst, a small farming village which has become a haven for local artists. Here you can buy their crafts and art. Other local activities include water sports, mountain biking, hiking trails, township tours, horse back beach trails, whale watching and deep sea fishing.