An adult Kelp Gull in Kenton-on-sea

Kenton-on-Sea is a city in the Sunshine Coast region of South Africa.


Kenton-on-Sea is also within easy reach of the Addo Elephant Park and the well-known Shamwari Game Reserve and Kariega Game Reserve. This natural paradise lies between two tidal rivers and offers beaches voted the best in the country. The seafront comprises calm estuaries, sheltered rocky coves and long expanses of pristine sand. The Bushman and Kariega Rivers offer superb fishing, boating, sailing, water-skiing and wind-surfing. World renowned game reserves are located in close proximity to this coastal town

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Kenton-on-Sea is situated midway between Port Elizabeth and East London - approximately 75 minutes from Port Elizabeth, 20 minutes from Port Alfred and 30 minutes from Grahamstown.


The beaches at Kenton-On-Sea have been voted as the best in South Africa. They offer a choice of beautiful secluded coves, long expanses of sand, unspoilt dunes, and easy swimming in the lagoons and the sea.


Swimming, surfing, fishing, snorkeling, collecting shells, or just strolling on the beach is all part of a day in Kenton. Boats are available for hire for cruising up the two tidal rivers that form the borders of Kenton the Bushmans and Kariega rivers. These rivers also offer superb fishing, sailing, water skiing and windsurfing.

Horse trails, canoe trails, boating and fishing are all available at Kenton.

Situated mid-way between Port Elizabeth and East London, Kenton-On-Sea is within driving distance of the Addo Elephant Park and Shamwari Game Reserve. Bird watching is most rewarding in this part of the Eastern Cape, with horse riding trails through indigenous Milkwood forests. This area is steeped in history and there are many surrounding towns like Grahamstown, Alexandria, Bathurst and Salem which are rich in historical value and worth a visit. For the avid golfer there are two excellent courses within easy reach.

Various game reserves have been established along the upper reaches of both rivers. The unspoiled riverine bush is renowned for its bird-life and adds another dimension to the beauty of Kenton-on-Sea, which forms part of the South African Whale Route. Malaria-free Game Reserves (including Kariega, Sibuya, Amakala, Lalibela, Shamwari, Pumba, Kwandwe and Addo) are within easy driving distance.

Kenton is situated between two tidal rivers (the Kariega and the Bushmans) and has some of the finest beaches.

Royal Port Alfred, Alexandria and Fish River golf courses are nearby.


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