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- Kariega River, scenically stunning and renowned for its fabulous fishing. If you’re a local you’ll want to bring your boat along, and in fact, most holiday makers do. The river is easily accessed and sunset boat cruises are a treat as you motor through the river valley in tranquil bliss.
- Bushman’s River, peaceful and picturesque. Another perfect location for boating and fishing, the Bushman’s River dished up amazing sunsets and, near the mouth, incredible views of the coastline.
- If you are not bringing your own boat along there’s no reason to worry, as Kenton-on-Sea offers boat hire and river cruises.
- Horse riding: The abundance of epic shoreline means that horse riding is a favourite pastime and whether you are a novice or experienced rider makes no difference – you can still enjoy it.
- Water sports: From surfing to water skiing and canoeing and kayaking, there is something to please everyone in Kenton. Equipment rental is easy to come by, as are pros willing to give you a lesson.
- Hiking and cycling: With so much stunning natural scenery, Kenton is one of the best locations in the Eastern Cape to get out and stretch your legs.
- Fishing: You simply can’t go wrong with so much water around – it’s a no-brainer.
- Birding: Kenton is renowned for its amazing selection of endemic birdlife, most often seen near the rivers.
It is a little-known fact that the Eastern Cape offers some of the best wildlife viewing in South Africa, with the added benefit of being a malaria free area and not too far from civilization.
The entrance to Sibuya Game Reserve can be found in Kenton itself, and stretches out along the pretty banks of the Kariega River. The reserve boasts more navigable water than any other game reserve in South Africa and their wildlife cruises offer awesome natural sights. Day trippers can arrange transport from Kenton with activities that include a three-hour game drives, river cruises and/or full day game drives and lunch.
The Kariega Private Game Reserve is another wild gem that includes both the Kariega and Bushman’s Rivers. It is a Big Five game viewing destination and lies less than a 15-minute drive from Kenton. Overall the reserve covers approximately 90 square kilometres of indigenous African bush incorporating five different eco-systems of valley bushveld, savannah grasslands, fynbos, riverine forest and acacia woodland. Its diverse landscape attracts an enormous selection of birds as well as wildlife such as wildebeest, ostrich, impala and blesbok.
Where to eat
Jeremiah’s is a must for any visitor to Kenton, if only for the views. Located right on the dunes of Main Beach, Jerry’s (as the locals call it) invites you to sip on a cold beer and relax. Shoes are optional but chilling is mandatory. Open for lunch and dinner.
The Sandbar is a ferry eatery hidden down on the Kariega River and, although the drive requires a few turns, don’t be put off by the industrial surrounds on your way there. Once you are aboard the ferry, the whole scene changes. This is a popular local pitstop so arrive early, whether it be for lunch or dinner.