The adventure capital

We are the Adventure Capital of South Africa in the Eastern Cape, we have history with 1820 Settler stories and places to visit, Xhosa Cultural Township Tours and local fishermen with stories that will keep you fascinated for hours!

Game reserves

Kenton is surrounded by beautiful big 5 game reserves, book your self a day trip or be adventurous and explore our “poor mans” game drive where if you lucky you will see some of our local wildlife and birdlife.

Two navigable rivers with pristine estuaries

You are spoilt for choice with the Bushmans and Kariega Rivers either side of Kenton on Sea. Take a leisurely cruise up the river and explore our birdlife.  Pack a picnic basket and enjoy the sunset. 

Some of South Africa’s most beautiful beaches

Beaches are what we are known for here in Kenton… Some stretch on for kilometers and you can spend many hours exploring our rock pools and caves. Take a walk to Shelly Bay and then have a dip in the warm water, you won’t be disappointed.

Water adventure

Snorkelling, fishing, canoeing, kite surfing and skiing are of the many activities you can enjoy in our waters.  River or sea – the choice is yours!

Adventure and explorations

Enjoy an adrenalin filled horse trail through beach and bush or explore one of our many hiking trails through Woody Cape and the Frontier country.  You can also rent a mountain bike and explore the area.

Indulge… Food, shop, spa

Take a walk through the main street of Kenton and visit all our different restaurants, coffee shops and artisan food stores.  You’ll also be spoilt for choice with the many spas and clothing stores – take the afternoon, browse and spoil yourself.

A few suggestions…

Boat cruises

Experience the beauty of our rivers and wildlife by taking a relaxing boat cruise up the river. Take your snacks and drinks and relax.

  • Woodlands: 082 808 5976
  • Kingfisher Charters: 082 361 9750
  • Kowie River Cruises: 071 290 4949
  • Sea Cruises and other water activities, Outdoor Focus PA: 046 624 4432

Horse Trails

Imagine riding along unspoilt beaches, crossing rivers and galloping alongside Africa’s wildlife. The thrill of horseback riding along golden beaches, exploring the many coves, dune fields and rivers along the way.

  • Jono from Beachcombers Horse Trails: 083 281 3322
  • 3 Sisters Horse Trails: 082 645 6345


Home to many talented artists, known internationally for sculpture, painting, pottery and more.

  • Quin Sculpture Garden in Alexandria: 082 770 8000
  • Rose Deary Art Studio: 28 Kenton Road: 083 469 6846
  • Tess Lovemore Art: 046 648 1041
  • Lusiba Ceramics: 073 596 1341


Pack a lunch and enjoy the day out hiking our beautiful area.

  • Assagaai Trails: or Sheila 082 445 1042
  • Cannon Rocks Circular Route: From the Cannons 7km round route through indegenous forests and back through the spectacular shifting dunes and along beach
  • Walk to Diaz Cross: Walk along the beach 1 – 1 and half hr from Bushmans River Mouth
  • Alexandria/Woody Cape Nature Reserve – 7km hiking trail through indigenous forest

Game reserves

  • Day trips and River Cuises at Sibuya Game Reserve: 046 603 1040
  • Addo Elephant National Park: 042 233 8600
  • Mansfield Game Reserve PA: 079 968 0222
  • Quatermain’s Camp Amakhala GR – Guided Big 5 and Birding walks: 079 307 6640


Wet your taste buds at one of our many restaurants we have in Kenton.

  • Naked Food Market – Healthy, Wholesome and Delicious food: 079 504 1148
  • Pizzarella – Wood fired Pizza and Waffles with the best view in town: 082 772 0614
  • The House Kitchen – Decadent and delicious food: 046 648 1786
  • Stanleys Restaurant – Family Style Restaurant with views over the Kariega River: 082 774 9326
  • Jerry’s on the Dune – Wood fired pizzas & a view of the Kariega beach: 072 785 1907

There’s so much to do in and around Kenton on Sea!
Visit the Sunshine Coast Tourism site for more info.