Kenton is renowned for some of the best beaches and protected coves on South Africa’s coast and affords guests with fantastic swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, horse-riding, walking, canoeing, snorkeling and kite-surfing opportunities.

Kenton nestles between two rivers (the Bushmans and the Kariega) and the edge of the sea. All this water and the warm Agulhas current makes Kenton a water sport mecca.

Just inland you’ll find world-class, malaria free game reserves stocking a variety of game including the Big 5, with Shamwari, Kwandwe, Sibuya, Lalibela & Kariega game reserves, just to name a few, within 2 hours driving distance. Just 40 minutes away, Grahamstown, home to the Annual Grahamstown Arts Festival (the second largest in the World!) and some of South Africa’s best schools and university campuses.

Fishing Boating
Skiing Walking
Kitesurfing Wind-surfing
Canoeing Paddle-skiing
Surf-skiing Mountain-biking
Diving Snorkeling
Dune-boarding or just enjoying the waves

The Kariega and Bushman’s River are navigable for 15 and 30 kms respectively, ideal for fishing, bird watching and enjoying the forest, wildlife and riverside landscapes. The area is surrounded by private and national game reserves for viewing the big 5 in a malaria free area. Day safaris can be organised at short notice.

For more organised activities, boat cruises and deep sea fishing trips are available while there are boat trips for whale & dolphin watching from nearby towns in season. Eco-adventures and scuba diving are on offer for the more adventurous. Other activities in the area include, art & artifacts, health spas and gyms and riding, hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as horse-riding on the beach. The Royal Port Alfred Golf course and Fish River Sun Golf Course are both in close proximity for that day of golfing relaxation.

Enjoy horse rides along Kenton’s beautiful beaches

A popular annual draw card to the area is the Grahamstown Arts Festival which is located 40 minutes away. The Festival runs in July each year and is jammed packed with fantastic shows and entertainment, plus an exciting Fringe.

Alternatively just relax at the Beach House after a day of sunshine and fun and enjoy a drink and a BBQ with mates at the edge of our swimming pool whilst gazing over the spectacular views.


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