Kenton On Sea, Sunshine Coast
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When you think of Kenton on Sea, you invoke a vision of beaches as far as the eye can see, unspoilt by time and consumerism, where two rivers meet and run into the Indian Ocean. Midway between Port Elizabeth and East London, Kenton On Sea is where the sun is rumoured to spend the winter months.
One of the most picturesque resorts in the country, Kenton on Sea lies between the mouths of the rivers Boesmans and Kariega so that it is hedged on three sides by river and sea. The area offers the nature lover and eco-tourist alike a place to relax and unwind in a safe environment. Both tidal rivers have an abundant bird and fish life and are safe for swimming and other water sports. Whales too make this their home and Kenton on Sea has whale families that return every year to visit.
The two rivers are both navigable and a trip upriver promises a rich bird viewing opportunity - including the vivid sunbird and fish eagle. The Kariega beach was voted the best beach in South Africa in 2000 and you would be hard pushed to find such beauty and serenity elsewhere. There are undulating sand dunes, fascinating rock formations and rock pools to delight the child in everyone.
Nearest places to visit include Grahamstown, famous for its National Arts Festival - the largest of its kind and second only to the Edinburgh Festival - and Bathurst, a small farming village which has become a haven for local artists. Here you can buy their crafts and art or attend the annual ‘oxbraai’ - an all day event. Other local activities include: all types of water sports, hiking trails, mountain biking, township tours, horse back beach trails and deep sea fishing.
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"Kenton on Sea was a stopover on on trip from PE to Durban, but we wished we could stay longer. It was a sleepy little town with great beach views. ..." - Brian, Welkom
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Alexandria Dunefield is a reserve on the Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape, that is privately owned by a family who has been farming chicory and livestock here since 1899. These extensive dunefields cover 142 square kilometers of ground, with some dunes being 2.5 kilometers wide and up to 140 ... more information
The private Kariega Game Reserve is situated in the malaria-free, upper reaches of the Kariega River Valley, 14 km from Kenton On Sea on the R343 to Salem and Grahamstown and 145 km from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Located in pristine surroundings, the tranquillity and splendour of Kariega ... more information
Lalibela Game Reserves location in the Eastern Cape means it is not only malaria free, but spans 5 eco systems, resulting in a breath-taking diversity of plants, animals and birds. With the recent release of the African lion into the reserve, Lalibela now offers the ultimate Big 5 game viewing experience ... more information
Shamwari Game Reserve is the southernmost, Big Game, private reserve in Africa - Malaraia Free. This ultimate African adventure stretches along the Bushman's river, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, and forms a natural extension to the famous Garden Route. The 25 000 hectare game reserve ... more information
Sibuya Game Reserve covers more than 2000 hectares and incorporates the unique East Cape Valley Bushveld, Grasslands and Coastal Forests. Antelope abound, including the rare Bontebok and Oribi. Malaria Free and conveniently situated near Kenton on Sea on the Sunshine Coast, just 130 kms from ... more information
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