Lying between Port Elizabeth and East London, Kenton-on-Sea is bordered by water on three sides. Kariega River and Boesman River are two tidal rivers flanking the city, and the ocean stretches out through the horizon. It is an approximately 75-minute ride from Port Elizabeth.
Beaches here are considered some of the best in South Africa, including Kariega Beach
. Here, it’s less about littered coastlines and more about secluded coves, unspoiled dunes, and easy swimming. Anything from a chill stroll to diving can be enjoyed amongst the waves. The rivers also provide recreation as well as abundant bird and fish life. The African game experience can be had with a short drive inland to Kariega Game Reserve
, Sibuya, or Shamwari and Lalibela Game Reserve.
When looking for a place to stay in Kenton-on-Sea, it’s just a matter of deciding if you want to stay near the coast or within the vicinity of a game reserve. From there, options include range from self-catering establishments to lodges. Be sure to check out the interactive map of Kenton-on-Sea for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.