Kenton-on-Sea is known as the place between two rivers – everyone can be kept busy in this eco tourist paradise. Bask in the sunshine on one of South Africa’s most spectacular unspoilt beaches like the famous Kariega beach, voted best beach in South Africa in 2000. Kenton on Sea is fondly regarded as the jewel of the Sunshine Coast, aptly named as residents and visitors enjoy more Sunshine hours than any other region in South Africa.

Kenton on Sea and Bushmans River are situated in the Eastern Cape along the R72 Sunshine Coast Tourist Route, between the cities of Port Elizabeth and East London. The nearest airport is in Port Elizabeth with regular flights to and from all the major city centres of South Africa. Kenton is also situated only 15 minutes from Port Alfred with its brand new Rosehill shopping mall and only 30 minutes away from the settler city of Grahamstown, home to Rhodes University and the excellent private schools of St Andrews, DSG and Kingswood. Arts and crafts in the region are well represented every year at the famous National Arts Festival which is also held in Grahamstown during Winter.

Kenton-on-Sea, more commonly known as Kenton, is a small coastal town on the Sunshine Coast, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Situated between the Bushman’s River and the Kariega River, Kenton lies approximately half way between the industrial centres of East London (180 km) and Port Elizabeth (130 km). Kenton is part of the Ndlambe Local Municipality in the Cacadu District of the Eastern Cape.

Home to endless white sand unspoilt beaches with caves, rock pools (excellent for snorkelling), plus sheltered bays created by unusual rock formations. A perfect holiday destination for everyone, offering a large variety of activities. Hikes along the beaches, up river and inland. Fishing (deep sea, reef and river), horse riding through nearby game reserves and along pristine beaches. Mountain biking, a wide variety of sea and river sports, canoeing, birding and game viewing. A selection of Big 5 Game Reserves are found in the area. Good viewing of whales and dolphins are experienced throughout the year. A perfect ‘beach and bush’ holiday combination.


  • Outstanding beach and surf activities
  • Trails — horse and walking
  • Water skiing
  • Boating
  • Fishing — surf and deep water
  • Game and bird viewing
  • Whale watching
  • Golf