Attractions and Activities in the Area
With so much on offer in this spectacular area, you are spoilt for choice!
Both the Kariega and Bushmans River in Kenton on Sea as well as the Kowie River in Port Alfred are boat friendly. Enjoy a trip up on a barge, rent a canoe, go for a ski, have a swim, catch fish, enjoy birdwatching and you may even spot some wildlife as these rivers border game reserves. Boknes boasts a tranquil lagoon which is kid friendly and great fishing.
The area as a whole offers numerous action packed days if you want them. Canoes on the Bushmans River can be hired for the day or there is an overnight trail to be enjoyed.
Fishing is excellent, book a charter – who better to take you out fishing but the locals! In season you may spot some whales. Dolphins, Turtles and hungry seagulls are regular sightings.
Enjoy Horse riding at Kenton – the trail takes you through an indigenous milkwood forest to the beach and back.
There are diving facilities at Port Alfred.
The historic village of Salem with its 2 churches dating back to 1832.
The Toposcope at Bathurst which shows the directional position from where land was granted and occupied after 1820. The Bathurst Agricultural Museum, full of interesting agricultural machines.
The Monument and botanical gardens, museums, Rhodes University with it’s fish studies and the coelacanth,, restaurants, film theatre, camera obscurer which is well worth a visit, township tours and much more.
Just inland from Kenton, has the chicory factory where tours can be arranged. Maureen Quin resident sculptor, has a lovely gallery of work to be seen and offers tea while viewing. After which you can take the scenic drive through the forest and along the coast past many beautiful dairy farms.
Take a short walk to the Dias Cross. The two Cannons retrieved from the Portuguese sailing ship that sank in front of the village still stand at the end of Cannon Rocks.