OUTDOOR IN KENTON AREA...


This remote and seasonal Eastern Cape village offers the beach, the bush and a tranquil vibe all year round.

An especially popular feature is the rivers which are surrounded by pristine coastal bush as well as abundant wildlife and birdlife.

The 38km Bushmans River and the 18km Kariega River are both tidal (the ocean tide comes in and out every 6 hours).

When selecting your outdoor experience please allow for some flexibility and regrouping based on weather conditions. It’s best to roll with nature on this.

THE RIVER CRUISE, ON "HOWZIT"

The River Cruise on “ Howzit” is a special experience for early mornings or late evenings. This chilled river cruise takes between 1,5 and 2 hours and is available for a maximum of 12 people at a time. Strict safety policies apply with regard to children.

The Kariega River is usually our choice for the cruise, which starts either at the slipway or slightly up river from Cob Bay. Birding and Wildlife fanatics will be thrilled by the spectacular and exciting sights along the river bank. In summer a cool dip in the river is an option.

Guests can bring their own refreshments and are advised to pack a hat, water, sunblock, a towel, a camera, and binoculars.

KAYAK

The kayak trips are a firm favourite, either starting from the slipway or from further up the river at Cob Bay. This is a time based outing determined by the tide, weather and energy for the adventure.

The kayaks seat 2 people, and are easily steered. The quiet, fresh and free space you enter will bring unexpected and amazing sightings of birds and animals. Since the rivers do pass through a Big 5 Game Reserve, roaming on the banks is not recommended.

A guide can be arranged at an additional cost. Should you choose to navigate on your own, cellular signal is available for most of the way in case of emergencies.

We always have happy guests coming back from these trips.

HIKING

The kayak trips are a firm favourite, either starting from the slipway or from further up the river at Cob Bay. This is a time based outing determined by the tide, weather and energy for the adventure.

The kayaks seat 2 people, and are easily steered. The quiet, fresh and free space you enter will bring unexpected and amazing sightings of birds and animals. Since the rivers do pass through a Big 5 Game Reserve, roaming on the banks is not recommended.

A guide can be arranged at an additional cost. Should you choose to navigate on your own, cellular signal is available for most of the way in case of emergencies.

We always have happy guests coming back from these trips.

MTB

Mountain biking is a unique and wild way to enjoy the area. Most of the suggested rides are gravel travel, but these routes do take you through game reserves and farms which offer game viewing never to be seen anywhere else in the world.

Routes vary from 5km to 80km, and include an exploration of the Alexandria , Bathurst and Southwell communities. The chosen route depends on the guests’ skill levels, penchant for adventure, time available and team support.

FISHING

Fishing is great in this area. Fishermen can opt for one of the two tidal rivers or the offshore experience.

Many people prefer going to Port Alfred for a seat on a deep sea boat, but guests who have their own licenced vessel, and who know the sea, can launch from Middle Beach.

The river fishing is seasonal and most of the fish caught are cob, grunter, skipjack, leevis and Kariega cracker (flatty). Mud prawn, sardine, live mullet and chokka are the most popular types of bait used.

No serious shark attacks have been reported in the area, but divers have spotted the lazy Ragged Tooth who is neither aggressive nor man-eating.

SANDBOARD

Sandboarding is a “hectic” option for the active guest. The dunes along Kariega main beach are the easiest to access, but the more exciting turf is on the Bushmans River beach side (a 15 min walk towards Kwaaihoek). There are 8 simple but effective slalom boards available.

FAT BIKE

CULTURAL TOURS

HORSE RIDING

CORPORATE ADVENTURE GAMES