Kenton on Sea Travel Guide
Near the rivermouth Bushman's River.
Beautiful homes on the river.
Kenton on Sea
oh no, we`re stuck on the fence
Shamwari Game Reserve
Shamwari is the southernmost, Big Game, private reserve in Africa- Malaria Free.This African Adventure stretches along the Bushman's river, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, and forms a natural extention to the famous Garden Route.
During the school holidays, Kenton-on-Sea is a popular holiday destination for South Africans, and then accomodation is hard to find. Outside holiday times, it is very quiet and one can have a wonderful break. The beaches are deserted and invite you for along, relaxing walk.
there are morning and afternoon game drives at Kariega, you are assinged a ranger when you arrive and always go with him in the same vehicleOur ranger was Brendon, he was great, full of enthusiasm about his job and about Kariega itself, not only was he a mine of information...
KARIEGA GAME RESERVE: ENOUGH ROOM TO SWING A BIG CAT
I had to laugh when we walked into our lodge at the game reserve, our accommodation was easily twice the size of our little cottage at homeThe views were spectacular, we could see all the way to the coast, the lodge itself had three air conditioned double bedrooms, three...
Kariega Game Reserve: EXCELLENT FOOD
the food at Kariega was very good, hot dishes were piping hot, not lukewarm, and the plates were warm too. the retaurant is buffet style with a choice of carvery roast meats each evening, fish dishes and vegetarian optionsthere is a well stocked salad bar at both lunch and...
Homewoods: Fresh Sea Air
Situated at the Kariega River Mouth, you have a beautiful view of the river, beach and sea. A resturant with the fresh sea air passing through the window. On a pleasant evening, sit out on the deck and watch as the last of the sun worshippers reluctantly leave the beach as...
Stanley's: Beautiful River View
Sit out in the sun on the deck. In the distance are the rolling green hills and rumbling sea...down below is the river. With the birds chirping away and the fresh breeze, it makes for an unforgettable Sunday lunch or evening meal.
We made the most of the Sunday lunch. For a...
There are many more stars visable in the sky in the Southern Hemisphere than in the North, the clear unpolluted air of the countryside and lack of sodium street lights makes them even clearer and made me feel very small in the great scheme of things.Returning from a game drive well after sunset with the roar of a lion still in my ears it was marvellous to gaze up and see them above me
Awake before dawn I watched the stars fade away as the sun rose
not much of a nightlife tip I know, but it made me happier than a noisy nightclub would have
Written Sep 17, 2006
TOURS AND TRANSFERS
We flew into to Port Elizabeth airport to go and do our safari at Kariega, the reserve arranged our very reasonably priced transfer for us and we were met at the airport by Cedric, one half of All Seasons Tours and Transfers
What a great guy ! After settling us into his comfortable car we set off, he gave us lots of great information about Port Elizabeth and and the route to Kariega, we had a `comfort stop` on the way [its a 90 minute journey to the game reserve] at a lovely roadhouse, we could have stopped for coffee but Cedric had a cool bag with drinks. By the time we had reached Kariega we felt we were travelling with a friend.
Our return journey after our safari was just as much fun, Cedric gave us a mini tour of the places in Port Elizabeth we hadnt seen previously and we stopped for coffee and a sandwich at a great little beach front restaurant before going to catch our flight, where with hugs and handshakes we said goodbye to our new friend
All Seasons is a relatively new business and these guys work really hard at getting the service right, I can certainly recommend them for any transport needs in this part of South Africa
Written Sep 15, 2006
Phone: 084 581 4016
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Graeme Arnott: Original Paintings
If you're interested in birds and art, there is a well-known artist on your doorstep once you arrive in Kenton. Many bird books have been published with his paintings which are excellent quality and extremely detailed.
What to buy: Choose your favourite bird from the area and specify the background you'd like...and there you have it, a personal reminder of your trip to Kenton.
What to pay: The prices vary according to the size of the painting, and wether it is frame or not - so if you can't afford a big expensive one, choose a smaller one to suit your budget.
Updated Sep 3, 2002
Phone: +27 (0) 46 6481660
Ticks are endemic throughout the Eastern Cape, you can get Tick bite fever which is rather nasty so you should take care to avoid being bittenuse a good insect repellant on exposed skin on your legs or feet and on your trousers before walking anywhere other than on a road....
It goes without saying that you must take care around wild animals. you absolutely cannot pet them, no matter how much they ignore of accept the safari vehicles they are definately NOT tame, do not make loud noises or sudden movements which will either frighten away or...
DONT FORGET THE ESSENTIALS
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: After sunset the temperature drops a dramatically, so be sure to bring a warm jacket especially if you are visiting any other time than the Summer months, waterproof capes are supplied if needed on the game drives
Ticks are a problem so long trousers tucked into socks offer some prevention, do not wear bright colours as the animals dont like them, khaki, sand and light browns colours are best, and strudy walking boots are the best footwear
dont forget your swimsuit, most lodges have private plunge pools and there is a communal swimming pool
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: toiletries are supplied, but dont forget any medication you need to take
you wont need anti-malarials as Kariega is malaria free
Photo Equipment: bring plenty, there are unlimited photo opportunities here
Miscellaneous: a pack of cards to help pass the time when you arent gazing at the splendid views, watching animals, or chilling out in the bar, there is a small shop on the reserve but the stock is mostly of the souvenier kind
the reserve is only a ten minute drive from Kenton-on-Sea town, so if you are staying on a self catering basis its not far to get grocery supplies
Written Sep 18, 2006
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Horse Trail & Bush Camp
Be a bit adventurous a spend a week end at a BushCamp. After a 30 minute horse ride from the meeting point, down to the river and along the beach, you will reach your campsite for the night. Settle in to your mud rondaval and explore the outdoor kitchen, shower and toilet....
Pack a picnic and a bat & ball and head off to Shelley Bay for the day. The bay is situated between Middle Beach and the Bushmans' River Mouth. So you can either walk along beach from the Middle Breach carpark, so over the sand dune from the Bushmans side carpark. I'd advise...
There had been a great deal of rain, the rivers were high and the tracks very muddy but it was a fine if chilly late afternoon as we were making our way to where we hoped the lionesses would be. The way there was by the path along the boundary fence, but as good as the game...
As we drove towards the Reception at Kariega we rounded a bend and there before me was my favourite African animal........I love the way giraffes look and move, I know they are not the wildest or rarest of the African mammals but to see them in there in their natural...
Blue Skies and Beaches
The kilometres of beaches are just absolutelly beautiful... you could walk for miles just listening to the sounds on the rumbling sea and the scrawking seagulls in the background...watch the fishing boats some into the river mouth and the kids get covered in sand!During the...