Kenton On Sea at a glance
Kenton-on-Sea, often referred to as Kenton, is a small coastal town on the Sunshine Coast, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is positioned between the Bushmans and the Kariega Rivers, and lies approximately halfway between the industrial centres of East London (180 kilometres (110 mi)) and Port Elizabeth (130 kilometres (81 mi)). Kenton is part of the Ndlambe Local Municipality in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality of the Eastern Cape.
The town has a population of just over 5000 people. Unusually for a small town in South Africa, Kenton is generally an English-speaking area, except for the suburb of Ekuphumleni, which has a population of around 3600 people and is exclusively Xhosa-speaking the town is predominantly English-speaking. The village of Boesmansriviermond (Bushmans River Mouth) on the opposite banks of the Bushman's River is predominantly Afrikaans-speaking.
Kenton is a popular holiday destination, and the population triples over the period of the December summer holidays. The area has many immaculate beaches and green rolling hills, and a nature reserve along the shore ensures that very few housing developments can spoil the coast.
Attractions in Kenton On Sea: Sebumo Tude Mountain Bike Trail, Royal Port Alfred Golf Club, 3 Sisters Horse Trails.
Shopping malls: Silver Leaf Centre, Cape Frontier Properties, Perfect Water Kenton.
Restuarants: Continental Restaurant & Deli, Homewoods Restaurant, The House Kitchen and Cellar.
School in the area: Kenton On Sea Primary School.