Boesmansriviermond has been a well known holiday resort since the mid 1800’s. It has the second longest tidal river in the country with a tidal section of approximately 32km. There were many famous shipwrecks in the area, the best known being the Norwegian barque Volo, wrecked near the river mouth in 1896. The founder of Kenton-on-Sea, Charles Butt, was decorated for his bravery in saving the lives of the crew and the ship’s cat.
The unspoilt beach walk within the Addo Elephant National Park to Kwaaihoek (1 hour walk) and Dias Cross: 2 hour walk