Relax by the riverside at Horns Up just outside Kenton-on-Sea

Horns Up Kenton on Sea accommodation

Horns Up, Kenton-on-Sea, Eastern Cape

On a private farm situated just a few kilometres from the town of Kenton-on-Sea, you will find Horns Up. A great accommodation as well as a popular restaurant and pub, Horns Up is known as one of the best places to visit in Kenton-on-Sea.

Their cottages have amazing views of the area that overlook the Kariega River and spot the local game in the area from giraffes to bucks, while the restaurant and pub have a festive atmosphere and serve the most delicious food in the area!

Accommodation at Horns Up

Horns Up, accommodation, restaurant, Kenton-on-Sea, Eastern Cape, Guest Farm

Horns Up has two self-catering cottages to choose from, the Roxy & Rambo Cottages. Both cottages have a magnificent view of the Kariega River as well as the game roaming the surrounding area.

Each cottage can accommodate a maximum of six people and has one room with a double bed and four single beds on the enclosed veranda. All cottages come equipped with a mobile outdoor braai, a fully-equipped kitchen with a microwave, fridge, oven and all cooking utensils you could possibly need.

Linen and bedding are provided, but you will need to bring your own towels for the shower and the river. Rooms can be serviced upon prior arrangement, as well as a boat mooring.

Dining at Horns Up

Horns Up, accommodation, restaurant, Kenton-on-Sea, Eastern Cape, Guest Farm

Considered the number one pub in the Eastern Cape, the Horns Up Bush Pub can be found 5km along the Kariega River and can be accessed via boat, float or a car. The restaurant and pub is a family-owned entity and is only open between the months of December and January.

You can, however, rent out their facility for functions and events throughout the year. From birthday and bachelor parties to weddings, Horns Up can accommodate you.

There are also a number of activities you can enjoy in the area. With the river so close by you can imagine the wide number of water activities available to take part in, from fishing to swimming.

Other activities to enjoy include hiking, cycling, game drives and the ‘Float to Horns Up’ event that takes place near the end of December every year.

Top reasons to stay at Horns Up:

  1. The location is peaceful and surrounded by nature, giving you the perfect city escape.
  2. The cottages are spacious and clean, making them perfect for large families or groups of friends.
  3. The restaurant serves up great food during their open season.
  4. There are a large number of activities to enjoy in the area.
  5. The cottages are beautifully decorated.

To make a booking at Horns Up, give them a call on 082 772 6713 or email Visit their website at

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