Woody Cape – Alexandria forest: drive along the R-72 heading in a Westerly direction for approximately 38km. Turn left at the Cannon Rocks sign and then follow the road down ‘the golden mile’ through some of SA’s finest dairy farms, pass Woody Cape, enjoy the magnificent views of the ocean, Bird Island, the southern hemisphere’s largest shifting dunes and then through the Alexandria indigenous forest and on to Alexandria.
(The road can also be accessed from Cannon Rocks. Go straight across the 4-way stop onto a short farm road/track and turn left at the T-junction)
‘Poor man’s game drive’: from Kenton drive 35 kms we on the R72, turn right at the sign to Ngcyo & Emlanjeni and take the dirt road flanked by Big 5 game reserves, over the Bushmans River, cross the R343, continue through game reserves, cross the Kariega River onto the Southwell Road and turn right back to the R72 and Kenton. The drive can be as rewarding as anywhere, is ten minutes from Kenton and costs nothing!
(These two drives can easily be combined into one – suggest Woody Cape first. Time required is approximately one and a half hours to ‘whatever’, depending on the number of stops to enjoy the beauty of the scenery and game sightings)