Nestled in the Eastern Cape on the sunshine coast of South Africa, only a few kilometres from the exclusive holiday destination of Kenton-On-Sea, lies the quiet villages of Boknesstrand (Boknes) and Cannon Rocks. Just 5 kilometres apart, they have proved to be popular family destinations where visitors and home owners can enjoy safe swimming on white sandy beaches and excellent fishing in a secure, peaceful environment. 45 minutes from Port Alfred and Grahamstown, Cannon Rocks property for sale is an ideal choice for those looking to invest in a home to escape to for weekend getaways. The village atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming and when on vacation, the kids can safely ride their bicycles in the quiet streets or walk to the nearby tennis courts.

Cannon Rocks and Boknes property for sale offers a haven for nature lovers with endless vistas of sand dunes where you can walk for kilometres along the shores of the warm Indian Ocean. Boknes and Cannon Rocks property options range from vacant plots and quaint fisherman cottages for first time buyers to luxurious beach front residences. If you’re interested in waking up to sea views and the smell of the ocean, take a look at our available Boknes and Cannon Rocks property for sale below.

Explore Boknes and Cannon Rocks

Outdoor adventure

Outdoor adventure

Reputed as one of the best kite surfing destinations in SA, Cannon Rocks certainly caters to the outdoor sportsman! Enjoy a day out wind surfing, kite boarding or jump aboard a boat for deep sea fishing or a whale charter. 

Nature reserves

Nature reserves

Take a trip to the malaria-free Addo National Elephant Park or head to the Alexandria Forest to hike trails through the natural coastal vegetation. Also within easy driving distance are the renowned Shamwari and Kariega Game Reserves. 



Take a short drive to the nearby Gary Player championship course at the Fish River Sun or head to the Port Alfred Golf Course for a day on the green. 



Take a drive to Grahamstown to soak up some cultural and historical inspiration – from coffee shops, to art galleries and beautiful monuments. Make sure to pop in at the Observatory Museum - a 19th Century Victorian building – to take a look at the observatory and the only camera obscura in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Living in Boknes and Cannon Rocks

Areas near to Boknes and Cannon Rocks

Adelaide, Alicedale, Bedford, East London, Fort Beaufort, Gqeberha, Graaff-Reinet, Jeffreys Bay, Kariega (Uitenhage), Karoo, Kenton on Sea, Makhanda, Port Alfred, Riebeeck East, St Francis Bay,


While there are no schools in the actual villages, just 45 minutes away is Grahamstown – home to Rhodes University and excellent private schools including St Andrews College, DSG and Kingswood College. 


Nearby is the Kenton Bridge Medical Centre which can tend to the whole family’s needs. About 45 minutes away in a neighbouring town, you’ll find the Port Alfred Private Hospital. 


In Boknes you’ll find all your basic conveniences, but most people travel a little further afield to Kenton-On-Sea to make the most of the wider selection of clothing, grocery and coffee shops. 


This area enjoys a temperate year round climate with mild winters. In summer, the average temperature is 24°C with winter averaging 18°C. Being on the coast, a refreshing Indian Ocean breeze brings welcome relief on hot summer days.


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