The Sandbar

Where Legends Are Made

In the crook of the Bushman’s River, the tide pushes inland, over the marsh, past the famous Sandbar Floating Restaurant.

A deep hush surges from the bush. To the left, a secret enclave where the first peoples would have met up for nights of dancing, singing, stories and gifting.

All is pristine. Flawless. There is a muted magic in the undergrowth. Silence.

No wind here in this deep bowl of ancient dunes.


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On the Bushman's River

Beautiful Views and Liminal Spaces. The perfect spot for creatives to recharge and reinvent themselves.

Fantastic Vibes, an idyllic space to gather and celebrate life and good people .

60 Kms from Grahamstown,

130 Kms from Port Elizabeth,

170 Kms from East London.

“A place to reflect, refuel, reconnect and reboot.”

The Sandbar Floating restaurant

A paradise for artists, photographers and musicians. 

The perfect venue for intimate weddings, small events and celebrations.

Workshops,  skill sharing and corporate events.  Contact us to book our venue. 

“The Sandbar is close with nature. It is synonymous with balmy days, transcendent nights, long drinks, great food, live music, trips upriver. To many regulars, holidays on the Sunshine Coast are not complete without Time out at The Sandbar.”

The Venue

“I am warmed by good guitar from an intelligent sound system. I am here. On The Sandbar. Visiting the liminal space where at last I could understand Bonny’s enduring love affair with this place.”

We had an incredible time we had this weekend on the boat! The friendly and incredibly efficient staff provided a mouth watering chicken curry as well as a vegetarian options.Another fantastic event on Saturday night, everyone clapping and singing along and stomping their feet. The prawns were among the best we have ever eaten!! Truly outstanding!
Cathy Loubser
Sumptuous position on the graceful Boesmansrivier, the Floating Restaurant serves scrumptious food and has a well-stocked bar. Under new management this spot has a very cool vibe: boat in, drive in, cycle in, walk in - whichever way you get in, just make sure you go there!
Ian Booth

Legendary Meals

Delicious dishes cooked fresh from scratch with love – vegetarian options available.

Enjoy an ice cold drink of your choice while watching the sunset dance on the tides of the  Bushmansriver.

Keep an eye out for our live music events featuring talented local and international artists.

“The staff is quietly joyful going about their work. I see the magic that draws so many talented musicians here to find an audience.”

Our Menu

Legendary Events

Join us on the boat for a range of events and celebrations! Like our Facebook page and keep an eye out for upcoming artists. We encourage local and travelling artists to use our stage as a platform. If you’re coming down to Grahamstown or Kenton on Sea and have a song to sing, be sure to share it at The Sandbar.

Speak to our staff, give us a  call or send us an email to book out our beautiful venue for a fully catered to event with gorgeous views and delicious food.

October 2021
Kenton On Sea
7:13am6:08pm EDT

4th Ave Riversbend, Bushman’s Rivermouth, Kenton-On-Sea, 6191

046 648 2450