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Sedgefield Tourism Information

Quick Facts: Sedgefield

  • Beautifully situated between Knysna and George along South Africa's Garden Route
  • Bird watchers paradise: more than 250 species of birds are found in the forests and along the hiking trails
  • Swartvlei: safe estuary for bathing and provides for good fishing
  • Near Gerickes Point there are beautiful rock formations
  • Whale watching
  • Hiking trails: the banks of Touw River are an ideal place to hike
  • Ebb & Flow Cave
  • Water sports: swimming, surfing, deep sea fishing, boating, marine hiking
  • Sedgefield borders the Goukamma Nature Reserve and the Wilderness National Park
  • Groenvlei Lake is the only fresh water lake in the district is popular for its Bass fishing
  • Rondevlei Wilderness National Park office
  • Lake Pleasant Living Hotel

Distance to Airport: 47 km

Introducing Sedgefield

The resort town of Sedgefield is beautifully situated between Knysna and George along South Africa's stunning Garden Route.  It nestles between the beautiful hills covered with pine trees and exotic unharmed beaches among the Lakes district. This town offers the bird watcher a treasure trove of varied and beautiful bird species to be found within the different eco-systems in the surrounding area.

There are many hiking trails and bird hides established for this pleasure. At the same time visitors can marvel at the beautiful and colourful wild flowers and fynbos.  To the west lies Swartvlei, forming a safe estuary for bathing. The estuary provides for good fishing for the enthusiastic angler and near Gerickes Point there are beautiful rock formations and its also a popular spot for spear fishing.

Sedgefield in South Africa is a beautiful seaside tourist destination in the Western Cape. People from across the world come to visit Sedgefield throughout the year. The climate here is typically Mediterranean with comfortable summers and mild at times chilly winters. The town of Sedgefield South Africa offers exciting activities. The picturesque town is known as the paradise for nature lovers. More than 250 species of birds are found in the forests and along the hiking trails.

Whale watching is considered as one of the most popular tourist activity. There are several hiking trails located in and around Sedgefield. The banks of Touw River are an ideal place to hike. The Ebb & Flow Cave located near the Wilderness is another favorite tourist destination in Sedgefield. Quite a number of exciting water sports are done in this region including deep sea fishing, boating, marine hiking and all when it comes to bird watching and walks through indigenous fauna and flora.

Located 490 km away from Cape Town, Sedgefield is a beautiful seaside village surrounded entirely by lakes, sand dunes covered in fynbos, pine plantations, the Swartvlei Estuary and the Indian Ocean. Described by some as a sleepy little village, Sedgefield borders the Goukamma Nature Reserve and the Wilderness National Park, leaving the visitor spoilt for choice. Groenvlei Lake, the only fresh water lake in the district, lies to the east of Sedgefield and is popular for its Bass fishing.

The lake forms part of the Goukamma Nature Reserve, which stretches from the river of the same name all the way to Buffalo Bay, and has some of the highest vegetated sand dunes in the country. The area around Sedgefield is a network of fynbos, lakeside and forest hiking trails, bearing names like the ‘Pied Kingfisher trail’ and the ‘Brownhooded Kingfisher trail’, meandering through rivers and forests. Maps for the walks are available from the Rondevlei Wilderness National Park office.

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