Sedgefield is a lovely seaside village that is surrounded by lakes and sand dunes covered in pretty fynbos. It lies in the heart of what is known as South Africa’s Lake District and is well known for its pristine beaches, water sports and paragliding. Situated between Knysna and George, Sedgefield is a popular holiday destination, as it provides both peace and quiet, as well as the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay.
Just to the west of the village is Swartvlei Lake, which is a great area for camping, fishing, canoeing and windsurfing. To the east lies Groenvlei, a freshwater lake famous for bass fishing. Groenvlei forms part of the Goukamma Nature Reserve that stretches across to the Goukamma River estuary at Buffalo Bay, and all along the coast. The Goukamma Nature Reserve and the Wilderness National Park offer visitors plenty of bird watching opportunities as well as walks through indigenous fauna and flora. This area is a bird lovers’ paradise with over 250 listed species.
Gericke’s Point is a well-known landmark just outside Sedgefield. The beach, with its long coastline and beautiful rock formations, is ideal for spear fishing, and is a must-see when in the area.
This lovely village has attracted many talented artists over the years inspiring them to create great works of art ranging from woodworking, metallic art and pottery, to paintings in all its forms!
Bed & Breakfast's, guesthouses, self-catering houses and camping accommodation options are available, all you need to do is bring along your swimming costume and fishing rod! For those that want to indulge in great outdoor activities there is cycling, horse riding, golf and tennis available. The Wild Oats Community Farmers Market is held every Saturday morning and offers delicious food to eat, buy and sample – a treat for locals and visitors alike. There are some excellent sporting events held every year in Sedgefield including the Tortoise Tuff running race.
Sedgefield is home to a variety of restaurants offering a range of cuisines. Whether you're looking for cozy local eateries or high-end dining experiences, Sedgefield has something to suit all tastes. From Italian to seafood and South African dishes, visitors can explore all that the town has to offer in terms of cuisine. With the stunning scenery of the Garden Route as your backdrop, it's easy to find delicious food and a great atmosphere in Sedgefield.
Sedgefield has a thriving little business community offering a wide range of goods and services to its residents and visitors. See the business directory for a list of advertisers in Sedgefield, or add your own free business listing.