Sedgefield is a beautiful seaside village and
Africa’s first "Slow Town" affiliated to the founding organisation,
Italy’s Cittaslow. You will be surprised by all you will find as you
uncover this rare jewel of the Western Cape.
Lying between George and Knysna, along the renowned Garden Route in
the Western Cape. The town is surrounded by glistening lakes,
vegetated sand dunes, dense pine plantations, the Swartvlei Estuary,
and the warm Indian Ocean.
Sedgefield, described by some as a sleepy village, is known for its
year-round mild weather, making it an excellent holiday destination
no matter the season. The laidback atmosphere is reflected in the
town’s motto: “the tortoise sets the pace! Bordering the Goukamma
Nature Reserve and the Wilderness National Park, Sedgefield leaves
visitors spoilt for choice when it comes to bird watching
opportunities and nature activities.
The town’s economy greatly relies on tourism, with people drawn from
far and wide by the number of popular attractions. A major draw card
to Sedgefield is the Wild Oats Market held every Saturday morning,
offering fresh produce and arts and crafts. Local attractions
include Gericke’s lookout point which resembles a sleeping lion, and
the protected dunes featuring Cape fynbos plantations and rare bird
species. In addition, Sedgefield boasts a mashie golf course (the
Fynbos Links), a tennis court, squash court and a bowls field.
When in Sedgefield, don’t forget to visit Sedgefield Classic Cars,
the Scarab Craft Market, and enjoy a picnic at Cloud 9 lookout while
you’re here. The high vantage point offers magnificent views from
Myoli Beach all the way to Gericke's Point.
The area surrounding Sedgefield is a paradise for outdoor
enthusiasts. Groenvlei Lake is the only fresh water lake in the area
and is a popular spot for Bass fishing. It forms part of the
Goukamma Nature Reserve and has some of the highest vegetated sand
dunes in South Africa. Sedgefield’s surrounds are a plethora of
fynbos, Lakeside, and forest hiking trails that will keep the
energetic entertained for hours. Swartvlei is one of the largest
lakes in Sedgefield, providing safe swimming and fishing.
Once you visit Sedgefield you will not want to leave!