Sedgefield is a sleepy, but fast growing town which lies between Knysna and George. The road that connects the Wilderness to Sedgefield is flanked on the one side by bush-covered sand dunes and impressive inland mountains on the other.
Sedgefield was established in 1928 once the railway line from George to Knysna was completed. It takes its name from the many patches of sedge that are to be found in the area.
Visit Gericke’s Point, the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market, Scarab Village Craft Market, the Classic Car Collection. The village is a good base point to explore the Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve, and the western extent of Groenvlei, a freshwater lake that falls within the reserve. The reserve has a 14km stretch of coast, and is home to a wide variety of fauna and flora, including the Cape clawless otter.
Sedgefield offers the birdwatcher wonderful opportunities to view a wide variety of bird species found in the different ecosystems of the area. Many of the good hiking trails and bird hides were developed solely for lesiurely, yet rewarding, pursuit.
Near Gerickes Point there are beautiful rock formations which always prove to be popular with spear fishermen and keen anglers.
You can also engage in water sports including Wakeboarding- Waterskiing- Surfing- Tubing- Abseiling- Canoeing- Bungee Jumping- hobie cats and catamaran sailing.
Did you know? Swartvlei Lagoon is the largest natural inland salt-water lake in South Africa.