Things To Do

Things To Do in Sedgefield

Laze your days away on Sedgefield's beaches - there are five of them to choose from: The River Mouth (access via Upper Kingfisher Drive); Myoli Beach (Lower Galjoen Road); Cola Beach (Claude Urban Drive);Swartvlei Beach and Gericke's Point (turn off the N2 about 2 km west of the village); and Platbank / Groenvlei (access via the Goukamma Nature Reserve)

Snorkelling: Gericke's Point in Sedgefield or in the rock pools south-east of the first parking lot at Buffalo Bay (the 'Wild Side'). Best at low tide.

The Seven Passes Road to George: this historic road was built to connect Knysna with the regional centre of George. Busy as a highway in the old days, but quiet and almost forgotten today. Spectacular ascents and descents, fynbos, and forests. Take the Rheenendal turnoff from the N2 Road (about 1 km west of the White Bridge across the Knysna Lagoon), and continue towards the mountains. At the robot (street light) at Knysna road in George, turn left and return to Knysna on the N2. The Seven Passes road is mostly graveled: after heavy rains, please check conditions with Knysna Tourism www.visitknysna.co.za

Visit Buffalo Bay: to get the most of a destination, go where the locals go when they go on holiday. 'Buffs' has two caravan parks, a shop, and a restaurant. It's a favourite surfing spot, and walkers enjoy the 3 km of white sand that stretches to Brenton-on-Sea. Take the Buffalo Bay turn-off from the N2

Hiking boots? Check. Wide- brimmed hat? Check. Sunscreen and a bottle of water? Check. If nature if your thing, then Sedgefield is the place to visit. Some of the best hiking trails can be found within a close proximity to Sedgefield. On a hot summer day, there is no better place to visit than the Jubilee picnic spot and hiking trail. Nestled among dense indigenous forest, children will love splashing in the cool, shallow waters while the adults braai and relax. Another outstanding natural destination is Circles in the Forest (named after South African  Dalene Matthees’ internationally acclaimed novel) , is a pleasant circular trail (choose between a 3.1km and 9km route) that celebrates Knysna’s Woodcutting heritage.

There are too many restaurants, pubs and night spots to mention on this page but your hosts Joy and Paul will guide you in the right direction.

Sedgefield 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 just that pleasure. At the same time you can marvel at the beautiful and colourful wild flowers and fynbos.

 

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