General Information

Sedgefield is a lovely seaside village that is entirely surrounded by lakes and sand dunes covered in fynbos. It lies in the heart of what is known as South Africa’s Lakes District and is well known for its pristine beaches, water sports and paragliding. Sedgefield is located between Knysna and George along the beautiful Garden Route.

To the west of Sedgefield lies Swartvlei, a popular camping and fishing destination. 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. 

Sun bathers and fisherman alike will be spoiled in this seaside village, enjoying days of lazy sunbathing and fishing off the beach or estuary.  This lovely village has attracted many talented artists over the years and has inspired them to create great works ranging woodworking, metallic art and pottery to paintings in all its forms!  


Being surrounded by water Sedgefield has many swimming, canoeing, windsurfing and fishing opportunities.  Green and golden hued hills and sparkly blue waters makes you feel like you have reached paradise.  Gerickes Point  is a well known landmark of the area with beautiful rock formations is a long beach ideal for walks – it is also a popular spot for spear fishing.

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 watchers paradise with over 250 listed species!

The Wild Oats Community Farmers Market every Saturday morning offers delicious, healthy products for everyone.

The activities directory has a list of advertisers for the area.


Accommodation in  Sedgefield includes bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, camping and self-catering options.  The accommodation directory provides a list of those advertisers in the area.


Sedgefield has a range of businesses that cater for both tourists and locals alike.  As small as Sedgefield is, it does not lack in amenities.  The business directory offers a choice of businesses in the area, alternatively list your business as a free listing.