Sedgefield at a glance
Sedgefield is a peaceful seaside village, situated between Wilderness and Knysna, along the Garden Route in the Western Cape. The town is surrounded by vegetated sand dunes, dense pine plantations, lakes, the Swartvlei Estuary and the Indian Ocean.
Sedgefield, described by some as "the Slow Town" for its laidback atmosphere is reflected in the town's motto: "the tortoise sets the pace". Bordering the Goukamma Nature Reserve and the Wilderness National Park, bird watching is an avid hobby for many residents, in addition to the other outdoor activities on offer.
The Wild Oats Market http://www.wildoatsmarket.co.za held every Saturday morning, offers fresh produce and arts and crafts. Local attractions include Gericke's Lookout Point, the protected dunes featuring Cape fynbos plantations and rare bird species. In addition, Sedgefield boasts a golf course: the Fynbos Links http://www.pinelakemarina.co.za/sedgelinksgolf.aspx, a tennis court and a bowls field. In order to accommodate the influx of tourists, especially during the summer season, Sedgefield hosts an array of accommodation, from guest houses to self-catering establishments.
Sedgefield Classic Cars is an attraction as well as the Scarab Craft Market.
Local well regarded restaurants include Upstairs at Rosie's for succulent steaks https://www.facebook.com/upstairsatrosies/ , Remex Cantina for Mexican fare https://www.facebook.com/remexcantinasegdefield/?rf=1908383259420662, and the relaxed vibe at Pili Pili http://www.pilipili.co.za .
Sedgefield has a primary school with large playgrounds and sporting facilities. https://www.facebook.com/laerskool.sedgefield.primary/.
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. Sedgefield's surrounds are a plethora of fynbos and forest hiking trails that will keep the energetic entertained for hours. Swartvlei is one of the largest lakes in the Sedgefield, providing safe swimming and fishing and is ideal for youngsters to master the art of sailing.
Sedgefield Beach Festival features a unique blend of sports, live music, pampering, and kids' activities, with beach volleyball, cricket, rugby, and soccer, as well as sandcastle competitions.
Sedgefield is made up of several suburbs:
Myoli Beach and Cola Beach hug the coastline with some homes having direct access to the beach.
Sedgehill is situated on the ridge and has stunning views over the sea inlet and towards The Island.
Sedgefield Central is fairly level with commercial and residential properties. The town is divided by the N2 with some homes built on the northern side of the highway, including a retirement village.
The Island is situated to the west of Sedgefield and borders the lagoon.
To the east one finds Groenvallei and Groenvlei which border Lake Pleasant and offer gorgeous views .
General practitioners, physiotherapist and other allied therapeutic services are available in Sedgefield as well as local clinic. Private hospitals may be accessed in Knysna or slightly further afield in George.