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Sedgefield is situated in the banks of the Swartvlei Lagoon. The lagoon offers safe swimming, fishing and canoeing. Bird-watchers will not be disappointed, particularly at Kingfisher Creek, a reed-lined channel connecting the sea to the lagoon.

Hikers can take a stroll along Sedgefield beach, west, to Gericke's Point. For campers and caravanners there are several sites available in Sedgefield, but it is advisable to book early, because the park is almost always full during peak season, December to January.

Sedgefield has a horse-riding center that caters for all riders, even beginners. The riders can select which trail they want to follow, and can select from the lake, the mountains, the beach, or the forest.

Close to Sedgefield, towards the east, you will find the Goukamma Nature Reserve. The reserve houses the Garden Route's only freshwater lake, the Groen Vlei. The vlei is a very popular boating and fishing area. For hikers several trails are available in the area. The three most popular trails are the 14 km Goukamma-Groenvlei trail, the 4km Lake Trail, and the 8km Goukamma Nature Reserve Circuit.

The sandy beaches along the 13km seafront are beautiful but swimmers have to exercise caution due to the strong currents and unpredictable backwash.

Sedgefield, nestled along South Africa's Garden Route, offers a unique blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and cultural experiences.

Here are five things to see or do in or near Sedgefield:

  1. Visit Sedgefield Beach:
    Sedgefield boasts stunning beaches along its coastline. Sedgefield Main Beach, Myoli Beach, and Swartvlei Beach offer opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing. Myoli Beach is also popular for kiteboarding and other water sports.

  2. Explore the Wild Oats Community Farmers' Market:
    Held every Saturday morning, the Wild Oats Community Farmers' Market is a vibrant gathering of local farmers, artisans, and food vendors. Visitors can sample fresh produce, artisanal foods, crafts, and more, while enjoying live music and a lively atmosphere.

  3. Discover the Garden of Eden:
    Located nearby, the Garden of Eden is a lush indigenous forest that offers scenic walking trails amidst towering trees, ferns, and streams. Take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalks and bridges to immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of this natural paradise.

  4. Adventure at Goukamma Nature Reserve:
    Just a short drive from Sedgefield, Goukamma Nature Reserve is a pristine coastal reserve with diverse ecosystems, including dunes, forests, and wetlands. Explore the reserve through hiking trails, birdwatching, canoeing along the Goukamma River, or enjoying a picnic with stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

  5. Experience the Knysna Elephant Park:
    Located a short distance away, the Knysna Elephant Park offers a unique opportunity to interact with African elephants in a natural and ethical environment. Visitors can participate in guided elephant walks, feed the elephants, and learn about elephant conservation efforts.

These are just a few highlights of what Sedgefield and its surrounding area have to offer. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or simply want to unwind in nature, Sedgefield provides a perfect destination along the Garden Route of South Africa.

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