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Sedgefield Tourism, Garden Route, Western Cape.

A place of quiet lakes, endless golden beaches and sparkling bays. For the more adventurous there are nature trails into the indigenous forest, along slopes of dune fynbos and around the lakes. Rich and varied birdlife, including marine, estuarine and evergreen forest species. Swartvlei is the largest of the lakes and provides sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, etc. A paragliders paradise. Permits for boat launching, fishing, diving and 4x4 trips are essential. To the east of the village lies Groenvlei, the only freshwater lake in the district.  It forms part of the Goukamma Nature Reserve and is famous for its bass fishing.  Common and bottlenosed dolphins frequent the coast throughout the year. Usually seen in pods surfing the waves or hunting for squid, fish and cuttlefish.  Southern right whales visit the coastline annually to calve for a four-month period that peaks in August.  They frequent the sandy bays, remaining for up to three months until the calves are old enough to start the journey south to the Antarctic.  Vantage sites to see whales lobtailing, breaching and spyhopping at Gericke’s Point off Swartvlei Beach, the top parking area at Sedgefield Beach estuary, Myoli Beach and Platbank at the Goukamma Nature Reserve.

The Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe is one of the last steam trains still in use and runs between George and Knysna, stopping at Sedgefield Station at 10h53 and 14h23 from George and from Knysna at 10h51 and 15h28 daily except on Sundays and some public holidays.  The route takes in some of the breathtaking scenery around the lakes, shoreline, fynbos and indigenous forests.

A variety of accommodation is available…from exclusive hotels to caravan parks, self-catering chalets or B&B’s. Most offer spectacular views of sea, lakes, estuary or the Outeniqua Mountains.

Sedgefield is on the N2 east of George, which is at the intersection of the N2 with the N12. BJSedge

Contct:            Tourism and Information Bureau
Box 882 Sedgefield 6573
+27 (44) 343 2658 telephone and fax

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Last update: 2014-05-11 23:16
Author: Alan McIver
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