The home of wholesome adventure for the whole family.
Looking for an activity to do in nature? Then visit Sedgefield when you explore Knysna. Sedgefield truly has it all: long beaches, lakes and lagoons, hills covered in Cape fynbos and acres of indigenous forests.
This means that Sedgefield is your go-to place when looking for outdoor activities for the whole family. Hiking, trail running, mountain biking and horse riding, or canoeing, kite surfing, spearfishing, angling and snorkelling; Sedgefield offers all of these adventure activities and more. And, of course, it is the unofficial paragliding capital of the Garden Route.
Families will enjoy picnicking on the beach or at the Swartvlei mouth, splashing around in the surf and discovering a bright, submerged world in the beautiful rock pools. Kids and adults alike will delight in discovering an abundance of fauna and flora hidden within the water networks and forested areas bordering the Goukamma Nature Reserve, and twitchers attain birding Nirvana in Sedgefield with bird watching opportunities galore.
And as Sedgefield happens to be Africa’s first official CittaSlow town, all the adventure to be had is wholesome and family friendly. Live life the way it used to be and spend more time staring at the incredible scenery than at your smartphone.
Sedgefield is also the Garden Route’s market town, with the multi-award winning Wild Oats Farmers’ Market providing breakfast and fresh local produce to locals and visitors. The Mosaic Market and Scarab Craft Market offers everything from fresh produce and delicious take away foods to beautiful arts and hand-made crafts. All three markets trade on Saturday mornings throughout the year.
Find your ideal adventure in Sedgefield, but remember to breathe and take it easy – slowly even. Also remember that Sedgefield is part of the greater Knysna area, so tell us about your Sedgefield adventures by using the #ExploreKnysna hashtag on social media.