Ideally located, Sedgefield is fast turning into a perfect family destination. "If it is outdoors, it's out here" goes the saying, but Sedgefield offers more than a wide range of outdoor activities. The natural beauty and peaceful pace of the area has attracted many talented artists over the years as well as inspired them to create great works. Their skills range from woodworking, metallic art and pottery to painting in all its forms and much much more.
Apart from just swimming and sun bathing, Sedgefield offers the best attractions for the whole family. With four unspoiled beaches, Sedgefield presents a variety of water sports - from simply splashing around, to excellent fishing, boating, canoeing, windsurfing, waterskiing, and sailing.
Sedgefield is a veritable paragliding Mecca, with no shortage of spots perfect for this activity along the adjacent coast.
Indulge in an abundance of fascinating fauna & flora hidden in a network of fynbos, lakeside and forest. If you are a keen birder then you have just discovered paradise!
The highlight of your visit will undoubtedly be the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market on a Saturday morning. There is certainly a taste for every tempered palate, with a noticeably health-conscious emphasis on the wares. There is an air of "sophisticated country" - young at heart and vibrant with a solid connection to the communities in the area which supply all the necessary tasty treats for one's weekly shopping needs.
Sedgefield is indeed one of nature's best kept secrets, and visitors are invited to enjoy its extensive riches. While Sedgefield is as yet a rather reticent destination, it is only a matter of time before its name is on everyone's lips.
SEDGEFIELD TOURISM OFFICE
Main Road, Sedgefield
Tel: +27 (0)44 343 2658
Fax: +27 (0)44 343 2010
NEWSFLASH!!!! Sedgefield – host of the highest fossil sand dune in
Walking either east below the Myoli Dunes or west towards Gerickes Point, you will see evidence of recent dune slips where sections of the dune have broken free as a result of ongoing erosion to the dunes. The steep slopes of these fossil dunes is caused by the continuous sea erosion that undercuts the base of the dunes, transforming them from gradual sloping sides to dramatic cliffs. Careful inspection will reveal a red/brown layer (about 1.5m thick) punctuating the sand of the dunes. This layer varies in height above sea level and indicates an era when sediment was deposited over the then-existing foundation of the dune. So why not make an effort to walk along the beach from Swartvlei, to Gerickes and around the corner for a bit or from Myoli to Platbank and take in a wonder that is right on our doorstep but has taken millennia to form.
Another great reason to visit our remarkable area!