The area and surroundings

Located between George and Knysna, traveling on a corrugated dirt road for about 10km on the Garden Route and 490 km from Cape Town, Sedgefield is a beautiful seaside village surrounded entirely by lakes, sand dunes covered in fynbos, pine plantations, the Swartvlei Lake and the Indian Ocean.

Described by some as a sleepy little village, Sedgefield borders the Goukamma Nature Reserve and the Wilderness National Park, leaving the visitor spoilt for choice when it comes to bird watching and walks through indigenous fauna and flora.

Groenvlei Lake, the only fresh water lake in the district, lies to the east of Sedgefield and is popular for its Bass fishing. The lake forms part of the Goukamma Nature Reserve, which stretches from the river of the same name all the way to Buffalo Bay, and has some of the highest vegetated sand dunes in the country.

Sedgefield Wild Oats market every Saturday
George family Market every Saturday
Hinini Rondevlei farm market, every Wednesday.
Brown hooded kingfisher trail
Cape Dune Molerat trail
Bird watching

Located a mere five-hour drive, or one hour’s flight to George, from Cape Town, the guest farm, situated in land only 15km from Sedgefield via a corrugated dirt road. The guest farm is close enough for a weekend getaway and far enough for a well-deserved escape on the Garden Route.

Swartvlei Guest Farm is synonymous with peace and harmony with the magnificent views surrounding you with highlights such as the Outeniqua mountain range and Swartvlei lake. We are a pet friendly establishment for all well behaved dogs only. Owners to take full responsibility for their dogs as well as to clean up afer their dogs. Poop bags are compulsory.

Whether you want to put your feet up in Summertime at the swimming pool or explore all the beautiful towns of the area such as Wilderness, Knysna, George and what they have to offer. Swartvlei Guest Farm is the perfect destination, as we offer guests a range of activities, including abseiling, rock climbing, bird watching, canoeing, mountain biking, hiking trails and picnics are just to name a few not to mention the popular Wild Oats Sedgefield market on Saturday which is pet friendly.

Wilderness has pet friendly restaurants.

Explore SANpark trails the Cape Dune Molerat and Brown hooded kingfisher trail.