Sedgefield, situated along the Garden Route, remains popular amongst retirees looking to buy a home away from the hustle and bustle of city life. However, in recent years, there has been an increase of younger couples and families interested in the houses and flats for sale in Sedgefield. Times have changed and more and more people are making their way off the N2 and into this charming town.

Wooded dunes with dense indigenous bush and forest encircle the town, whilst Sedgefield’s heart, the meandering lagoon, winds its way past this delightful village, exiting to the sea past lagoon-side homes set in indigenous bush on the East bank, with unspoilt nature reserve on the west bank. 

The first African town granted the accolade of international Cittaslow, Sedgefield is a destination for those who want the quiet life of an old-fashioned town, but are active in their sporting pleasures. View some of the flats and houses for rent and for sale or continue to learn more about Sedgefield below.

Explore Sedgefield

Blissful beaches

Blissful beaches

Myoli Beach has become a favoured beach spot for the younger and more active while Goukamma Marine Reserve beach is for hikers, fishermen and strollers. The beach at the lagoon mouth is a safe local favourite for families with small children.

Annual events

Annual events

To celebrate the town’s Cittaslow status, the Slow Festival in April has become part of the annual events calendar for the Garden Route. 

Arts and crafts

Arts and crafts

The Saturday morning craft and farmers’ markets draw the crowds all year round and have become established as among the best markets in the country. One of the firm favourites that’s not-to-be-missed is the Wild Oats Community Farmer’s Market. 



There are various local sports clubs where you can enjoy golf, tennis and bowls but if you’re up for something a bit more daring, adventure sports can be arranged by Afroventures and the PiliPili Sport centre.

Living in Sedgefield

Areas near to Sedgefield

Barrydale, George, Great Brak River, Heidelberg, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay, Riversdale, Still Bay, Wilderness, Witsand,


Sedgefield is home to several crèches and two primary schools while you’ll find a variety of high school options in nearby George and Knysna. 


The town is well served by doctors, dentists and a physiotherapist and there are also excellent medical facilities offered in George and Knysna.


Here you’ll find everything from a supermarket, pharmacy, hardware store and delis to decor boutiques. Pop in to the local food market for fresh farm fare and other delicious foodstuffs or take a scenic 20 minute drive on the N2 to the well-appointed Garden Route Mall. 

Air travel

The nearest domestic airport is located in George.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius