Sedgefield is renowned as being the Garden Route’s Slow Town, the emblem of which is a giant mosaic tortoise. The Slow Town Festival which takes place in April every year is a marvellous way to engage in the Sedgefield community. The events and activities range from art exhibitions, a beauty pageant, mosaic workshops, Mitchell’s beer tastings, a golf challenge, a chess tournament and even Victorian picnic accompanied by the sounds of a local Marimba-playing band.
Gerickes Point is one of the Garden Routes most precious beaches. There is a viewpoint overlooking the ocean and if you are there at the right time of year (around September/October), it is the perfect place to view southern right whales.
Other activities and highlights of the town is a Classic Car collection. It is a must-see when travelling to or through Sedgefield. Situated on the Main Road/N2, it hosts a large range of classic cars from different periods in motor history.
Book for your own guided walks (The Giant Kingfisher Trail) among indigenous coastal shrubbery and get a map of the Slow Town Tourist Route which will highlight the main touristic points of the town; a great activity you can do by foot.
The Swartvlei Rivermouth is a hit with locals. Boogie board with the incoming tide into the Swartvlei Lagoon. Children will tirelessly run up the shore and be carried down again with the incoming tide.