This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Sedgefield. To help you make friends with Sedgefield before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Sedgefield, South Africa, is one of the least-visited towns on the Garden Route’s main route. However, that does not mean it is not worth stopping by for a day or two. The Garden Route is too big to entirely cover from a hostel in one town, but due to Sedgefield’s central location, you can easily cover the western half of the Garden Route if you have your own car and base yourself in Sedgefield.
Not only is there the beautiful and quiet beaches on the Indian ocean in Sedgefield, there is also the Swartvlei Lake to the west where you can rent a boat or canoe to explore the water. Hiking the nature trails that surround Sedgefield or rent a bike to explore the area are other possibilities. But there are also places of interest that can be reached from Sedgefield. Both Wilderness and Knysna are within twenty minutes driving in western or eastern direction and many beautiful quiet beaches can be found in between. Knysna is one of the biggest towns on the garden route and rather a charming town than a beach destination. Nice cafes and restaurants can be found in the marina, offering lovely views and if you do not need to drive back yourself it is worth checking out the local craft beer brewery.
If you decide that you will want to stay here, the supply of hostels in Sedgefield, South Africa, are quite limited. If you are traveling with two or more people, there are affordable private accommodations too. Despite being a small town, the location of your Sedgefield, South Africa hostel can still make a big difference in how you experience Sedgefield. Choose to stay close to the N2 highway if you like to be close to shops, restaurants, and the lake, or look for a hostel in Sedgefield, South Africa close to the beach if that is how you want to spend your time. The distance between the beach and the town centre is three kilometers, so if you do not have a car, going to a shop can be a long walk.
Written by local enthusiast for Sedgefield hostelsMartin Straatman