Sedgefield, often considered as sleepy, is a little picturesque seaside village lying between George and Knysna on the Garden Route. It borders the Goukamma Nature Reserve and the Wilderness National Park and offers a wide variety of activities to entrance and entice nature lovers, beachgoers, hikers and adventure seekers.
Our Sedgefield agents, Simon & Marietjie, reveal what makes Sedgefield, along the Garden Route, so highly sought-after and what the locals’ best-kept secrets are.
Q: When looking for a property along the scenic Garden Route, why would you recommend Sedgefield?
A: Sedgefield is a small town situated between Knysna and George. A scenic 46 kilometre drive delivers commuters to George airport and a distance of approximately 31 kilometres to the Eden Meander mall for shopping from an array of both local and national retailers. The town is bordered by the Knysna forest on the north, the warm Indian Ocean on the south, the Swartvlei Lagoon on the west, and the Groenvlei freshwater lake on the east. Sedgefield has much to offer, with plenty of bird life, wild life, five pristine beaches, two of which are dog friendly. It caters to a wide variety of outdoor activities from cycling, mountain biking, hiking, paragliding, windsurfing, kite surfing, canoeing, and fishing. It is recognized as the first ‘slow’ town in South Africa and also falls within the Garden Route National Park. It offers a tranquil lifestyle to those wanting a slower pace of life for themselves and their family.
Q: What sort of properties would you find in this area?
A: A wide variety of homes is currently available: ranging from ones built in the 1960s – 70s through to ultra-modern, new constructions. Some homes may offer magnificent sea views, others provide direct access to the beaches. Some are nestled between the dunes, others are located in town, and still more located close to the lagoon with a typical island style living.
Q: What areas are currently the most popular with buyers?
A: Myoli and Cola Beach appeal to those looking for sea views and direct beach access. While The Island remains popular for its easy access to the lagoon.
Q: What features set these areas apart from other neighbouring areas?
A: Its ’Slow Town’ feel and community spirit set it apart from Wilderness, George, & Knysna.
Q: What makes these areas great for young families, are there any good schools in the nearby vicinity?
A: Sedgefield has a dual-medium Primary school with access to a variety of both Government and private high schools in George and Knysna.
Q: In terms of lifestyle, what do these areas offer residents?
A: A small-town spirit pervades, offering one the opportunity to step out of the rat race whilst still being conveniently located to all modern amenities. The inhabitants of Sedgefield are often found to be nature lovers and outdoor activities enthusiasts.
Q: What are the nearby healthcare facilities like?
A: A wide variety of specialist and allied healthcare facilities are to be found close by in either George or Knysna.
Q: What are some of the highlights of living in these areas?
A: The main highlight for most residents is their improved quality of life. The various weekend markets offer the option to buy fresh produce directly from the farmers and artisans and social opportunities. Residents also enjoy being able to choose between being close to the sea or more secluded inland.
Q: What advice would you give to people looking to purchase property in these areas?
A: It would be wise to investigate buyers’ short listed areas as each suburb has a very distinct flavour and character.
Q: What effect has Covid had on people buying in Sedgefield?
A: Covid has had a positive effect on buying in Sedgefield. The small town attraction and the ability to work from home has fuelled semigration to the Garden Route in general.
Q: Let’s explore prices, what are the trends? (speak to areas and property size)
A: In order to answer this question, I have listed five popular areas in Sedgefield, what they typically offer and their price ranges.
Cola Beach: Upmarket properties with sea views, larger stands, priced between R3m to R10m.
Myoli Beach: both old and new modern homes, some with direct beach access, from R3 – R6m.
Kingfisher Creek: older style homes with lagoon views, varying from in size between R3m – R6m.
Sedgefield Central: the oldest part of town, typically offers smaller homes ranging from R1.5m – R3m.
The Island: flat stands offering lagoon views, older homes to new renos, ranging from R2m – R5m.
So, if it’s your dream to own an idyllic home in scenic Sedgefield, we have the ideal property for you. For more information about Sedgefield and to view our selection of spectacular properties available along the Garden Route, you can visit our website or contact our local agents who know these areas like the back of their hands.
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