Wilderness, bordered by the Outeniqua Mountains and with its pristine 8 km beach, will, without warning, appear as you round a bend in the N2 after leaving George, leaving you enthralled. You have entered a world of sea, rivers, lagoons and lush forests. Hiking trails in this area are renowned, not only for the depth of nature one experiences, but for the prolific bird life.

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Suggested Activities En-Route

Outeniqua Farmers Market

Outeniqua Transport Museum

The Knysna Elephant Park

Millwood Gold Mine

Suggested Restaurants En-Route

101 Meade Street Restaurant

The Grumpy Griller

Freshline Fisheries

34° South

Suggested Accommodation En-Route

George Lodge

The Knysna Wayside Inn

Waterfront Lodge

Some exceptional viewpoints, Map of Africa and Dolphin's Point, Kaaimans River Bridge is a well-known photography spot. The Woodville Big Tree which is over 800 years old is an ideal picnic spot and an attraction you do not want to pass up while visiting the area.

Back onto the N2, it is on to the Garden Route’s scenic ‘Lake District’ and the sleepy village of Sedgefield. These five lakes, running parallel to the Indian Ocean, form an important wetland for varying species of water birds, and it is in the Swartvlei that the magical Knysna Seahorse listed as endangered on the IUCN’s Red List, has found a safe haven. This tiny seahorse occurs only in South Africa and in only three estuaries – Swartvlei, Knysna and Keurbooms.

Sedgefield is a laid back town, its main thrust being tourism, so whether it is watching out for whales at Gericke’s Point, or for the more adventurous, paragliding above ancient indigenous forests, and sparkling lakes, Sedgefield has much to offer.

For motor enthusiasts, Sedgefield is also known for its large historic Classic Car collection, covering periods of motor history down the years.