Situated along the N2, Sedgefield is home to roughly 8500 inhabitants, many of which are involved in the small towns main economic industry, tourism.
Originally one large farm by the name of Ruigtevlei, the land was divided into 9 lots upon the death of the widow Meeding, after being given the farm by Lord Charles Somerset. After the division, all the lots were eventually purchased by John Barrington, son of the industrialist, Henry Barrington. Over the years the town of Sedgefield has grown organically with the introduction of railways and postal services linking the small town with George and Knysna.
The main economic activity in the area in and around Sedgefield centres mainly around tourism. The town, having become a popular destination for holiday goers along the South Eastern Coast of South Africa, enjoys the small and rustic field of the quaint town, especially when comparing it to the busier neighbouring towns of Knysna and George.
A popular attraction within the town is the Wild Oats market, which takes place every Saturday morning, providing fresh produce and local crafts for sale. The Fynbos Links golf course is well known among the golfers of the area, and is complimented by the tennis club and bowls field, providing activity options for those residing in the area.
The accommodation in Sedgefield is well known amongst the local and international travellers alike. With accommodation types ranging from backpackers to self-catering chalets and bed and breakfasts, Sedgefield is well known for catering to all types of holiday goers. Whether looking for a stop-over while travelling along the Garden Route, towards the busy streets of towns along the N2 Route, or keeping your feet planted firmly on the soft soil of Sedgefield, this small town provides an amazing rustic, relaxed experience.
The town itself has grown to cater for the needs of all types of travellers. From the Afrovibe Adventure Lodge, providing relaxed backpacker accommodation, to the more well-known Pine Lake Marina, with its time-share options and holiday home offerings. Sedgefield provides much in the way of choice for travellers, both local and from abroad.