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Set in the heart of the Garden Route along the southern coast of South Africa, Sedgefield is a prime holiday spot for visitors wanting to unwind and enjoy a chilled seaside holiday. As you enter the village, you pass homes surrounded by a lagoon teeming with birdlife and the occasional tortoise ambling along. The road continues upwards as you climb an old dune to reach splendid vistas of Sedgefield’s estuary and wide flat beach on the Indian Ocean.
Sedgefield is a certified Slow Town, the first African town to receive the accreditation from Cittaslow, an Italian organisation that promotes quality of life over a hectic, money-chasing lifestyle. The town’s emblem is the tortoise and visitors are encouraged to take it easy and appreciate the simple things in life. And stress levels quickly subside after a holiday of walking, canoeing on the river, beachcombing, swimming and sun tanning on the beach
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For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.