Canoeing In Sedgefield
The Sedgefield area has a lot to offer when it comes to canoeing, Groenvlei, Swartvlei and the lagoon towards the river mouth. Be careful of wind when in the open on Swartflei.
Permits & Cost: Permits can be obtained from the SANParks office on Thesen Island in Knysna or Ebb-and-Flow in Wilderness and are R216 annually or R108 per month (February 28, 2022)
SANParks Thesen Island 044 302 5600
SANParks Wilderness Ebb-and-Flow 044 877 1197
Directions & Coordinates:
Swartvlei and the lagoon towards the river mouth. A few options, but this picnic spot is a good option. (-34.018247, 22.773392)
Groenvlei (-34.023631, 22.853197)
Other: We recommend always wearing PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices) even when paddling on the lagoon.
Here you can see, from left to right:
Langvlei ("Long wetland")
Rondevlei ("Round wetland")
Swartvlei ("black wetland") and the lagoon towards the river mouth.
Groenvlei ("Green wetland")
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Please preserve our environment for our posterity by not littering.