Simbavati Fynbos on Sea
Situated above the quaint town of Sedgefield, along South Africa’s Garden Route, this eco paradise awaits, offering sweeping views over beaches, mountains, lagoons and a fynbos wonderland.
Our nine room lodge and self-contained cottage are perched high on the dunes overlooking the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a 600 hectare pristine fynbos reserve. The estate abounds with plains game such as eland, zebra, bushbuck and waterbuck so there is plenty to see in all directions.
Immerse yourself in scenery to revive both mind and soul. Sedgefield has a tortoise as its emblem to remind visitors of the joy of ‘slow travel’. So meander along our nature trails, lie and watch the clouds or sit with binoculars. Enjoy a picnic or sundowners overlooking Gerickes Point. When you fancy a change of pace, take a mountain bike and choose from a variety of off-road trails.
Close to but off our own property, discover lovely fossil dunes and beaches, kayak on the Swartvlei and Sedgefield lagoons, visit the neighbouring protea farm. In summer at low tide, snorkelling in the rockpools can be a treat. More excitement still? This area is a big draw for advanced paragliding. Whilst invigorating sunrises and romantic sunsets will make this an unforgettable stay.Packages
EXPERIENCES – Things to see & do
We offer amazing adventure activities that will keep you busy for days. These include a daily choice of more active options and day excursions.
The setting is unexpected and truly spectacular. The town of Sedgefield lies far below in adjacent to the lake. But Fynbos is up on a headland above the town.
To the north of the lodge are the Outeniqua Mountains with the lakes that the Garden Route is known for shimmering with light below you. To the east and south of the lodge lies the Indian Ocean with a lovely view of the sandy Goukamma Beach and the endless rolling waves. And to the west lies the natural fynbos of this verdant area, which is particularly rewarding in the spring and early summer months.
Everywhere you look there are views to enjoy.
There is an array of activities and excursions to enjoy from the exhilarating to the leisurely. These take place both on the estate or nearby.
On the estate, enjoy guided or self-guided walking, guided mountain-biking to suit all abilities, fynbos nature drives and visits to the protea farm. And, of course, sundowners at unique locations.
Our activity centre also opens the door to activities on the lakes and rivers with canoeing, kayaking and boating. Finally Fynbos on Sea offers one of the best paragliding settings on the whole of the Garden Route.
We’re all about sustainable sourcing and conscious consumption at Simbavati Fynbos on Sea. We focus on making delicious food that is home made, healthy, locally sourced and full of flavour. We gain inspiration from our natural surroundings with all its scents, textures and tastes. Our food is diverse, contemporary and creative to connect guests on an emotional level.
The unique setting of Fynbos on Sea is a natural drawcard for all romantics. Enjoy special moments such as canapes and sundowners overlooking Gericke’s Point. Or a private picnic overlooking the mountains within our Fynbos Reserve. Wake up early to experience the sunrise overlooking the ocean, mountains and lakes.
These are memories that will stay with you forever
Why we love it
Breath-taking views in a fynbos paradise
Adventure on your doorstep
Heated Pool with a View
Book a tandem paragliding flight to take off at the well-known Gerickes Point Lookout close to the lodge. This has 120m high cliffs going down to the magnificent beaches of the Indian Ocean. You’ll glide with an experienced pilot on the thermals to give you 360 degree views of the spectacular Outeniqua Mountains, Swartvlei Wetland Area and surrounds.
See as far as Mossel Bay in the west and Buffalo Bay to the east. Look for whales, seals and dolphins in the ocean as well as birds of prey in the skies around you.
Adrenaline boosting, exhilarating and exciting and on the doorstep of Fynbos on Sea!
The mountain bike trails (MBT) have been designed to give the full experience of the natural beauty of the property to the riders. There’s a choice of 5km, 12km, and 15km trails that’s take you over undulating hills and valleys and through indigenous fynbos. Allow some time to experience the breath-taking views that surround you before testing your skills on the pathways.