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Address: Groenvlei Road, Sedgefield, Knysna, South Africa

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Beautiful Nature Setting

Quiet and tranquil. A great area for Birdwatching. A favourite for fishermen too. Get away from the rush and relax.

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Roodepoort, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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109 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Walking by the vlei was relaxing but dissappointing. I expected to see birds nesting in the reeds. I wasnt able to see birds across the lake like I, had been able to at Rondevlei.They say you can swim there on thë "beach" at the lake, but I didnt find it attractive or tempting.It is fascinating that it is the only... More 

Thank Rose K
Roodepoort, South Africa
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130 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Quiet and tranquil. A great area for Birdwatching. A favourite for fishermen too. Get away from the rush and relax.

Thank Y99AH
Sedgefield, South Africa
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Walk through ancient fynbos and trees in the dunes that line Groenvlei, taking the well-marked trail up the dunes to eventually have a panoramic view of the entire lake, sparkling in all its peaceful beauty. A genuine treat for nature lovers! There is a picnic table at the start of the trail.

Thank MrsKarenJames
Knysna, South Africa
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Very pretty, tranquil and scenic. Good to spend a day relaxing around the water. But if your not fishing there is not much to do. Excellent for bird watching and so close to nature it can be breathtaking.

Thank FreshlineFisheries
Cape Town
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

A lesser-known and therefore quiet spot between Sedgefield and Knysna. It's the only freshwater lake in the Garden Route lakes system and is home to bass. The dirt road past Groenvlei leads to a beautiful and mostly-deserted beach called Platbank. Even in the height of the summer season very few tourists find their way there. And it's dog-friendly!

Thank KeithMould
Felpham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Beautiful, peaceful lake with fishing, boating, walking - all available. Lake Pleasant Living is superior service self catering with all other amenities from pool to Spa and restaurant

Thank Join8
Johannesburg, South Africa
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98 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This lake is a joy to behold. Hire a boat, or experience it by walking around its massive birth, or take in its glory by eating a meal at one of the two restaurants that are fortunate enough to be based on its borders. Any way you take it in, it is a must if you spend any time in... More 

Thank dooley_13
South Africa
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Great place to go bass fishing. Very peaceful and beautiful. Pick a calm day and head to the Groenvlei in the early morning. You can get a fishing licence in Knysna or in the little fishing shop in Sedgefield. You also need a boat licence if you have a boat.

Thank stateofflux
Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

A great place for a breakfast away from the crazy crowds when in season. The food is really good, lots of place for the kids to walk around. A bustling restaurant set outside in the most part in lovely gardens.

Thank GolfingSA
Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Privacy in a public place does not seem to flow, but this unique fresh water lake offers this to its visitors. Safe swimming, fishing, camping and even a Hotel in walking distance. Heaven

Thank Pieter B

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