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Gerickes Point

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Address: Swatvlei Beach Road, Sedgefield, Knysna 6573, South Africa

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Great beach walk, morning or evening

As with all the beaches in and around Sedgefield, this is a great walk on firm sand along the tide line. 45 minutes or so East of the car park at the end of the Swarvtlei Beach... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sedgefield, South Africa
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Sedgefield, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with all the beaches in and around Sedgefield, this is a great walk on firm sand along the tide line. 45 minutes or so East of the car park at the end of the Swarvtlei Beach Road, the Point can be reached at low tide, offering beautiful views towards the East and back towards Sedgefield. If the timing of... More 

Thank P_C_1000000
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on my birthday 16 April. Long walk along the coast to get to Gerick's Point, but we'll worth it. Such a beautiful site to see. Very calm and relaxing environment!

Thank Ilse M
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The walk is probably about 3km from where you park. From there its rather steep klimb to get to the top. I would not recommend it for people having difficulty walking or climbing. The view from the top is great.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

It's not too long of a drive from the main Wilderness area. Nice open beach area. Many visitors seen fishing and chilling in the water. After a quite a walk you'll get to the Gerickes Point, not too steep to climb the rock. You will get a wonderful view of the beach from the top.

Thank Roxaan1
Nyon District, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The walk along the beach to Gerickes Point is a must. We saw dolphins frolicking just off the rocks. Best at low tide because you can then walk among all the rock pools and see starfish in the pools

Thank anndK7319BH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Want a great walk? Throw in the beauty and the fossilized dunes on this awesome location. Breeding seagulls and oyster catchers gives the spot absolute appeal for a great morning or afternoon walk

Thank Melanie C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This walk along beach please check it is low tide so you can cross safely as not very safe when it isn't low tidal

Thank Flitz8
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Super to go at low tide! The children love exploring the rock pools and running freely along the beach. The sea is not rough which makes it extra special for children. An occasional penguin or seal add to the adventure! The look out point provides amazing views!

Thank Leigh & Craig R
Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Lovely stop for a long beach walk early in the morning - the views at sunrise is spectacular and a great way to start the day!

Thank Karin_O909
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Located @ Swartvlei beach before you get to Sedgefield and about a 3km walk there and back. Check the tides so that you catch it at low tide. Make sure you take shoes with for the little climb to the top since it has a lot of loose sand and rocks. Fantastic view from the top! Take swimming stuff with... More 

Thank Hardus E

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