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Groenvlei Lake

Groenvlei Road, Sedgefield, Knysna, South Africa
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Lake Pleasant/ Groenvlei

Walking by the vlei was relaxing but dissappointing. I expected to see birds nesting in the reeds... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2016
Rose K
Durban, South Africa
Beautiful Nature Setting

Quiet and tranquil. A great area for Birdwatching. A favourite for fishermen too. Get away from... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2016
David S
Roodepoort, South Africa
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Groenvlei Road, Sedgefield, Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed November 13, 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,...More

Thank Rose K
Reviewed September 25, 2016

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

Thank David S
Reviewed August 22, 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...More

Thank MrsKarenJames
Reviewed June 27, 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
Reviewed June 26, 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...More

Thank KeithMould
Reviewed March 9, 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
Reviewed January 6, 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...More

Thank dooley_13
Reviewed October 20, 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...More

Thank stateofflux
Reviewed August 31, 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
Reviewed August 3, 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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