Fynbos on Sea
Bistro and Activity Centre

Located in Sedgefield, the Fynbos on Sea Bistro and Activity Centre are your Garden Route experience, brought to life…

The Bistro offers sweeping views over beaches, mountains, lagoons and a fynbos wonderland. It’s the perfect place to get away from it all in the company of family, friends or your significant other – or just by yourself. Great food, wines and coffees in a sociable and pretty setting.

Come to the Activity Centre to enjoy hikes, walks and cycle trails, paragliding, kayak tours and more all with some of the best views and scenery on the Garden Route.

Follow the Fynbos on Sea Activity Centre social media pages for more information on special events at the Bistro and Activity Centre

For more information on the Fynbos on Sea Bistro or Activity Centre, contact us at +27 69 300 8987.

The shuttle service for both the Bistro and the Activity Centre run from the Sedgelinks Golf Course in Sedgefield.

The Bistro

Casual dining with sweeping views …

At the Fynbos on Sea Bistro, we use the inspiration from our natural surroundings and incorporate the texture and tastes of the fynbos and flowers around us, keeping our dining experience relaxed and casual with menu items made from fresh local produce. Enjoy dishes such as speciality wood fired tapas pizzas, roosterkoek, jaffles and more all whilst enjoying good wine and coffee.

The Bistro is open in season from 7am to 2pm. Join us on Sundays for live music and follow our Fynbos on Sea Activity Centre social media platforms to be kept updated on upcoming events.

The shuttle service to the Bistro runs from the Sedgelinks Golf Course.


Shuttle to the bistroR20 per person

Activity Centre


Explore the trails

The mountain bike trails give riders the full experience of the natural beauty of Fynbos on Sea. There’s a choice of 5km, 12km, and 15km trails that’s take you over undulating hills and valleys and through indigenous fynbos.

Annual single or family membership is also available for local residents.


Day Visitor with your own bikeR100 per person
Fynbos guided mountain bike rideR500 per person
Annual MembershipR700 per person
Beach guided mountain bike rideR650 per person
Also Bike rental – standard or E-bike
Mountain biking trails at Simbavati Lodges
Simbavati Fynbos on Sea - guided walks


Discover indigenous beauty

Our guided or self-guided walks take you on trails through the beautiful indigenous fynbos flora. On the one side of our 600ha property we have awesome views of the Indian Ocean that can surprise you with whales, dolphins or seals. Its pristine golden sandy beaches stretch out to the distance


Day Visitor (self-guided)R50 per person
Fynbos guided walkR350 per person
Gerricke’s Point guided walkR400 per person


Guided Fynbos 4×4 nature drives

Take a guided 4×4 fynbos nature drive through our indigenous fynbos, to learn about this unique flora, see our general game. Enjoy snacks and drinks at a viewpoint overlooking the dramatic Gericke’s Point.


Fynbos 4×4 Nature ExperienceR600 per person
Fynbos Sundowner ExperienceR850 per person
Simbavati Fynbos on Sea - zebra in fynbos
Simbavati Fynbos on Sea - kayaking


Peaceful natural surroundings

Enjoy a guided kayaking tour on the Swartvlei lagoon, which is part of the greater Swartvlei Wilderness wetland area. Embrace the peacefulness of these serene natural surroundings.


Hoogekraal KayakR750 per person
Ocean KayakR750 per person
Kingfisher KayakR750 per person


Magnificent views

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 to give you 360 degree views of the Ocean, beaches, lagoons and spectacular mountain backdrop.

Simbavati fynbos on sea - paragliding 800
Beach experience & beach visits from Simbavati Fynbos on Sea


Coastal delights

The South African coastline is one of the most wondrous in the world. And we have a prime part of it on our doorstep.

Book a day at the beach with us where we will set you up to soak up the sun and enjoy swimming in the beautiful and exhilarating Indian Ocean. Guests can be transported to and from the beach (if you wish) or you can head there with your own vehicle. We’ll supply shade, beach towels and complimentary sunscreen along with comfortable seating arrangement and a cooler box for beverages to keep you hydrated.


Beach ExperienceR350 per person
Beach Experience with PicnicR590 per person
Beach Picnic Experience & Gerrickes
Point Walk
R850 per person
Snorkeling ExperienceR550 per person


From George

From George Airport, you take the road signposted to the N2. Then take the N2 in the direction of Knysna. You pass through the town of Wilderness.

Travel 27.8 km from the airport and turn right at the Sedgelinks signboard onto the Swartvlei Beach Road.

(Please note that if you find yourself travelling across the lake and into the town of Sedgefield, you have gone too far and you need to double back.)

Once on the Swartvlei Beach Road, you immediately turn right into the Sedgelinks parking (i.e. after only 90 metres).

Park your car and visit the Activity Centre office where your shuttle will be arranged to drive you to the Bistro or Activities.

From Port Elizabeth

Take the N2 towards George. Once on the N2 highway, drive approximately 293 km passing the towns of Jeffreys Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and Sedgefield.

You will pass the Engen One-Stop Garage on your left as you leave the small town of Sedgefield. You drive over the bridge that crosses over the Swartvlei Lake and then turn left at the Sedgelinks/Swartvlei Beach Road.

Drive for only 90 metres and turn right into the Sedgelinks parking area.

Park your car and visit the Activity Centre office where your shuttle will be arranged to drive you to the Bistro or Activities.