The first time I heard the name of this establishment I immediately pictured a glassy ocean and calming blue tones - I wasn't far off! The moment you walk through the door and into your tastefully decorated room, you will feel at peace. The ocean plays a big part in calming the nerves, being only 50 metres from Myoli Beach, but the ethos of the people also contributes towards the feeling of contentment - Shearwater on Sea is situated in Sedgefield, the first Slow Town in South Africa - this concept arose in Italy, Cittaslow, and strives to preserve quality of life for all.
Shearwater on Sea is a wonderful choice for you to visit whilst exploring the Garden Route, spend a couple of nights, or spend a week, you won't want to leave! It is also located right next to the Goukamma Nature Reserve for day excursions. You are also only about 20 minutes drive away from Knysna, further east down the coast. Try and coincide your visit with the annual Knysna Oyster Festival - I went there last year and it was wonderful. The festival usually takes place during July, but don't be put off by the slightly chilly weather as you will most likely be tucked away in one of the several restaurants, enjoying delicious, fresh oysters! Afterwards you can drive back to your cosy apartment at Shearwater on Sea and enjoy the view of the setting sun.
So you see, Shearwater on Sea is the perfect place to relax and unwind. There is much to do for the folks who enjoy watersports, including waterskiing, paragliding and boating. If you enjoy birdwatching, you're in luck! The lagoon attracts many different bird species and there is also abundant Fynbos to delight the eye and attract other small animals, such as the protected Angulate tortoises.
There is even a recreational area for children and teenagers, complete with games room, pool table and jungle gym. At night, you can light up a fire on your private balcony and unwind, whilst enjoying the sounds of the ocean.
For a nice adrenaline rush, you can drive for an hour and half to Tsitsikamma National Park and pretend that you're a monkey! I had a fantastic time on the tree top canopy tour, it is very safe and anyone from the age of about 5 to 90 can do it.
All self catering units within Shearwater on Sea are kitted out with the following:
Sleeper couch in the Lounge
TV and DSTV Bouquet
Safety Deposit Box
Fully Equipped kitchen with Microwave
Daily Cleaning Services
N2 from George
Take R404 towards the N2, turn left onto the N2 and drive towards Knysna, straight through Wilderness.
Sedgefield is the next town, take a turn right into Kingfisher Drive at the traffic light
Stay on Kingfisher Drive for 2km then turn left into Raven Road.
Turn right into Galjoen street, Shearwater on Sea will be on your left.
N2 towards Knysna
As you enter Sedgefield, take a left at the traffic light, this should be Kingfisher Drive.
Follow the rest of the directions as per above, staying on Kingfisher for 2km.
22 48' 9.0" E
34 1' 57.0" S
If you like, you can fly into George and hire a car from the airport without any hassle. There are regular flights on some of the low cost carriers and as for car rental, you are spoilt for choice since there are several car hire agencies in and around George Airport (Europcar, First Car Rental, Avis, Budget, Hertz & Tempest). There are no flights into Knysna or Sedgefield, so George is your best bet if you wish to get to Shearwater on Sea quickly!