Gerickes Point

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Popular with locals and nature lovers, Gericke’s Point is one of the Garden Route’s best-kept secrets. You can easily spend an entire day in this stunning and fascinating place.

This rocky landmark resembles a lion’s head and the top offers a great vantage point to watch Southern Right whales during their calving season. You might even see the resident pod of Humpback dolphins that frequent the Swartvlei bay. Shy of boats, they avoid harbour areas and that is probably why they keep returning to this lovely quiet bay.

Gericke’s Point has impressive weathered sandstone cliffs that are actually fossilised dunes – some of the highest dunes in South Africa are right here. Colonies of Cape and White Breasted Cormorants nest on the cliffs. Seagulls, herons and oystercatchers can often be seen from the shore.

At low tide the exposed rock pools are fascinating to explore – take along the excellent Two Oceans - field guide to South Africa's marine life. The deeper pools are great for snorkeling and swimming.

Keen for a nocturnal beach adventure? Do a guided ‘Moonlight Meander’ from Swartvlei Beach to Gericke’s Point with local expert, Judy Dixon and witness the nocturnal antics of rocky coastline creatures.

Moonlight Meander & Starlight Stroll – contact Judy Dixon +27 (0) 44 883 1015

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Massimo Mariola
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Accommodation near Gerickes Point

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R1180
1 night, 2 adults

Purple Heron B&B and Guest House

Sleeps 12 Sedgefield Guest House in Sedgefield
2.22km from Gerickes Point

A luxury Guest House, right on the river, in Sedgefield, close to Knysna and all Garden Route activi...

from R3800
1 night, 2 adults

Avemore at Sedgefield

Sleeps 14 The Island (Sedgefield) Self-catering in The Island (Sedgefield)
2.37km from Gerickes Point

Avemore at Sedgefield is a great holiday home located in Sedgefield. The house features a large fro...

from R1200
1 night, 2 adults

Estuary Breeze

Sleeps 12 Sedgefield Self-catering in Sedgefield
2.40km from Gerickes Point

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Garden Route Island Guest House

Sleeps 16 The Island (Sedgefield) Guest House in The Island (Sedgefield)
2.68km from Gerickes Point

Garden Route Island Guest House offers affordable bed and breakfast accommodation for families and g...

from R780
1 night, 2 adults

Island Hopper

Sleeps 4 The Island (Sedgefield) Self-catering in The Island (Sedgefield)
2.69km from Gerickes Point

Island Hopper is a charming self-catering house situated in Sedgefield, a coastal town on the Garden...

from R978
1 night, 2 adults

The Tree House

Sleeps 5 The Island (Sedgefield) Self-catering in The Island (Sedgefield)
2.71km from Gerickes Point

from R500
1 night, 2 adults


Sleeps 4 Sedgefield Self-catering in Sedgefield
2.72km from Gerickes Point

Islandwood is situated in the lovely town of Sedgefield that offers four unspoiled beaches and a var...

from R920
1 night, 2 adults

Chateau Anri LaMer

Sleeps 21 Sedgefield Self-catering in Sedgefield
2.75km from Gerickes Point

Chateau Anri LaMer offers large, luxury holiday cottages near the sea on the banks of the Swartvlei ...

from R1000
1 night, 2 adults

Periwinkle Holiday House

Sleeps 10 Sedgefield Self-catering in Sedgefield
2.81km from Gerickes Point

Periwinkle is a splendid holiday house that can sleep up to four adults and four children. Located ...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Suaimhneas Self-catering

Sleeps 4 Sedgefield Self-catering in Sedgefield
2.88km from Gerickes Point

Suaimhneas is ancient Irish for “serenity” and is a wonderful and modern self-catering flat situated...

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Massimo Mariola - 26 December 2013
Swartvlei Beach