Swartvlei, Knysna, the Garden Route, Western Cape

A broad estuarine lake 5 km in length West to East and 2km wide North to South. Set in the secondary dune valley North of the N2 on the Easterly side of Sedgefield. Flanked by tall vegetated dunes. The water is a dark tannin brown colour and the lake is prone to tidal fluctuations. The Nothern side of the lake is backed by vegetated dunes and pine plantations. The N2 follows the lake on the Southern side.The lake offers motorized water craft access and is used for small sailing crafts. The water is safe for swimming as well.