Nestled between the Outeniqua Mountains and the turquoise green Indian Ocean is the town of George, the heart of South Africa's verdant, breathtaking Garden Route.
You'll fall in love with George's unspoiled beaches, glorious indigenous forests and abundant land and marine wildlife.
Things To Do In George
- Golf: Lovers of the game, welcome to The Links course at Fancourt in George. Described by its designer, Gary Player as his greatest feat in course design, The Links rates among the top 100 courses in the world.
- Wine Tasting: Beautiful Herhold Winery is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch, provided by your hosts, after a morning of wine and cheeses tasting. And if you still have the ;energy after that, take a bicycle ride through some of the most spectacular scenery you are ever likely to see, anywhere.
- Paragliding: Get your adrenalin flowing with a tandem flight in some of the world's most majestic scenery, with the Outeniqua Mountains in the background and the Indian Ocean in the foreground. All paragliding operators in George maintain the highest international safety standards, but if flying is a bit rich for your blood, you can also enjoy canoeing, rock climbing or a paintball experience instead.
- Hiking: For nature lovers and eco-aware visitors George and nearby Wilderness have some magnificent trails, varying in difficulty from beginner to more advanced trails. The views are uncompromisingly beautiful, no matter what your hiking level.
Fun things to do in George
- The Outeniqua Power Van: The Power Van is a unique rail coach designed to take visitors through one of George's most scenic routes. See pristine indigenous forests, waterfalls, animal and bird life, traverse four mountain passes, and enjoy the thrill of going through seven rail road tunnels, Sheer delight for every family member.
- Redberry Farm: Families can pick strawberries, get lost in an Alice In Wonderland-style hedge maze, take a mini train or pony ride, or frolic in a giant bubble ball, or splash around in bumper boats.
- Horseback Riding: Saddle up the family and head out on a guided trail through the indigenous forest of the Garden Route National Park. Encounters with land and marine wildlife guaranteed.
- Beaches: If you love the idea of soft white sand and crystal clear surf, George will steal your heart. This part of the southern Cape is world famous for its long, curving beaches and turquoise green surf. Enjoy the company of schools of playful dolphins and breaching Southern Wright Wales whales while you soak up the sun.
Places To Visit In George
Cocomo Restaurant. An eclectic mix of tropical village lifestyle and flavourful cuisine, Cocomo Restaurant reflecting the dynamic aesthetic of Wilderness, its unspoilt beauty and the vibrant colourful atmosphere created by its people.
When to visit George
The town boasts a mild, year round Mediterranean-type climate. Summer temperatures are usually around 26 degrees Celsius, and winter day time temperatures hover at around 14 degrees Celsius.
Where is George?
Located in South Africa's Western Cape province, George is actually on the southern Cape seaboard at longitude 33.9881 S and latitude 22.4530 E. The town is just 420km from Cape Town, a little more than three hours by car on well-maintained tar roads. And if you prefer to fly, George's airport sees flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town every day.