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Overview

The city of Western Cape, George is the main tourist attraction of South Africa that is known to be the commercial hub and the major city of Garden Route. The captivating scenic beauty, the farmlands, mountain ranges, rivers and the lifestyle of the city, makes it a popular holiday destination of South Africa. The Outeniqua Mountain ranges are one of the major attractions that add more to the ambience of the town. With its small city feel and the charming ambience, George is a destination packed well with every necessity you are looking out for a peaceful getaway. An excursion to George is all about exploring the cheerful cafeterias, the administrative centres, the historical spots and the lifestyle of the small city. Accessibility to George is pretty comforting as it is lying close enough to the major cities of South Africa. The city of George lies to the centre of Cape Town, and at a distance of 287 km from Port Elizabeth. Being near to Mossel Bay, Knysna and in the middle of Garden Route, tour to George is all about fun, adventure and a tranquil getaway.

Places To visit In George

Outeniqua Mountains

The ranges of the Outeniqua Mountains from the major tourist attraction at George that offers a charismatic view of nature to explore. With an abundance of flora and fauna spices, the mountain is a home to the diverse wildlife of the region. The mountains are the home to African elephants, and birds like Cape sugarcane, Raptors and Black Eagles. Moreover, the Outeniqua Mountains are the major part of the Garden Route in South Africa.

George Museum

The historical site of George, George Museum is one of major attraction that basically focus on the timber business and the history of the city. The museum exhibits the heritage and cultural history of the town. The mini-museum at the main museum displays the artwork collected by Charles Sayers as per his love for the museum. Mainly, the artwork at George museum concentrates over the theme, “Indigenous Woods and Associated Industries of the Southern Cape”.

Garden Route Botanical Garden

The George Botanical Garden is one of the famous tourist spots at George. The place is a home to some of the indigenous species plants and animals. The natural wetlands at the Botanical garden cannot be overlooked due to the vibrant aura and the small insects like dragonflies that constantly buzz over the place. About 12 hector of the area is the niche for a number of birds, wildflowers, animals and more.

The Seven Passes Road

The seven Road Passes is great for the day trip to Kynsaya from George. As the name describes, there are seven passes falling at this route. Starting from the Kaaimansgat Pass to the Touw River Pass, Hoogekraal, Homtini, Karatara, Rheenendal, and Phantom Pass, the seven passes road takes you to an amazing day trip take you to the outskirts of western Knysna. The landscape falling on the entire route makes it an exceptional activity to enjoy at George.

Victoria Bay

Spend a happy time at the Victoria Bay that is known to be the beautiful place at George. With some amazing cottages, small beach, cliff and scenic beauty, the place is a paradise to enjoy a short day trip during your tour to George. One can enjoy the bath, a beautiful trail and some amazing sports like surfing during the tour. The place has a lot to experience and explores that makes it one of the famous beaches at George.

Best Time To Visit George

The George, falling at the Garden Route South Africa has a moderate climate that makes it perfect to explore at any point in time. This all year round destination is filled with adventure and sightseeing that you can enjoy throughout the year.

November to February

The Christmas holidays makes the season very crowded with a sudden rise in the accommodation price. The temperate during the summer months is not that hot and can be bearable for sightseeing tours. February is the best time to explore George as the temperature then is moderate with no peak crowds of Christmas and New Year.

March to May

The season in South Africa is the best time to explore George. The cold nights and pleasant days during the season makes the temperature ideal for the tour of George. At the same time, the Easter feast and mid break makes the time pleasant for a vacation at George.

June to October

The winters are not much favourable period to explore George. But the less crowd and low rates can make the season perfect for a budget trip. If you are planning for a safari, then the season can really be approving for game reserves and safari tours.  

Things To Do In George

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Abseiling at George

The Kaaimans Gorge is the perfect site to enjoy abseiling at George. The beautiful spot offers you to experience the adrenaline rush with the magnificent beauty of the landscape. Basically abseiling is going down the trails of the cliff against the water flow using ropes. The Kaaimans Gorge let you abseil to the waterfall of about 45m. To enjoy the best abseiling at George, you must have the best gear, and a daring will.

Sand-boarding at George

Sandboarding is the best activity to enjoy at George during the tour. Sand-boarding is all about riding down the sand and walking up just like snowboarding. The dunes at George invites families, groups, beginners and experts to get involved in something adventure during the George tour. The perfect weather with the right wind velocity makes George the best place for Sand-boarding. So if you are an adventure lover don’t miss out Sand-boarding at George.

Mountain Biking

Enjoy the biking trip at George that makes one of the best adventures to experience during the George tour. The trail takes you to the 10 km journey starting from the clubhouse, to the Bramble Hill crossing through the picturesque location and the golf course. The entire journey covered on mountain biking at George offers a lot to experience and discover. With an utmost safely designed trail, this mountain biking tour at George takes you to discover the estates of George.

Quad Biking

The Quad biking is one of the exciting activity to enjoy during the George tour. With an abundance of beautiful scenery and a moderate climate, quad biking is one of the best activities you can experience there. Touching the Garden Route and Little Karoo, the quad biking adventure will take you a picturesque location where you can enjoy the tranquillity or capture the best sightseeing location of George tour.

Food trail at Garden Route

Explore the best eateries of George during the garden route that is loaded with some of the amazing food trails and cuisines. From the wide option of breakfast dinner or lunch menu, food trail at George attracts the major victors to the Garden Route. The house of Flavour, the clubhouse and the Ocean basket are some of the eateries that fall along the famous Garden route at George

How to Reach George

By Road: The city of George can be easily reached from N2 highway from Cape Town or Knysna, Port Elizabeth, East London and Durban. You can even get to George from Oudtshoorn via R29 route that will easily take you to the city.

By Flight: The nearest airport is George airport and many airways run to and from the city. Daily flights operate to major cities in South Africa such as Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. 

By Bus: Regular buses ply to and fro the city that takes passengers regularly along the Garden Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. You can easily take a bus that will take you directly to the city without any hassle.

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