The sixth oldest town in South Africa and the main town of the Garden Route, George is situated on a plateau at the foot of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains a short drive from the Indian Ocean. Gracious architecture and beautiful, oak-lined streets combine to make George a very pleasant town to visit and stroll about in.
An ideal base for self-catering accommodation in the Garden Route and from which to explore the Southern Cape and Little Karoo George lies just 420 km from Cape Town and 320 km from Port Elizabeth, and is easily accessible with a good road network and George Airport. George is at the center of Nature´s “Garden Route” making it a perfect stopover from which to explore the Garden Route’s diverse scenic wonders and for enjoying its varied activities. It is the business hub of the region and offers a variety of conference facilities, restaurants, tourist attractions and activities.
George is especially known for its wealth of wild flowers, and the red George lily (Cyrtanthus elatus), which is unique to the Southern Cape, and figures prominently on the George municipal logo.
Garden Route Mall
A recent addition to George the Garden Route Mall offers a modern day shopping experience comparable to any major metropolis in South Africa with a choice of 32 shops. Boasting most if not all of the major retail outlets like Edgars, Woolworths, Game, Pick `n Pay, Sterkinekor cinema and a great selection of restaurants, fast food outlets, clothing and shoe shops, 2800 parking bays and convenient shopping hours, what more could you ask for.
All Beach junkies are spoiled for choice, no question about it!
- Victoria Bay – 9km east of central George, is world-renowned for its surfing, particularly during the winter months from June to August.
- Herolds Bay – a natural beauty spot 18km southwest of the George city centre, is popular for bathing, safe tidal pool swimming and fishing.Sit amet consecteur
- Wilderness – renowned for its vast stretch of beaches, natural rivers, lakes and estuaries, this pristine coastline is ideal for bird watching and outdoor activities.