As a focal point of the Garden Route, this town boasts spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. It’s the idyllic holiday or retirement destination, located on a plateau between the Outeniqua Moutains. While quaint and seemingly quiet, George hosts many festivals and events for year-round entertainment. Experience a luxurious, peaceful life at its finest, surrounded by a majestic natural environment.
Map of Area and Surrounds
The perfect setting for outdoor activities such as mountain biking (Bergplaas MTB Route, Fancourt Moutain Bike Trail), 4x4 trails (Duiwelsberg 4x4 Trail) or the Garden Route Horse Trail. George is often used a base to explore Tsitsikamma National Park. The Garden Route Botanical Garden is situated the top of Caledon Street and can be enjoyed as a family day out.
The vast Indian Ocean beckons to the visitors of George with many watersports available. Victoria Bay, just east of central George, is world-renowned for surfing, particularly during winter. Herolds Bay is a great place for bathing, safe tidal pool swimming and fishing. Wilderness is renowned for its vast stretch of beaches, natural rivers, lakes and estuaries which are ideal for bird watching and outdoor activities.
Find out more about the history of this town, the Outeniqua Mountain and Montague Pass, at the George Museum or the Outeniqua Railway Museum. The historical land marks in this area include the Slave Tree, an ancient English Oak which was declared a national monument, and the King Edward VII Library building, said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in George.
George is host to many festivals and events throughout the year namely: South Africa Sevens Rugby played at Outeniqua Park; the George Old Car show, showcasing various restored vehicles and motorcycles; the George Cheese Festival, where various cheese, wines and chocolates are presented by their respective makers, to the public over a three-day period.