George, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa,

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A Directory of Information on Accommodation, Activities, Businesses & Restaurants in George, South Africa

The beautiful City of George is surrounded by the Outeniqua mountains, forests, rivers, open sea and picturesque farmlands.  George has grown exponentially in the last 10 years with many South African’s choosing to settle here and rather commute to larger metropolises.  Located on the magnificent Garden Route half-way between two major cities, Cape Town in the Western Cape and Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) in the Eastern Cape, George is an ideal stop-over.

As befits the largest city in the region, you will find a range of sophisticated amenities: accommodation, banks, conference facilities, shopping malls, transport and sporting facilities.  The additional, to the main Garden Route Mall, the Eden Meander mall has brought in new chain store businesses and with that job opportunities, as George gently expands its borders.

History enthusiasts will be interested to learn that George is the sixth oldest city in South Africa and has many historical landmarks to be visited:  The Slave Tree, an ancient English Oak planted by Landdrost van Kervel, King Edward VII Library building and the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the country. The Outeniqua Transport Museum which houses replicas of old stations, displays of locomotives and coaches – well worth a visit!

The city has excellent road, air and rail links to all major centres within the country, and is a convenient base from which to explore the many attractions of the Garden Route and Klein Karoo.


Activities in George

There is never a dull moment in the city with numerous activities and attractions available for the whole family.  The Outeniqua mountains offer an abundance of trails and mountain walks in unspoilt indigenous forests, as well as mountain bike tracks.  An easy hike ideal for the whole family, is the circular Forest Buzzard Trail starting at Witfontein Forestry Station.  It meanders through pine plantations and indigenous forest and features a waterfall - a wonderful place to picnic and soak up the quiet.  While the beaches of Herold’s Bay and Victoria Bay are great for swimming and surfing. 

George, on the Garden Route of the Western Cape, is home to a variety of restaurants that offer something for everyone. From seafood restaurants offering freshly caught fish to high-end steak and sushi restaurants, there's something for all tastes and budgets. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner or just a quick bite on the go, George has plenty of restaurant options to choose from. 

As one of South Africa’s renowned golfing destinations, George has some world-class golf courses including Fancourt, Oubaai and George Golf Club, as well as an exceptional golf academy.  

See our business directory for a list of businesses in George.


Top 10 Family-Friendly Activities in George, Western Cape


  • Outdoor Adventures in George: Connect with Nature on the Garden Route: Experience the lush landscapes of the Garden Route by traversing the hiking trails at Outeniqua Nature Reserve. Encounter unique flora and fauna while immersing yourself in nature's wonders. Saasveld Forest offers enchanting moments amidst South Africa's wildlife, making it an expedition brimming with discovery.


  • Beach Fun: Enjoy seaside delights at Victoria Bay, offering pristine waters for swimming and ample space for picnicking. Herold's Bay is perfect for water sports enthusiasts, providing options from surfing to kayaking amidst picturesque surroundings.


  • Cultural Gems of George: Unveiling the Rich Tapestry of History and Tradition: Explore the Montagu Pass Museum for intriguing exhibits and preserved artifacts that narrate George's cultural legacy. Delve into local traditions with traditional farm visits, interacting with artisans, and savoring farm-fresh produce.


  • Animal Encounters: Visit Redberry Farm for a petting zoo experience, allowing children to interact with adorable creatures. Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre offers a chance to observe big cats and meerkats in their natural habitats while learning about conservation efforts.


  • Adventure Parks: Acrobranch Wilderness Adventure Park offers thrilling experiences like zip-lining and obstacle courses amidst lush forests. Redberry Farm provides family-oriented rides and attractions, perfect for creating cherished memories.


  • Foodie Delights: Explore George's vibrant culinary scene with child-friendly eateries and lively farmers markets. Indulge in homemade treats while children embark on culinary adventures, fostering family bonding over shared meals.


  • Playgrounds & Recreation Centers: Dutton's Cove Playground offers exciting play equipment and plenty of space for children to run around freely. Indoor play centers provide a variety of activities, ensuring entertainment regardless of the weather.


  • Events & Festivals: Enjoy exciting events like the George Old Car Show, which showcases vintage vehicles and offers entertainment for all ages. The Outeniqua Farmers Market provides an opportunity to sample local produce and crafts, fostering community engagement.


  • Tips & Recommendations: Prioritize safety when exploring nature reserves by packing essentials like water, snacks, sunscreen, and appropriate footwear. Adhere to safety instructions during adventure activities and encourage open communication among family members to ensure a memorable and secure experience in George.


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Integrated Marketing has created a range of SA Info Magazines designed for the tourist market.  George is featured in the Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and Garden Route & Klein Karoo magazines.  These are also available as Ezine copies.

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