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George is situated in the famous Garden Route of South Africa and forms the ideal base to explore and experience the Garden Route with all its splendour and beauty. It is the capital city of the Garden Route region of the Western Cape Province.

Flanked on the southern side by the sea and on the northern side by the majestic Outeniqua mountains, it is one of the more beautiful cities in the country. Because of this, it is one of South Africa�s most popular holiday destinations.

Outeniqua Pass with George in the distance.

It forms part of the Whale Route along the coast of the Western Cape and offer excellent whale watching opportunities at places like Herold�s Bay and Victoria Bay. The various beaches is safe for swimming and offer both rock and beach angling opportunities. 

The majestic Outeniqua mountains

You could follow one of the lovely drives through a large variety of passes each offering spectacular views. These roads will take you through indigenous forests with spectacular trees and planted forests. You could even follow the the timber route and visit furniture factory shops.

The Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe runs between George and Knysna. This steam train trip which follows the coast line is probably one of the most scenic trips one could still take today

The Old Drostdy houses the George Museum and is worth a visit as is the Outeniqua Railway Museum which is the home of the Choo-Tjoe.

George, with its peaceful, rural atmosphere, has a large selection of restaurants which will cater for every taste.

Situated on the main route between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, it is easily accessible by car as well as by rail. George also have a modern airport with regular flights to and from Cape Town and Johannesburg.


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