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Situated in the Heart of the Garden Route, the town of George is the capital of the Southern Cape. George is the ideal hub from which to explore the beautiful scenery and natural wonders of the Garden route. George is home to the Cape Wildflower Floral Kingdom which is adjacent to the coast situated at the eastern end of the Western Cape Province. It has a low rainfall factor with a warm Mediterranean climate perfect for all year round activities.
George is at the center of the Garden Route and nestles at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains. George Airport connects you to and from all the main centers in South Africa and main roads and rail, link with the Klein Karoo.
George is a popular holiday and conference center and there is always something to see, in and around the town, and throughout the year. Victoria Bay – 9 km 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 18 km southwest of the George city centre, is popular for bathing, safe tidal pool swimming and fishing.
Wilderness – renowned for its vast stretch of beaches, natural rivers, lakes and estuaries, this pristine coastline is ideal for bird watching and outdoor activities.
The whole of the Garden Route is a natural garden that is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the worlds smallest but richest plant kingdom, boasting some 8 500 species, of which 68% occur only in South Africa. At all times of the year, the traveller is able to revel in an abundance on Ericas (heathers), Proteas and Restios – the main components of Fynbos. The spectacular Wildflower Show staged by the South Cape Herbarium each year in October is a not-to-be-missed event.
There are a number of pioneer roads that wind through these mystical forests and you can enjoy country pleasures while exploring the Outeniqua Country Hop route. Winding up from the delightful Herolds Bay on the R404, turning off through farmlands to explore strawberry and herb farms, cheese and candle making, while children and adults alike can enjoy the great outdoors, strawberry picking, horse riding and bird sanctuary.
In its beautiful surroundings, George has many outdoor activities on offer include hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, whale watching in season, 4×4 and horse riding at various locations.
Surrounded by the majestic Outeniqua Mountains and home to the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe, South Africa’s last scheduled steam train. The George airport allows for easy connections to all the main centres in South Africa. This is an ideal place to begin your holiday with easy though fare to the Garden route coast in both directions.
The Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe train runs between George and Knysna. This nostalgic journey offers amazing views of the Coastline and is a perfect day time excursion for families of all ages. There is also the Transport Museum with a vast collection of all types and ages of steam locomotives dating all the back to the early years.
George is located in the Cape Wildflower Floral Kingdom next to the coast at the eastern end of the Western Cape Province and has a low rainfall Mediterranean type climate with activities to keep you busy all year round. We probably have the largest number of bed-nights accommodation available in this holiday paradise with its large conference facilities and many tourist attractions.
Try us for sun, sea & sand, forests, game parks, lakes, magnificent scenery, wild flowers and Xhosa culture. George is at the centre of Nature´s `Garden Route´ and nestles at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains. Our airport connects you to and from all the main centres in South Africa and main roads and rail, link with the Klein Karoo hinterland.
Garden Route Paintball started out of the need for paintball on a regular basis around a organised structure. We have a passion for people and paintballing. Weve been doing it for the last ten years, and our shop have been open for the last 3 years. We do serious paintball but also fun for the whole family.
Explore some of the abundant rivers in the area, on foot or by canoe. Kaaimans River, Touw River, Gwaiing River, and many smaller rivers help sculpt our unique scenery. In addition to all the beautiful beaches, George also has a Public Swimming pool situated in Conville. George has its own, newly proclaimed, Outeniqua Wine Region.
The George museum was originally the Drosdy, built in 1811 and rebuilt in 1826 after being damaged by a fire. It became the Victoria Hotel in 1890 and was acquired by the Municipality for a museum in 1972. The Sayers wing was added in 1992.