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Suburb in George : Bergsig - Bergsig developed out of the farm Niepothsdale - in 1894 the property was sold to Koos Stander, mayor of George from 1926 to 1932. In those days it was a big apple and cattle farm on the Eastern edge of George. The homestead was named Fairview and the house stayed in the Stander family from 1894 to 1974. By 1936 the farm still supported a substantial apple orchard, but was already surrounded by a number of subdivided smallholdings. When it was finally decided to develop the suburb of Bergsig there was much debate whether to call the suburb Appelboord or Bergsig. The apple orchard made way for the development of Van Kervel School (there are a number of other schools close by : Outeniqua High School, George High and Glenwood Private School) In 1976 Mr. Swallow bought the historic home in Stander Street for R33 000. Today the fully restored historic homestead is a Guest House, centrally situated in Bergsig on grounds measuring 3800m². The Garden Route Mall is 3 km away and Victoria Bay, known for its excellent surfing, 8km. The eastern edge of town is also home to the very popular Outeniqua Farmer's Market, held every Saturday morning amid lush greenery, next to the Old Saw Mill and opposite the Garden Route Mall. On the other side of the Saw Mill is Maurits Lammers Antiques - Maurits is a descendent of the Cape Town Antique dealer Mr. H A Lammers who was mentioned in The Oudshoorn Courant and Het Suid-Western on Wednesday September 27, 1978 : GEORGE: A magnificent leather-bound 260-year-old Bible was sold for R535.00 after brisk bidding.... The Bible was bought by a Cape Town dealer, who flew to George especially to attend the sale. Most of the goods on the auction were bought from the estate of the Stander twins, Blanche and Ethel. Bergsig is the suburb closest to the Outeniqua Railway Museum (2 Mission Road, George, phone 044 8018288, open Monday-Saturday). The museum houses a collection of restored steam locomotives and railway coaches. There is also a collection of privately owned historic vehicles, including a rare Brill SA Railways bus. The museum is the departure point for the Outeniqua Power Van, converted railway inspection trolleys, which runs up Montagu Pass. The van makes day trips up the Outeniqua Mountain, stopping at "Topping" for the passengers to enjoy their picnic. Phone 0448018239 for bookings.

Philda Benkenstein
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  • Kalahari Restaurant and Theatre Kalahari Restaurant and Theatre

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  • Glenwood Short Golf Course Glenwood Short Golf Course

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  • Garden Route Mall Garden Route Mall

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    4.5km from Bergsig

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  • Forest Buzzard Trail Forest Buzzard Trail

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  • La Capannina La Capannina

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    2.1km from Bergsig

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    2.1km from Bergsig

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  • The Fairway Terrace The Fairway Terrace

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  • Kafe Serefe Kafe Serefe

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  • Panarottis George Panarottis George

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    2.0km from Bergsig

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  • House of Flavour House of Flavour

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    2.1km from Bergsig

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Accommodation near Bergsig

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from R660
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Bergsig B&B

Sleeps 8 Denver Park Self-catering, Denver Park Bed and Breakfast in Denver Park
0.91km from Bergsig

Situated in George, Bergsig B&B for a breakaway weekend, holiday or when on business in the Gard...

from R650
1 night, 2 adults

Leopard Lodge

Sleeps 4 Denver Park Self-catering in Denver Park
1.12km from Bergsig

Leopard Lodge offers guests the feeling of having escaped the concrete jungle. This luxurious self-...

from R590
1 night, 2 adults

Cupcake Cottage

Sleeps 6 Bo Dorp Self-catering in Bo Dorp
1.15km from Bergsig

Cupcake Cottage is a comfortable sparkling clean and smoke-free self-catering house ideal for a grou...

from R1,100
1 night, 2 adults

17 On Wellington Suites

Sleeps 28 Bo Dorp Hotel, Bo Dorp Self-catering in Bo Dorp
1.26km from Bergsig

17 On Wellington offers a fresh new approach to luxury accommodation in the center of George and the...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Eleanors Self Catering

Sleeps 5 Denver Park Self-catering in Denver Park
1.30km from Bergsig

Eleanors Self Catering is situated in George, which is surrounded by the Outeniqua Mountains, forest...

from R644
1 night, 2 adults

Heriot Manor Guest House

Sleeps 20 Denver Park Guest House, Denver Park Self-catering in Denver Park
1.37km from Bergsig

Heriot Manor Guest House offers superb 4 Star guest house accommodation in the Garden Route town of ...

from R980
1 night, 2 adults

Acorn Guest House

Sleeps 18 Bo Dorp Bed and Breakfast in Bo Dorp
1.48km from Bergsig

Acorn is a welcoming residence located in the heart of George and the Garden Route, offering true So...

from R650
1 night, 2 adults

Biesiebos B&B

Sleeps 4 Bo Dorp Bed and Breakfast in Bo Dorp
1.68km from Bergsig

Biesiebos B&B is tucked away neatly and quietly on a secluded panhandle in Symons Lane. It is in eas...

from R750
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28 On Caledon

Sleeps 2 Camphers Drift Guest House, Camphers Drift Bed and Breakfast in Camphers Drift
1.82km from Bergsig

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from R895
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Oakhurst Hotel

Sleeps 50 George Central Boutique Hotel in George Central
1.82km from Bergsig

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