George Travel Guide

George by Samantha Black submitted 05 May 2009  
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George is the de Facto capital of the Garden Route, its largest town by far, and the only one with an airport of any real significance. It’s not on the coast, but the lovely Victoria Bay, which is one of the prettiest beaches around, is not far. George’s most important agricultural crop is hops – so if you’re into beer, you’ll enjoy seeing the immensely high hop crops. Even more fun is the Outeniqua Hop – a marketing route that joins together some lovely country attractions including hop farms, strawberry farms, cheese farms and craft outlets.

But – really – George has one major attraction. Golf, golf, golf and golf. OK – that’s four. And that’s less than the number of golf courses in this golf-mad little city. (It’s a city not a town, because it has a cathedral, which you may like to visit, as it’s quite pretty.) But forget the cathedral. George is about golf.

The Montagu, Links and Outeniqua courses, at Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate, and the public George Golf Club are regularly featured in South Africa’s top ten golf courses and are never out of the top twenty. George in general, and probably Fancourt in particular is where golfers go when they die – if they’ve been good.

And George is most definitely where railway buffs who play golf go when they die – if they’ve been very good. As well as being one of the termini for the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe, a scenic steam train that runs between George and Knysna, George has a railway museum.

In and Around

Accommodation near George

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Ibis Place

Sleeps 28 Geelhoutboom Guest House in Geelhoutboom

This beautiful farm overlooks the Outeniqua Mountains in the heart of the Garden Route.

from R1,600
1 night, 2 adults

Fancourt Lodge 713

Sleeps 4 Fancourt Lodge in Fancourt

Fancourt Lodge 713 is a self-catering house situated within the popular Fancourt golf estate. The ho...

from R650
1 night, 2 adults

Tantivvey Country Guest House

Sleeps 10 Blanco Guest House in Blanco

Carefree country accommodation in the heart of the Garden Route. Far enough away from the maddening...

George Lodge International
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from R850
1 night, 2 adults

George Lodge International

Sleeps 19 Camphers Drift Guest House in Camphers Drift

Welcome to the George Lodge International, where comfort, convenience and hospitality come together....

from R580
1 night, 2 adults

Abbaqua

Sleeps 14 Geelhoutboom Guest House in Geelhoutboom

Abbaqua is an unique, self-cateringholiday home, offering you luxury accommodation with a beautiful ...

from R680
1 night, 2 adults

Cosy-Corner Guest House

Sleeps 13 Dormehlsdrift Guest House in Dormehlsdrift

Cosy-Corner Guest House is situated in a residential area George, heart of the Garden Route and Litt...

from R390
1 night, 2 adults

The Farmhouse/Die Plaashuis

Sleeps 21 Glen Barrie Guest House in Glen Barrie

This is a beautiful Cape-Ducth farmhouse situated at the foothill of a plantation, in one of the mos...

from R1,100
1 night, 2 adults

Acorn Guest House

Sleeps 18 Bo Dorp Bed and Breakfast in Bo Dorp

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

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Lollypop Cottage

Sleeps 4 Camphers Drift Self-catering in Camphers Drift

Lollipop Cottage is a delightful self-catering cottage situated in the heart of the Garden Route tow...

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Heriot Manor Guest House

Sleeps 20 Denver Park Guest House in Denver Park

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

Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe