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.

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Accommodation near George

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

from R550
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 R760
1 night, 2 adults

Over The Mountain Guest Farm

Sleeps 25 Herold Self-catering in Herold

Over The Mountain Guest Farm is situated in the secluded hamlet of Herold, set along on the famous R...

from R490
1 night, 2 adults

Outeniqua Travel Lodge

Sleeps 17 Heatherlands Guest House in Heatherlands

Outeniqua Travel Lodge is well-loved for it's affordable accommodation. Clean, cozy and convivial it...

from R1400
1 night, 2 adults

Teniqua Treetops

Sleeps 24 Karatara Self-catering, Karatara Resort in Karatara

Teniqua Treetops is an eco-friendly, self-catering tree house resort in the Garden Route of South Af...

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...

Loerie Guest Lodge
from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Loerie Guest Lodge

Sleeps 12 Dormehlsdrift Guest House in Dormehlsdrift

Centrally located in the picturesque town of George, Loerie Guest Lodge provides comfortable and lux...

from R1100
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...

Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe