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 R1540
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 R890
1 night, 2 adults

Burrough Place

Sleeps 13 Heatherlands Guest House in Heatherlands

At Burrough Place, you will find yourself right at home in this spacious and comfortable guest house...

from R540
1 night, 2 adults

Schwabinger Stuben - Alpine Inn

Sleeps 69 Blanco Guest House in Blanco

Alpine Inn is a home away from home guesthouse on the scenic Garden Route, Western Cape. We offer re...

from R475
1 night, 2 adults

Smokey Mount

Sleeps 4 George Central Self-catering in George Central

Smokey Mount is a neat and spacious one-bedroom flat in a secure complex. It is centrally situated ...

from R480
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 R620
1 night, 2 adults

Vierkleurhof

Sleeps 11 Dormehlsdrift Bed and Breakfast in Dormehlsdrift

Vierkeurhof is situated close to centre of town and the airport, but is still quiet and peaceful.

from R495
1 night, 2 adults

Highlands Lodge Mountain Retreat

Sleeps 69 Waboomskraal Lodge in Waboomskraal

We offer 16 self catering log chalets in the Outeniqua mountains in the Garden Route. All units have...

from R320
1 night, 2 adults

George Country Resort

Sleeps 950 Glenwood (George) Self-catering, Glenwood (George) Resort in Glenwood (George)

George Country Resort is located in a caravan park, situated 7 km from the George CBD. Found in the ...

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

The House

Sleeps 4 Heatherlands Self-catering in Heatherlands

Escape to our self-catering house in a quiet suburb of George. The one-bedroom house is equipped wit...

Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe

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