George Lodge International
offers comfortably convenient accommodation that suits all your travel needs. From corporate business trips to romantic break-aways, from activity filled family vacations to private relaxation, our beautiful surroundings combine with sincere hospitality to provide your ultimate accommodation option on the Garden Route.
Our well trained personnel will welcome you with warm hearted hospitality and helpful hints on things to do and see in the area while paying personal attention to your needs. Situated within easy walking distance of the central business district, restaurants, shops, historical landmarks and other attractions, there is a lot to explore and discover in George.
Thoughtfully furnished and individually decorated, our quaint and cosy rooms provide just the right amount of luxury to ensure an exceptional stay. Enjoy the African sun as you relax at our pool, lose yourself in a book or stay in touch with the outside world with our complimentary WiFi. Our conference centre offers a peacefully productive area for meeting with clients, hosting a conference or social event, or for getting that last minute job done.
A short drive from the George airport, George Lodge International is also the perfect base from which to explore the rest of the Garden Route. See some of the most beautiful beaches on the South African coast, explore ancient caves, discover the mystery of our indigenous forests, tee off on world renowned golf courses and get pampered at an amazing spa – and then get ready to experience even more! And our shuttle service is available to get you there – and anywhere else – safely and on time.
However you plan on spending your day, be sure to enjoy our complimentary continental buffet or a warm breakfast before heading out on your adventure...
Accommodation at George Lodge International:
We offer a range of fully serviced rooms, with 22 standard-, family- and self catering rooms fitted with all the amenities you would expect from a world class facility. And as our rooms may be rearranged to meet your group’s unique needs, you’re sure to find your perfect room at George Lodge International.
While our rooms are non-smoking by law, smoking is permitted on the balconies of various rooms – please enquire when placing your booking.
Ample secure, off street parking is provided and guests may enjoy a great night’s sleep, safe in the knowledge that their vehicles are secured behind palisades and electric fencing, while closed circuit television (CCTV) systems keep a watchful eye.
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are looking forward to welcoming you to George Lodge International – remember to ask our receptionist for our Things to Do list, as well as a list of restaurants in the area.
George Lodge International Activities:
George is the largest of the many quaint towns on South Africa's Garden Route coast, one of the most scenic stretches of coastline in the world. With its numerous lakes and mountain ranges, beaches and bays, the landscape also features indigenous forests, amber-coloured rivers and fields of fynbos (the indigenous vegetation).
This natural wonderland boasts many bird and wildlife species and offers visitors a host of leisure options and adventure activities. We are within easy driving distance of Wilderness, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, as well as the villages and towns along Cape Route 62, including Bonnievale, Robertson, Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn.
The Garden Route boasts many eateries offering a variety of dining experiences to suit different tastes and budgets, from coffee shops and bakeries to fine-dining restaurants. We are familiar with them all and are happy to make recommendations according to your personal preference.
Outdoor adventure There is no shortage of activities for the whole family in the area and the temperate climate encourages holiday-makers to spend as much time as possible outdoors. With access to many rivers, lakes and the sea, popular activities include water sports such as fishing, sailing, surfing, canoeing, skiing and diving.
The rivers, forests, ocean and mountains provide a host of activities to test the limits of adventure seekers and the area has become sought after for its adrenaline activities, including mountain biking, hiking, abseiling, black water tubing, hangliding, parachuting, treetop canopy or zipline tours and the highest commercially operating bungy jump in the world at Tsitsikamma from the Bloukrans Bridge.
You can also try your hand at rock, surf or deep sea fishing, para-sailing, kite surfing and surfing, scuba diving and quad biking. Shark cage diving is offered at Mossel Bay.
The Garden Route is a golfer's paradise, with many world-class golf courses between Plett and Mossel Bay, including Fancourt in George, Goose Valley, Plettenberg Bay Golf Course, Knysna Golf Course, Simola Golf & Country Estate, Pezula Championship Course and Ou Baai.
The Garden Route has some of the best beaches in the country including Victoria Bay, just 10 minute's drive from the Lodge and popular with surfers, and the exquisite beaches at Wilderness, Knysna and Plett. The warm currents of the Indian Ocean mean that sea temperatures are pleasant, even in the winter months.
Lovers of nature and wild animals have the opportunity to visit a variety of wildlife sanctuaries in the area, where threatened species have been given a safe haven and are able to live in their natural habitat. Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, The Elephant Sanctuary, Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and Eagle Encounters are top eco-tourism attractions in Plett.
The Knysna Elephant Park offers a rare and exciting opportunity to get up close and personal with the elephants living in a controlled, free range environment. Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn is the oldest and largest cheetah contact centre in the world, and the Valley of Ancients offers crocodile cage diving.
Book a half or full day excursion with our own shuttle bus and take in the unparalled beauty of the area with a ferry trip across the Knysna Lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, a privately-owned heritage site. Enjoy a sunset yacht cruise across the Knysna Lagoon with oysters and bubbly.
A day excursion to Oudtshoorn will give you the opportunity to visit the Cango Caves with their stalactites and stalagmites which have been carefully sculpted over millions of years by time and water. In Oudtshoorn you can also visit an ostrich farm, ride an ostrich, purchase ostrich leather goods and learn about the famous South African ostrich industry.
At Mossel Bay visit Rob Island (and its great white sharks!) on a boat cruise, hire a jetski to play in the surf, or book a catamaran cruise. Take a helicopter tour for the best possible views of the scenic Garden Route.
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George Lodge International Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 3
Facilities were adequate, beds were comfortable with plenty of blankets. Added nice touches like a flower with the towels, soap & shampoo provided, etc., were nice. Room needs to be aired more often as it has the damp smell associated with seaside towns.
Rating: Reviewed by Fiona Higgo over a year ago
Breakfast was very nice. Tooms need aircons.
Rating: Reviewed by Yasier Moerat over a year ago
Actually, it would be only average to good taking the facility, lack of air-conditioning and very restricted breakfast they serve. However, taking the room rate they charge, we thought it was very good value for the money !
Rating: Reviewed by Matt Dugalich over a year ago
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