George is the capital city and geographical hub of the world renowned Garden Route and provides access to the Garden Route Hinterland of the Klein Karoo.

Goerge is situated in a picturesque environment on a coastal plateau between the Outeniqua Mountain Range and the Indian Ocean, causing the town and surrounding area to have a temperate climate throughout the year.

For instance, there is the Drostdy, a graceful old building that houses a museum, the George Museum itself, the Old Slave Tree, a 186 year old oak tree that has an iron chain embedded in its trunk, the St Peter and St Paul Church, the oldest existing Roman Catholic church in South Africa, the St Mark's Cathedral - one of the smallest cathedrals in South Africa.

And do not forget the beaches at the secluded Victoria Bay - which is renowned for surfing, especially during winter months - and Herold's Bay, a small, sheltered holiday resort with large tidal pools, safe bathing and good angling opportunities.

As for sport; George has 2 of the top 10 golf courses in South Africa and also offers flying, gliding, horse riding, squash, tennis and a variety of hiking trails and mountain biking.

George Accommodation options include all accommodation types and whether on holiday or on business, you'll find something to suit your needs.


George has numerous world-class courses such as Oubaai and Le Grande George. The most well-known is Fancourt Golf Estate, which hosted the Presidents Cup in 2003 and is often the host to high-profile golf tournaments.

Historical landmarks
- The Slave Tree, an ancient English Oak planted by Landdrost van Kervel, known as the Slave Tree because of the very large chain and lock embedded in the trunk, has been declared a national monument.
- The King Edward VII Library building, said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in George.

The Outeniqua Transport Museum
Houses a large collection of steam locomotives and carriages.

Cradock and George Peaks Trail
A strenuous hike through plantations and forestry tracks up the slopes of the Cradockberg mountain. Beautiful vistas awaits you on top of the peak. Hike over to the George Peak and look at the town below, as well as the coastline and scenery.

The Garden Route Botanical Garden
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