George is a city in the Western Cape area of South Africa and is midway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. It is on the famed South African Garden Route.
Finding accommodation in George is easy, as there is plenty of it. Being on the Garden Trail, the city caters for everything from top quality luxury to homely guesthouses and bed and breakfasts. With plenty of choice and the Indian Ocean on the doorstep, George makes a good base.
Top Things to do and see in George
Take in the magnificent local scenery on one of the three Groene Weide forest walks. They're not an easy stroll but well worth it for the views.
Golfers have a choice of seven superb golf courses, several of championship standard, including two with South Africa's top courses.
Visit the Outeniqua Nature Reserve and get a taste of the real South African wilderness. Some trails for experienced hikers only.
With its fine setting on South Africa's Garden Trail, a long stretch of the country's south-eastern coast, George is well placed to capitalise on tourists. George accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes may be found, with fine dining in a five-star luxury hotel and other good quality hotel options. There is plenty of self-catering accommodation, along with cheap hotels in George, and bed and breakfasts and guest houses offer a warm South African welcome.
Recreation and Events
George is a golfer's paradise, with one complex of four courses designed by the great South African golfer Gary Player. Another of the country's great players, Ernie Els, has also designed a links course on the coast.
Annual fun and games can be had at the renowned Tramonto Wedding Run for sports enthusiasts. The Bride's Dash provides terrific fun for dressing up and having a laugh.