Discover what George, Western Cape has to offer

No matter how long your stay, you will instantly fall in love with the city along the Cape Garden Route. As the main hub of the garden route you are only a short drive from some of the most magnificent scenery and fun things to do in the area.

Within a One-hour drive you will arrive at the incredible town of Knysna and a 45-minute drive to Wilderness. Mossel Bay is only 20 minutes away and the quaint town of Hermanus is only four hours’ drive away, where you can watch the majestic whales between September and October.

Packing Tip: George days can give you the full experience of 4 seasons in one day, so best to pack a jacket when you join us.

Things to do in George:


Outeniqua Market

Browse the many beautiful stalls and organic food stalls in a relaxed and welcoming ambiance.

The Sedgefield Market

This vibey market has an array of artists and food stalls to keep you entertained, well fed and shopping up a storm.

The Red Berry Farm

Go strawberry picking, have a cold craft beer and delicious food while watching the Outeniqua Mountains. This is a great family day out with lots of things for kids to do and parents to enjoy.

The Choe Tjoe Train Museum

Be transported to days gone by when travelling was a statement and all the ladies wore hats. The museum is a lovely place to stroll through and see the ways we used to travel. There are classic cars, boats, trains – you name it, they will have it and all in pristine condition. Go through on a Saturday and take the Power Van 30 km ride to The GrootBraak River when you can have lunch or a picnic to end off the day.

Wonki Pottery

Create a pot, plate or bowl and have a fun afternoon together as you let your creative juices flow in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Restaurants with Great Atmosphere

There is a wide range of coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. You will find one that suits your budget and mood. You can enjoy live music from local artists and dine on delicious meals that will stay in the memory banks for some time.

Hiking and Mountain Biking

There are a variety of sporty activities to enjoy and soak in the natural beauty of fauna and flora in the area. There are various fitness levels to choose from.

The Botanical Gardens

This leisurely walk through a manicured garden cannot be missed. The fauna and flora in the area is just breath taking. Watch the bird wildlife come alive around you.

Play Golf

George is the golfing capital of South Africa, the famous Fancourt is a 10 minute drive away. Whether it be the fancy greens or local municipal golf course, you are sure to have a wonderful day out. Visit 4 of the top 40 golf estates in the country around George.

Play in the Sea

George offers beautiful bays where you can enjoy a fun-filled day on pristine beaches and safe swimming. Play in rock pools, enjoy a sundowner by the sea or take a long stroll along the shoreline. You will find plenty of choices only a short drive away from where you stay.

The Weather in George

Plan for wind, rain, heat and sunshine, that’s just a typical day. In George, the summers are comfortable and dry, the winters are long and cool, and it is mostly clear year-round.

Pin Drop:

Latitude/longitude: 34°15′09″S18°26′44″E
Decimal coordinates: -34.2527 18.4458

Altitude: 111 m.

See it on: Google Maps

Must pack:

Waterproof jacket
Hat , sunblock and costume
Comfortable walking shoes