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George

George, nestling at the foot of the Outeniqua mountains, finds itself at the centre of nature’s Garden Route. In the cape Wildflower Floral Kingdom, Approximately 430km from the Mother City Cape Town, George is widely regarded as the hub of the Southern cape. With its Mediterranean climate it offers a diversity of activities throughout the year.

Attractions

Church of St Peter & St Paul

          Oldest existing Roman Catholic Church in SA

George Museum

          The main theme is the timber industry of the Southern cape and a large selection of mechanical musical instruments are on display.

Herold's bay

18km southwest of George, a sheltered holiday destination with large tidal pools, good angling and Whale watching from June to November

Old Oak tree 

One of the town’s most famous landmarks. This gnarled oak tree has an old iron chain and lock embedded into it

Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe

South Africa’s only remaining scheduled steam train service, operates between George and Mossel Bay. Enjoy bridge crossings, the farmlands outside George with the Outeniqua Mountains as its back ground and an amazing vista over the Indian Ocean.

Outeniqua country Hop Route

Delicious farm fresh country produce from tasty cheese to juicy strawberries. Visit the arts and crafts shops.

Outeniqua Nature Reserve

A nature reserve with 4 mountain passes and day hikes.

Outeniqua Power Van

3-5 hour trips in motorized rail trolleys between George and Topping. Experience the forest, four passes, waterfalls, tunnels, fynbos, proteas and unsurpassed panoramic views.

St. Mark’s Cathedral

With its beautiful stained glass windows, St. Mark’s is one of the smallest Anglican cathedrals in South Africa, affording George its city status.

Timber Route

Start at the Museum by studying an extensive wood exhibition and visit some of the most interesting wood and furniture factory shops.

Victoria Bay

9km east of George on the Knysna road

This cove is world renowned for excellent surfing and offers endless whale watching opportunities during winter.

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