George Holiday Guide


George is the sixth oldest town in South Africa, situated in the beautiful Western Cape Province and is the Capital of the Southern Cape. The town is very centrally situated: halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and centre of the Garden Route – ideal from where to explore the areas many variant and diverse scenic wonders.

George, the city with the heartbeat of a town and the charm of the countryside, forms the administrative hub of the world-renowned Garden Route area. George is nestled below the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains. The wide expanse of forests, the blend of mountains, rivers and rich farmlands in close proximity to the sweeping coastline of the Indian Ocean and its glorious beaches make George a unique Southern Cape Town.

The Location of George

The city is situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on the Garden Route. It is situated on a 10 kilometre plateau between the Outeniqua Mountains to the north and the Indian Ocean to the south.

The George Vibe

George has an extremely sophisticated infrastructure with banks, conference facilities, businesses, major shopping chains, transport and sporting facilities, yet retaining its small town and country atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.

Places to see in George

The Slave Tree

  • Outeniqua Transport Museum
  • King Edward VII Library Building
  • Garden Route Botanical Garden
  • Tsitsikamma National Park
  • George Museum


George Activities

  • A trip on the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe train
  • Golf
  • Shopping
  • Hiking trails and walks
  • Deep sea and fresh water fishing
  • Bungi jumping
  • Bowling
  • Scuba diving


Eating out in George

George restaurants :

  • The Dros
  • Spur
  • Cafe Serefe
  • Panarotti’s
  • Mulligan Grill Co
  • Het Vyjfde Seizoen
  • Leila’s Arms


Guesthouses in George

Please use the links below to access more details on the featured guest houses, where indicated read the owners/ manager page for the inside story!!

Firewings Guesthouse

Fourways Guesthouse