George

Travel Guide
Redberry Farm as well as a family
Discover one of the oldest towns in South Africa, a settlement rich with history and full of enthralling attractions for all ages.

George is the largest city in the Garden Route, a scenic stretch of the Western Cape characterized by mountainous scenery and breathtaking coastline. Explore George, discovering its historical sights and sophisticated city center, before trekking into the rest of the region.

Visit some of George’s historical sites to learn about the city’s past. The Dutch East India company established a woodcutters’ outpost here in the late 18th century that became the town of George in 1811.

Walk down York Street and look for St. Mark’s Cathedral, built in 1850, and King Edward VII Library, an elegant example of Edwardian architecture. Outside the library is the Slave Tree, which was planted at the founding of George and is so called because of the chain and lock around the trunk.

Learn about the timber industry that the city was built on in George Museum. Alternatively, explore the Outeniqua Transport Museum to see historic train engines and vintage cars.

Take your family to Redberry Farm, a fun park and farm where visitors can pick strawberries and travel in a mini train. Ride out onto the pond in a bubble ball or paddle boat and get lost in a vast hedge maze.

Tee off in some of the best golf courses in the country. Fancourt and the George Golf Club are particularly acclaimed for their spectacular 18-hole challenges.

Enjoy George’s scenic location next to the Outeniqua Mountains and put on your hiking boots. Follow one of the walking trails outside the city. Cradock Peak and George Peak are demanding walks with rewarding views at the end.

Fly into George Airport from Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town. Rent a car at the airport for flexibility when traveling in George and the surrounding area.

George is a pleasant and exciting destination throughout the year. The summer months in George are lively and hot, and the town is usually packed with visitors to the Garden Route. Come in the milder shoulder months for opportunities to spot wildlife in the nearby ocean.

French Lodge International
French Lodge International
3 out of 5
29 York Street, George, Western Cape, 6530
The price is $49 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
$49
per night
Dec 3 - Dec 4
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in George. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (29 reviews)
Wonderful
"A little slice of paradise close to all the mains sights of George. Lovely staff, spacious accommodation and a great breakfast. Just wish we could’ve stayed longer!"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

French Lodge International
Fancourt
Fancourt
5 out of 5
Montagu Street, Blanco, George, Western Cape, 6530
The price is $264 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
$264
per night
Dec 7 - Dec 8
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in George. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (59 reviews)
"Amazing staff, excellent service, friendly."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

Fancourt
Protea Hotel by Marriott George King George
Protea Hotel by Marriott George King George
4 out of 5
King George Drive, King George Park, George, Western Cape, 6529
The price is $82 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
$82
per night
Dec 23 - Dec 24
Stay at this 4-star golf hotel in George. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the property condition ...
3.8/5 Good! (137 reviews)
"Staff at the property were excellent Hotel is slightly dated and is definitely not 4 star"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Protea Hotel by Marriott George King George
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lavender Lane Guest House
Lavender Lane Guest House
3.5 out of 5
18 Du Toit Crescent, George, Western Cape, 6529
Stay at this 3.5-star vacation home in George. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Outeniqua Transport Museum and Garden Route Botanical ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Great stay at Lavender Lane
"Great stay comfortable clean neat location good. Owner excellent. Will be back"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2021

Lavender Lane Guest House
 Luxury Villa with private pool on Kingswood Golf Estate, George
Luxury Villa with private pool on Kingswood Golf Estate, George
Kingswood Golf Estate, WC
Stay at this family-friendly villa in George. Enjoy private pools, WiFi, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Kingswood Golf Estate and Fancourt Golf Estate ...
Luxury Villa with private pool on Kingswood Golf Estate, George
Sunny, family-friendly house with stunning views of the Outeniqua mountains.
Sunny, family-friendly house with stunning views of the Outeniqua mountains.
George, Western Cape
Stay at this vacation home in George. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and limo/town car service. Popular attractions Outeniqua Transport Museum and Garden Route ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Angenehmer Aufenthalt
"Die ersten Tage ist das Haus gewöhnungsbedürftig. Da das Haus in der Regel selbst bewohnt wird, befinden sich in allen Zimmern persönliche Gegenstände( z.B. Kleidung etc. ) Auch Flohmarktgegenstände waren reichlich vorhanden. Aber wie gesagt, man muss sich erst daran gewöhnen. Sehr schön die Veranda ..."

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Sunny, family-friendly house with stunning views of the Outeniqua mountains.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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