George Garden Route Western Cape

George Garden Route

Sites of interest:

Victoria Bay
Photo Coutesy of Ian Flemming

George is a popular holiday and conference center and there is always something to see, in and around the town, and throughout the year.

  • Victoria Bay - 9km east of central George, is world-renowned for its surfing, particularly during the winter months from June to August.
  • Herolds Bay - a natural beauty spot 18km southwest of the George city centre, is popular for bathing, safe tidal pool swimming and fishing.
  • Wilderness - renowned for its vast stretch of beaches, natural rivers, lakes and estuaries, this pristine coastline is ideal for bird watching and outdoor activities.

The Outeniqua Choo Tjoe is South Africa's last scheduled mixed steam train service and operates on the Outeniqualand Preserved Railway between George and Knysna in the heart of the Garden Route.

The whole of the Garden Route is a natural garden that is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the world's smallest but richest plant kingdom, boasting some 8 500 species, of which 68% occur only in South Africa. At all times of the year, the traveller is able to revel in an abundance on Ericas (heathers), Proteas and Restios - the main components of Fynbos. The spectacular Wildflower Show staged by the South Cape Herbarium each year in October is a not-to-be-missed event.

There are a number of pioneer roads that wind through these mystical forestsand you can enjoy country pleasures while exploring the Outeniqua Country Hop route. Winding up from the delightful Herold's Bay on the R404, turning off through farmlands to explore strawberry and herb farms, cheese and candle making, while children and adults alike can enjoy the great outdoors, strawberry picking, horse riding and bird sanctuary.

In its beautiful surroundings, George has many outdoor activities on offer include hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, whale watching in season, 4x4 and horse riding at various locations.

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