George: A Peaceful, Picturesque Holiday Destination
The majestic Outeniqua Mountains stand guard over one of the most picturesque cities in South Africa. Along with breathtaking forests, the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean and the laid back city of George, the Outeniqua Mountains complete a picture of beauty and adventure. As one of the oldest cities in South Africa, George is historically significant. Located almost halfway between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, the city has the best of the Garden Route at its doorstep, making it a destination not to be missed out on.
Walking through the city, visitors will notice beautifully preserved Edwardian buildings that stand as monuments to the history of George. But landmark buildings and sights do not change the fact that George is a modern city. With superb accommodation, business opportunities and all the facilities that would be expected from a world-class holiday destination, George is the perfect combination of a small town atmosphere and modern convenience.
Over and above the indisputable natural beauty of George, there are a wide variety of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. Golf fanatics will find the lure of the Fancourt Golf Courses, which are located outside the city, completely irresistible, with activities such as hiking, surfing, forest walks, canoeing, waterskiing, ocean excursions and hang gliding keeping the rest of family occupied. Cultural attractions such as museums, monuments, galleries and craft stores highlight the creativity and artistic features of the city. Visitors can also try their hand at strawberry picking at the Red Berry Farm, take a relaxing trip on the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe which runs between George and Mosselbay, or join in the fun of the local festivals that take place throughout the year. George is a destination that overflows with culture, attractions and discovery, and is certain to provide visitors with an unforgettable holiday.