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George Tourism Information

Quick Facts: George

  • George Golf Course
  • Five star Fancourt Hotel, Spa & Golf Estate
  • Bramble Hill Golf Course at the Fancourt Hotel, Spa & Golf Estate / The Golf Academy at Fancourt
  • The Links Golf Course at the Fancourt Hotel, Spa & Golf Estate
  • Montagu Golf Course at the Fancourt Hotel, Spa & Golf Estate
  • Outeniqua Golf Course at the Fancourt Hotel, Spa & Golf Estate
  • Kingswood Golf Club
  • Oubaai Golf Course: 8 km outside of George / Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa
  • George Airport
  • Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Train
  • Surfing and Swimming in Harolds Bay and Victoria Bay
  • In close proximity to Mossel Bay, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay
  • George Museum
  • Magnificent Montagu and Outeniqua Mountain Passes
  • Steam Train Museum
  • Walking and hiking trails
  • Outeniqua Nature Reserve
  • Quad Biking

Distance to Airport: 9 km

Distance to City: 1 km

Introducing George

George is situated at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountain and is the largest town on South Africa's Garden Route. It was founded in 1811 and named after King George III.   The town of George has some attractive old buildings such as St Mark’s Cathedral and the Dutch Reformed Mother Church.  Located 8km from the coast, George has an airport serviced by SAA and other airline companies. Its best known attraction is the famous Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe train tour. On the outskirts of George lies the prestigious Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate with its different prestigious golf courses.

The city of George 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 coloured township of Pacaltsdorp lies to the south. The Garden Route has a Mediterranean climate, with warm summers, and mild to chilly winters. It is one of the highest rainfall regions in South Africa. Most rain falls in the winter and spring months, brought by the humid sea winds from the Indian Ocean.