Situated approximately 430 kilometres out of Cape Town, George is widely regarded as the hub of the Garden Route, and an ideal base from which to explore the Garden Route and Klein Karoo.
George is easily accessible with a good road network and airport which links the Garden Route and Klein Karoo hinterland to the major centres of South Africa. It is the business hub of the region and offers a variety of conference facilities, restaurants, experiences and activities.
The Outeniqua Transport Museum houses a large collection of steam locomotives and carriages dating back to the glorious age of steam. The museum is also the departure and arrival point for the Outeniqua Power Van, a motorized trolley which offers trips deep into the Outeniqua Mountains from where the most scenic views of the Garden Route can be experienced.
After an adventure in the country? Explore the Outeniqua Country Hop Route. Winding up from the delightful Herold’s Bay on the R404, you’ll turn off through farmlands to explore strawberry and herb farms and take part in cheese and candle making. Both adults and kids enjoy the dairy farm, horse riding and mountain biking so it’s ideal for good, old-fashioned family fun!
The more energetic can play serious or amateur golf, walk or cycle the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains. Blanco still retains the quaintness of an old fashioned village with diverse cultures and budding entrepreneurs. Drive up the Outeniqua Pass and explore the hops and flower farms of Waboomskraal. Complete the route by exploring the old Montagu Pass, constructed by engineer Sir Henry Fancourt-White, to Herold.
George has so much to offer you with its city-like infrastructure but not forgetting its small town roots.
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