Enjoy nature at its finest around George

George - The hub of the Southern Cape

A beautiful coastal city on the Garden Route provides plenty of entertainment and beauty for adrenaline junkies and nature seekers.
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Located at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains, Lying in a fertile, rich valley, surrounded by the Outeniqua Mountains, forests, rivers and prosperous farmlands, George lies just 420 km from Cape Town and 320 km from Port Elizabeth, making it a perfect stopover from which to explore the Garden Route. Regarded as the administrative capital of the Southern Cape, George is a rather big town with a sophisticated infrastructure. It has redressed its former image of an industrial town to that of a major tourist mecca - not hard to do when you have two of the top ten golf courses in South Africa, theatres, a wide expanse of forest, rivers and the Indian Ocean on your doorstep.

George has always been an easy-going town, with a laidback approach that allows one to easily enjoy the beauty of the natural setting. Hikes in and around George provide a number of wonderful views over George and the coast and expose one to the indigenous fynbos of the area. These include the three routes of the Groene Weide forest walks, starting at Saasveld College at the northern point of one of the golf courses and George Peak and Cradock’s Peak trails, difficult walks but worth it for the sheer magnetism of the views. The moderate climate makes George ideal for outdoor adventure all year round and activities include: fishing, hang-gliding, diving, water skiing, cycling, canoeing, climbing, sailing, windsurfing and surfing.

Just 40 Kilometres away from George, there is another gem in the form of Knysna. A picturesque town with lots to keep you busy and the most spectacular ocean views and experiences. Be sure to spare at least a day or two to explore the beauty in Knysna.

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