"Heart of the Garden Route" Top 5 Page for this destination George by Grootpiet

George Travel Guide: 67 reviews and 136 photos

George is a peaceful town in the center of what is known as South Africa's Garden Route. The area's name derives from the lush mountains and forests which you'll tour through if you ever get the chance to go there. With an average temperature of 19 C due to it's location between the Outeniqua mountains and the sea, it's an all-season destination, even though some days you can cycle through all four seasons in a matter of hours.

Approximately 4 hrs east of Cape Town, it's a great drive, and well worth a diversion trip or as a part of a Garden Route itenary.

Notable cities closeby are Oudtshoorn (for the Ostriches, Cango Caves and Klein Karoo festival), Wilderness & Buffalo Bay for their endless beaches, Knysna for its artistic nature and idyllic setting and Plettenberg Bay for its allure as Cotè d'Azur of South Africa.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful environment, great weather
  • Cons:Long flight's from Toronto
  • In a nutshell:Between the mountains and the sea
  • Intro Updated Feb 24, 2004
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  • Sep 20, 2007 at 10:01 AM

    Looking forward to the chootjoe trip advertised in the Meiers Weltreisen brochure, to be told when we get there the train is not running, has not run, and will not run for another year. Due to a landslide. The Company are dishonest with their clients

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    Nov 27, 2006 at 3:19 AM

    Great tips and loved perusing your AFrica pages, thanks

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    Aug 12, 2005 at 1:12 AM

    I'm looking forward to going to to the garden route in Dec seems like yonks thanks for your tips on George a place I've only driven through before :-)

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    May 10, 2003 at 12:52 PM

    Beautiful sunset picture. I think I must have missed out by not spending more time here

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    May 1, 2003 at 3:43 PM

    Christmas shopping is a nitemare....everywhere. what a great showing, Rock Oysters, yummy and the Beaches of South Africa..beautiful. thanks for the page.

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