Route Tours, The town and airport of George
is a town found along the N2 freeway of South Africa and is situated
close to towns like Mossel Bay and Wilderness which forms part
of The Garden Route. The town is roughly 3.5
hours drive from Cape Town and is well-known internationally due
to it's airport. George airport provides a comfortable half way
stop between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth for those wishing to
skip the road between Cape Town and Mossel Bay as they embark
on their Garden Route tours.
George one can view the majestic Outeniqua Mountains
which take you to Oudtshoorn as you cross it. Oudtshoorn is a
semi desert area which is in complete contrast to the lush Garden
Route. Oudsthoorn is also the ostrich capital of South
Africa and in fact, the world. Make sure to visit Oudtshoorn as
part of our Garden Route tours as it provides
magnificent sights and sounds and the landscapes are in direct
contrast to that of The Garden Route.
from being the capital city and geographical hub of the world
renowned Garden Route, George
is also situated in a picturesque environment
on a coastal plateau between the Outeniqua Mountain Range and
the Indian Ocean, causing the town and surrounding area to have
a temperate climate throughout the year.
is the Drostdy, a graceful old building that houses a museum,
the George Museum itself, the Old Slave Tree
of The Garden Route, a 186 year old oak tree
that has an iron chain embedded in its trunk, the St Peter and
St Paul Church, the oldest existing Roman Catholic church in South
Africa, the St Mark's Cathedral - one of the smallest cathedrals
in South Africa.
do not forget the beaches at the secluded Victoria Bay - which
is renowned for surfing, especially during winter months - and
Herold's Bay, a small, sheltered holiday resort with large tidal
pools, safe bathing and good angling opportunities. You can also
find multiple lodges in the area where wildlife can be viewed,
which can be included in our Garden Route Tours.
for sport; George has 2 of the top 10 golf courses
in South Africa and also offers flying, gliding, horse riding,
squash, tennis and a variety of hiking trails and mountain biking