Two of the top ten golf courses in South Africa, classy theatres and a wide range of outdoor leisure pursuits are just some of the many wonderful things in George. No wonder, the city has firmly staked its claim as a popular tourist hub for leisure travellers.
Attractions and Activities
The beauty of the mountains, forests and lakes at George offer many interesting outdoor adventurous pursuits such as hiking, canoeing, bird watching, horse riding and mountain biking.
George boasts many world-class golf courses that are perfect for professionals as well as beginners. Some of the most famous courses are Outeniquia Golf Course, Pinnacle Point Golf Course, Mossel Bay Golf Club and the Ernie Els-designed Oubaai Golf Club course. Many people swear by the beautiful views of the Oubaai Golf Club course.
There are numerous ways of exploring George, with driving around on one’s own being an old favourite. The areas around George are well-suited to self-drive journeys. For instance, the gorgeous Seven Passes route is perfect for a self-drive trip. If you are a wine connoisseur, make sure that you stop at Herold Wines. Located just beyond the top of the pass, this lovely vineyard is perfect for an informative and interesting wine tour.
The Victoria Bay is not to be missed. Less than seven miles East of Central George, Victoria Bay is a globally renowned destination for surfing. During the winter months of June to August, a large number of surfers head to Victoria Bay to enjoy the tides. There are a number of quaint seaside cottages along the beach that offer a delightful, tranquil stay.
Located halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, George is the perfect base camp for visiting the iconic Garden Route. If wildlife catches your fancy, you have many jungle safaris to choose from. Try to keep at least five to 6 days aside if you want to make the most of your trip. Tours usually include Western Cape, the Whale Route, the Addo Elephant National Park, Route 62 (the longest wine route in the world) and more.
Whether you prefer a standard hotel or a resort that includes golf-course, spa and more, George has all kinds of options for you. If you love golf, Fancourt would be a great choice. The course here is among South Africa’s top ones and has been designed by Gary Player. In terms of scenic location, Far Hills Country Hotel is a fabulous choice. Other popular properties are Protea Hotel King George, Oakhurst Hotel and Pine Lodge Resort.