Nestling at the foot of the Outeniqua
Mountains, George finds itself at the centre of natures “Garden Route” in
the Cape Wildflower Floral Kingdom. Situated approximately 430 kilometres
from the Mother City of Cape Town,
George is widely regarded as the hub of the Southern Cape Region. It is therefore the ideal base from which to explore the Southern Cape and Little Karoo. George is highly accessible. A good road network and the George airport link the Southern Cape and Little 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 and tourist
attractions and activities.
15 kilometres east of George on the N2 between the Kaaimans River and the Goukamma Nature Reserve, you will discover Wilderness. Nestling between the wooded foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains and the warm Indian Ocean in a region renown for its incomparable natural beauty, vast stretches of beaches and tranquility. It is a haven for nature lovers and adventurers alike. Most people chance upon Wilderness for the first time after sweeping through the Kaaimans River gorge and rounding Dolphin Point. Below stretches a seemingly endless beach; in the distance are hints of inland lakes, rare in South Africa; to the left wooded hills tumble down to the village and further inland are faraway glimpses of the Outeniqua Mountains.
MAJOR SIGHTSEEINGS IN GEORGE
Outeniqua Transport Museum
The Transnet Transport Museum has a unique display featuring the history of Transnet. Enter the world of South African Railway history and admire some of the Iron Ladies that once ruled the railway lines of South Africa. From the small prestigious Emil Kessler(National Monument) to some of the more modern bigger veterans that concurred the scenic Outeniqua railway pass. An excellent selection of privately owned vintage cars are on display and other exhibitions of interst are silverware, cutlery and crockery from various periods of the transport industry, locomotives number plates, makers plates, fire engines, road transport vehicles, furniture and many other rail related items.
As one enters the farming area just outside George on the Geelhoutboom Road, you will be in awe of the rows and rows of strawberries in what is now known as “Strawberry Country”.
Redberry Farm is the first beacon that greets tourists along the beautiful Outeniqua Hop Route, where one is lured in by the sweet aroma of ripe berries.
Outeniqua Power Van
Outeniqua Power Van is a reliable service provider since February 1999
You can explore the beauty of the route throughout the year.
Charming lifestyle village… for the best in Local on the Garden Route.
Coffee shop and Zucchini restaurant with on-site organic gardens.
Oyster Shack serving fresh local wild oysters.
WildWoods Tree Adventure courses, Quad biking and Mountain bike skills course.
Specialist retail cabins:
Mohair Mill shop, Cheese, Wine, Confectionary, Fairy Gem, Country Deli, and the Eden Nursery. Extensive Kids facilities with Fairy Garden walk and giant jungle gym and mini zip-line.
Home of the ArtWalk: outdoor sculptures made from recycled materials.
Situated halfway between Wilderness and Sedgefield, directly off the N2 highway.
Bounded on three sides by nature reserve, it is a remote and idyllic setting, the vineyards embraced by lofty mountains covered with dramatic stands of fynbos.
• Wine tasting
• Cellar tour to learn how Herold Wines are made
• Lunch in the cellar on toasted sandwiches, teas and cold drinks
• Call 48hrs in advance for a picnic basket.
• Find direction on the mini labyrinth above the underground bottle cellar
• Cycle on the farm roads, mountain passes and trails
• Bird watch or photograph mountains and fynbos
• Swim or paddle in the dam or in the river pools
• Walk along the farm roads and fynbos paths or through the vineyards to observe the men practising their vine
• Enquire about group bookings and catering or using the cellar for a function