Visit George on Private Tour and see the beautiful garden state, founded in 1811 George boasts to be the largest town on the Garden Route area by locals. Famed for its many perfect championship golf courses, St. Marks Cathedral and the unique Dutch Reformed Mother Church, George has some lovely hidden treasures to find and explore on your visit.
Take a sightseeing private tour of the Garden Route and see the stunning Cape Wildflower Floral Kingdom and much more. Known to be the central point of the Southern Cape region, George is the perfect base to explore this area on many guided tours. Only 15km to the east is the beautiful Goukamma Nature Reserve and the amazing Kaaimans River which boasts spectacular scenery and panoramic views this is a must see location.
A haven for adventurers and nature lovers alike with endless serene beaches, little villages and hidden cultural treasures you can see it all through the many tours available in the area. Read More...
Take a Sightseeing Private Tour of the Garden Route and See the Stunning Cape Wildflower Floral Kingdom
Home to the world's hottest hotspot at the tip of Africa on a guided private tour visit the Cape Floral Region. Apart from the South American Rain Forest Cape Floral Kingdom is the only area in the world to have the amount of fauna, floral and species in the one country.
With 9,600 plant species that grown in no other area on earth, this is a must see visit when you are touring in the region. On your George custom tour, you might be lucky and see the rare Geometric Tortoise or one of the many other animal species that call this place home.
Top 10 Things to Do in George
Outeniqua Transport Museum
Book a sightseeing tour and visit the Quteniqua Transport Museum even if you are not interested that much in trains this museum is work a visit. With locomotives, carriages used by the British Royal family and classic cars you will be hooked the minute you walk in the door. This little treasure is a super day out and fun for all the family.
Visit the picturesque Victoria Bay near George, and you will see a uniquely beautiful little heaven. One of the western capes of South Africa's top surfing zones, if you lucky you will see some famous surfers do their thing. Stay over in a quaint little caravan park or book into one of the beaches apartments and enjoy this peaceful and quiet Bay.
Dutch Reformed Mother Church
Constructed in 1832 the Dutch Reformed Church was built by the locals for the locals, and most of the materials used were from the surrounding areas. On your guided private tour you will climb the 85 steps to the top of the steeple and admire the panoramic views or admire the beautiful craftsmanship inside. This church is unique and a recommended tour in the area.
On s guided private tour of the George Museum, you will see the complete history of the town George focusing mainly on its wood history. Started in 1967 in one small room, the Museum had few exhibitions, but they had quality historical findings associated with the town of George. Now housed in the building of the first magistrate it has gone from strength to strength with a lot more items on exhibition.
Outeniqua Farmers Market
Aptly name the land where the honey comes from the Quteniqua market is a must visit private tour in George. This unique market has everything from pedal cars and music to the beautifully displayed local food stalls, gifts and home decor stalls. The undercover seating and children's activities will make sure everyone has a great day out. You can shop till you drop and they taste the fantastic street food in the iconic marketplace.
Botanical Gardens (Garden route)
Situated in the very heart of the garden route in George is the Botanical gardens and they are certainly worth a visit on a sightseeing private tour. Beautiful walks, stunning scenery and quaint little tea rooms, a day here is not enough to really appreciate the true nature and beauty of these gardens. The hiking trails near the gardens will give you a real sense of what true nature is all about this is a must see tour.
St Marks Cathedral
Take a sightseeing tour of St. Marks Cathedral and walk around this serene and beautiful place of worship. On church occasions, it is filled with beautiful flower displays and services. Famous also for hosting magical musical performances from wonderful singers and choirs. The elaborately decorated interior of the Cathedral will blow you away it is stunning and peaceful all at the same time.
Montagu Pass Old Toll House
Every time you visit this pass, you will find something new to explore on your guided private tour. It can take one or two hours to reach the top of this stunning place, but it is worth it when you get there, and you can admire the scenery. Try a cup of old style tea with rusks or pancakes when you come back down from the pass; it has become a tradition for most visitors.
Visit Red Berry Farm on a custom private tour, and you will not regret it. Home to the biggest hedge maze in the southern hemisphere this place is simply fantastic and family friendly. Pick your own strawberries, visit the tea garden, have a train or pony ride or just enjoy the stunning nature and relaxed atmosphere. This is a working farm so watch and see how the professionals do it.
Robertson Brewing Company
Don't be mistaken in thinking you are going to visit a brewery this is, in fact, one of the most popular restaurants and bars in George. Try some of the variety of handcrafted beers and maybe a Bob Marley burger the most famous burger in the restaurant. This restaurant is located near a popular George Museum so usually, your tour guide will recommend you go for some refreshments.
Travel Tips for George
Best Time To Visit
The best time to take a trip to George, Africa will depend on what you want from your it. Weatherwise, during the months from October to April, are recommended. October, November and April are the ideal months for private tours or sightseeing tours as the weather is cooler, there are fewer crowds and it may also be a slightly cheaper time. January and February are hot, so if it is just a beach holiday you are looking for, it is a perfect time.
Probably the most expensive thing about George is getting there because when you are there, it is relatively inexpensive. The biggest expense is likely to be accommodation, but if you are not too fussy you can get a night in a b&b, with an evening meal, that is basic but clean for $60. Activities are more expensive in peak season, as are private tours, but shop around as prices vary with different tour operators
Know Before Visiting
Sadly, there is nowhere in the world that is crime free, so when in George be careful of your belongings. Only carry enough money to do you for the day and keep it somewhere safe on your person as there are pickpockets everywhere. Never walk alone at night in unpopulated dark areas. Tipping in restaurants and bars is between 10-15 percent but never feel obliged to leave a tip if the service was a disaster.
George has a lovely climate that is temperate with plenty of sunny, dry days. Winter is June, July and August when it is generally dry and cool with snow only falling in the mountainous regions. September and October are springtimes. Summer is December to February and it also is the rainfall season with The Cape getting most of the rainfall. It can get extremely hot during January but perfect for getting that golden tan you always wanted!