George is situated beneath the magnificent Outeniqua Mountain range, and surrounded by a remarkable blend of rivers, rich farmlands, forests and wild flowers. Its stunning scenery is a major attribute of the town. Overall the town has a comfortable, small-town ambience. Here are our top picks on things to do in George, South Africa.
Outeniqua Farmer’s Market
The Outeniqua Farmers’ Market is the home of nearly 80 food and craft stalls, offering visitors a wide range of goods supplied and created by local farmers and craftsmen. Located opposite the Garden Route Mall, the market spans a five-hectare site. You’ll find everything, from breads to berries, fish to flowers, and everything in between. The Outeniqua Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 8:00am to 14:00pm.
Kingswood Golf Estate
Kingswood is an urban golf estate located in the heart of George. Undoubtedly the signature 18-hole golf course is the prime attraction, but there are a host of other leisure activities that you can enjoy – all in a setting of breathtaking, natural beauty. Neighbouring Fancourt and George Golf Courses, Kingswood offers spectacular views of the surrounding Outeniqua Mountains. With 850 residential opportunities and family facilities complimenting the experience, Kingswood Golf Estate is truly urban living redefined.
Montagu Pass was hand built by Henry White in the 1800’s to connect the ports of the Indian Ocean to the Karoo and inland towns of South Africa. The pass is a dirt road with wonderful views and a wide variety of plants, which links George to Oudtshorn over the Outeniqua Mountains. As a scenic drive, the pass is a definite recommendation. The drive will take about an hour through the Outeniqua Mountains.
All round, George is quite an exciting place to visit with lots of fun filled things to do, from having fun with the family to exciting adventures for the adrenalin junkies.
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