George is often regarded as a golfers paradise, given the many golf courses on offer. If golf isn’t what you’re visiting George for, there are many activities to partake in in this lush Garden Route town.
Outeniqua Transport Museum
Why you should visit: Once a railway station, The Outeniqua Transport Museum features a variety of old steam locomotives, privately owned vintage cars, road motor vehicles and old dining cars which are guaranteed to take you back in time during your visit.
How much does it cost: Entrance fee is R20 per person.
How to get there: Find the museum on Mission Road in George.
Visit the Old Slave Tree
Why you should visit: Now declared a National Monument, the Old Slave tree was planted in 1811 by Landdrost van Kervel and is one of the original trees marking the founding of George. Called “the slave tree” because of the chain and lock enrooted in the tree trunk, the English oak has stood strong for over 200 years and is a must see when in George.
How to get there: The tree is situated just outside the Old Library in York Street.
Golf in George
Why you should visit: Besides the famous Gary Player-designed courses at Fancourt, George is home to a number of golf courses if you’re a keen golfer. Take a swing at the Oubaai golf course, George golf club or Kingswood golf estate to name just a few.
How much does it cost: Enquire for pricing at each club.
Drive the Outeniqua Pass and Seven Passes Road
Why you should experience it: Lying just north of George on the national highway that connects George and the Garden Route with Oudtshoorn and the Little Karoo, the Outeniqua Pass is a must if you yearn for breathtaking views and photographs. Likewise, the scenic Seven Passes Road that connects George to Knysna crosses 10 rivers and seven gorges, with plenty of stops along the way.