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George is serviced by George Airport (GRJ); with Airlink, Kulula & SA Express operating regular commercial flights. There are direct flights from Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo International Airport). You want to get on the cheapest flight to George. The way to ensure you book a cheap flight is by:
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Here's a list of day trips, to help you plan your holiday in George.
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Traveling is not just about your destination, but the journey, as all these infinite details can either ensure that your travel experience is something you will cherish for the rest of your life, or whether it will soon be forgotten in oblivion…
Traveling to the Garden Route by car or bus might be a long and tiring journey, but the gems that you experience along the way is unforgettable. Traveling on the N12 through Carolina, for example can get you a glimpse of Black Rhinos and other wildlife whereas Kimberley can ensure a full two days of interesting museum trips, filled with details of what made this country great in our quest for freedom from the British yoke. Take the Magersfontein museum located outside of Kimberly on the Battle Route. This small museum is something to experience as one gets to relive the battle that turned the tide for the Boers during the Anglo Boer War.
As one travels further through the oft dry Karoo, the scenery, especially after the first rains, when the dry veld is carpeted in yellow, purple and orange, sometimes as far as the eye can see, is breathtaking.
Experience the warm and friendly hospitality of the Karoo town folk as you travel through Colesberg, Beaufort-West and Oudtshoorn. The renowned Meiringspoort is an experience, especially when the sun is just starting to light up the pass while its warm rays kiss the huge rock cliffs that towers above you. Take a short climb to the little waterfall and it’s crystal clear water cascading down. And if you’re in luck, you may catch a glimpse of an eagle gliding in the air. Stop off at the renowned Cango Caves, the Valley of the Ancients, or visit Buffelsdrift where one can join their three baby elephants for a walk in the early morning or late afternoon. Not to mention the ostrichrides or my personal favourite, the Art, Cheese, Chocolate & Liquer Route in the heart of Oudtshoorn, which is bound to delight!
Climbing the Outeniqua Pass, that seems to take you up into heaven on your journey to the hub of the Garden Route, the view becomes breathtaking. Mountains covered in green, with the undulating motion of the Indian Ocean luring you ever closer to discover its beauty. George, located at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountain-range is a tourist haven in itself as there is so much to do, e.g. museums, the Old Slave Tree, the Timber Route, the Montague Pass, which leads to Herold on the Karoo side of the mountain. Hike the Groeneweide-, Outeniqua- or Tierkloofpass hiking trails, or do the Outeniqua Country Hop, which includes the Silverlily Dutch Cheese Farm as well as the well-known Redberry Strawberry Farm, host of the annual Strawberry Festival in George. Quaint restaurants like the Conservatory, Old Town House and others make for a different experience in cuisine if you don’t fancy the usual Take-Away and family eateries. Accommodation is abundant and there is something that will suite everyone’s budget. George also offers various sports – golf, flying, gliding, horse-riding to name but a few. Situated close to beaches like Herold’s Bay, Victoria Bay (renowned for its surfing waves) and Wilderness and other renowned towns worthy of sight-seeing like Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, there is more than enough activities to ensure a fun-filled and exciting holiday for everyone.