George is set in the very centre of the spectacular Garden Route - surrounded by oceans, mountains, forests and farmlands – making it a sought-after holiday destination.

Situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa, ‘George’ goes far beyond the city CBD.  It includes towns such as Wilderness and Uniondale, as well as many smaller hamlets like Herolds Bay, Victoria Bay, Hoekwil and beyond. 

Its diverse landscapes - spanning from the semi-desert open plains and aloes in Uniondale, only a 1.5 hour drive from George and Wilderness’s majestic mountains and cool blue oceans - make it an outdoor paradise for all.  The area boasts pristine beaches, premier golf courses, shopping, art, cultural and history experiences. There are also over 2,000km of mapped trails and plenty of adrenalin-fuelled adventures. Great gastronomic experiences for foodies, as well as wining and dining round off the fulfilling offerings.

With plenty to do and enjoy, as well as a comfortable winter climate, George is ideal for a longer stay while attending the African Conference on Physics 2023.



The George Airport is a domestic terminal, with direct connectivity to Johannesburg and Cape Town. It is also Africa’s first airport to be solar powered. In February 2016, a 200m2 solar plant was launched at the airport, committed to clean energy generation and sustainability. It features cafes and kiosks for shopping, as well as a Bidvest Premier Lounge.  There are several car hire options available.

The two main road routes from Cape Town to George are either the N2 or Route 62 via Oudtshoorn. Others prefer to take Route 62 up until Barrydale and then connect back onto the N2 for a faster drive. Both routes are spectacular, so you cannot go wrong!  The N2 also connects George and Wilderness to neighbouring Garden Route towns, continuing all the way to Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth). George is connected to Oudtshoorn via the N12, and Uniondale connects to George and Oudtshoorn via the N9, and via the R339 to Knysna.



56 things you can do in the greater George area for a truly outstanding trip:

1. 4x4

2. Abseiling

3. Animal Parks and Rehabilitation Centres

4. Art Galleries and Routes

5. Beaches

6. Big Tree

7. Bike Park

8. Birdwatching

9. Boat Rides

10. Botanical Gardens and Guided Tours

11. Bubble Ball (children)

12. Bumper Boats (children)

13. Canoeing / Kayaking

14. Canyoning / Kloofing

15. Coffee and Chocolate Pairings

16. Craft Your Own Gin Class and Pairings

17. Culinary Cooking Classes

18. Dine with a Local

19. E-Bike Rides

20. Farm Stalls

21. Fishing

22. Game Drives (only for accommodation guests)

23. Go Cart Track

24. Golf Courses

25. Guided Cultural and Historical Tours

26. Helicopter Flips and Charters

27. Horseback Rides

28. Indoor Play Centres (children)

29. Learn to Surf

30. Local Guided Day Trips

31. Markets

32. Microlight Flights

33. Miniature Train Rides

34. Museums

35. Oyster Shucking, Show and Tell Experience

36. Paintball

37. Paragliding

38. Pedal Go Carts

39. Picnic Spots

40. Pony Rides (children)

41. Pottery and Ceramic Classes/ Experiences

42. Power Van Railway Experience

43. Quad Biking

44. Rock Climbing

45. Scenic Drives and Lookout Points

46. Segway

47. Spa and Wellness Emporiums

48. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

49. Strawberry Picking

50. Township Bicycle and Cultural Tours

51. Trails for hiking, MTB and running

52. Trampoline Park (children)

53. Treetop Aerial Obstacle Courses

54. Tuk-tuk Tour

55. Wine Farms and Tasting Rooms

56. Yoga Experiences



Dine at a selection of bistros and stylish fine-dining restaurants. Savour contemporary cuisine and premier local produce at local farmstalls.  Engage in amazing tasting and pairing experiences with local wines, gins, coffees and chocolate. 

Find out more here: https://visitgeorge.co.za/single-category/restaurants/



Stay at opulent golf hotels, seafront guesthouses or spacious, beautiful farms. 

Find out more here: https://visitgeorge.co.za/single-category/accommodation/



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VIC’s are open Monday to Friday 08:30 – 16:30.


  • George Visitor Information Centre

+27 44 801 9295


124 York Street, George, 6529


  • Wilderness Visitor Information Centre

+27 44 877 0045


198 George Road, Wilderness, 6560


  • Uniondale Visitor Information Centre

+27 44 518 0030


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