George is a city with well over 200,000 inhabitants. It is located in Western Cape, in South Africa and lies halfway between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. It enjoys a perfect positioning on the south coast of the country and this has led to an excellent tourist infrastructure having been established over recent decades. There is a good choice of comfortable self catering accommodation in George and the surrounding countryside; all offering an ideal get-away-from-it-all ambiance.
On your holidays in George you will be pleased to learn that there are numerous attractions within the city and surrounding area to keep you completely satisfied. Number on this list is likely to be The George Museum, which will give you all the insight you could ever need into the history of this corner of South Africa. Another museum to try and fit in on your holiday is The Outeniqua Transport Museum.
George lies within an area of South Africa that is known as ‘The Garden Route’ and this is a forested part of the country that is just waiting for your exploration. The Garden Route Shopping Centre and The Garden Route Botanical Gardens can also be found within George itself.
As your comfortable and cosy self catering accommodation in George will be located in such an action-packed part of South Africa, you can rest assured that there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. The beaches in this area offer plenty of excuses to take part in watersports and many of perfectly safe for family swimming. Golf is a massive draw to the area and there are several world-class venues to be found throughout the region.
If you are able to hire a car on your holidays in George, why not head to Port Elizabeth? If you make it this far, there are several attractions to make it well worth your while. The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth Oceanarium, The Red Location Museum and Greenacres Shopping Centre are a few ideas that you may well wish to check out.
Visitors on their holidays in George can look forward to a near-Mediterranean climate. This will mean that temperatures usually hit the mid-twenties degrees Celsius during the summer (December to February) and the lowest average temperature during the winter is a very reasonable 19 degrees Celsius - perfect! Rainfall is a little higher in this coastal area and averages out at around 26 inches per year.
For your holidays in George, you will be best off booking flights to and from Cape Town International Airport (CPT). Then, a hired car may well be in order for the couple of hours’ journey to your idyllic accommodation. You can choose between flights with either Virgin Atlantic, South African Airways or British Airways; all of which will depart from London Heathrow (LHR).