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George, the City for all reasons

Known as “The Gateway to the Garden Route”, and nestled at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains, lies the city of George. Situated approximately 430 kilometres from the Mother City of Cape Town, George finds itself at the centre of natures “Garden Route” in the Cape Wildflower Floral Kingdom.

george golf clubWith a reputation as being a premier golfing destination, and in close proximity to championship golf courses including Fancourt, Kingswood, Oubaai and George Country Club. It is also it’s very close beautiful and popular beaches, such as Victoria bay and Herold’s Bay, if you are in the mood for a bit more adventure there are majestic mountains to hike in or conker with your mountain bike, and don’t forget all the scenic lakes. It’s not hard to see why it is such a popular leisure destination.

Widely regarded as the hub of the Southern Cape Region, it is only 40-60 minutes’ drive from Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Wilderness, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. As a result, it is an ideal base from which to explore the Southern Cape and Little Karoo. Apart from being highly accessible, and centrally located it lies right next to the N2, and is only 10 minutes away from George Airport.

George not surprisingly is also the business hub of the region and offers a variety of conference facilities, restaurants and tourist attractions and activities for leisure and adventure seekers.

Knysna-LoerieTucked in between the wooded foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains and the warm Indian Ocean in a region renowned for its incomparable natural beauty, vast stretches of beaches and tranquillity. It is a pure paradise and sanctuary for nature lovers and adventurers alike.

As far as climate goes, George’s mild Mediterranean type climate makes it possible to participate in outdoor activities all year round. Summer temperatures average 26˚C and winter temperatures average 14˚C in the daytime.

At Acorn Guest House, we are all very passionate about area & will be able to assist you (at no extra cost) with daily planning, bookings or arrange guided tours, e.g. township tours, boating trips for birders/fishermen on the lakes or custom tours of this diverse area.

Golfing is our forte and we can arrange t-off times at excellent rates on the top courses in the area.

We have been operating Acorn Guest House, successfully for 15 years & would love to share our recommendations on this region with you.