Events Calendar

What’s On – Garden Route Events & Festivals

With so much wide open space, stunning beaches and fresh air, it’s no surprise that in any given month there are so many things to do in George and the Garden Route. Here for your enjoyment you can find events in the Garden Route for your holiday:  food festivals, book festivals, fairs, markets, sports, theatre & art. 

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Karoo to Coast 2017

The Karoo to Coast 2017 is promised to be one of the biggest cycle events this year stretching over a 100 km where the cyclists will start at Uniondale in the Karoo and going via Prince Albert all the way to Knysna. 4 500 Cyclists are expected to participate in this grueling race against time and their selves.
Registration is on 23 September 2017 and the race will start early Sunday morning 24 September 2017 at 7:30 in Uniondale, 1st time cut time will be at 14:00 at “Kom se Pad” at the turn off to Knysna and 2nd cut off time will be at 16:00 at the Knysna High School.
This race is not for the faint hearted and you must have nerves of steel as this road stretching over 100 km is not an easy road. It is recommend and encouraged that all cyclists take energy bars and lots of liquids with them since there are not a lot of water point along the road.
We wish all of our guests and friend best of luck for this race for 2017.

The George Riding Club

The George Riding Club is hosting an exciting Spring Festival this year from 3 – 8 October 2017 where horse riding clubs is coming from all over.
This promises to be a spectacular and show stopping event with a four day multidiscipline shows where show jumpers and riders can show off their dressage / equitation skills and exceptional show jumping. Saddle up your horse and go see this show stopper of an event for 2017.
Good luck to all the show jumpers and riders.

Thousand Sensations Festival

Craft Beer & Food Festival | Wilderness | 40 Craft Beer Breweries | 170 Different Craft Beers | 12 Food Stalls & wide variety of food from the Hotel | 3 Wine Stalls | 12 Craft Spirits, gin, whisky, brandy and vodka | 16 Hours of Live Music | Entrance: R90 incl 500ml of craft beer and branded Festival Glass.15 – 16 September 2017
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Strawberry Festival Presented By OLA

South Africa’s premier strawberry and lifestyle event, the Strawberry Festival presented by Ola, kicks off the school holidays on 30 September to 01 October 2017 at Redberry Farm in George.
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Herold Wines

The vineyards and cellar of Herold wines lies just beyond the top of the historic Montagu Pass which winds its way up the Outeniqua mountains above George. Wine is made and bottled on the farm and besides grapes, blueberries are also cultivated and there is a young beef herd. A walk through the vineyards to observe the men practising their vine management skills is fascinating followed by a cellar tour including wine tasting. Learn how Herold Wines are made then enjoy a light lunch or tea in the cellar lovingly prepared by Ingrid. Other activities available on the farm include swimming or paddling on the dam or river pool, bird watching or cycling on the farm roads. One can also find a special picnic spot alongside the mountain streams and there are many nature walks and hiking trails as well as the mini labyrinth above the underground bottle cellar. An hours drive from George, this is a perfect base from which to explore all the Garden Route and Klein Karoo have to offer. The farm is open to the public for tastings and cellar tours from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday.

Wilderness Segway Tours – A 1 hour Segway Tour Experience

The Wilderness Segway tours operates within the Ebb and Flow National Park which forms part of the Garden Route National Park – Wilderness section of SANParks. Stunning views of local indigenous Fynbos and also of the Touws River that flows through the Park. Included in the 1 hour Segway tour is a 15-20 minute training session on our training course as part of your 1 hour Segway experience. After the training we take a journey through the Kingfisher Trail where you will marvel at the fynbos and Wetlands surrounding you. A small access fee is applicable to enter the park, so spend the day here by bringing a picnic lunch and enjoy time swimming in the river next to our office at the day visitors area of the park. We offer a 1 hour and 2 hours Segway Tour Experience.

Accommodation and activities to do with kids in George on the Garden Route of South Africa

Herewith some holiday entertainment ideas and things to do together with your kids in George Garden Route.
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Accommodation and activities to do with kids in George on the Garden Route of South Africa

Herewith some child-friendly wine farms, farmstalls, restaurants with indoor play areas (as the Garden Route is well known for its regular all year rainfall) and outdoor play areas.
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Golf along the Garden Route

There is nothing quite like a golfing road trip abroad, particularly when the destination is as warm and inviting as South Africa. One part of the country that is particularly well known for golfing road trips is the Western Cape and the Garden Route is one of the most popular destinations.
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Hiking the Garden Route

Walking a Garden Route Trail is the best way to see this beautiful region of South Africa, with spectacular scenery ranging from ancient forests to memorable seascapes. Most people drive it, but to get up close and personal with the ecology, rather take one of the many guided walks on offer.
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