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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George Agricultural Show

29 Aug 2018 – 8am until 10pm
Show will take place on the 29 of August at the George Show Grounds.

Orchid society of the Southern Cape Spring Show

13 Sep 2018 – 9am until 5pm, Saterday until 2pm
Event will take place on the 13, 14 and 15th of September 2018 in the Presbyterian church George.

Old Toll House Heritage Celebration

24 Sep 2018 – 7am until 5pm
Taking place on the 24 September 2018 at the Old Toll House.

The Strawberry Festival

29 Sep 2018 – 9am
This is an annual festival taking place on the 29 and 30 October.

Outeniqua Christmas Market

10 Dec 2018 – 9am until 7pm daily
Taking place on the 10th of December until the 22nd in the NG Moeder Kerk

8 Perfect Hikes to Do When Visiting George

getting out and about is the best way to explore the magnificent mountains that frame this, one of South Africa’s oldest towns. So why not make the most of the scenery and go exploring on what I feel are some of the most perfect hikes to do when visiting George.
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11 Reasons why farm fresh rocks in George

One of my favourite parts about flying into George airport is as the plane clears the magnificent Outeniqua mountain range you are met with views of lush green fields stretching in all directions. This ever growing city on the Garden Route has such a wonderful sense of community that you instantly feel as though you have arrived home.
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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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