George is located in the Western Cape province on the Garden Route about 430 kilometers from Cape Town. This cozy place is beautifully enclosed between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua mountains. The Outeniqua forests were the reason that the VOC set up an outpost here in 1776 and years later during the English occupation this place got its name named after King George the third. During a walk through the village you will see various old buildings including the Dutch Reformed Church (1842) and St. Marks Cathedral (1850).
George is ideally located to explore the southern part of the Cape, the hinterland and the Little Karoo. But George himself also has plenty to offer. Located at the foot of the Outeniqua mountains in the Cape Wild Floral Kingdom – meaning it is a protected natural area – you will find here sea & beach, forests, wildlife parks and also some Xhosa culture.