When looking for things to do in George, there are some interesting activities that you can get up to. The scenic town is the landing place for many visitors who fly to the garden route in George Airport. Whether you are planning to stay or passing through, we have a few places that are worth you visiting.
List Of Things To Do In George
Here, we have compiled a list of some of our favourite things to do while in George
Outeniqua Transport Museum
If you are a history enthusiast or have an appreciation of transportation in South Africa, this museum is a nice place to visit. Outeniqua Transport Museum is an ode to the history of railway transport and a visit down memory lane, if you are old enough. You can see a variety of steam trains like the Emil Kesslet, which was Johannesburg’s first steam locomotive. The museum is well spaced out and there is quite a bit to see. There are even exhibits to be seen, with a photo gallery depicting and even poetry about train travel.
But it’s not all railway vehicles in the museum. The museum is dedicated to the history of transport and there is a large collection of Locomotive, carriages, trucks and vintage cars which will impress car enthusiasts.
The museum is open from Monday to Saturday between 8am and 5pm during the summer season between September and April. During the off-peak, it closes at 16:30 during the week and at 14:00 on Saturday. At R20 per adult and R10 for kids under 12 (free for kids under 6 years), entrance is cheap and is well worth an hour or two so that you can spend in the museum.
Redberry Farm is actually a commercial strawberry farm and it doubles up as a popular venue for family entertainment. As the name implies, they sell strawberries, raspberries and blackberries which can all be bought at a great price from the farm stall on the site. There are fun family activities offered at the farm like the picking your own strawberries, or the tea garden. If you get hungry, you can visit the Noshery Pizzeria and Deli where the serve gourmet pizzas baked with w wood fired oven. At the deli you can have your pick of specialty cheeses and freshly baked bread.
Activities that are a hit with young children include pony rides, pedal go karts, bumper boats and many more. Redberry Farm also has the largest hedge maze in the Southern Hemisphere. This is a good bunch of clean fun that will appeal to your inner child. Who didn’t want to search their way through a maze at some point in their life? If not, you can catch a lunch or do some wine tasting with cheese at the eateries on the property while the kids are kept busy. The farm is open to visitors from Monday to Saturday between 9am and 4pm.
Herold Wine Estate
There estate is around 40 minutes from George and there are two ways of reaching it, through the Montagu pass or by the Outeniqua Main Road. We recommend the route through Montagu pass. The beautiful landscape and the vegetation on the way make the trip just as much an astounding sight as the actual visit to the wine estate. The estate is in a very relaxed environment and the more time you spend, the better the experience gets.
The tasting room is not set up as a fancy restaurant like destination. Herold Wine Estate describes it as an unpretentious tasting area among tanks and barrels, which give a true sense of the wine making craft and lets the wine speak for itself. The owners are regularly on hand to join visitors and share stores of both the farm and wine lore. Your hosts take their time in explaining the wine and the background to its making. When wine-tasting is accompanied by a great combination of cheeses, meats and freshly baked bread. When you have had enough of the cellar, There are numerous hiking routes in the area and you can head out to the mountains and enjoy the Outeniquas. The setting is picturesque and makes for great excursion inside and out.
Victoria Bay Beach
This one almost goes without saying but You can’t go to a coastal town and not visit the beach. There are several beaches that are near George and out pick of the bunch is Victoria Beach, also affectionately known as Vic Bay to the locals. The beach is located in a cove between the Towns of Wilderness and George, and has some of the best surfing condition along the Garden Route. There is also a small pier where you can perch and do some fishing. There is parking across the road so you are free to drive there. It is completely safe during the day with life guards on duty during the high season.
The beach is not as busy as beaches on bigger towns like Cape Town. That means that you can enjoy quietness and all the space you want during the low season. There beach has braai facilities, which are not common along this stretch of the garden route. Along with a lawn that overlooks the ocean and clean ablution facilities, it is recommended for relaxation during the day. There are restaurants and kiosks within the vicinity where you can buy some basic good to keep you fueled if needed. The beach is great for swimming, and popular with surfers and photographers. Don’t forget your camera as well when visiting.
The Robertson Brewery is a micro-brewery that produces “Hand Crafted Beer, Naturally”. They serve a range of beers from light blonde ales to pale ales to appeal to craft beer connoisseurs. The beers are available in 440ml glass bottles and are unpasteurized and additive free. If you want to get a taste of more than one, you can ask for the beer tasting tray which allows you to sample the different beers on offer. Despite the name, Robertson’s Brewery is an ideal place for the whole family to enjoy a scrumptious meal.
In addition to the beers, there is a restaurant on site that offers a good selection of foods to go with your beverages. The beef burgers in particular are very good and work well to line the stomach. The restaurant menu is diverse and the food is home-made with fresh ingredients. Even if you don’t drink the beer you will enjoy what is on offer from the menu. The staff on hand are very friendly and knowledgeable. If you are not sure what to have, ask them for a recommendation and you will be pleasantly surprised at how well they can recommend what you will like.