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Discover the Best of George

By Betsy Burlingame

William Russell
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Summary: Living it Up in George: Your Insider's Guide to Top Attractions, Culinary Hotspots, Nightlife, and More. Discover the Best Recreational Activities, Connect with Friendly Locals, and Experience the Charm of the City.

Welcome to George! If you're planning to move to George, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that George has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in George.

George, is a charming city nestled in the heart of the Garden Route, offering a plethora of attractions for both tourists and locals. The Outeniqua Transport Museum is a must-visit for history buffs, showcasing a collection of vintage steam trains and carriages. The Garden Route Botanical Garden is another popular site, offering a serene environment with a variety of indigenous plants and a bird hide. For those interested in architecture, the Dutch Reformed Mother Church, a beautiful sandstone building dating back to 1842, is worth a visit.

Adventure seekers can explore the Outeniqua Mountains, which offer numerous hiking and mountain biking trails. The Outeniqua Nature Reserve is home to diverse wildlife and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round at the Fancourt Golf Estate, one of South Africa's premier golf destinations. The Redberry Farm is a family-friendly attraction where visitors can pick their own strawberries, navigate a hedge maze, and enjoy a scenic train ride.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in George is vibrant and diverse, catering to a range of tastes. La Cantina, located in Fancourt, is renowned for its Mediterranean cuisine and elegant setting. The Fat Fish is a popular seafood restaurant offering fresh, locally sourced dishes. For a unique dining experience, 101 Meade Street offers innovative, seasonal menus in a stylish, contemporary setting. Joplin’s Steak Bar is a local favorite, known for its succulent steaks and warm, rustic atmosphere.

For those looking for a night out, Shenanigans Irish Pub offers a lively atmosphere with live music and a wide selection of beers. The Bench Eatery and Bar is a trendy spot offering craft beers, artisanal cocktails, and gourmet burgers. For a more relaxed evening, the Blind Pig is a speakeasy-style bar offering a range of cocktails and whiskeys.

Recreational activities in George are abundant, with a focus on outdoor pursuits. The Garden Route Trail Park offers mountain biking and trail running routes for all skill levels, set in beautiful forest surroundings. The Outeniqua Power Van offers unique rail excursions into the Outeniqua Mountains, providing stunning views and opportunities for bird watching and photography. For water sports enthusiasts, the Wilderness National Park offers canoeing and kloofing on the Touw River.

Paragliding is a popular activity in George, with companies like Cloudbase Paragliding offering tandem flights for beginners. Golf is another popular pastime, with world-class courses like the George Golf Club and the Oubaai Golf Club. For those looking for a more relaxed activity, wine tasting tours are available at Herold Wines, a boutique winery located in the scenic Outeniqua Mountains.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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