Which airlines fly to George
George has quite a small airport and is mainly popular with leisure travelers. The airlines that fly to it include South African Airways, British Airways, kulula and Mango. kulula and Mango however only fly to it from Johannesburg (OR Tambo Airport), so if you’d want to fly to it from another city, you’ll have to fly on one of the full service airlines.
Typical prices for flights to George
George is mainly a leisure destination, and so there are not that many flights to it. As such, prices are “artificially” high, due to the lack of high levels of competition. A flight from Johannesburg to George will set you back around R2000 return, while a flight from Cape Town to George will set you back around R3000 return.
How to get cheap flights to George
Due to the lack of sufficient competition, there are not too many deals to be had on flights to George, especially if you are flying from a city other than Johannesburg. That being said, if you do fly out of season, or at “less popular” times, you are able to pick up a flight at a decent price. We’ve also come across a few specials that include package deals to George, where you get the flight, car hire and accommodation in one price. With deals like this, the flights are often heavily discounted as most of the profits would come from the hotel stay, which means you can get to George for less. Here is our article on finding cheap flights.
George is the capital of the world famous Garden Route, and is one of the oldest town in South Africa. Resting between mountains and the ocean, it really is a beautiful setting. Some of the best things to do while in George include playing a round of golf, going to the beach, visit the Railway Museum and taking the Outeniqua choo-tjoe. The Outeniqua choo tjoe only offers first class seats/cabins, and runs from George to Mossel Bay. It is one of the most beautiful scenic train rides in South Africa.
George is of course one of the oldest towns in SA, and is located in the western cape. Some how George has managed to develop into a modern city with efficient infrastructure, while keeping the feel of a small town.
Not too sure what to do while you are in George? Visit the Slave tree and the Kind Edward library. Nestled between the picturesque Outeniqua Mountains and the warm Indian Ocean is the capital of the Garden Route, George. It is easily accessible by air, road and railway and is halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
Founded in 1811, George is the sixth oldest town in South Africa. Its unique beauty is accentuated by the fact that while it is sheltered by the Outeniqua Mountains, it is also only a mere ten kilometers from the balmy beach. The town of George is one of the few places that has simultaneously managed to keep up with the times yet still retains its old country charm.
George enjoys a Mediterranean climate which allows for gloriously hot summers and chilled winters so you are warned – dress accordingly. A good thing to note is that the airport is only seven kilometers from the city centre so if you miss your taxi it is not too far to trek.
First and foremost, George is a golf lovers paradise, so a visit to one of the famous golf courses is a must do. Fancourt Golf Course, designed by Gary Player, is so beautiful and enticing that even those of you who are not that keen on golf will also find something to enjoy. For all of you other sports enthusiasts, there is surfing, swimming, hiking and cycling to enjoy. For culture vultures other must sees are the Railway Museum and the Slave Tree which has a large chain and lock embedded in its trunk. The Outeniqua choo-tjoe, which starts and ends in George, attracts railway buffs, families and nature lovers. It is a three hour trip on one of the world’s last working steam locomotives through forests, lakes and elevated bridges. Last but not least, a trip to George is not complete until you have experienced the Outeniqua Hop which involves visits to Hop (beer), strawberry and cheese farms as well as a variety of craft markets.