George Car Rental
George is situated near the coast, at the eastern end of the province of the Western Cape, in the Cape wildflower Floral Kingdom. Being at the centre of the Garden Route, George is a good place from where to explore the very diverse scenic wonders of the area. It is the sixth oldest town in South Africa and the business capital of the Southern Cape. The town enjoys a Mediterranean type climate with high rainfall during its mild to chilly winters and much less rainfall in the moderately hot summers and it therefore serves as a good holiday destination.
George Car Rentals Include
- Free mileage per day according to package booked (either 100km free per day OR 200 km free per day or unlimited mileage)
- Collision damage waiver liability. This covers you for damage to your hired vehicle in the event of an accident.
- Theft waiver
- Airport surcharges
- Bail bonds (where needed)
- All local taxes
Car Hire Pick Up And Drop Off Points
- George Airport
George provides its visitors with a variety of experiences such as game parks, lakes, forests, magnificent scenery, wild flowers and IsiXhosa culture. Due to its wide variety of tourist attractions and large conference facilities, the town offers a whole lot of accommodation for everyone!
Botlierskop Game Reserve
Botlierskop Game Reserve ensures a truly unique safari experience with its location at the foothills of the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains and the beautiful surrounding beaches of the Indian Ocean. It is situated on a three thousand ha game farm and is comprise of over 26 species of animals and a wide variety of birds. The wild life at the Reserve includes Rhino, Lion, Buffalo, elephant, giraffe and the rare black Impala. It is easily accessible from Cape Town and although it is a tiring four hour drive, it’s a most scenic one. It is located on the world renowned garden Route, just off the N2. The Game Reserve is set in a malaria-free area and is only a 25 minute drive away from George airport. The Reserve also offers, 4x4 drives, guided nature walks, elephant and horseback rides etc.
Visitors can hire a stable 2 seater canoe, with a waterproof bucket for cameras, to explore the area in ones own time. One can also go on a fully catered overnight trip for a refreshingly different Garden Route experience. There is all sorts of different paddling courses available for both the advanced and recreational paddler.
Outeniqua Power Van
The Outeniqua Power Van is a motorized trollie that offer visitors trips deep in to the Outeniqua Mountains from where scenic views of the Garden Route can be experienced. It gives its passengers the opportunity to experience the fynbos, proteas, bird and animal life, the waterfalls, the forest, four passes, seven tunnels and the panoramic picnic sight.
Herold Wines on Cradock Farm is located at the foot of Cradock Peak, just beyond the top of the very scenic National Monument, the Montagu Pass. It is the first vineyard in the Garden Route to grow, produce and bottle certified wine on the property and can claim the status “Wine of Origin Outeniqua” on wines produced. The trip up the Montagu Pass takes about an hour of slow traveling. At the farm the winemaker personally hosts visitors in a quaint farm cottage, chatting about the farm and winemaking over a cup of tea before taking them to the cellar. Here the winemaking process gets explained and wine is available for tasting and purchase. Visitors are welcome to bring their picnic baskets and braai fires.
Outeniqua Transport Museum
In the museum one will find a variety of thirteen steam locomotives including a narrow gage, the Emil Kessler (Johannesburg’s’ first steam locomotive), the impressive GL Garrett together with carriages from a bygone era such as a coach from the Royal Train of 1947. After one has encounter the Museum it is recommended to take a trip on the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe, South Africa’s only remaining steam train.
George has an extremely sophisticated infrastructure with banks, businesses, major shopping chains, transport and sporting facilities, yet it maintains its small town and rural atmosphere of peace and tranquility.