George at a glance

The bustling town of George lies in the fertile valley of the Outeniqua Mountains and enjoys some of the most breathtaking views of the Garden Route.

Once considered an industrial town, George has made over its image and is now one of the most visited towns in South Africa. What makes the town so attractive to tourists and residents alike is easy to see - not only does the town boast with stunning forest and ocean scenery, but it is also home to not one but three world-class golf courses. These courses include Fancourt, Kingswood, and Oubaai.

The history of the town can be traced back to the Khoi San settlement which once called the area home. The Khoi referred to this valley as Outeniqualand - which means the land of “milk and honey” - a fairly fitting description of the lush valley. In 1811, a settlement was formed and named George Town, after the reigning monarch of England at the time.

The town has always been a laid-back hamlet and although it has grown into a busy town, the residents still enjoy a slower pace in their free time. There are various activities to suit any needs you might have. From shopping to fishing, hiking and who can forget the world-class golfing?

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Why estate living is looking increasingly appealing post-lockdown
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The growing possibility that a life with some form of lockdown restrictions, face masks and social distancing may well persist into 2021 - and possibly beyond – is likely to impact the lifestyle choices property owners make when purchasing or renting a new home, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group.
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Historical Herbert Baker holds its own in vibrant mixed-use precinct in Somerset West
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The listing by Pam Golding Properties of a uniquely restored Herbert Baker home in Paardevlei, provides a rare opportunity to own a piece of Cape history in one of Somerset West’s popular suburbs.
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2020 Vision – outlook and trends in the residential property market
11 Dec 2019
Following another year of tepid economic growth, and with the latest round of load shedding further dampening the economy and expected to result in a Moody’s downgrade early next year, where does that leave South Africa’s residential property market?
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Signs that the residential property market is beginning to stabilise
08 Nov 2019
Until there is greater clarity on the prospects of a recovery in the local economy, the housing market, which remains resilient but is currently weighted in favour of buyers, is unlikely to enter another fully-fledged recovery.
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