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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Market & Opinion
Garden Route back on track to being the country’s new property hot spot
22 Sep 2020
The Garden Route, which was fast becoming SA’s latest relocation hot spot before the pandemic disruption, has seen its market rebound encouragingly since the beginning of June when hard lockdown ended, with agencies reporting above average and even record months.
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Market & Opinion
Now more than ever, home buyers prioritise value for money
01 Sep 2020
With interest rates at historic lows and serious sellers asking realistic prices in the current market, home buyers and investors, including a high percentage of first-time buyers, have realised there is significant opportunity and value for money on offer at present.
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Market & Opinion
As lockdowns ease, how have global property markets fared?
08 Jul 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic sent much of the world into lockdown, significantly negatively impacting the world economy, global real estate activity slowed dramatically. Now the majority of countries around the world are loosening restrictions, with many people returning to the workplace. But how have property markets responded?
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Market & Opinion
The post-COVID real estate landscape in SA and global emergent trends
03 Jul 2020
When the real estate market clawed its way back from the devastating global cascade of the sub-prime collapse of 2008/09 it was not easy or fast, but it had a tried and tested economic textbook roadmap and traditional real estate models to successfully guide the process.
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