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
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Market & Opinion
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Market & Opinion
It’s a booming buyer’s market, but take care when signing an offer
12 Mar 2021
This has seen a flood of first-time buyers heading to the market who are keen to get an offer to purchase signed and accepted as quickly as possible so that they do not lose out. Seeff cautions that first-time buyers must do their homework and ensure they inspect the property properly before making an offer.
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Lifestyle & Architecture
George Municipality now also looking at leaving Eskom behind
02 Feb 2021
Just last week the Stellenbosch Municipality announced their investigation into permanently shedding Eskom by looking into the use and generation of alternate electricity energy supplies, now the George Municipality in the Western Cape has announced plans to develop a pilot project where it will investigate the possibility of ‘wheeling electricity’ on its grid.
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