Top Accommodation in George

Top Accommodation in George

Searching for the top accommodation in George? Luckily, the team at Home, Food & Travel has a wide selection of Guest House, Bed & Breakfast and self-catering holiday accommodations for you to choose from.

George is the sixth oldest town in South Africa and one of the largest cities in the Western Cape Province. Situated in the middle of neighbouring towns Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn and Knysna and being half way between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth makes it a popular holiday destination as well as a commercial hub.

With the majestic Outeniqua Mountains to the north and the Indian Ocean to the south, George is a nature-lovers’ paradise with its stunning scenery and vast range of outdoor activities being major attributes of the town.

Beaches

Although not on the seaside, magnificent beaches and bays are only a few minutes away from the centre of George.  Some of the most popular beaches include Herold’s Bay, Glentana, Kaaimans River, Wilderness, Blue Whale Resort, Kleinkranz and, of course, Victoria Bay with its ‘perfect’ surfing waves.

Activities in the area

George is also a hiking hub with many hikers walking to Cradock Peak, which, at 1578 meters, is the highest peak of the Outeniqua Mountains as well as the prominent George Peak which is 1337 meters high. The Outeniqua Hiking Trail is a 108km, 7 day world renowned hiking trail, which takes you through fynbos, forests, plantations and mountainous regions.

George is a popular destination in the golfing world as it has numerous world-class golf courses with the most well-known probably being Fancourt Golf Estate.

Popular festivals in George include the George Old Car Show, George Cheese Festival, and the Strawberry Festival. The town is also abuzz during the Knysna Oyster Festival in Knysna and the KKNK in Oudtshoorn.

At the Red Berry Farm in George you can handpick your own strawberries and eat them. They also offer a mini train ride for all ages on 700m of track through the strawberry fields. There are also plenty of farmers markets in the area where fresh produce from local farms can be found.

Other attractions include The Outeniqua Transport Museum where a large collection of steam locomotives and carriages can be seen. This is also home to the Outeniqua Power Van offering an enjoyable 3 to 5 hour guided tour winding up the Outeniqua Mountains on the railway line between George and Oudtshoorn.

Retail

George is known as the Shopping Mecca of the Garden Route with many people from the surrounding regions come to George to do their shopping. The town has a great selection of shops and shopping centres which include the Garden Route Mall and Eden Meander.

George also has many coffee bars, cafés, steak houses and restaurants catering for different tastes.

With enough activities and site seeing to keep you busy for weeks, a holiday in George is a ‘must’ on anyone’s bucket list.

Experience the wonders that George has to offer by viewing our Top Accommodation in George list:

Oakhurst Hotel – Accommodation type: Hotel

Oakhurst Hotel - Accommodation - George

I recently visited the beautiful Garden Route for business and found myself needing a place to stay. That is when I discovered the 4-Star Oakhurst Hotel, which is conveniently situated in the heart of George.

This stylish boutique hotel offers leisure or business travellers the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding towns or, in my case, meet with clients in Oudtshoorn, Mossel Bay, Wilderness and Knysna.

Arriving at the hotel in the evening, I was given a friendly welcome by their helpful and friendly staff. I checked in and my bag was carried to my room.

Oakhurst Hotel, which is a thatched, Cape-style, manor house, offers 25 designer-decorated rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms (either bath or walk-in shower), air-conditioning, king-size or twin beds, Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with a selection of DSTV channels. They also have no-smoking and smoking rooms as well as a same-day laundry service available on request…READ MORE

Telephone 044 874 7130. Email them at reservations@oakhursthotel.co.za. Make a reservation by clicking here. Find them by clicking here. Find out more here.

The Manor House Fancourt – Accommodation type: Boutique Hotel

The Manor House Fancourt - Accommodation - George

The Manor House boutique hotel is the crown of the Fancourt estate. As a National Monument, The Manor House presents a meticulous remodelling of its historical counterpart, the Blanco House, while encompassing the distinctive air of a world-class, 21st-century destination.

Exquisitely furnished and decorated with sensual metallic finishes, The Manor House offers accommodation of uncompromising quality. Fusing old-world with new-world style, its design combines modern sophistication with its original wooden finishes.

It’s luxury amenities include the stately Monty Bar, The Manor House Library, a private swimming pool, and The Manor House Lounge which provides an elegant setting for afternoon teas.

Telephone 044 804 0000. Email them at hotel@fancourt.co.za. Make a reservation by clicking here. To find them click here. Find out more here.

Fairview Homestead – Accommodation type: Guest House

Fairview Homestead - Accommodation - George

Experience unique accommodation in an authentic Cape Georgian historic home, at Fairview Homestead, the next time you are looking for accommodation in the Garden Route.

The four bedrooms are individually decorated with a mix of contemporary and original features. Amenities include free WI-FI, flat screen televisions, DSTV, DVD players, desk, tea & coffee trays, suitcase racks, lock-away safes, hairdryers, ironing facility.

The garden is an attraction in its own right. The fifth and smaller Garden Room is a freestanding room, built more than 150 years ago as a storeroom and today used as a quaint guest room in the garden.  It comes equipped with a Double bed but is reserved for single occupancy only, Coffee/tea making station, bar fridge, desk, laptop safe, TV/DSTV, free WiFi, and secure parking.

Telephone 044 874 7781. Email info@fairviewhomestead.com. Make a reservation here. To find them click here. Find out more here.

Caledon 23 Country House – Accommodation type: Guest House

Caledon 23 Country House - Accommodation - George

Nestled at the foot of the beautiful Outeniqua Mountains, in the heart of the Garden Route, lies a home-away-from-home guesthouse, Caledon 23 Country House.

Caledon 23 Country House is the ideal retreat for business travel and/or for holiday accommodation in George.

Located in the charming residential Camphersdrift neighbourhood, it is within comfortable walking distance to the city centre of George. Caledon 23 Country House is also close to a range of fine restaurants.

The Guest house can accommodate up to 16 guests in 8 en-suite rooms, each with their own private patio. There are 3 types of rooms available; Deluxe King/Twin Room, Deluxe Queen Suite and Family Suite. The individually decorated bedrooms are all stylishly furnished with a focus on attention to detail.

In-Room Facilities include;Tea/coffee making facilities, Bar fridge, Plasma TV with DSTV, Panel heater, Cooling fan, Hairdryer, Tourist information, Bath and/or shower, Free Wi-Fi, Crisp & clean white linen and a Private patio

Telephone 044 873 5628. Email info@caledon23.co.za. Make a reservation here. Find them here. Find out more here.

Makarios on Sea – Accommodation type: Self-catering Units

Makarios on Sea - Accommodation - George

Perfectly situated in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route, you will find the picturesque little village of Herold’s Bay approximately 18km from George.

Makarios on Sea at Herold’s Bay offers you only the best in self-catering beachfront accommodation to enjoy an unforgettable beach holiday. 

Makarios offers five different types of self-catering unit’s rights across from the beach. These units include; Sandpiper and Seahorse, their two-person studios, and Whale, Seagull and Dolphin family units catering for either two or four adults and two children

Each unit is fully equipped with; fully functioning kitchen with crockery and cutlery, Linen and Towels, Satellite TV, WiFi, Safe, Public Parking facilities with roving security vehicle 24/7 and laundry service can be arranged.

Telephone 044 872 9019. Email info@makariosonsea.co.za. Make a reservation here. Find them here. To find out more click here.

Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa – Accommodation type: Luxury Hotel/Resort

Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa - Accommodation - George

Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa is located less than seven minutes’ drive from George Airport in an area renowned for its pristine beaches, indigenous forests and nature reserves.

The stunning natural landscape is matched by the exceptional levels of service in one of the most beautiful luxury hotels South Africa has to offer. The hotel occupies an ideal position between the Indian Ocean and the majestic Outeniqua Mountains in Herolds Bay, George, on the Garden Route.

Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa is unique among South African hotels as it features the first Ernie Els signature golf course in South Africa, making the hotel resort a prime destination for golf holidays.

The award-winning Freesia Spa offers seven treatment suites and uses locally produced African products to ensure that the Freesia experience is not only a sensory journey but an authentic African experience.

Guests and visitors at the resort have a choice of four restaurants, Cucina, Waterside Grill, The Clubhouse and the recently opened Harold’s Bistro & Bar – each offering a unique and personal dining experience.

Telephone 044 851 1234. Email reservations@oubaaihotels.com. Make a reservation here. Find them here. To find out more click here.

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Actually, Home Food and Travel offers a lot more than just reviews of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.  We also visit great destinations, receive advice from interior designers and stop to smell the roses and taste the coffee.

Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation

So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.

Adventure!

You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities

If you’re driving, be safe and make use of all the wonderful farm stalls that populate South Africa’s open roads.

If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.

We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.

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