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George has plenty to offer, contrary to what all the guide books say. It is in the heart of the Garden Route, so an Ideal base for exploring the area, including the Little Karoo. The Roads are excellent from George to Mossel Bay. Wilderness, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Outdshorn. It has the advantage of not being commercialized and teeming with tourists, so you get the real feel of Cape Living. There are lots of excellent restaurants to choose from, which are better value that the typical tourist areas, plus a good selection of accommodation from Camp sites, to Five star Hotels. There are plenty of shops plus a brand new shopping centre, which opened in October 2005. There is an airport which has just been enlarged and now receives flights from all over South Africa.
The setting of George is dramatic, as wherever you are in George, you can see the Outenqiua Mountains as a backdrop. George has plenty of mountain walks, and the wild flowers always have something to show. Sometimes it can be as if you are walking in a garden. It has plenty of mountain streams which run with Pepsi coloured water from the fynbos.
Because of the black soil and climate, George is a big farming area, of Dairy, Strawberries, Vegetables and is the only place in South Africa where hops will grow. Because of the dairy industry, there are small producers of hand made cheeses.
George is also becoming the Golfing Mecca of South Africa, with numerous courses to play and more under construction.