@ De Zoete Inval Farm, Boshoff Street, George, 6530, South Africa
More about George
Coal wagon for the Choo Tjoe
Folding in outcrop on the beach
Horse drawn Hurse
Travel Tips for George
Dept Home Affairs
There is a dept home affairs in George/ York street, Here you can sort out any passport problems you may have, its a big glass building and its quite high up in York street, you cant miss it, I include a picture
(MON TO FRI): Monday to Friday 07:30 - 16:00
Saturday 08:00 - 13:00
York Park Building, 2nd Floor, St John Street, George, 6530
Private Bag X6551, George, 6530
TELEPHONE: 044 805 4100/3
FAX: 044 874 7210
National Immigration Branch: George
If you are in the region then you have to visit the Cango caves. The caves are 29km from Oudtshoorn, at the start of the Cango Valley. The caves are situated in a limestone ridge which runs parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains. Here you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations.
Cango Caves is the only show cave in Africa which offers a choice of Standard (easy) or Adventure Tours. All tours are lead by experienced, knowledgeable and accredited Caves Guides. All tours are offered in English but Afrikaans, German, French and other language guide may be available (please check guide availability when making reservations).
You can only visit the first three chambers if I remember correctly on the normal tour, but if you take the adventure tour which takes you deeper into the caves
The Khulani Xhosa village is being developed on the outskirts of Thembalethu, George and is a place where tourists will be able to experience Xhosa hospitality and culture and feel the rhythm of Africa. The farmstead and church, which forms the backdrop to the village, was built in 1813.
Outeniqua Transport Museum
When you go on the Outiniqua Tjoe Tjoe or the power van, you have to go through the museum to board. It houses a variety of steam locomotives including a narrow gauge, the Emil Kessler (Johannesburg’s first steam locomotive), the impressive GL Garrett together with carriages such as a coach from the Royal Train of 1947, Paul Kruger’s coach and private saloons. Various models of steam locomotives, a brilliant collection of steam locomotive number plates, makers plates, a model train room, road motor vehicles and a private vintage car selection complete the impressive display
Opening hours: 1 September to 30 April (Summer season): Daily excluding Sundays from 08h00 to 17h00. 1 May to 31 August (Off season): Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 16h00 and on Saturday from 08h00 to 14h00. (Closed on Sundays).
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If George hadn't been one of the destinations offered by South Africa's low-cost air network, we probably wouldn't have decided to go there. But we were keen to explore the section of the Southern Cape coast that wasn't easily accesible as a day trip from either Cape Town or Port Elizabeth, and almost by accident, discovered that George was a pleasant town with a glorious hinterland.