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Getting to George 

Collect your local tourism maps from the George or Wilderness Tourism office to plan your route around town and surroundings. 

By road

From Cape Town: Travel along the N2 national road in an easterly direction for approximately 420km (4-5 hours drive). Alternatively travel along the N1 to Worcester, turn off onto the R60 to Swellendam via Robertson and Ashton. Turn left onto the N2 at Swellendam and travel another 220km to George. Another alternative route is to take the R62 from Ashton to Oudtshoorn, the world’s longest wine route. From Oudtshoorn follow  the N12 in a southerly direction. At the T-junction with the N9, turn right and continue travelling to George via the Outeniqua Mountain pass on the N12/N9.

By bus

George is well connected through the national bus service routes, with transport available to and from major centres in the country. National bus companies serving George include Greyhound, Intercape, Translux and City to City.

By air

Travel from Cape Town, Durban or O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airports to George Airport, situated 12km from the city centre. Shuttle services and taxis are available at the airport to transfer visitors to any part of the city or region.

Car hire

Major car rental companies that are represented in George include Avo Car Rental, Avis Car Rental, Banger Car Hire, Hertz, Auto Hire and Kempston Care Hire. Most agencies can be found at the George Airport.

By rail

There is no schedule train service to George.


Enquire for a list of taxi services in George area.

Tour Operators 

Local accredited tour operators and tour guides offer a wide range of tours, ranging from one day tours of George and Wilderness, to week-long packages to the extended Garden Route and Western Cape. Local knowledge and extensive experience make operators and guides a popular choice with visitors wanting to enjoy a hassle-free visit to George and Wilderness.