Normally George is not your main South African destination, but worth a trip while you are in the country. My suggestion would be to get a really cheap ticket from Kulula.com, they fly to George from Johannesburg for as cheap as 70 $ and are the funnest airline I ever travelled with. When you arrive in George by airplane, you will need to rent a car. No problem, the car rental is right at the airport, offering different rental agencies to choose from. We took a car from Avo car hire for a real great price.
Where to stay: You could choose one of the many Hotels and Bed§Breakfasts in the area. Cheaper and often even better is to go directly to one of the real estate agents in a coastal village of your choice (Glentana, Wilderness, Hermans Bay etc) and get a self catering villa or apartment directly at the beach. Many people rent out their lovely holiday homes during the off seasons. There are only a few beach front hotels but lots and lots of private houses for rent! We stayed in Glentana at a private villa and it was awesome. Of course, in a B&B the big plus is the instant access to local news by having a peronal host taking care of you. Either way, finding a place to stay should be easy.
Close by is a village called Great Brak, situated between Mosselbay and George – a typical Garden Route must see. That’s where we went to by our groceries, it basically has all the most important little things like a Chemist, Doctor, SPAR, DVD shop.
We loved the historic, very cute shop called
“Ouma Bettie se winkel”. At this creative shop you can buy anything from a German Toffiffee, South African koeksister to educational wooden toys and fantastic board games. The shop also serves light lunches and pre-cooked meals. The building was built in 1930 and also houses a self catering flat. To book, go to