George is situated in the centre of the Garden Route. This town is known as one of the fast developing towns in South Africa, and based on the growth over the past ten years, is expected to develop into a secondary city within the next decade. George is a major tourist destination, and is viewed as the gateway to the garden route through its upgraded airport and the Outeniqua pass. The town has a well established industrial business sector which provides many jobs, and contributes enormously to the local economy. It has a sophisticated infrastructure with banks, conference facilities, businesses, major shopping chains, transportation and recreation facilities.
George is world renowned for its golf courses and golf estates, such as Fancourt, Kingswood, Oubaai, Le Grand, George Golf course, and Pinnacle Point in Mosselbay. Golf is one of the main attractions and George boasts with three of the Top 10 golf courses in the world. The Fancourt 18-hold golf course is designed by Gary Player.
Because of its location, George is a popular distribution centre for both governmental and non-governmental goods and services. Forestry, farming, light industries and tourism form the basis of the local economy. George has excellent government primary and high schools, private schools, and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
The town's two major beaches are Victoriabay and Heroldsbay. Victoriabay is about 10 km from George, and Heroldsbay 20 km. Wilderness is also a 15 minute drive, and the beautiful Kaaimansriver only a 10 minute drive.
The Outeniqua mountains and abundance of rivers provide for family activities such as Outeniqua power van trips, Quad biking, forest tours, walking trails, cycling / mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, jogging.
George has a growing residential property market, due to many residents relocating from other provinces to provide their families with a safe and healthy environment. Most popular neighbourhoods are Heatherlands, Campherdrift, Glen Barry, Eden, Loeriepark, Bergsig, Heatherpark, Bodorp, Fancourt, Oubaai, Kingswood, Kraaibosch, Fernridge, Denneoord. There is also a big interest in farms, small holdings and stands / plots. Many people are now interested in security villages and townhouse complexes. Remax, being a well known established international brand, ensures that we get many people mainly from the United Kingdom, Holland and Germany who enquires about property in George through the local Remax Outeniqua real estate office. The Remax Outeniqua real estate office has outstanding estate agents that provide buyers and sellers with outstanding service and results, and has proved that they are truely above the crowd. Located next to the Shell Garage in Courtenay Street, Remax Outeniqua is equipted to deal with all property for sale, to buy, to let / rent, and general information about the local property market.
George is the heartbeat of the Garden Route, surrounded by the sprawling Outeniqua mountains, golden beaches and Mediterranean climate (rainfall during spring and winter).
If you visit this town once, you would want to come back, as is evident with the thousands of holidaymakers that comes to our town every holiday season.