Capital of the Southern Cape
The Garden Route holds a Mediterranean Maritime climate, with fairly hot summers, and mild to chilly winters. It is one of the most affluent rainfall areas, most of which happens in the winter months, caused by the humid sea-winds from the Indian Ocean. Any time of the year is excellent for visiting the area, depending on if you fancy a peaceful escape during the winter months or a holiday resort in the summer.
The sixth oldest town in South Africa is called George I found in the stunning Western Cape Province. It is the Capital of the Southern Cape. The city is very centrally located: halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and center of the Garden Route best from where to explore the area’s many variants and diverse scenic wonders. Situated on a 10-kilometer plateau between the majestic Outeniqua Mountain to the north and the Indian Ocean to the South.
George also has an extremely sophisticated infrastructure with banks, conference facilities, businesses, major shopping chains, transport, and sporting facilities, yet retaining its small town and country atmosphere of peace and tranquility. The town is also a significant accommodation center with a vast array of facilities on offer to suit every taste and pocket.
The Slave Tree George has mainly historical landmarks to be visited. Like the Slave Tree, an classical English Oak planted by Landdrost van kervel. Known as the Slave Tree because of the massive chain and lock embedded in the trunk, it has been declared a national monument. Moreover, the King Edward VII Library building is said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in George. The first -Class School for girls established by Miss Christina Petronella van Niekerk, a “New Age” young lady with insights for the future which were very distinctive to those ideas held by the traditional population of George.
George has much to offer the guest with its city-like infrastructure but not forgetting its small-town roots.