George is a city of about 200,000 inhabitants along the Garden Route, located in the east of the Western Cape. Although it is not a very attractive city, it has a few sights and might be a convenient place to spend the night and do daytrips from there to for example Oudtshoorn.
The Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe steam train goes daily to Mossel Bay in the morning, returning in the afternoon.
George is located at the crossroads of the N2, east to Port Elizabeth and west to Cape Town, and the N12 going north via Oudtshoorn to Beaufort West where it meets the N1 (main road Cape Town - Johannesburg).
Distances to George are:
Greyhound South Africa, Intercape and Translux all serve George. Connections include Cape Town (7 hours, twice daily), Johannesburg (15 hours, daily), Port Elizabeth (5 hours, twice daily), Bloemfontein (10 hours, daily) and more frequent connections to Knysna (1,5 hours) and Plettenberg Bay (2 hours).
The Baz Bus stops in town as well, with shuttle to hostels in Oudtshoorn if you call ahead.
|Afrovibe Lodge||32 Camphersdrift road||Guesthouse||-|
|Outeniqua Backpackers||115 Merriman Street Garden Route||Hostel||-|
|Protea Hotel King George||King George Drive King George Park George 6530||Hotel||-|
See also International Telephone Calls
The SAPO (South African Post Office) is the nation's postal service. Post offices are open from 8:30am to 4:30pm from Monday to Friday, and 8:00am to noon on Saturdays. Domestic and international deliveries are reliable but can sometimes take up to several weeks. If you want to send something oversees of any value, try using one of the private mail services, like Postnet.
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