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Welcoming the Vitality World Cup Netball Trophy 2023 in George

Caption 1: From left: Deputy Mayor Raybin Figland, Letsatsi the Netball Meerkat, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, Mayor Leon van Wyk, Netball South Africa President Cecilia Molokwane

On Wednesday 5 July, the city of George was graced with the presence of the long-awaited

Vitality Netball World Cup trophy. Litsatsi together with our very own Daantjie kat and Georgie,  showed the crowd how to bring gees to the George fans by illustrating how to #Putyourhandsup in support of our own Spar Proteas netball team.

Litsatsi the Netball Meerkat Mascots’ name means “Sun” to honour our bright future. Her colourful outfit covered with South African beads represents our rich culture.

The trophy has been traveling around the country bringing awareness and celebrating in the pride of South Africa, being the first African country to host the NETBALL WORLD CUP.

The Netball World Cup kicks off on 28 July at the CTICC in Cape Town. George residents will be able to share in the experience at the Fan Park hosted at the Rosemore stadium from the 28  July 2023  – where live games will be broadcast on a big screen.


Tickets to the tournament  in Cape Town are available at

Caption 2: George Netball Supporters loving celebrations at Unity Park, George

Caption 3:  The mascots Daantjie kat, President of Netball South Africa, Cecilial Molokwane, Georgie  and Letsatsi the Netball Meerkat making moves on the stage.



What’s happening in George, Wilderness and Uniondale – Tourism Update May 2023

Follow our monthly #GettoknowGeorge tourism update to discover interesting snippets happening in our beautiful area, curated just for you, as well as upcoming events you can look forward to!

Find all the tourism information you need in the greater George area at – the official tourism destination website.

#GeorgeTourism #GettoknowGeorge

One of the seventeen Ramsar sites in South Africa is in the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park.
The Wilderness system comprises three lakes – Rondevlei, Langvlei and Eilandvlei. These and the Serpentine wetlands form part of an internationally proclaimed
RAMSAR site which means they are wetlands of global significance for biodiversity conservation.


Here’s a preview of a selection of events taking place over the next month:


20 May: Texas Sheriff Monster Eating Contest at Texas Grill Restaurant, George     

044 873 3435 | |

The Texas Sheriff Monster Eating Contest is for hungry cowboys or girls up for the challenge!  40 participants could win the first-place prize of R10 000 in cash and R10 000 vouchers/hampers along
with amazing second and third place offerings. Spectators can also join in on the fun by buying a R40 raffle ticket to win a hamper and vouchers worth R10 000!  Raffle proceeds will be donated to the Food Pantry.
There is only 1 space left – so hurry and snap it up!

24 – 28 May: Flock to the Wilderness 2023 at the Wilderness Hotel, Wilderness        

011 789 1122 | |

BirdLife South Africa, with The FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology (University of Cape Town) will host the 6th Learn About Birds (LAB) Conference during
BirdLife South Africa’s Flock to Wilderness, as well as a host of exciting birding excursions and activities.  The LAB Conference was originally established to provide a
platform for laymen and scientists to present their research, share their knowledge and network with ornithologically inclined people and birding enthusiasts from across
South Africa and the world.

The interesting event programme includes excursions to the George Forest Birding at Witfontein, Ebb and Flow, and so many more, along
with fun activations like a quiz night at the Girls on the Square in Wilderness, as well as workshops like the Canon SA Photography Workshop ensure that birding enthusiasts
will be thoroughly educated and connected to their peers.

03 June:  Re-Store, Re-Invent and Re-Claim Joy Ladies Tea at Fancourt Hotel and Spa, George

044 874 0424 | |

Enjoy a morning of fun, laughter, and rejuvenation at George’s coveted Fancourt estate, while doing a good thing and contributing to George Child and Family Welfare.
The tea includes a fashion show by Mooi at Meade, Johannesburg-based guest speaker Ronaldo Silvestre who is an author, actor, and film producer, goodie bags,
lucky draw raffle, a silent auction, and a fantastic breakfast.

Tickets are limited to 300 guests.  George Child and Family Welfare, established in 1926, is an organisation
that works with children and families in crisis.  With the help of social workers, the organisation provides one-on-one therapeutic and statutory services to children in need of care
and protection and their families, as well as various other programs.


 SWD Eagles Rugby at Outeniqua Park Stadium, George

044 050 0660 | | | Entry from R10 – R30

  • 20 May: SWD Eagles vs Boland Cavaliers
  • 27 May: SWD Eagles vs Goshawks
  • 03 June: SWD Eagles vs Simbas

26 – 28 May: The Mountain Ultra-Trail by UTMB® at Witfontein Forestry Station, George           

021 422 4836 | |

For the first time ever, a trail-running event on the African continent has been invited to join the UTMB® World Series Adventure, and it is none other than our own homegrown
George Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT), now proudly known as the MUT by UTMB®.  In less than 2 weeks, the MUT will be bringing trail runners from all corners of the globe right here to George.

Traversing the Outeniqua Mountains.  Photo Credit: MUT by UTMB®

 From 26-28 May 2023, the majestic Outeniqua Mountains will be the scene of determined trail runners making their way up and down its many rocky trails, through forests and our famed fynbos landscapes, and
even parts of the arid Klein Karoo, depending on the race category. It’s been confirmed that top-field international trail runners, mostly from France and America, but also as far afield as China, Peru, and
Japan will take part as well as most of the national trail-running heroes, including celebrity athletes Ryan Sandes and Rebecca Köhne.

Traditionally, the MUT sports five race categories, namely the MUT 100 (100 km),
MUT 60 (59 km), MUT Marathon (41,8 km), the MUT Challenge (24,5 km), and the MUT Lite (9,5 km). This year, however, a new category has been included which is the MUT Miler, a whopper of 165 km taking
participants to the George and Cradock Peaks.

It features steep climbs with elevations of up to 2 000 m, crossing rivers like the Kaaimans, running on the Wilderness Beach, and technical down hills.  Entries for all
categories are closed, but spectatorship is encouraged for all running enthusiasts.  There will be two main spectator points. One is at the well-known cross on the Outeniqua Mountain for more “active” spectators,
as it involves a bit of hiking to get there.

The other one is at Herold Wines where people can get acquainted with the superb products of this little gem of a winery. This spot is one of the water points and 830 athletes
will pass there; it’s thus a good place to see the runners in action. Spectators can also cheer the runners on from the Wilderness Commonage and Oakhurst Farm Cottages.  Read more about this event.

Victoria Bay has become one of the premium surfing contest venues in South Africa.

 02 – 04 June: Vic Bay Quad at Victoria Bay Beach, George    

082 454 1149 | |

The 57th annual Vic Bay Quad in memory of John Pfaff is a Surfing South Africa inter district event between Eden, Nelson Mandela Bay, Cape Town, and
Buffalo City Surf Riders where over 100 surfers travel to George to compete.  Since 2011 the competition has grown into one of the largest amateur surf contests in South Africa.
In preparation for a major contest like this, each district must select its best surfers within certain age categories. They do this by running trials in the months prior to the event.

The top surfers from each age group are selected to represent their district in the following categories; Over 60, Over 50, Over 45, Over 40, Over 30, Open Women and Open Men.
This ensures the cream of the surfing talent is represented at the event. In 2021, for the first time in over a decade, Eden Surfriders were the proud winners.


27 May: South African Championships of Performing Arts (SACOPA) Semi-Final Auditions at the Pacaltsdorp Hope Centre, George    

082 496 2842 | |

The South African Championships of Performing Arts are hosting the Western Cape semi-final auditions in George.  The event is a national competition for both
novice and experienced performers and results in representation of South Africa at the World Championships of Performing Arts in the USA.

This ‘Talent Olympics’
style international meet for aspiring entertainers is held annually, representing more than 60 countries.  Celebrity judges, awards including recording contracts and
performing school scholarships to the value of $500,000 make this a pivotal competition for those in the performing arts industry.  The South African semi-final options
include solo or group acting, dance, instrumentals, modelling, variety acts and vocals.  Participants must also qualify for at least two styles, for example open, hip hop,
contemporary, gospel and dramatical.

Last year Garden Route local violinist Maya Snyman won the South African championship and is representing South Africa this

year at the July/August World Championships in California.  Only one winner across any category with the highest points continues to the World Championships.
Performers have until Monday, 22 May to register for the semi-finals in George.

Dotsure George Arts Theatre, George

044 873 3938 | WhatsApp: 062 851 0751 | | | Tickets available from Computicket and the Theatre Box Office

  • 20 May: Viviamo per L’Arte
  • 26 – 27 May: Dance Mosaic
  • 29 May: The Collector Auditions
  • 31 May: George Has Got Talent
  • 07 June: Vang Jou Man Se Slang
  • 11 June: Deur My Oë


Take advantage of these deals and special happenings:


Pensioners can visit Redberry Farm every Tuesday and indulge in their famous scones with cream and strawberry jam, along with a coffee or tea for only R45!
This incredible deal also includes a free train. Also, at Redberry Farm during May, buy one of Redberry Farms’ juicy burgers and get one FREE. Valid until 31 May 2023.

There’s lots of happiness happening at the Hawthorn Hotel.  Enjoy the perfect date night on Wednesdays from 6-9pm in an intimate and cosy atmosphere.
For only R550 per couple, the evening includes a three-course set menu, complimentary bottle of house wine and a romantic treat.  There’s a Hawthorn Royal Tea on Friday, 26 May from 2-4pm at R220pp (bookings close 22 May).

Get your feet tapping with a meal and live music at iLali Restaurant and Social Bar this month.
The line-up includes 19 May – Rhino and the Rasta, 21 May – And the Riddle, 26 May – Gypsey, 28 May – Michael G.

At Mozambik they’re making Lunch Dates a thing this May!  Pop into Mozambik on your lunch break and indulge in these great specials paired with a refreshing Sol beer!
Crumbed Hake Sticks & Chips served with a Sol – R69; Chicken Prego & Chips served with a Sol – R72; 1/4 Chicken & Chips served with a Sol – R79.

Treat your tastebuds to midweek delights at the Bench Eatery and Bar with incredible 30% discounts! Tuesdays are for pizza lovers, and Thursdays are for burger enthusiasts.

Join Hussar Grill for an incredible culinary experience when you book your Boplaas pairing experience. For only R480, visitors receive an array of mouth-watering dishes, including Bone Marrow Ribeye,
Kingklip with your choice of lemon or garlic butter, Kudu fillet served with Wild Berry sauce, and a delectable Espresso Crème Brûlée for dessert.

These dishes will be perfectly paired with a selection of Boplaas wines,
including Cabernet Sauvignon, Stoepsit Sauvignon Blanc, Tinta Barocca, and Cape Ruby. Purchase the pairing or any bottle of Boplaas wine and stand a chance to win a wine tasting and cheeseboard at Boplaas Vineyards.
Valid until 31 July 2023.

Coming soon to beautiful Portobello Italian Kitchen are Amore Mio Mondays. Date Nights at Portobello will consist of 2-course set menu from R480 per couple,
including a glass of house wine. Spend the night gazing into your amore’s eyes and enjoying delicious food and wine as Portobello transports you to Italy.

Activities and Relaxation

Don’t miss out on the Views Wellness Emporium Autumn Promotion.  The autumn massage and exfoliation package includes a skin brightening back exfoliation, 45 min back,
neck and shoulder massage and a signature foot ritual at R950. Save 15%! Free use of the hydro lounge is included.  Bookings essential. Valid until 31 May 2023.

Every birthday party booked at Elevate Trampoline Park and Go-Karts in May and June will also receive a voucher for 20% off at Bain’s Bench Eatery & Bar.

Elevate Trampoline Park and Go-Karts is a fun action centre for children with more than 70 connected trampolines (600+ m²) and a state of the art go-kart track
to  expend your kids energy!


Premier Express Inn is offering a great Winter holiday sale!  Get 30% off, pay for two and stay three on stay dates until 31 August 2023.

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#gettoknowgeorge – APRIL 2023


Follow our monthly #GettoknowGeorge tourism update to discover interesting snippets happening in our beautiful area, curated just for you, as well as upcoming events you can look forward to!

Find all the tourism information you need in the greater George area at – the official tourism destination website.

#GeorgeTourism #GettoknowGeorge

2023 is our year to shine. George is taking to the global sporting stage!  Two international events of significance are taking place right here, in our home paradise – the MUT by UTMB® and the ITPF Tent Pegging World Cup.

Celebrity South African trail runner, Ryan Sandes, training in the Outeniqua Mountains in 2021 in preparation for Mont Blanc, the penultimate UTMB® event.

 MUT (Mountain Ultra-Trail) BY UTMB®
At UTMB® events, participants take part in the most beautiful trail running events on the planet, in the world’s most iconic places.  What an honour that George is now included in this elite group of only 30 global trail running events.  The MUT by UTMB® is the first and only event on the African continent to be part of the World Series Finals.  This event takes place in the Outeniqua Mountains, with the Mut Miler (165km), Mut 100 (100km), Mut 60 (60km), Mut Marathon (42km- sold out), Mut Challenge (24.5km – sold out) and Mut Lite (9km) taking place between 26 – 28 May 2023.

Find out more:

Tent pegging?  No, this sport does not feature tents.  Formerly known as Gymkhana, this equestrian sport involves horse riding with swords and lances, with which the rider strikes an object at a full gallop.  Taking place at the George Agricultural Show from 21 – 26 August 2023, 9 countries will compete for the ultimate trophy.  45 countries competed in 4 pools, where 2 countries qualified per pool, and South Africa qualified automatically as host country.  South Africa won their pool; therefore 2nd and 3rd place from the pool South Africa was in, were awarded placement.  The qualifying countries are India, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, South Africa, Pakistan and Sudan.  A high standard of riding skill is required to gallop a horse at full speed and maintain posture as judges award points for the accuracy with which objects are struck or retrieved.  Make sure to come watch this exciting event!

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26 April: Gin & Gastronomy Pairing Evening at 101 Meade Restaurant, George
044 874 0343 | | | R650

Join 101 Meade for a Gin and Gastronomy Pairing evening in collaboration with Cape Saint Blaize Artisanal Distillery, featuring 4 delicious courses at R650pp including gin pairings.  Unique local botanicals are used to produce Cape Saint Blaize Gin.

28 & 29 April: Redberry Farm Market in George
044 870 7123 | | | Entry is free

The Redberry Farm Market is a great weekend outing for families.  Go support local entrepreneurs and take your children to the Kids Play Park featuring giant inflatables and jumping castles at R50 for a full-day pass.  Target Shooting is also available at R10 for 10 balls.  There will be live performances by local artists JP Zeelie, Lynette, Bluebell music, Mathew Rodriguez and Janine Fourie.   The 5km and 9km Trail Run powered by Peugeot is taking place on 29 April.

29 – 30 April: Autumn Bonsai Festival at the George Garden City Centre
044 873 6177 |

The Autumn Bonsai Festival offers 12 South African bonsai demonstrations to give members a great festival.

29 April: The Nuklear Garden ‘23 Arts Festival at the Marshmallow Garden Café, George
062 386 7667 | | R100 – R200

This alternative arts festival features live artists, food and drinks, tattoos, piercings, DJ’s and cash bar.  Celebrating the weird and normal, the sunset lovers as well as the headbangers, this event gives 350 guests the opportunity to experience a 12-hour festival starting at 10am and ending at 10pm.



SWD Eagles Rugby at Outeniqua Park Stadium, George
044 050 0660 | | | Entry from R10 – R30

  • 22 April: SWD Eagles vs Leopards
  • 28 April: SWD Eagles vs Border Bulldogs
  • 06 May: SWD Eagles vs Diables

29 April: Outeniqua Marathon, from George to Wilderness
084 501 0168 |

The Outeniqua Marathon 42km is a Comrades Marathon qualifier race.  The event offers a 42km, 21km and 10km.  The 42km starts at the Outeniqua Stadium while the 21km starts at the Garden Route Dam, traversing a spectacular landscape ending at the Wilderness Commonage.

Golf Days at Kingswood Golf Estate, George
086 172 7170 |

  • 07 May: Sunday Mix Competition
  • 11 May George Business Chamber Golf Day

06 May: Wilderness SPCA Beach Walk at the Wilderness Common
044 878 1990 | |

The SPCA calls on all dog lovers to bring their furry friends for a walk on the Wilderness beach in the Wilderness Woof-athon starting at the Wilderness Common.



Dotsure Insurance George Arts Theatre, George
044 873 3938 | WhatsApp: 062 851 0751 | | | Tickets available from Computicket and the Theatre Box Office

  • 14 – 22 April: Finding Fame, A Musical Quest
    Directed by Heather Stead, and in collaboration with Songbird Music Studio and George High School, this local theatre performance is the story of four teenagers who begin a journey of fame or failure which takes them back in time.
  • 03 – 06 May: Tapas Theatre
    An evening of theatre through the ages with delicious tapas and drinks.

20 – 23 April: Wilderness Arts Festival at the Wilderness Hotel
082 569 0800 | |

Over 80 artists’ and sculptors’ works will be on display. Musicians, storytellers, poetry, live performers and book launches can be enjoyed.  The festival is hosted at three main venues – the Wilderness Hotel, Palms Garden Square and Milkwood Village.  This year’s theme is ‘Steampunk’.  The main events are the launch evening with live music and a light buffet on 20 April; the Night of 1000 Drawings on 21 April; the Freedom Feathers Fashion Show on 22 April and Kevin Coffee Artist’s coffee and acrylic art pouring demo on 23 April.

22 April: Jan Blohm and Betty’s Nuklear Live at Milkwood Village, Wilderness
082 923 8199 |

Jan Blohm will rock out alongside rock vocalist Chad Abnett and up-and-coming band Betty’s Nuklear. Performing classics like “I stand alone” and “Dragula” with their raw vocals, rock fans will get their fix.

29 April: Albert Frost Live at Mujo Bar and Restaurant, George
072 562 29 37 | |

Catch the legendary Albert Frost at Mujo for an afternoon of amazing food and great music. For the past two decades the energetic performances of blues, rock guitarist and singer Albert Frost has captured audiences worldwide. Dubbed the “South African Hendrix”, Frost alternates between rhythm and lead, showcasing his extraordinary skills on the acoustic and electric guitars. Catch the Best Rock Album SAMA Award winning Albert Frost at Mujo on 29 April.

14 May Mother’s Day 23′ with Isabella Live Music at Kontrei Padstal, George
044 889 0282 | |

Treat Mom for Mother’s Day at Kontrei Padstal with lovely live music while enjoying a homecooked lunch.



Take advantage of these local deals available:

The gorgeous Hawthorn Boutique Hotel in George exudes old world charm mixed with modern moments.


Hawthorn Boutique Hotel invite you to enjoy their next Sunday Lunch on 23 April 2023.  What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than catching up with friends and family and enjoying some amazing food?  Sunday lunch is served from 12pm – 3pm at R395 per person with a set menu that includes starters, mains and desserts, with a glass of house wine.

Texas Grill Knock Out Lunch Specials available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, include Burger and Chips for only R49 and Steak, Egg and Chips for R109.

RocoMamas have a smashin’ deal for all rockstar students at #RocoGeorge. The Student Special includes an Old Skool Burger and Fries OR 4 Wings and Fries OR 2 Downsize Classic Waffles for R60 (sit downs only).  Valid until 30th November 2023.

For all fish fans, Nina’s Café have 20% all sushi on Mondays to Fridays between 3pm to 5pm, and Saturdays between 1pm to 3pm.

Mozambik George has you sorted for date night – every Tuesday at Mozambik for R480: Get a Xai Xai Platter to share with your partner and pair it with a bottle of Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc or Merlot.

Enjoy a 2 Course Seasonal Lunch at the Hussar Grill for R175 per person.
Available Mondays to Saturdays from 12pm till 4pm.


The 109 room 4-star Protea Hotel Marriot King George in its country-style setting overlooks the George Golf Course, and boasts several swimming pools,
a kids’ play park, a bar, meeting facilities, and a superb restaurant with a blend of classical and contemporary cuisine.

Protea Hotel Marriot King George has a last-minute escape alert!  Escape for less with Marriott Bonvoy – members save 20% and non-members 15% on weekend getaways at participating Protea Hotels by Marriott properties.  Limited availability and for stays over the next 4 weekends. Bookable Wednesdays to Sundays.

At the Sea Glimpse Holiday Resort, stay 5 to 7 nights and receive 10% off, stay 7 – 14 nights and receive 15% off, and stay 14 – 21 nights and get a 20% discount. Offers are subject to availability.

Views Boutique Hotel and Spa are offering you 10% off accommodation rates for April 2023. Sea facing rooms start from R4,568 per room per night. Included in the rate is breakfast, Wi-Fi, Netflix, parking, complimentary welcome drink and morning beverage as well as the use of our hydro lounge.  

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#gettoknowgeorge – MARCH 2023


Us ‘Georgiette’ proudly live in an area many people dream of making their home and one of South Africa’s top destinations. Follow our monthly #GettoknowGeorge tourism update to discover interesting snippets happening in our beautiful area, curated just for you, as well as upcoming events you can look forward to!

Find all the tourism information you need in the greater George area at – the official tourism destination website.

#GeorgeTourism #GettoknowGeorge

Coming up over the next month you can look forward to exciting rugby matches, lekker live music and theatre shows, running and golfing for a cause.

25 March: Links Lodge Craft Day at Fancourt, George
083 400 7177 | | R250

This craft day is especially for women and an opportunity to connect with others who enjoy crafts.  The idea is to bring your UFO’s (unfinished objects) or PHD’s (projects half done) for a time of crafting and reconnection, with lunch included.  From clay to crochet, any form of craft is welcome!  Booking is essential.

25 – 26 March: George Koi Show at the Garden Route Mall, George
082 896 4624 | | Facebook Event

Calling all fish lovers!  Be mesmerised by the vivid colours of different varieties of Koi fish, measuring from 12cm to over 90cm. The Southern Cape is the second biggest Koi chapter in South Africa and the show attracts entrants from Cape Town, East London and other parts of the country. Two certified judges from Belgium, as well as our own internationally accredited South African judges, will decide the champions through ranking the fish by breed, size and class.  There will also be Koi fish for sale for those interested in starting their own pond.


25 March: Oubos MTB Marathon
Blanco Primary School, George | 083 662 2022 | | | Entry is R120 – R350

This annual mountain biking event, consisting of a 10km, 25km and 50km, also features a fun potjiekos competition and food stalls.  E-Bikes are also welcome!

25 March: Uniondale Trail Run at the Uniondale Showgrounds
074 260 2871 | | | Entry is R60 – R190

Enjoy the splendour of the Klein Karoo while participating in the new Uniondale Trail Run.  It offers 3 distances – 5km fun run/walk, 10km and 21km – consisting of single and jeep track.  Get your tekkies on and come enjoy Uniondale’s unspoilt beauty and small-town charm.

02 – 07 April: George Mega Sports Festival at Outeniqua Park Stadium, George
084 082 5212 | |

2,600 high school students from across South Africa flock to George to take part in this prestigious tournament, hosted by Southern Cape Sports Tours.  Spectators can enjoy live rugby, netball, hockey, soccer, and tennis, along with festive vibes, music and food stalls.

07-11 April: Eden Games at Outeniqua Park Stadium, George
084 082 5212 | |

This multi-sport primary school sports festival welcomes spectators can enjoy watching rugby, netball and soccer, with food stalls available.

SWD Eagles Rugby at Outeniqua Park Stadium, George
044 050 0660 | |

  • 24 March: SWD Eagles vs EP Elephants
  • 01 April: SWD Eagles vs Welwitschias
  • 14 April: SWD Eagles vs Valke

Outeniqua Highschool Eeufees
044 874 4156 | |

The ‘Kwaggas’ are celebrating their centenary!  Outeniqua Highschool has a variety of celebrations and events throughout 2023, to celebrate their 100-year old mark:

  • 18 March: Eeufees Sports Weekend
  • 31 March: Kwaggas Junior Rugby and Hockey Week
  • 01 – 05 April: Kwaggas Junior Rugby and Hockey Week
  • 15 April: Kwaggas vs Grey Kollege

Golf Days:
|24 March: K9 for Rhino Conservation Golf Day at Kingswood Golf Estate, George
Liam Quinn 067 720 1702 | Facebook Event | R3000 p/4-ball (includes green fees, carts, comp fee and dinner)

The Amazulu K9-Unit is a non-profit in the KZN region, who track poachers in the rugged, thick areas. The rhinos are more vulnerable in this region due to the Black Rhino Expansion Project where many of the rhinos are not de-horned.  The golf day format is a Betterball Stableford.

30 March: Rico Wolmerans Fundraiser Golf Day at Kingswood Golf Estate, George
0861 72 71 70 | | Facebook Event | R3000 p/team (includes green fees, cart and meal)

Rico Wolmerans has been invited to play in the Callaway World Championship (California) AND in the US Kids World Championship (North Carolina) in July 2023. Help raise funds to enable Wolmerans to participate, where he will proudly represent the Louis Oosthuizen Academy 57, the Southern Cape Golf Union, Kingswood Golf Estate and South Africa.  The golf day format is a Betterball Full Scramble with 100% handicap allowance.

Dotsure Insurance George Arts Theatre, George
044 873 3938 | WhatsApp: 062 851 0751 | | | Tickets available from Computicket and the Theatre Box Office

  • 24- 26 March: The Grand ol’ Dame Arts Festival
    This line-up is fabulous!  It includes a Theatre and Taste food experience, kids’ entertainment, and Elrine Lottino Jazz Trio, ‘Vroudrie’, South Cape Children’s Choir and so much more.
  • 12 – 22 April: Finding Fame, A Musical Quest
    Directed by Heather Stead, and in collaboration with Songbird Music Studio and George High School, this local theatre performance is the story of four teenagers who begin a journey of fame or failure which takes them back in time.

01 April: Oppie Plaas Dans at Oppieplaas Venue, George
082 300 0971 | | Facebook Post | | Tickets are R150

Enjoy a fun evening with good music and DJ-ing by Morne Meister, who is ready to set the dance floor on fire!  A meal is included in the ticket price, and a cash bar will be available.

Have you spotted these local deals and special activities taking place?

Featured image: Bayleaf Café in George


  • Bayleaf Café: Bottomless Pizza Night – 31 March from 6-9pM
  • The Fat Fish: Fish & Chips lunch special – R170 for two on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • The Pottery: Buy 1 Get 1 Free on Protea Rosé by the glass along with their R110 pizza special
  • Texas Grill:
    Crazy Tuesday Specials available for sit down and takeaway
    Double Burger Special – 2 cheeseburgers and chips for R99
    Texas Schnitzel – chicken schnitzel with cheese/mushroom sauce and chips for R59
  • Kingswood Golf Estate Restaurant: Friday dinner special – delicious Fish and Chips for only R110 per person. Our crispy battered fish is perfectly paired with golden chips, and there will be live music by John Oeschger.
  • Mujo Restaurant:
    • Friday: Lamb Curry R109
    • Saturday: Janine Fourie 5pm, ‘Margaritas & Margheritas’, 2d ODI SA vs WI
    • Sunday: Albert Meintjes and Tanja Storm – Kids eat for half price.
  • The Blind Pig and Bootlegger Brewery are celebrating St Patrick’s Day with amazing food and drink specials all day long on 17 March.
  • The Fairy Knowe Hotel’s Amare Vita: Pensioner’s Lunch on Tuesdays 12:00 – 14:00 includes a main meal, dessert and glass of wine for R100.
  • The Hawthorn Boutique Hotel: Weekly high tea every Thursday from 11:00 – 14:00 at R175 per person. Enjoy scrumptious treats, delightful company, and of course, a steaming cup of tea!
  • Trail Kiosk at GroundZero: Weekly high tea every Thursday at R120 per person.


  • Redberry Farm Easter Maze Hunt: 13 March – 13 April 2023
    The hunt is on to find 8 egg-citing stations inside the maze! R50 per person with a sweet surprise at the end for finishers.
  • Views Boutique Hotel & Spa Wellness Emporium: Summer Spa Promotion valid until 31 March – Classic Radiance Boost Facial and Spa Deluxe Pedicure with your choice of any one of the following add-on treatments: Salt glow full body exfoliation / Med Heal peel / Scalp and hand massage / Gel application – R990 (Save 15%)


  • Fancourt:
    • Family Moments at R3435 per room on a luxury room with daily breakfast included. Kids under 16 stay free.
    • Tee Off in Paradise at R2250 per person sharing per night on a two-night stay, including daily breakfast and a round at two golf courses.
    • Ultimate Golf Escape at R3670 per person sharing per night on a three-night stay with daily breakfast and a round at the Links golf course.


Rocket, 27 Arbour Road in George
Situated opposite the bike park in Heatherlands, this chic café has locally roasted coffee and tasty food which is grown, made and prepared in George!  They opened their doors in December 2022 with the aim of supplying an outlet to support local producers.  Everything they sell also comes from the local community.  Another amazing thing they do is donate 5% of hot drink sales to a local cause, and patrons vote where the donation should go.  It can even be to a community champion, and not specifically an organisation.  This amazing café is also one of a few places to visit on a Sunday.


Featured image: Koekemakranka in George

Koekemakranka, 123 Meade Street at Beacon Place in George
From the same owners of George favourites Poco Loco and Ground Control, Koekemakranka – with its unusual name – may be your next favourite coffee ‘go to’!  This café and espresso bar serves breakfast and light lunches, and features Sugarbird Coffee.  We love how green George is and this café is just another example, using compostable cups for take-aways!

Bootlegger Coffee Company on Courtenay Street in George
The coolest franchise has made its home in George! And have you seen how trendy it is inside?!  We also love their gourmet style menu. While there may be Bootleggers all over SA, this is the only one countrywide to have a drive-through.  Grab ready-to-go meals like salad bowels, bagels and more. George’s Bootlegger is also open in the evenings on Thursdays to Saturdays until 9pm, as well as Sundays during the day.  The coffee is Rainforest Alliance (RFA) certified, and they sell compostable pods for the more eco-conscious. The restaurant has a wine boutique and gift shop inside.


Featured image: High tea at Ground Zero

Trail Kiosk at GroundZero Bike Park on Camphersdrift Street in George
Have you heard that the Trail Kiosk at GroundZero Bike Park recently reopened under new owners?  They have upgraded the facilities and are now running a beautiful and relaxed high tea.  Delicate tea cups, fresh flowers and delicious sweet and savoury bites make this an enjoyable activity, offered at a very affordable price.  It takes place every Thursday (bookings must be made by Tuesday).

Kraft Wood and Coffee on Binne Street in George Industria
There’s a new kid on the block!  This craft furniture showroom has an industrial style coffee shop on-site. While you grab a cuppa, start designing your dream furniture piece. Each item is crafted with care and diligence to create an elegant and comfortable living space. The coffee shop menu includes breakfast and lunch options, sarmies and smoothies. They are open during the week, on the last Saturday of the month and any other Saturday by appointment.

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Featured Image: George Visitor Information Centre

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Issued by George Municipality 13 March 2023 for immediate release


The George Municipal area is rich in history which is reflected in various traditions, natural- and physical sites, buildings and other elements and that is why the Municipality has appointed a service provider to develop a guiding Heritage Strategy and Action Plan. According to Lauren Waring, Director of Human Settlements, Planning and Development, the intention is to promote good management of the heritage elements to enable and encourage communities to nurture and conserve their legacy so that it may be bequeathed to future generations.

“Our heritage is unique and precious and has the potential to affirm our diverse cultures and should shape the milieu (‘sense of place’) of George,” Waring said.

The National Heritage Resources Act, 1999 (Act 25 of 1999) (NHRA) sets out requirements in respect to the identification, protection and management of heritage resources.

The George Municipality has appointed a service provider to undertake the following:

  1. a) Compilation of a guiding Heritage Strategy and Action Plan which will highlight what must be done, by whom and when. This will assist the Municipality to apply for funding for the technical process requirements and to work towards addressing the requirements of the National Heritage Resources Act (NHRA).
  2. b) To identify two heritage precincts and related development guidelines, being a pilot phase of implementation of the strategy, and
  3. c) To evaluate the policies of the George Municipal Spatial Development Framework (Draft 2023) and other municipal management instruments to facilitate the implementation of the outputs noted in the Strategy.

The appointed consultants will start gathering available information in March 2023. Stakeholder engagements will be scheduled in due course to obtain specific inputs and comments on the Strategy and Precinct Plans.



The beautiful Outeniqua Mountains as a natural resource


Pacaltsdorp: The old United Congregrational Church in Pacaltsdorp built out of stone is another heritage site.

The Kaaimans River Bridge trailing over the Kaaimans River Mouth is also considered a heritage site of George.

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Each month the tourism section of George Municipality, which represents the tourism offices for George, Wilderness and Uniondale, will be sharing snippets to help you get to know more about all that is available to you and your visiting friends and family.


The town of George is an historically and culturally diverse city with breath-taking natural sites to explore in your free time.

Township Tourism in George
Meet locals and explore South African heritage and culture in communities such as Pacaltsdorp and Themablethu. Thembalethu is an exuberant community located to the east of George and is predominantly home to people of the Xhosa culture but also other South African Cultures and various people from other African cultures. Thembalethu is a Xhosa word meaning “Hope.” Visitors and locals can book a township tour with a local site guide from the community to explore the history of Thembalethu and experience the day-to-day way of life in this vibrant township. In Thembalethu you can discover local crafters who will share their passion for arts and crafts. You can learn about their life stories and become enlightened on various interesting topics relating to indigenous cultures. Locals share experiences, much to the delight of both local and foreign visitors – but beware – this experience is not always for the feint-hearted, as anything from sheep’s head to chicken feet can be found in between more conventional offerings. One local tourism company, Explore Our Hood takes visitors on bicycle tours, leisurely exploring the township. On this tour, visitors to Thembalethu can meet local citizens who aim to share their favourite meals from “braai vleis” known to the locals as “shisanyama’, “vetkoek”, unique street food, and discover a small confectionary shop in the heart of the township.

To book a township tour of Thembalethu contact Mzwandile Gincana on 065 519 8542 or email him on

Dine with a Local, one of the many exciting Thembalethu experiences
Taste true South African hospitality, culture, and local talent by sharing a meal with a local family in their home. Visitors will expand their world through learning about a new culture, experience other cultural traditions and conversate on what makes their community and neighbourhood unique. Meet people from all walks of life while sharing a cultural exchange through painting, singing, poetry and dancing. No two evenings are the same, making each evening special.

Send an email .to to book your seat at a Dine with a Local table in George. Minimum of 4 pax, depending on bookings for the specific date.

Historical Walk in Pacaltsdorp
Discover the history of Pacaltsdorp formerly known as Hoogekraal and established in 1813 as a mission station while walking around the oldest streets in Pacaltsdorp. Walk back in history with a local site guide from the Pacaltsdorp community who will educate you on the KhoiKhoi people, an indigenous race to Southern Africa, and considered the indigenous people of the region. Meet interesting residents who are proud to share their family stories and history of the community. Drive down to Gwaing River Mouth a hidden gem of Pacaltsdorp. Gwaing River Mouth is a beautiful river mouth enjoyed by the locals for recreational purposes

To book the Pacaltsdorp Historical Walk contact Werdi Alaart on 061 047 7474 or email him on

Indigenous rock painting around George
The Outeniqua mountain range in George is named after the Outeniqua KhoiKhoi tribe, who once lived in the mountains. The name “Outeniqua” is said to derived from the KhoiKhoi language and means “they who bear honey’ or “man laden with honey”. Rock paintings by the KhoiKhoi people can still be found in the area. Visitors and locals who are curious to learn more about the indigenous tribes of our town can book a local site guide to view rock paintings in our area.

Contact Melissa Treurnicht on 073 216 7153 or email her on to book a rock painting tour.

Montagu Pass
The historical Montagu Pass will lead you to the Old Toll House, one of many national monuments in George. The pass was named after John Montagu, Colonial Secretary of the Cape in the 1840. This historical dirt road can be found just off the Outeniqua Pass on route to Oudtshoorn. The Old Toll house is a small stone building that collected revenue to assist with the maintenance and repair of the pass. To raise funds for the restoration of the Toll House, it is open for coffee and pancakes on Saturday mornings. Why not support a good cause and enjoy some ‘boeretroos’ with a delicious cinnamon pancake family and friends. For more information contact Gerda Stols on 083 772 8252.

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George Tourism
044 801 9295
124 York Street, George Central, George, 6529

Wilderness Tourism
+27 44 877 0045
198 George Road, Wilderness, 6560

Uniondale Tourism
+27 44 518 0030
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George Municipality continues to address high water users

Issued George Municipality, 15 February 2022

Following the announcement of the implementation of Water Restrictions on 25 January this year, and to ensure residents have continuous access to drinking water the George Municipality has embarked on a Water Saving Programme. We continue to ask all residents, businesses (including construction companies), schools, sports facilities to carefully review their use of drinking water and to make a conscious decision to cut back on wastage, and the unnecessary use of drinking water.

The Finance Directorate has issued 11 500 SMS to high water users warning them of their excessive consumption and alerting them to the Water Restrictions in place. To date a total of 1500, follow up phone calls have been made to residential consumers to raise awareness of their excess water consumption, i.e., more than 15Kl per household and to ensure that no leaks are causing the excess usage.  The phone calls have identified seven (7) water leaks and two (2) water meter issues.

Reasons given for high water consumption have included: guests over the festive season, more than four people living in a house, more than one household on the property, irrigation systems in place and possible estimate readings. The online submissions of water meter readings are welcomed and can be provided to along with the accountholder’s name, contact details and GRG account number. Account related enquiries may be e-mailed to:

Industrial high-water users have already been contacted to request a reduction of their water consumption. Where there may be a leak on the municipal side, our Civil Engineering teams have attended to do repairs and/or replace water meters that are faulty. The municipality has experienced a backlog in the order and supply of water meters and as we are receiving stock,  we are addressing outstanding complaints.

We would like to thank all consumers who have made a conscious effort to save drinking water and remind them again of the relevant water restrictions in place:

The immediate measures to be adhered to are as follows:

  1. The mechanical or automatic irrigation/watering devices or sprinkler systems for gardens is prohibited.
  2. Gardens may be watered with a handheld hose from 01 September to 30 May during the following period only, i.e.  between 19:00 to 21:00
    Gardens may be watered with a handheld hose from 01 June to 31 August during the following period only, i.e.  between 17:00 to 19:00:

    Mondays and Thursdays for even-numbered households ONLY
    Tuesdays and Fridays for uneven numbered households ONLY.
  3. The irrigation or watering of all sports fields is prohibited.  Exemption from restrictions in the following instances only: golf course greens, bowling greens, and cricket pitches which may only be watered between 19:00 and 21:00.
  4. The washing of vehicles with a garden hose is prohibited, except by a commercial enterprise whose business it is to wash cars.
  5. The cleaning of ANY area by mechanical means or hosepipe using water is prohibited; The use of a bucket is however permitted.
  6. The filling of swimming pools is prohibited.
  7. Where own water from a borehole or reservoir is used, the appropriate notice shall be displayed on the premises, e.g., “OWN WATER”.

Contraventions of the Water Restrictions can be reported on 0800 424477 and will be followed up by George Municipal Law Enforcement.

Any person who contravenes these restrictions is guilty of an offence and is, upon conviction, liable to a fine as published in the annual tariffs list, or six months imprisonment.

In terms of Section 5 of the By-law, any person may apply in writing for the exemption from the provision of any notice published in terms of the By-law, and the Council may grant an exemption and impose conditions in respect of such an application.  The Policy grants permission to the Directorate Civil Engineering Services to approve applications for exemptions.

Application forms for an exemption can be obtained from the office of the Directorate: Civil Engineering Services, Old Town Hall, on the corner of Market and York Streets. Alternatively, applicants can contact Ms G van Niekerk on 044 – 801 9354 / to request that a copy of the application form be emailed to them. The Directorate Civil Engineering Services will consider all applications. A written exemption shall be provided where approved.

Report all water leaks to our Civil Engineering Department on 044 801 9262/66.

GO GEORGE putting dustbins on trial

GO GEORGE toets nuwe vullisblikke Uitgereik Vrydag 21 Jan 2022

Verbygangers mag verbaas wees oor die oënskynlike oormaat vullisblikke by sommige bushaltes in die dorp, met geen vullisdromme by die res van die bushaltes nie. Daar is ‘n eenvoudige verduideliking: GO GEORGE toets tans drie soorte vullisdromme wat uit verskillende materiale vervaardig is om te bepaal wat op die lange duur die doeltreffendste sal wees.
Die vorige blou vullisdromme wat aan bushaltepale geheg was, is beskadig en in so ‘n mate gevandaliseer dat dit verwyder moes word.Om duursaamheid en volhoubaarheid te verseker, en om onderhoudskoste as gevolg van slytasie en vandalisme te verminder, is besluit om ‘n proefneming op vier verskillende plekke te doen en om dit oor ‘n tydperk van drie maande te monitor, waarna ‘n ingeligte besluit geneem kan word oor watter tipe die mees geskikte is vir oprigting by bushaltes.

Die metaal-, plastiek- en betonhouers kan gesien word by die Blanco-driehoek, George-vervoerkern (Transport Hub) in Cradockstraat, en die Beach/Panther- en Fourways-oorklimhaltes, wat almal hoë passasiersvolumes dra en ‘n aanduiding sal gee van die duursaamheid van die verskillende dromtipes.

GO GEORGE ly jaarliks groot verliese as gevolg van vandalisme van infrastruktuur en voertuie en sal hul fokus op hierdie kwessie verskerp met ‘n hoogs sigbare anti-vandalismeveldtog gedurende die komende maande.

Die gemeenskap word versoek om enige voorvalle van vandalisme aan te meld, hetsy klipgooiery of die verniel van skuilings of enige ander infrastruktuurelemente. Die publiek kan die GO GEORGE-inbelsentrum by 0800 044 044 skakel, verkieslik terwyl die skuldiges nog op die toneel is sodat hulle aangekeer kan word.

BYSKRIF (3 foto’s): GO GEORGE toets tans drie soorte vullisdromme wat uit verskillende materiale vervaardig is – beton, plastiek en metaal – om te bepaal wat op die lange duur die beste sal wees.

GO GEORGE putting dustbins on trial Friday 21 Jan 2022

Passers-by might be puzzled by the apparent overkill of three dustbins at some bus stops in town, and none at the rest of the stops. There is a simple explanation: GO GEORGE is currently testing three types of dustbins manufactured from different materials to determine which will be most effective in the long run. The previous blue dustbins attached to bus stop poles were damaged and vandalised to such an extent that they had to be removed.

To ensure durability and sustainability, and to minimise maintenance costs due to wear and tear and vandalism, it was decided to undergo a trial period at four different locations, and to monitor these over a three-month period, after which an informed decision can be made as to which type is best suited for roll-out at bus stops.

The metal, plastic and concrete bins can be seen at the Blanco Triangle, Transport Hub in Cradock Street, and the Beach/Panther and Fourways transfer stops, all of them being stops with high passenger volumes which should give an indication of the durability of the various bin types.

Suffering huge losses annually due to vandalism of its infrastructure and vehicles, GO GEORGE will also be sharpening their focus on this issue with a highly visible anti-vandalism campaign during the coming months.

The community is requested to report any incidences of vandalism, be that stone throwing, defacing of shelters or any other infrastructure elements. They can phone the GO GEORGE Call Centre on 0800 044 044, preferably while the culprits are still on the scene so that they may be apprehended.

CAPTION (3 photos): GO GEORGE is currently testing three types of dustbins manufactured from different materials – concrete, plastic and metal – to determine which will be most durable in the long run.

GO GEORGE toets nuwe vullisblikkeUitgereik Vrydag 21 Jan 2022
Verbygangers mag verbaas wees oor die oënskynlike oormaat vullisblikke by sommige bushaltes in die dorp, met geen vullisdromme by die res van die bushaltes nie. Daar is ‘n eenvoudige verduideliking: GO GEORGE toets tans drie soorte vullisdromme wat uit verskillende materiale vervaardig is om te bepaal wat op die lange duur die doeltreffendste sal wees.

Die vorige blou vullisdromme wat aan bushaltepale geheg was, is beskadig en in so ‘n mate gevandaliseer dat dit verwyder moes word.Om duursaamheid en volhoubaarheid te verseker, en om onderhoudskoste as gevolg van slytasie en vandalisme te verminder, is besluit om ‘n proefneming op vier verskillende plekke te doen en om dit oor ‘n tydperk van drie maande te monitor, waarna ‘n ingeligte besluit geneem kan word oor watter tipe die mees geskikte is vir oprigting by bushaltes.

Die metaal-, plastiek- en betonhouers kan gesien word by die Blanco-driehoek, George-vervoerkern (Transport Hub) in Cradockstraat, en die Beach/Panther- en Fourways-oorklimhaltes, wat almal hoë passasiersvolumes dra en ‘n aanduiding sal gee van die duursaamheid van die verskillende dromtipes.

GO GEORGE ly jaarliks groot verliese as gevolg van vandalisme van infrastruktuur en voertuie en sal hul fokus op hierdie kwessie verskerp met ‘n hoogs sigbare anti-vandalismeveldtog gedurende die komende maande.

Die gemeenskap word versoek om enige voorvalle van vandalisme aan te meld, hetsy klipgooiery of die verniel van skuilings of enige ander infrastruktuurelemente. Die publiek kan die GO GEORGE-inbelsentrum by 0800 044 044 skakel, verkieslik terwyl die skuldiges nog op die toneel is sodat hulle aangekeer kan word.

BYSKRIF (3 foto’s): GO GEORGE toets tans drie soorte vullisdromme wat uit verskillende materiale vervaardig is – beton, plastiek en metaal – om te bepaal wat op die lange duur die beste sal wees.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Drop and Go / Collection Points for Private and Public Transport Vehicles at beaches on 1 January 2022

Issued George Municipality, 31 December 2021

To ensure that traffic congestion is minimised, the George Municipality has made alternative arrangements for the dropping off and collection of large groups of passengers for Public Transport Vehicles (incl Taxi’s) and/or private vehicles.

George Traffic Officials and Pointsmen will be in place to ensure the smooth flow of traffic as far as possible. Traffic controllers are assisting with general parking as well as at the designated Drop and Go / Collection areas at all beaches. Clear signage is in place.

Victoria Bay:1 January 2022: 07h00 – 19h00
All Public Transport Vehicles including Taxis : Drop and Go Area / Collection Point (16h00 – 19h00) at Top Parking Area entering Vic Bay on the left at stop sign.

Private vehicles, Elderly and Disabled ONLY: Drop and Go Circle at the boom.

Herold’s Bay: 1 January 2022: 07h00 – 19h00
Drop and Go / Collection Points are located at the Caravan food stalls and to the left of the Public Ablution facilities. 

No Public Transport Vehicles including Taxis are allowed to park at the main parking area facing the sea.

Motorists are also allowed to park on the verges of the R404 Road entering the beach area provided they are completely off the road and not causing any obstruction

Wilderness Beach: 1 January 2022: 07h00 – 19h00
All Public Transport Vehicles including Taxis:  Wilderness Common Drop and Go / Collection Point (16h00 – 19h00)

Private vehicles, Elderly and Disabled ONLY: Salina’s Drop and Go

Swimming Regulations for Wilderness Beach Area:
Please swim between the Lifeguards Flags
No swimming under the bridges;  in the Mouth of the river due to dangerous streams and deep slopes; left of the Main Beach or at Kleinkrantz due to no lifeguards present.

Map legend
Yellow arrows indicate Parking areas.
Purple arrows indicate Access to Beach
Red Stars indicate Location of Lifeguards
Red Triangle. Area / Access closed off.
Green Arrow indicate DROP and GO for public and Elderly and Disabled.
Blue Arrow indicate Drop and Go for Taxis. Collection Points for Taxis.

ISAZISO SIKAWONKE-WONKE: Ukwehla nokuHamba (Drop and Go) / iindawo zokuQokelela kwiZithuthi zaBucala kunye nezoThutho lukaWonke-wonke elunxwemeni nge-1 kaJanuary 2021
Ikhutshwe kuMasipala waseGeorge, ngowama-31 December -2021

Ukuqinisekisa ukuba ingxinano yezothutho iyathotywa, uMasipala waseGeorge wenze amanye amalungiselelo okwehlisa kunye nokuqokelelwa kwabakhweli beZithuthi zikaWonke-wonke (kuquka neeTaxi) kunye/okanye izithuthi zabucala.

Amagosa ezendlela eGeorge kunye nama Points-man aza kube ekhona ukuqinisekisa ukuhamba kakuhle kwezithuthi kangangoko. Abalawuli bezendlela bancedisa kwindawo yokupaka jikelele kunye nakwiindawo ezichongiweyo ze-Drop and Go / Collection kuzo zonke iilwandle. Iimpawu ezicacileyo zikhona.

IVictoria Bay: 1 kaJanuwary 2022: 07h00 – 19h00
Zonke iZithuthi zikaWonke-wonke ezibandakanya iitexi : Indawo yeZohla nezokuHamba / Indawo yokuqokelelwa(Drop and Go / Collection )(16h00 – 19h00) kwindawo yokuPaka ePhezulu ezingena eVic Bay ngasekhohlo kwindawo yokumisa.
Izithuthi zabucala, abaDala nabakhubazekileyo KUPHELA: Yehla kwaye uhambe ujikeleze kwi-boom.

Herold’s Bay: 1 kaJanuary 2022: 07h00 – 19h00
Iindawo zokuLahla kunye nokuHamba / zokuQokelelwa zikwindawo yokutyela yeKharavani kwaye ngasekhohlo kwendawo yokuGcina uLuntu.
Akukho ziThuthi zoThutho lukaWonke-wonke kuquka neetaxi ezivumelekileyo ukuba zipake kwindawo yokupaka ejongene nolwandle.
Abaqhubi nabo bavumelekile ukuba bapake kwincam yendlela i-R404 engena kunxweme lolwandle ukuba ngaba baphumile ngokupheleleyo endleleni kwaye ababangeli mqobo.

Wilderness Beach: 1 January 2022: 07h00 – 19h00
Zonke iZithuthi zoThutho lukaWonke-wonke kuquka neeTaxi: I-Wilderness Common Drop kunye ne-Go/Ndawo yokuqokelelwa (16h00 – 19h00)
Izithuthi zabucala, abaDala kunye nabakhubazekileyo KUPHELA: I-Salina’s Drop and Go

Imithetho yokuqubha yoMmandla weWilderness Beach:
Nceda uqubhe phakathi kweeFlegi zeLifeguards
Akukho kuqubha phantsi kweebhulorho; kuMlonyeni womlambo ngenxa yemilambo eyingozi kunye namathambeka anzulu; ekhohlo loLwandle oluKhulu okanye eKleinkrantz ngenxa yokungabikho kwabahlanguli abakhoyo.

Imephu ilivo
Iintolo ezityheli(Yellow) zibonisa iindawo zokuPaka.
Iintolo ezimfusa (Purple) zibonisa uFikelelo eLwandle
Iinkwenkwezi eziBomvu(Red) zibonisa Indawo yabaKhuseli bokuphila
Unxantathu obomvu. Indawo / Ufikelelo luvaliwe.
Utolo oluluhlaza(Green) lubonisa UKULAHLA kunye ne-HAMBA kuluntu kunye naBakhulileyo nabaKhubazekileyo.
Utolo oluBlue lubonisa ukuLahla kunye nokuya kwiTexi. Amanqaku okuqokelelwa kweeTaxi.

OPENBARE KENNISGEWING: Aflaai-en-ry / oplaaipunte vir privaat en openbare vervoer-voertuie op strande op 1 Januarie 2022
Uitgereik deur George-munisipaliteit, 31 Desember 2021

Om te verseker dat verkeersopeenhopings tot die minimum beperk word, het die George-munisipaliteit alternatiewe reëlings getref vir die af- en oplaai van groot groepe passasiers deur openbare vervoer-voertuie (insluitend taxi’s) en/of private voertuie.

George-verkeersbeamptes en puntdiensbeamptes sal in plek wees om die gladde vloei van verkeer so ver moontlik te verseker. Verkeersbeheerders sal help met algemene parkering sowel as by die aangewese aflaai-en-ry / oplaaigebiede by alle strande. Duidelike aanwysings is in plek.

VICTORIABAAI: 1 Januarie 2022: 07:00 – 19:00
Alle openbare vervoer-voertuie, insluitend taxi’s: aflaai-en-ry / oplaaipunte (16:00 – 19:00) by die boonste parkeerarea by stopteken aan die linkerkant waar u Victoriabaai binnekom.
SLEGS privaat voertuie, bejaardes en persone met gestremdhede: aflaai-en-ry-sirkel by die valhek

HEROLDSBAAI: 1 Januarie 2022: 07:00 – 19:00
Aflaai-en-ry / oplaaipunte by die karavaankosstalletjies en aan die linkerkant van die openbare toiletgeriewe
Geen openbare-vervoervoertuie, insluitend taxi’s, mag by die hoofparkeerarea wat op die see uitkyk, parkeer nie.
Motoriste mag ook aan die kante van die R404-pad parkeer, mits hulle heeltemal van die pad af is en geen versperring veroorsaak nie.

WILDERNIS-STRAND: 1 Januarie 2022: 07:00 – 19:00
Alle openbare-vervoervoertuie, insluitend taxi’s: Wildernis se gemeenskaplike aflaai-en-ry / oplaaipunt (16:00 – 19:00)
SLEGS privaat voertuie, bejaardes en persone met gestremdhede: Salina’s aflaai-en-ry-punt.

Swemregulasies vir Wildernis-strandgebied:
Swem asseblief tussen die lewensreddersvlae.
Geen swem toegelaat onder die brûe, in die riviermond (as gevolg van gevaarlike strome en diep hellings), links van die hoofstrand of by Kleinkrantz aangesien daar geen lewensredders is nie.

Geel pyle dui parkeerareas aan.
Pers pyle dui toegang tot strand aan.
Rooi sterre dui ligging van lewensredders aan.
Rooi driehoek: Area / toegang gesluit
Groen pyl dui aflaai-en-ry-punt vir publiek, bejaardes en persone met gestremdhede aan.
Blou pyl dui aflaai-en-ry / oplaaipunt vir taxi’s aan.

Newly appointed Senior Manager, Environmental Services for George

Sivuyile Mtila, the new Senior Manager Environmental Services for George Municipality joins us with extensive experience in his field within the Garden Route. He started his career in 2004 as an Environmental Health Practitioner in the Free State. In 2005 he worked for the Inxuba Yethemba Municipality as a Building Inspector. In 2006 he was appointed as an Environmental Health Practitioner by the Garden Route District Municipality. 2010 he was appointed as Chief: Municipal Health Services based in Oudtshoorn. In 2016 he was appointed by the Mossel Bay Municipality as a Senior Manager: Waste Management and Pollution Control until he joined George Municipality on 1 July 2021.

Mr Mtila is a staunch family man, with a B. Tech in Environmental Health and Diploma’s in Project Management and Management. His vision as manager is embedded in Section 24 of the Constitution which promises everyone the right to a cleaner environment which must be protected for our future generations. “I invite our communities to work with the Community Services Directorate in realising this vision.”

Progress on Outeniqua Wastewater Treatment Works Construction

The final phase of pre-construction required for the installation of the mechanical, electrical and instrumentation works at the Outeniqua Wastewater Treatment Works Upgrade  is currently under way with significant progress to date

Several structures were completed in 2019 and included the new concrete structure 10 Ml/d biological reactor, a blower and electrical motor control centre housing facility as well as other site and flow control structures to prepare for the switch over and flow splitting between the existing and new facilities. The contract includes an odour control facility at the inlet works to contain and treat odours originating from this part of the treatment works.

A number of construction activities are currently taking place on site and are mostly civil engineering construction activities in preparation for the awaited mechanical and electrical equipment:

  • A crane has been installed in the blower room for the handing of the equipment during installation and for maintenance purposes
  • Road construction is under way to create access to the new reactor
  • Various cable trenches have been excavated for the upgrading of the electrical system
  • The cone-shaped structure around the centre column in the settling tank has been constructed to prepare for the rotating bridge installation on the tank
  • Excavation is taking place around the inlet works for the indoors skips handling facility, odour control facility and a rock catcher septage receiving structure

The majority of the mechanical and electrical designs have now been approved and orders have been placed for equipment. The delivery of the imported items to site is expected by the end of September 2021. Local suppliers  are busy with off-site manufacturing of steel structures to house some of the mechanical equipment.   A wide range of  equipment to be installed includes;  3 blower units to provide air for the fine bubble aeration system, 10 mixers, 2 Archimedean screw pumps, 4 vertical shaft surface aerators, 3 perforated mechanical screens, 1 hydro conveyor, 2 screenings washers, 1 septage unit, an odour control system and a chlorine gas scrubber plus various minor items. Various pumps, actuated valves and sluice gates are also required.

The existing carousel reactor on site is also due for an upgrade as part of this project  and will predominantly involve the replacement of the aged aerators in the reactor with larger aerators to provide additional capacity. This work is scheduled to begin once the  assessment of the 30 year old concrete and reinforcement steel has been finalised. The assessment will provide input on the strengthening of the existing structure to handle the additional loading of the heavier new aerators. Current indications are that the new plant will be operational by mid-2022 with all  construction completed in early 2023.


The cone-shaped structure around the centre column in the settling tank has been constructed
to prepare for the rotating bridge installation on the tank

Mayoral letter 11 – for 1 July 2021

Mayoral Newsletter for 1 July 2021

This past week we have experienced two contrasting perspectives in the ongoing struggle to restore our local economy from the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Last week-end saw the holding of the George MUT (Mountain Ultra Trail) where tough trail-runners participated in a 60km event in the Outeniqua Mountains. This event epitomises what we are trying to achieve through sustainable events in George – encouraging and welcoming Tourism.

On the other hand, the country has returned to lockdown 4 regulations of the Covid-19 pandemic as the third wave affects Gauteng that could spread in the Garden Route and elsewhere. Once again, apart from the need for all of us to observe safe health protocols, our economy is facing another setback through the negative impact on events, accommodation establishments, restaurants, etc.

While we deal with the pandemic, it will be useful to plan for the restoration and reinvigoration of Tourism in George and the Garden Route through the systematic re-building of our events calendar so that everyone in our tourism economy can benefit: from our airport, car hire businesses, accommodation establishments, restaurants through to all the retail operations and employees who would all share in the money being spent by tourists visiting the area.

George is the ideal location for a whole range of sporting, adventure and activity pursuits from mountain biking, to running, golf, paragliding, surfing, hiking and much more. Just as the MUT has taken place, other sporting codes are encouraged to actively explore how events can be organised that can attract participants to George.

By way of illustration, the golf and bowls clubs could organise annual events where clubs from around the country are invited to send teams to compete in events in designated weeks of the year. We need to roll-out our hospitality talents where everything that our visitors experience will result in good messages being conveyed across the country. Their visit to George should not only be about a fantastic event and accommodation or the great climate, but also special food and activity experiences. The message that each of our visitors should remember is that they enjoyed their time so much that they wish to return for the same event in the next year and bring their friends along as well. This is how we will grow tourism.

There are many and varied activities that take place around George that can be turned into events that will attract tourists to George. Increased levels of tourism should also spur growth in the various arts and crafts being practised in George.

We need to develop all tourism activities, arts and crafts. Interested parties are welcome to forward their suggestions to so that collaboration opportunities can be explored.


Latest update: 11 May 2021  (current Level 1 amended)

George Municipality hereby confirms that it is open for business, services are being rendered and administration buildings are open except for halls, venues and sport stadiums.

While in-person services are rendered where required, we appeal to the public to consider doing transactions and business online, per telephone or via email to avoid coming to the municipality in person and helping to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. During the Covid-19 crisis period, certain staff may be working from home or on rotation, which means contact details and office hours of some services may differ from usual operations. Please see below for more details per directorate.

Please note access to all municipal buildings by members of the public, when open, is subject to Covid-19 protocols which include registration, temperature-checking, sanitising of hands and always wearing a face mask.

Depending on the size of foyers and reception areas, the number of people allowed into a specific department or section may differ and you will be advised accordingly upon arrival. We kindly request the public to be patient and to allow for extra waiting time.

Depending on the requirements of a specific department, staff are working on rotation or from home, and access by the public may be limited.
Please phone or email as far as possible as per details below.

Switchboard: 044 801 9111
All after-hours George Municipality emergencies: 044 801 6300
General public email for all matters:
Garden Route District Municipality Disaster Management emergencies: 044 805 5071 (all hours)

Protection Services administration offices are closed to the public.
Law Enforcement is open to the public, but limited to the foyer, one person at a time.
Fire emergencies only: 044 801 6311 (all hours)
General fire department enquiries: 044 801 6300
Law Enforcement: 044 801 6350/89
Anti-Land Invasion: 044 801 6310
GIPTN PTOO: 044 801 6345
All after-hours emergencies: 044 801 6300

Traffic Department Offices, Driving and Learners Licences:
Mission Street, Pacaltsdorp 044 878 2400
Open to the public Monday to Friday 8am-3pm unless otherwise announced as per Covid-19 measures.

The department is open for new appointments for driving and learner’s licences as per usual rules (see Driving and Learners Licence section under Protection Services at for details).

Pick-up times for newly issued driving licences from the Pacaltsdorp offices: Monday to Friday 8am to 3pm, except if your confirmation SMS indicates a Saturday collection opportunity. Please bring your ID document and show the pick-up confirmation SMS to the official at the entrance.

Please note that learner’s licences, driving licences, temporary driving licences and professional driving permits which expired from 26 March 2020 up until 31 December 2020 are deemed valid and validity is extended for a further grace period ending 31 August 2021. 

Traffic fines
To pay your traffic fines online, use the account details below and use the traffic fine number printed on the fine as reference.
Bank: First National Bank (FNB)
Account Name: George Municipality
Account Type: Public Sector Cheque Account
Account Number: 62869623168
Branch Code: 210554
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ

Vehicle Testing Station
Hibernia Street (next to train station) 044 801 9312
Open to public Monday to Friday 8am-3pm, access control from gate at the street.

Motor Vehicle Registration and Licencing
Please note the email addresses for proof of payment of online payments have changed.
Hibernia Street (next to train station) 044 801 9310
Open to the public weekdays 8am-3pm, except Wednesdays when closed at 2pm due to compulsory training, or if otherwise indicated as per Covid-19 measures.
Access control is from the gate at the street, when necessary.

Please consider ONLINE RENEWAL of vehicle licenses as per details below instead of in-person renewals at the vehicle licencing centre as Covid-19 regulations significantly impacts on the amount of people that can be served in a day.Bulk transactions are being handled separately or after hours when required. Pregnant women, the elderly and disabled can pre-arrange preferential treatment by calling 044 801 9310.

While vehicle licence RENEWALS CAN be done online, the REGISTRATION of vehicles CANNOT be done online as RICA requirements stipulate that the owner of the vehicle must physically appear in front of the official and the documentation must be original – this is, among other things, a measure against fraudulent registration of vehicles.

1. The customer starts by registering a profile online at or download the RTMC mobile application for Android from Google PlayStore.2. Choose between registering as an individual or business.
The following information will be required:
Individual: initial, name, surname, ID number, driving license number, contact details via mobile phone or email.
Organisation: name of business, ID number of proxy, driving license number of proxy, contact details via mobile phone or email.
3. A one-time pin will be sent to your email or mobile phone number, which you must enter online.
4. Go to the ‘View motor vehicle renewals’ section and verify the information of the vehicle for which you are renewing the licence.
5. Access and/or download your electronic motor vehicle license RENEWAL NOTICE (also known as a MVL2 notice).
6. If your licence disk is valid but near expiry or if it has expired but is still in the 21-day grace period after expiry, the amount for the renewal of your vehicle will be on the notice.
7. If your license has already expired beyond the grace period, it will not indicate an amount on the system and clients must please phone the George Motor Vehicle Licensing office at 044 801 9310 to confirm the amount due.
8. Pay the amount due into the George Municipality, FNB Public Sector Cheque Account, Number 62869623150 (Branch Code 210554). Use the relevant vehicle license number as a reference such as CAW ###### / Private number ##### WP.
9. Email the proof of payment to Please note the forementioned email addresses are no-reply addresses and are set up for proof of payments only and cannot be used for enquiries. Please phone 044 801 9310 for enquiries.
10. Keep a copy of your proof of payment in the relevant car until you receive your license disk but keep your expired disk on your window in the meantime. Traffic law requires officials to still issue you with a ticket for displaying an invalid disk, but you can appeal the fine and submit the proof of payment as part of your request to have the fine cancelled (details for the appeal process is on the back of the fine).
11. Once payment reflects on the municipality’s bank statement, the vehicle license will be processed, and you will be contacted to arrange collection. Please do not collect unless pre-arranged and notified via telephone – you won’t have to queue in the transaction lines when you collect.

If you want the licence posted to you, please give the person who phones you the address to which you require it posted.

Licences that have not been collected within two weeks from the notification phone call, will be posted to the address listed on the NaTIS system – onus is on the vehicle owner to ensure the correct address is logged on the national system. The turnaround time for online license renewals is about two weeks.

Administration offices (old City Hall) and Customer Services (corner York and Progress Streets) remain closed to the public.
Urgent appointments that cannot be dealt with via online meetings on MS Teams or other electronic means will be attended to by prior arrangement. Please phone 044 801 9354 or 044 801 9277 to obtain relevant email address.

Report water leaks and burst pipes, sewerage blockages, leaks and spillages and urgent road and stormwater issues to:
044 801 9262/6 (7.45am-4.30pm)
044 801 6300 (after hours)
Estimated response times are 24-48 hours from recorded time of complaint at the above numbers.

Services continue as usual and the administration offices are open to the public weekdays 7.45-4.30pm.
Two people are allowed in the foyer at any given time and members of the public will be allowed into offices following screening at the security desk.
Planned maintenance continues and essential repairs for which planned outages are required will be communicated.

Please report power outages, broken street lights and faulty traffic lights to:
044 801 9222 (7.45am-4.30pm)
044 801 9202
044 801 6300 (after hours)
Estimated response times from recorded time of complaint at above numbers:
Low voltage electricity – within 24 hours.
High voltage electricity faults – can be longer than 24 hours depending on type of fault.
Street lights – three to four weeks.
Pre-paid electricity queries to Itron/Ontec: 044 873 5474 (8am-4pm).

Community Services Administration, 82 Meade Street, is open to the public on weekdays 7.45am-4.30pm unless otherwise indicated as per temporary Covid-19 measures.
One person is allowed in the foyer at any given time.

Please contact the specific person via telephone or email as listed below to arrange for online meetings if necessary. Face-to-face meetings with officials by appointment only.

Reception/all departments: 044 802 2900 or
Office of the Director: 044 802 2904 and
Parks and Recreation complaints: 044 802 2921 and
Uncollected BLACK bags 044 802 2900/20/27 or /
Uncollected GREEN and BLUE bags: 044 878 0688/ /
Environmental Health: /
Transfer Station:

Landfill Site and Transfer Station, Airport Road, open to public weekdays 7am-6pm and Saturdays 7am-1pm. Covid-19 protocols in place, bring your own pen to sign in for extra safety.

Street cleaning crews continue to operate in and around the CBD and entrance roads to the city at selected hours, seven days a week.

Public toilets at the CBD taxi rank and Doneraile Square are open every day, toilets at Shoprite are open on weekends.

Please report illegal dump sites to 044 802 2900 or or The municipality appeals to communities to remain safe and to not dump waste, which is illegal and can be hazardous to their health.

Attendance of funerals is limited to 100 persons or less provided that no more than 50 percent of the capacity of a venue is being used. Attendees must observe a distance of at least 1.5m, wear face masks and adhere to all health protocols. Night vigils and ‘after-tears’ are not allowed. Visitation to cemeteries by small groups are allowed at weekends provided that all Covid-19 protocols are observed.

Municipal sport facilities and public swimming pools are closed to the general public but open to sport federations and associations with approved ministerial plans. Most municipal sporting facilities are multi code facilities used by a variety of codes and clubs and this should be factored in when compiling safety plans for the respective venues.

Take note that neither the compliance nor the policing of compliance to the conditions set out for the return to sport is the responsibility of the George Municipality and includes, but is not limited to, the amount of people allowed on the premises, screening and sanitation of those involved, the wearing of masks etc. 
Enquiries Gerald de Villiers 044 801 9488/

Community Development offices behind the Main Building are open on weekdays 7.45am-4.30pm. Contact 044 802 2000 or

The municipality continues to support 129 municipal soup kitchens. Strict social distancing and hygienic practices apply. Emergency essential social services enquiries 072 693 3488.

The Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) unit is open to the public by appointment only, weekdays 7.45am-4.30pm. Contact 044 802 2010 or to arrange appointments or phone 072 070 7234 for emergencies only.

EPWP Unemployment Data Base Registration and Enquiries: Charlton Van Wyk 044 802 2011/2036
CIDB (Construction Industry Development Board) Grade 1 Registration: Thembakazi Silimeni 044 802 2012
Central Supply Data Base registrations daily at the office but by appointment only as above.

All libraries are open with protocols in place. Opening hours remain reduced and admittance to the George Main Library remains by appointment only, while community libraries are access-restricted based on the amount of people inside the library according to the size of the facility.

A new service is available in which patrons can select books via the online library portal (see details below) and email a list of materials they want to loan. Librarians will make up piles of available materials and arrange a time for collection. You can also phone your librarian to inquire about a book-by-phone service.

Library services remain limited as follows:

Issue and return of books.
Ten books per library member for lending period of a month at a time.
Admittance to adults and children older than 12.
Children’s section is closed to children, but adults can take out books on behalf of children.
Research and reference services arranged by phone and/or email.
Internet services – preference given to pre-booked patrons, maximum two people at any given time.
Study area limited in compliance with regulations.
Wearing of masks and sanitising of hands are compulsory.
Your temperature will be taken before entering the library area, no admittance if it is 37.5C and higher.
Library materials handed in will be quarantined for 72 hours as per national and Western Cape safety standards and plastic covered materials wiped with sanitiser before being made available for loan.

Avontuur Library: 044 752 3351 – Monday 12pm-3pm, Tuesday 11am-2pm, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-1pm.
Blanco Library: 044 870 7047 – Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm
Conville Library: 044 801 9320 – Monday 9am-4.30pm
George Library: 044 801 9288 – Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
Haarlem Library: 044 763 1023 – Monday, Thursday and Friday 2pm-5pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 2pm-5pm
Noll Library: 044 745 1014 – Monday and Wednesday 12pm-3pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
Pacaltsdorp Library: 044 803 9340 – Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm
Thembalethu Library: 044 803 9260 – Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm
Touwsranten Library: 044 803 9285 – Monday to Friday 9am-4pm
Uniondale Library: 044 752 1024 – Monday to Friday 10am-4.30pm
Waboomskraal Library: – Monday to Friday 10am-2pm

George Municipality library portal link:
You can search online according to author, title, subjects, keyword, publisher or ISBN number.
Type in your library number on your card to check your library materials status including due date and opportunity to renew your books yourself.


Records are open to the public weekdays 8am-4.30pm unless otherwise announced as per temporary Covid-19 measures.
Central Records Main Building:  044 801 9286/9431/9125/9178
Building Plan Records (corner York and Progress Streets) 044 801 9367
Emergency Records Queries Only: Timothy Craak 082 459 4522


Area offices are open to the public on weekdays 8am- 4.30pm and contactable telephonically  as per below list unless otherwise announced as per temporary Covid-19 measures.
After-hours emergencies to 044 801 6300.

Covid-19 protocols are in place and thresholds apply as to how many people are allowed into each applicable building.

Services available at area offices and service points include reporting essential services faults such as water and electricity problems, all other municipal complaints, account inquiries, indigent applications, housing waiting list enquiries, property valuation roll queries and general inquiries.
Blanco: 044 803 9275
Conville: 044 803 9261
Pacaltsdorp: 044 803 9286
Protea Park: 044 801 9111 ask for extension 2796 (Tuesday, Thursday)
New Dawn Park: 044 801 9111 ask for extension 2797
Rosedale: 044 803 9295
Rosemoor: 044 801 9379 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Touwsranten/Wilderness/Kleinkrantz: 044 803 9280
Thembalethu: 044 801 9448

Thusong Centres reception are open weekdays 8am-4.30pm.
Waboomskraal Thusong Centre: 044 886 0040
Thembalethu Thusong Centre: 044 801 9448
After hours emergencies: 044 801 6300

Community halls and venues are closed to the public. Enquiries to Rozendra Thysse on 044 8019111/5 or and Alwyn Joseph 044 801 9005.
Acting Superintendent Halls: 060 823 3607 (on rotation with Maintenance)
Acting Superintendent Maintenance: 083 418 4588 (on rotation with Halls)

Human Resources offices are closed to the public unless otherwise arranged, HR functions continue. Enquiries to


Human Settlements administration offices are open to the public weekdays 7.45am-4pm. Covid-19 protocols are in place and only two people are allowed into the foyer at any given time.

For basic services (water and sanitation in informal areas) queries and complaints in informal settlements please contact 044 802 2003.
For assistance with emergency structures following disaster (fire, flooding etc) please phone 044 802 2029.
Queries and complaints for water leakages and sewerage complaints (indigent cases)can be reported at the office on above times, but preferably by phone on 044 801 9210/9994/9453 or or

Existing Housing Offices
Existing Housing offices are open to the public weekdays 7.45am-4pm.
Covid-19 protocols are in place and only two people are allowed into the foyer at any given time.
Enquiries: 044 801 9113 or 044 801 9078

New Housing
New Housing Department (St Johns Street) offices are open to the public weekdays 7.45am-4pm.
Covid-19 protocols are in place and only two people are allowed into the foyer at any given time.
Please note only the person making the enquiry will be allowed access.
There may be a waiting period and/or the person can leave their contact details and enquiry on the form provided at the security point where after an official will make contact.
Enquiries: 044 802 2003


Please note Town Planning, Building Control and Property Management offices are closed until further notice but officials can still be contacted by phone or email or can arrange a virtual Zoom or Microsoft Teams appointment with the relevant official to discuss any matters.

Town Planning General enquiries: 044 801 9477

Property Transfer Certificates: Marina Welman / 044 801 9171
Zoning Certificates: Lorraine Malangeni / 044 801 9477
Zoning Rectifications: Jeanne Fourie / 044 801 9138 and Ilané Huyser / 044 801 9550
Illegal Land Use Complaints: Robin Hector / 044 801 9475 and Mawethu Bonga / 044 801 9520
Neighbouring property owner address details: Marisa Arries 044 801 9473


Land use applications
Submit Land use applications:
Town Planning Complaints:
Land use applications can be submitted as per instruction sheets on website. See ‘Covid 19 Level 1 Land Use Applications Submission Guidelines – March 2021’ and ‘Public Participation Instructions Covid 19 Level 1 – March 2021’ on the link

Enquiries land use applications as below:
Erven and farm portions ending with an even number (i.e. 0, 2, 4, 6, 8): Primrose Nako 044 801 9416
Erven and farm portions ending with an odd number (i.e. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9): Marina Welman 044 801 9171 

Building Control
Building plans can be submitted online. See for more information.
Building Control General enquiries: 044 801 9019 / 044 801 9370 / 044 801 9166
Building Control Complaints:
Request for existing building plans (Registration Department):
Phindiswa Lingani: 044 801 9370
Sinazo Moshani: 044 801 9019
Musa Dyakop: 044 801 9166
Status on building plan approvals: Vasti Laws: 044 801 9509
Andrea Griessel: 044 801 9502

Please contact Building Inspectors directly during office hours:
James Vollenhoven: 076 823 0412
Fuzisa Siguba: 083 949 8651

Erasmus Supra: 083 675 4472
Illegal activity: Nolan Noemdoe 083 757 3717

Property Management
Donald Gelderbloem: Manager Property Management 044 801 9073
Leasing of properties: Josephine Mpembe 044 801 9190
Sale of properties: René Hendricks 044 801 9472
General enquiries: Monique Isaks 044 801 9375

Economic Development
Cathedral Square office is open to the public 9am-4pm, strict protocols apply.
Business queries: Joan Shaw 081 412 9995
Other queries: 044 801 2820

Worker Collection Point is open to the public, strict protocols apply.
Worker Collection Point, food gardens and informal traders enquiries:
Amy Kearns 044 801 9173 / 073 621 0099

IDP Office
Closed to the public but contactable during office hours.
Ronel le Fleur: 044 801 9075 / 071 870 7887

Ward committee operations
Closed to the public but contactable during office hours.
Paulina Saaiman: 044 801 9074 / 060 579 6829

George Tourism
Open to the public weekdays 8.30am-4.30pm, strict protocols apply.
044 801 9295

Wilderness Tourism
Open to the public weekdays 8.30am-4.30pm, strict protocols apply.
044 877 0045


The Finance Hall in the Main Building is open to the public weekdays from 8am-3.30pm.
Covid-19 protocols are in place and only six people are allowed inside the Finance Hall at any given time.
Estimated waiting time is 20 minutes depending on the type of queries of the customers ahead of you in the queue.

While electronic payments are recommended (see details below), the Finance Hall is open for account payments in addition to municipal account queries, opening of accounts, new connections, duplicate accounts, arrangements on arrears, indigent applications etc.

Printed municipal accounts are being issued every month. If you have not received your account by the due date of the 15th of each month, please contact us to forward an email copy or pay your monthly average amount. Online accounts via email have not been affected by lockdown. If you want to receive your account via email please mail a request to

Ratepayers are requested to use one of the below-mentioned methods to make payments.
Accounts can be paid via electronic transfer (EFT – see details below), via pay@ mobile applications (see details below) and at Pick n Pay, Checkers, Shoprite, USave and SPAR.
Please take your most recent available account statement with you so that the shop can access the bar code that connects your payment to your GRG account number.


Meter readings
Online submissions of water meter readings are welcomed and can be provided via the below email address along with the accountholder’s name, contact details and GRG account number.

Please note that meter readings are done per area at different times of the month and it is important that your meter reading email is submitted around the same time as your area’s reading time. Please check the date of the previous reading at the bottom of your account to determine your meter reading slot. A new service provider, Electro Cuts, has commenced water meter reading services for George Municipality

Consumers must please note the change in email address  to


Bank Details for electronic payment (please note bank details changed 1 December 2020)
The old account is being phased out so please amend as soon as possible. For now it is still active and payments made so far will have been received.

If you have a debit order on your account, details will automatically be updated. If you have created an account for online banking, please delete the old account and create a new one with the details as below.

First National Bank (FNB)
Account Type: Public Sector Cheque Account
Account Name: George Municipality
Account Number: 62869623150
Branch Code: 210554
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
Reference: your GRG account number
Proof of payment to be sent to


pay@ mobile applications
Download Masterpass, Snapscan or Zapper application on your mobile phone and complete your profile.
Load your credit or debit card.
To pay the account, open ‘Wallet’ inside the App you have downloaded and scan the QR code (the black square with the little squares inside it on the bottom right of your account).
Enter the amount you are going to pay and complete the transaction.
The App will confirm your successful, secure transaction.

You can also use the following link for payment of your account:
Click on the link and enter the Pay@ reference number (number starting with 11413) which appears on your account. Your customer information will appear with payment options to choose from.


Prepaid electricity purchases
The electricity token is automatically sent to the client via SMS or email.
Mobile apps belonging to banks also have a pre-paid electricity purchase function.
For prepaid enquiries please contact 044 873 5474.

General enquiries 
to or 044 801 9111.
Please provide your GRG account number with all enquiries.
Please note that limited assistance is available as personnel may be working offline.

Credit Control enquiries:
 044 801 9111


The George Municipal Court is open to the public on weekdays 7.45am-4.30pm unless otherwise indicated due to temporary Covid-19 measures.

Please note the office of the Clerk of the Court is closed every day 1pm-1.45pm for representations and other transactions.
Enquiries: 044 801 9400


Offices are open to the public on weekdays 7.45am-4.30pm (not open over lunch 1pm-1.45pm) unless otherwise indicated due to temporary Covid-19 measures.

Fire: 044 752 1225
Switchboard and fault reporting: 044 752 1024
Tourism: 044 752 1076
Haarlem: 044 763 1013
After hours: 044 801 6300

MEDIA STATEMENT: Update on Ebb and Flow Water failure


The George Municipal 35 000 litre water tanker is stationed at the Superette in Touwsranten and is being used to refill the five water tankers currently servicing Hoekwil and Touwsranten.


The Civil Engineering Department has been battling a pipeburst which started on Wednesday 14th April when the bulk watermains burst near the Wilderness Water Treatment Works. The repairs have either burst elsewhere  along the pipeline or couplings failed due to the high pressure required to force the water uphill through the system.

The current repair site is located at Ebb and Flow on the bridge. The team are working with very old steel pipelines which are no longer manufactured or kept in stock. The repair team has attempted to modify couplings and manufacture gaskets to facilitate the repair, but due to the variable high pressures and unstable ground conditions, the HDPE pipes are not holding with the couplings repeatedly failing.

A permanent solution to the repairs entails the manufacture and assembly of the full length of the failed sections in steel. The work entails the cutting and assembling of precise lengths of steel piping, including a number of specific sized bends and modified or new manufactured couplings. The manufacturing will be completed as quickly as is possible and is estimated at half a day. Following manufacture the new steel piping will need to be installed and tested before the system can become fully operational again.


The site of the pipeline failure at Ebb and Flow Bridge has been secured in preparation for the installation of the new manufactured steel pipes tomorrow.



George Municipality apologizes for the inconvenience and continues with the operation of water tankers to alleviate the water outage.
Water tankers will remain in Touwsranten and Hoekwil until 21h00 tonight and return to site Monday morning by 06h00.

Currently the George Municipal 35 000 litre water tanker has been placed at the Touwsranten Superette  and which will be used to refill the five water tankers currently in operation in both areas.

The water tankers are  stationed at
1. Mountain View Street / Begonia Street;
2. Adonis Street;
3. Jasper Street;
4. Thyz Jacobz Retirement Village (Church Street, Hoekwil) ;
5.  Denneboom Street (roaming).

A smaller civils vehicle will be moving through the streets to ascertain where the water tankers must be moved to as the need arises.
Queries must please be directed to our after -hours number 044 801 6300.



The area remains a construction site and residents are urged to please stay well clear.

George Municipality confirms that repairs to the 600mm diameter raw water pipeline and the 800mm diameter Eastern water pipeline concluded just after 18h30 on Monday, 15 March 2021. Both pipelines were backfilled with sand to ensure they are bedded, i.e. secure in a place, and safe to open valves for water supply to both the Water Treatment Works and residential areas to resume.

The Eastern Water pipeline (drinking water) is currently supplying at full capacity as of 22h00 last night, with most of the affected areas being supplied of drinking water, with the exception of the Blue Mountain Development (BMD). The raw water line will be recommissioned today .

Teams are currently investigating the cause of the disruption to BMD and we trust this will be resolved as soon as is possible. A water tanker has been sent to the area for the use of the residents. All other water trucks have been withdrawn..

George Municipality urgently requests that residents stay well clear of the repair site which is still regarded as a construction site. The heavy rainfall of the past few days together with the side walls being unstable pose a danger and only experienced personnel are allowed within the vicinity.

The clearing of the site and reinstatement of the 450mm diameter Stormwater Pipeline and the roadway will start today, Tuesday, 16 March 2021. Heriot Road between Stander and Spreeu Streets remains closed to vehicles and pedestrians. Traffic control remains in place. The residents of the houses in the repair zone must please continue to proceed with extreme caution and only if alternative access is not possible.

We thank all residents for their patience and goodwill during this unforeseen challenge.

Joint project on Illegal Dumping Awareness with George Municipality and Garden Route District Municipality

Link to video on illegal dumping  GRDM

What is illegal dumping?
Illegal dumping is an ything you throw away in a place where it does not belong.
· If you know who is dumping illegally, report them to 044 801 6350 or or 044 801 6300 (a/h).
· Information that will help the case for a warning or fine: car description and/or registration number, address of alleged perpetrator, type of waste and address of where it was dumped. A cellphone photo of dumping in action will help, but is not essential.
· Report dumped waste for collection to 044 802 2900 or 044 801 6300 (a/h).


If you throw your junk just anywhere, it will eventually become your problem some way or another. It can make you sick or kill you.

George Library Services Diabetes Awareness Month

In South Africa, it is estimated that 3.85 million South Africans suffer from diabetes, with many remaining undiagnosed.

Type 2 diabetes can be treated when diagnosed early. Diabetes is a silent disease. You may not know you have it or think it’s not serious. But in the background, it’s causing damage to your blood vessels, and that can lead to a heart attack, stroke, renal failure, blindness – you could even lose a limb.

James De Waal, Senior Librarian Branch Libraries discusses the topic of Diabetes with Mrs Steenkamp, Dietician at the Diabetes Centre of Excellence, George.

Garden Route Dam raising of spillway and dam wall wins national award

George Municipality congratulated Zutari Engineering Consultants, formerly known as Aurecon, for winning the Technical Excellence category at the South African Institute of Civil Engineering (SAICE) Awards last night for its work on the raising of the spillway and dam wall of the Garden Route Dam outside George.

George Municipality Director Civil Engineering Services Regenald Wesso said the Garden Route Dam was the main source of potable water for the city and its capacity had become a concern as the municipal area continued to grow exponentially. “Aurecon devised a novel duckbill-shaped spillway that allowed for the dam’s existing storage capacity to be increased by 25% while increasing the dam’s discharge capacity and thus improving the dam’s safety.

“We are proud to be associated with such an excellent team, which not only delivered an outstanding product but did so on time and within budget,” said Mr Wesso.

George Municipality Portfolio Councillor Civil Engineering Services Jacqulique von Brandis said the raised spillway and dam wall project proved that practical and cost-effective solutions to infrastructure development were possible without compromising on quality and effectivity. “Congratulations to Zutari (Aurecon) – for George this is much more than an award-winner, it is an extension of one of the city’s most important resources: water,” said Ms Von Brandis.

The Garden Route Dam spillway and wall project was completed in January 2020 and increased the dam storage capacity by 25% from 10 million cubic metres to an estimated new capacity of 12,5 milion cubic metres.

Good rainfall over the past few months have filled the dam to its old capacity in early October (2020) and is currently at an estimated 85% of the new capacity. The process of calibrating the dam’s new capacity is underway. It is unknown how quickly the additional dam capacity will fill up, especially taking into consideration that the ‘new’ top edge of the dam is wider and the incline flatter than before.

Criteria for the Technical Excellence category of the SAICE Awards:
• Portray the art and science of civil engineering to the general public
• Indicate how the profession finds answers to challenging demands
• Display unique or unusual features
• Demonstrate functional efficiency, economic contribution and service of mankind
• Demonstrate some notable advance in the solution of engineering problems
• Show particular aesthetic appeal
• Display engineering ingenuity in analysis or design and/or in construction technique
• Had successful handling of impacts on the environment
• Be well managed, finishing on time and within budget

Project details:
The previous Garden Route spillway was 25m wide, which was extended to 80m by curving the spillway in the upstream direction. The new spillway consists of a reinforced concrete cantilever structure, which is unusual for hydraulic structures of this type, as these are normally self-stable by their mass. To enhance the stability, the structure is provided with rockfill on the upstream side of the wall footing, in addition to rock anchors.

Although the full supply level (FSL) of the dam was raised by 2.5 m, due to the local terrain the tallest portion of the new spillway wall is 4.9 m tall. A total of 1,780 m3 of concrete was used (750 m3 mass concrete, 300 m3 for the walls, 390 m3 for the wall footing, and 340 m3 for the channel).

The main dam wall was also raised by 1.76m to prevent overtopping by placing earth fill on top of the existing embankment. Selected material was placed as follows: general fill (12,500 m3), rip-rap (2,500 m3), filter sand (750 m3), and topsoil (2,050 m3).

The Garden Route Dam spillway and wall photographed upon completion in January 2020.