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Get to know George

Get to know George – 11 NOVEMBER 2022



Tourism news and lesser-known gems to inspire you:

 1. New! Blue Flag Full Status for Dreamy Herolds Bay

 It’s a yay for Herolds Bay!  Our family-friendly cove has officially joined the ranks of our other full status Blue Flag beach, Wilderness.  This warm, Indian Ocean beach is situated at the bottom of a long and winding hill and features a tidal pool, lawn area and promenade, beach showers and ablutions, as well as ice cream and food vendors for a truly enjoyable day soaking up the rays.

 2. Hidden Gem Bucketlist – Microlight flight at Louvain

Did you know that the captivating Louvain Guest Farm offers exhiliarating microlight flights? Flights are enjoyed over the mountain to the Garden Route coastline or to the north over the Kammanassie Mountains and the Langkloof Valley or in the Klein Karoo, departing at sunrise.  Costs range from R500 to R1500.  We recently sent Travel Bug Rose on this experience; see her first-person experience Facebook video here.

  1. New Art Gallery in Wilderness – Ninette Steyl

Enjoy a visit to the new gallery at the Palms Square Centre in Wilderness. Steyl’s work is an emotive portrayal of feelings experienced at a specific setting.

  1. When’s the last time you visited Timberlake Village?

 Did you know that Timberlake Village is home to several small local businesses which feature mohair, gemstones, wine, fine art, leather, resin art, pottery and driftwood sculptures?  There’s a trendy bakery, proper coffee roastery, oyster bar and a German deli. And Acrobranch tree top adventures recently-ish added a giant zipline over the village where you can zip down and enjoy a fun ride.  Timberlake has play areas for children and a Faerie Garden walk where kids can meet strange and wonderful creatures.  Fur babies of the canine variety are also welcome.  The village is a member of the Paradise Ridge conservancy, which means that they capture rain water, recycle grey water, compost wet waste, use no harmful chemicals, plant trees (400+ to date) and clear alien Wattle annually.  Isn’t that awesome!  A skillfully crafted driftwood sculpture exhibition of South African wildlife is also on display; these pieces are sold to collectors all over the world. Timberlake is open 7 days a week.


 There’s a full line up of local events you can participate in and enjoy from now until the end of the year.



Every Wednesday                              08:30-15:00 Hinenni Community Market 63Bo-Langvlei Road, Rondevlei, Wilderness 082 788 8500

Every Saturday                              08:00-14:00 Outeniqua Family Market N2, George, Outeniqua Family Market 082 465 2952

Every Sunday                                                       10:00-15:00 Sunday Funday Market Milkwood Village, Beacon Street, Wilderness 061 547 0625

10-22 December Outeniqua Kersmark Moederkerk, George 083 772 8252

15-31 December

(Closed Sundays)

Boerevintage Gift Market Redberry Farm, George 083 398 0205

17 December Hilltop Herolds Bay Garden Market  c\r Rooidraai \ Rooiktansie street Herolds Bay Heights 082 490 6200




12 George Open Gardens Various Locations, George

12-13 Trail Girl Trail Run Fairy Knowe Hotel, Wilderness 083 662 2022

13 Big Walk by Binah Garden Route, Botenical Garden, George 083 270 6382

19-20 Eden LC Champs Conville Swimming Pool, George 082 458 7427




5-21 Uncle George Party Step Aside Farm, George 071 433 6961

9-13 Western Cape Swimming Championship Conville Swimming Pool, George 082 458 7427

15-18 George Tens Outeniqua Stadium, George 071 457 2696

16-31 Bush Lapa Musiekfees Herolds Bay Resort Bush Lapa, George 044 851 0113

17 Cairo to Cape Trail Run Map of Africa, Wilderness 082 457 5675


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Find information about things to do, places to stay, upcoming events, eateries and gastronomic experiences as well as tourism transport at or pop in at our Visitor Information Centres where our friendly staff are ready to assist you.


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