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Cango Wildlife Ranch Oudtshoorn
24th March 2014

Cango Wildlife Ranch – Oudtshoorn

No visit to the Garden Route is complete without having visited the Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn.

Cango Wildlife Ranch is the oldest and largest cheetah contact centre worldwide and offers sanctuary to some of the wor

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New Cheetah Cubs Born At Cango Wildlife Ranch - Oudtshoorn
24th March 2014


Cango Wildlife Ranch is thrilled and proud to announce the birth of yet another litter of cheetah cubs.
Two male and two female cheetah cubs were born to parents Fern and Bongo on July 15th at Cango Wildlife Ranch’s breeding center in Oudtshoorn. The two females were name

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Mountview Resort& Lifestyle Village
24th March 2014

Mount View Resort's 10 Pin Bowling Alley

MountView Resort& Lifestyle Village occupies the new and significantly upgraded Southern end of York Street, previously known as the George Tourist Resort. The popular self catering, caravan and camping spot has this year introduced some exciting new features. These incl

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Down To Earth - Dining Experience
24th March 2014

Wooden deck with awesome view

Down to Earth is a restaurant with a beautiful ocean view, situated at HeroldsBay Eco Resort.The welcoming by staff is friendly and as you enter the restaurant, the atmosphere is warm and earthy. The walls are made of clay and straw, the high ceiling from wood and the glass windows are stai

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Map Of Africa: Scenic View At Wilderness
19th February 2013

Map of Africa - Wilderness (Photo: Amanda van der Merwe)

The Map-of-Africa is an extraordinary viewpoint at Wilderness Heights. Wilderness is situated approximately 15km from George, driving on the N2 highway towards Knysna.
Having traveled this road several times, I can vow it is very likely that you will see paragliders just as you have p

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The Artbeat Of Sedgefield
19th February 2013

Arts and Crafts Market

A variety of arts and crafts can be seen every weekend at the Scarab Village Market in Sedgefield. The market has a discern of quality artwork, crafted by people with exceptional talents. Time spent here is a brief escape from modern rush and noise. Holidaymakers, day visitors and tourists can leisu

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Victoria Bay A Small Hidden Bay
19th February 2013

Victoria Bay is approximately 3km from George and 6km from Wilderness (Photo: A vd Merwe)

Victoria Bay in the Garden Route is approximately 3km from George and 6km from Wilderness traveling from the Garden Route Mall towards Knysna on the N2. This lovely bay is also referred to as "Vicbay" by some people.

The small bay has a relaxed beach setting and is a

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Redberry Farm
10th January 2013

Experience the picking of your own strawberries

If you are looking for a fun and original day out there is nothing that rivals the Redberry Farm experience.  As one enters the farming area just outside George on the Geelhoutboom Road, you will be in awe of the rows and rows of strawberries in what is now known as “Strawberry Country

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George: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
19th February 2013

Main entrance Garden Route botanical Gardens

The George Botanical Garden is situated on the outskirts of the town, yet it is far enough from traffic noise to hear the sounds of birds and insects. You see a wide variety of  indigenous trees, beds of flowers, fynbos and succulent plants. Small signboards inform the visitor of plan

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The Old Slave Tree In George
19th February 2013

The Old Slave Tree in Yorkstreet, George, Western Cape

A story is told of an old oak tree, named “ The Old Slave Tree”,  that still exists today. The tree can be seen in front the old library in George. Today the old library building, is home to the George Tourism Bureau.

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George Historical Church Building The Dutch Reformed Mother Church
12th May 2011

This historical church is open to the public to visit. Various facilities on the premises cater for day visitors and tour groups.
I met Drew de Kock, the congregation manager. He  showed me around and we talked  about the rich history of this building.

People sometime

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The Tree Of Meeting In Pacaltsdorp
19th February 2013

The Tree of Meeting in Pacaltsdorp

  "The Tree Of Meeting" was planted about 300 years ago, and still stands today in Pacaltsdorp.

I drove down York Street in George  towards Pacaltsdorp to look for this old tree.Just as you pass the York-circle, you find the George Tourism Office on the left

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Old Stone Church In Pacaltsdorp
29th November 2012

The Stone Church in Pacaltsdorp was  officially inaugurated on 19 June 1825.

One of the oldest churches is found in Pacaltsdorp near George in the Southern Cape. The Stone Church  was officially inaugurated on 19 June 1825. (Click on Thumbnails to enlarge images)

I met the church keeper, Johnny Junies. He highlighted some interesting facts ab

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Sedgefield: The Cheeseman
19th February 2013

Paul Page from CHEESEMAN

When Paul explains the cheesemaking process you realise much more is involved than just converting milk into cheese. It is a complex process and a mix between art and science. "Cheesemaking is a specialized trade. It takes a lot of knowledge and experience and  there are even cheesemaki

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George: Oldest Town In Southern Cape
19th February 2013

The original Victoria Hotel

When looking at the road map of today an abundance of towns lie on route from Cape Town to George in the Western Cape. Why is it then that George has a longer history than most? Is it perhaps that early travellers to this region already recognised its natural beauty and commercial potential?

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