Date: First or second weekend of November annually. The George season is slightly late – we find that the local gardens are often at its peak mid November. We have the mildest climate in South Africa – temperatures rarely fall below 10°C in winter and rarely climb beyond 28°C in summer.
George is situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth in an area known as the Garden Route. It is situated on a 10 kilometer plateau, bordered by the Outeniqua Mountain range to the north and the Indian Ocean to the south. Although the Garden Route starts at Heidelberg to the west and Storms River Mouth to the east, for practical reasons the George Open Gardens will only cover the area to Glentana to the west, Herold to the north and Wilderness to the east. Use our George online trip itinerary builder to visit Garden Route Botanical Gardens on your trip to George, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Peaceful, with lots of birds. A place to enjoy nature and peace in safety. Opportunity to take photos all over the area. more »
The location is quite central and there are many good venue to stay at in close proximity. There is a entrance fee of R15 The set up is beautiful but it looks like it needs abit more care and... more »
Great atmosphere and a well kept garden. We had issues at the entrance though. As holiday goers we entered the gardens with no issues one day. The next day, the guard asks us all for R10 cash entry fee. But the gardens are great for an afternoon walk.
This is an absolute paradise! If you're in town, make a plan to visit the Garden. It is an.absolute treasure and the staff is so passionate about what they do. And please donate money or even your recyclables! This non-profit organisation deserves every cent!
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