30th October 2018
3 days tour George to Cape Town
Plan and save on your next holiday book cheap flights and car hire online
With the current high fuel prices. Holiday makers know that booking affordable flights and Tempest car hire online works out cheaper than driving all the way from home in the family car. Looking for an exciting holiday without the long haul road trips? Look no further, book it all online and fly into George, touring back towards Cape Town, South Africa. See our blogs for interesting extensions to your holiday.
Local South Africans and many other travellers from across the world including Europe and UK fly into George Airport via Johannesburg or through Cape Town Airport to enjoy the warm sun, sea and sand. Book your affordable flights online to George Airport and at the same time pre-book your Tempest car hire all on line, it’s that easy!
You fly into George airport and collect your pre-booked Car Hire. George, known as the capital of the Garden Route is situated roughly halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. First proclaimed a town in 1811, George lies in the shadow of the imposing Outeniqua Mountains.
Places of interest in George
Outeniqua Transport Museum
This fascinating museum houses 13 steam locomotives including the Emil Kessler, Johannesburg’s first steam locomotive. The Royal Train used during the 1947 visit by the Royal Family as well as Paul Kruger’s coach are also on display. The exhibition includes vintage motor cars and a model train room.
Just over 12km from George is the secluded resort of Victoria Bay. Vic Bay, as the locals call it, offers safe bathing, excellent angling and some challenging waves for surfers. The bay is an excellent place to view dolphins all year round while Southern Right and Humpback whales are seasonal visitors.
Depart from George on the N2 south past Groot Brak River and on to Mossel Bay. This harbour town on the Southern Cape coast is best known for being the first landing place of Europeans on South African soil in 1488.
Places of Interest in Mossel Bay
Bartholomew Dias Museum Complex
This museum complex is situated close to the town centre, just above the beautiful Santos Beach. The complex houses the Maritime Museum containing the Caravel ship that Bartholomew Dias arrived in from Portugal. You will also find the Shell Museum and Aquarium. The oldest Post Office in South Africa, the Post Office Tree is located just outside the museum. Travellers would leave letters in a shoe under the tree from as long ago as 500 years. Passing ships would collect and carry the mail to further destinations.
As seen above is a must. Soft sand with warm ocean waters, just the perfect place to relax for a while and enjoy it
Botlierskop Game Reserve
This is a well-stocked Game Reserve with guided game drives, helicopter tours and horseback safaris. Over 1800 animals roam the reserve where one can see over 25 species including rhino, buffalo and giraffe. The reserve is situated a 20 km from Mossel Bay. The game reserve is also home to two Prides of Lion
Overnight Mossel Bay
Depart Mossel Bay on N2 South for Cape Town. As an alternative route to Cape Town one can turn off the N2 at Swellendam and continue through Ashton and Robertson before connecting the N1 at Worcester.
Your Car Hire is returned to the depot at Cape Town Airport
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