George is a small city located on the southeastern coast of South Africa, and in order to get to George, you’ll need to fly into George’s airport.
George itself is known for its natural beauty, its old car museum, African cheese festival, and active lifestyle. Traveling to George can be a bit tough, but here at Skyscanner, we’ll tell you a few tricks that will make your trip to George a bit easier.
Once you arrive in George, you’ll find that most people speak Xhosa or Afrikaans, with a small minority who speak English. Don’t let that dissuade you from booking a series of flights that take you to George, though—the lush countryside beauty is uniquely African and it’s a functioning example of what a small city in developing country looks like when they’re at their best.
Airlines That Fly To George’s Airport
Only regional South African airlines fly to George’s Airport. These airlines include Airlink, CemAir, Flysafair, Kulula, Mango, and South African Express.
When To Book A Flight To George?
When you book your flight to George, expect to have to book a number of hops to get you into the general region of South Africa, and then a few final hops to get you from South Africa’s hubs into George’s Airport itself.
Our price alert tool here at Skyscanner will be helpful for your initial hops to get you into the African subcontinent, but the regional prices don’t budge much except in response to tourist season. Tourist season is from December through January, and it’s when George’s churches and fields swell with Afrikaans speaking visitors looking to enjoy the landscape and the food.
What To Expect When Arriving At George’s Airport?
The facilities at George’s Airport are very minimal, and you should expect to hail a cab at the front door as soon as you’ve grabbed your bags. George’s Airport is a 3-mile drive from George itself, so your cab ride will be very quick and provide you with a beautiful view of the Mossel Bay mountains which are at a right angle with the N2 highway you’ll be on.
You can also hike from the airport to the downtown of George or the suburbs if you’d prefer. You’d be surprised at the number of fliers who opt to do so, even in the heat that can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the highs of the summer season.
What To See And Do In George
George is a relatively small city, but it still has a lot to offer for tourists. Check out the George Old Car Show near Victoria Bay for an increasingly overgrown but beautiful display of old vehicles left in various states of repair. It’s much like an open-air art installation.
Other attractions in George include its many beautiful churches, some of which are 200 years old. These churches bring Dutch architecture to the lush and nearly rural piazzas in downtown George, and shouldn’t be mistaken for anything other than living pieces of history.