Follow our monthly #GettoknowGeorge tourism update to discover interesting snippets happening in our beautiful area, curated just for you, as well as upcoming events you can look forward to!
Find all the tourism information you need in the greater George area at www.visitgeorge.co.za – the official tourism destination website.
2023 is our year to shine. George is taking to the global sporting stage! Two international events of significance are taking place right here, in our home paradise – the MUT by UTMB® and the ITPF Tent Pegging World Cup.
MUT (Mountain Ultra-Trail) BY UTMB®
At UTMB® events, participants take part in the most beautiful trail running events on the planet, in the world’s most iconic places. What an honour that George is now included in this elite group of only 30 global trail running events. The MUT by UTMB® is the first and only event on the African continent to be part of the World Series Finals. This event takes place in the Outeniqua Mountains, with the Mut Miler (165km), Mut 100 (100km), Mut 60 (60km), Mut Marathon (42km- sold out), Mut Challenge (24.5km – sold out) and Mut Lite (9km) taking place between 26 – 28 May 2023.
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ITPF TENT PEGGING WORLD CUP 2023
Tent pegging? No, this sport does not feature tents. Formerly known as Gymkhana, this equestrian sport involves horse riding with swords and lances, with which the rider strikes an object at a full gallop. Taking place at the George Agricultural Show from 21 – 26 August 2023, 9 countries will compete for the ultimate trophy. 45 countries competed in 4 pools, where 2 countries qualified per pool, and South Africa qualified automatically as host country. South Africa won their pool; therefore 2nd and 3rd place from the pool South Africa was in, were awarded placement. The qualifying countries are India, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, South Africa, Pakistan and Sudan. A high standard of riding skill is required to gallop a horse at full speed and maintain posture as judges award points for the accuracy with which objects are struck or retrieved. Make sure to come watch this exciting event!
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26 April: Gin & Gastronomy Pairing Evening at 101 Meade Restaurant, George
Join 101 Meade for a Gin and Gastronomy Pairing evening in collaboration with Cape Saint Blaize Artisanal Distillery, featuring 4 delicious courses at R650pp including gin pairings. Unique local botanicals are used to produce Cape Saint Blaize Gin.
28 & 29 April: Redberry Farm Market in George
The Redberry Farm Market is a great weekend outing for families. Go support local entrepreneurs and take your children to the Kids Play Park featuring giant inflatables and jumping castles at R50 for a full-day pass. Target Shooting is also available at R10 for 10 balls. There will be live performances by local artists JP Zeelie, Lynette, Bluebell music, Mathew Rodriguez and Janine Fourie. The 5km and 9km Trail Run powered by Peugeot is taking place on 29 April.
29 – 30 April: Autumn Bonsai Festival at the George Garden City Centre
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The Autumn Bonsai Festival offers 12 South African bonsai demonstrations to give members a great festival.
29 April: The Nuklear Garden ‘23 Arts Festival at the Marshmallow Garden Café, George
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This alternative arts festival features live artists, food and drinks, tattoos, piercings, DJ’s and cash bar. Celebrating the weird and normal, the sunset lovers as well as the headbangers, this event gives 350 guests the opportunity to experience a 12-hour festival starting at 10am and ending at 10pm.
SWD Eagles Rugby at Outeniqua Park Stadium, George
- 22 April: SWD Eagles vs Leopards
- 28 April: SWD Eagles vs Border Bulldogs
- 06 May: SWD Eagles vs Diables
29 April: Outeniqua Marathon, from George to Wilderness
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The Outeniqua Marathon 42km is a Comrades Marathon qualifier race. The event offers a 42km, 21km and 10km. The 42km starts at the Outeniqua Stadium while the 21km starts at the Garden Route Dam, traversing a spectacular landscape ending at the Wilderness Commonage.
Golf Days at Kingswood Golf Estate, George
- 07 May: Sunday Mix Competition
- 11 May George Business Chamber Golf Day
06 May: Wilderness SPCA Beach Walk at the Wilderness Common
The SPCA calls on all dog lovers to bring their furry friends for a walk on the Wilderness beach in the Wilderness Woof-athon starting at the Wilderness Common.
MUSIC, SHOWS, ART, AND DANCE
Dotsure Insurance George Arts Theatre, George
- 14 – 22 April: Finding Fame, A Musical Quest
Directed by Heather Stead, and in collaboration with Songbird Music Studio and George High School, this local theatre performance is the story of four teenagers who begin a journey of fame or failure which takes them back in time.
- 03 – 06 May: Tapas Theatre
An evening of theatre through the ages with delicious tapas and drinks.
- 20 – 23 April: Wilderness Arts Festival at the Wilderness Hotel
Over 80 artists’ and sculptors’ works will be on display. Musicians, storytellers, poetry, live performers and book launches can be enjoyed. The festival is hosted at three main venues – the Wilderness Hotel, Palms Garden Square and Milkwood Village. This year’s theme is ‘Steampunk’. The main events are the launch evening with live music and a light buffet on 20 April; the Night of 1000 Drawings on 21 April; the Freedom Feathers Fashion Show on 22 April and Kevin Coffee Artist’s coffee and acrylic art pouring demo on 23 April.
- 22 April: Jan Blohm and Betty’s Nuklear Live at Milkwood Village, Wilderness
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Jan Blohm will rock out alongside rock vocalist Chad Abnett and up-and-coming band Betty’s Nuklear. Performing classics like “I stand alone” and “Dragula” with their raw vocals, rock fans will get their fix.
- 29 April: Albert Frost Live at Mujo Bar and Restaurant, George
Catch the legendary Albert Frost at Mujo for an afternoon of amazing food and great music. For the past two decades the energetic performances of blues, rock guitarist and singer Albert Frost has captured audiences worldwide. Dubbed the “South African Hendrix”, Frost alternates between rhythm and lead, showcasing his extraordinary skills on the acoustic and electric guitars. Catch the Best Rock Album SAMA Award winning Albert Frost at Mujo on 29 April.
- 14 May Mother’s Day 23′ with Isabella Live Music at Kontrei Padstal, George
Treat Mom for Mother’s Day at Kontrei Padstal with lovely live music while enjoying a homecooked lunch.
LOCAL DEALS AND HAPPENINGS
Take advantage of these local deals available:
Hawthorn Boutique Hotel invite you to enjoy their next Sunday Lunch on 23 April 2023. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than catching up with friends and family and enjoying some amazing food? Sunday lunch is served from 12pm – 3pm at R395 per person with a set menu that includes starters, mains and desserts, with a glass of house wine.
Texas Grill Knock Out Lunch Specials available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, include Burger and Chips for only R49 and Steak, Egg and Chips for R109.
RocoMamas have a smashin’ deal for all rockstar students at #RocoGeorge. The Student Special includes an Old Skool Burger and Fries OR 4 Wings and Fries OR 2 Downsize Classic Waffles for R60 (sit downs only). Valid until 30th November 2023.
For all fish fans, Nina’s Café have 20% all sushi on Mondays to Fridays between 3pm to 5pm, and Saturdays between 1pm to 3pm.
Mozambik George has you sorted for date night – every Tuesday at Mozambik for R480: Get a Xai Xai Platter to share with your partner and pair it with a bottle of Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc or Merlot.
Protea Hotel Marriot King George has a last-minute escape alert! Escape for less with Marriott Bonvoy – members save 20% and non-members 15% on weekend getaways at participating Protea Hotels by Marriott properties. Limited availability and for stays over the next 4 weekends. Bookable Wednesdays to Sundays.
At the Sea Glimpse Holiday Resort, stay 5 to 7 nights and receive 10% off, stay 7 – 14 nights and receive 15% off, and stay 14 – 21 nights and get a 20% discount. Offers are subject to availability.
Views Boutique Hotel and Spa are offering you 10% off accommodation rates for April 2023. Sea facing rooms start from R4,568 per room per night. Included in the rate is breakfast, Wi-Fi, Netflix, parking, complimentary welcome drink and morning beverage as well as the use of our hydro lounge.
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VISIT YOUR LOCAL TOURISM OFFICE
Want to know more about what you can see, do, eat and where you can stay?
- GEORGE TOURISM
044 801 9295 | email@example.com | 124 York Street, George Central, George, 6529
- WILDERNESS TOURISM
+27 44 877 0045 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 198 George Road, Wilderness, 6560
- UNIONDALE TOURISM
+27 44 518 0030 | email@example.com | Virtual assistance
Go to visitgeorge.co.za to find out more.