George Airport located in the Western Cape provides domestic flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Bloemfontein through airlines Airlink, CemAir, FlySafair, Kulula, Mango and South African Express, the airport handles over 700,000 passengers a year. Cargo flights from George are also available. George airport is also base to AVIC Flight School who train student pilots for commercial flight. George airport has two asphalt runways available that are between 1km and 2kms in length.
The airport terminal facilities include a tourist and information help desk, Banks & ATMs, a conference room and board room, retail shops, changing rooms, prayer facilities and public telephones. George Airport is fully disabled-friendly, access within the terminal building is made easier for disabled passengers with lifts, ramps and reserved disabled parking available for use.
George Airport, formerly known as P.W. Botha Airport was established in 1977 and was built to be an exact replica of the Keetmanshoop Airport in Namibia, the building has since expanded vastly due to reaching its capacity.
Accommodation in George is in abundance and a variety of establishments from hotels to self-catering Bed and Breakfasts can be found within the vicinity, prices varying.
The town of George, formerly known as Georgetown was established in the 1800s in the Western Cape along the famous Garden Route was historically known for its long running Timber industry that played a major role in the establishment of the town. Being almost equidistance between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, George has become a popular, affluent holiday resort town which has administrative and conference centre facilities that have earned it the right as the commercial business hub of the Garden Route in The Cape.
Things to do in George include visiting the Outeniqua Mountain, Montagu Pass, Tsitsikamma National Park, Preserved Railways of Outeniqualand and The Garden Route Botanical Gardens. There are a variety of museums in the area that offer an insight into the history of the Cape dating back centauries to its first inhabitance.