Cheap flights to George
FlySafair offers customers cheap flights to George from Johannesburg. The frequency of our flights differs seasonally, but flights are almost daily. In the winter, when demand is lower there may be fewer flights, but as demand increases in the summer time there will be more flights. FlySafair operates flights between O.R. Tambo International Airport and we are the only airline that operates between George and Lanseria International Airport. Click here to see our full flight schedule.
The small town of George is in many ways the gateway to the greater Garden Route area. Nestled at the feet of the Outeniqua Mountain, George itself is a picturesque, sleepy town. Golfers are especially spoilt in this area by a wide arrange of world-renowned courses between Mossel Bay and Plettenberg Bay. George is also the closest airport to the popular towns of Knysna, Groot Brak and Oudtshoorn.
Things to do in George
The Garden Route is a treat anytime of the year. Summer time is incredible for enjoying the great outdoors, and the green winters offer ample opportunities for good wine, fresh oysters and warm log fires. Here’s a quick list of fun things to do in and around George:
- Get in a round of golf at world famous Fancourt
- Eat fresh oysters in Knysna
- Hit the beaches in Plettenberg Bay
- Take a tour of Featherbed Nature Reserve
- Check out the Bartolomeu Dias Museum in Mossel Bay
- Enjoy some shopping at the Garden Route Mall
- Cruise out into the Knysna Heads on John Ben
- Visit Elephants and the Knysna Elephant Park
- Enjoy the Sedgefield Wild Oats Market
- Go Paragliding in Wilderness
Places to stay in George
George and the rest of the towns in the Garden Route are holiday favourites, which means that that there are loads of different accommodation options available to travellers: from campsites to five-star luxury hotels. Customers who book cheap flights to George with FlySafair are also eligible to get great accommodation rates with our hotel partners at Booking.com. Click here to check out what’s available in the Garden Route.
Getting around George
The public transport infrastructure in George and the rest of the Garden Route is not particularly well established. As a result, we highly advise renting a car. Not only will this make getting around a lot easier, but it’ll also work out to be quite cost-effective depending on the distances that you’re looking to cover.
Customers who book cheap flights to George with FlySafair are also able to secure a 15% discount on Car Rental if a booking is made with our partners at First Car Rental while making a flight reservation.
The Garden Route climate is beautifully temperate. Summer kicks off in late October to early November and extends through to April and even May. The hottest months are February and March. February is generally a lovely time to visit as the weather is great, but the crowds between Christmas and Easter tend to be less.
June through August is winter time and while the temperatures seldom get close to freezing, it does tend to remain fairly wet and cool. March, April and August are historically the wettest months in the area.