|1 Pair of Jeans||$79.24|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$8.39|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$3.26|
|Utilities (Electricity, Heating, ...) for medium apartment||$104.88|
|Local draught beer||$1.40|
|1 Pair of men leather shoes||$55.93|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$2.61|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$32.63|
George is found in the Western Cape between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on Garden route. It has a population of about 121,299 inhabitants who comprise a mixed race. It is surrounded by a plateau, mountain and the Indian Ocean at the south. It has rich forests around that cater for the timber industry. The infrastructure is up to standard due to timber demand.
George Town is a world class town that keeps touch with its small size and atmosphere. One will find shopping malls, hotels, restaurants and other social or recreation spots. Tourists who have a fetish for shopping will enjoy the Garden route shopping center. Many accommodations in George are cost effective, the rates going as low as 55$ such as the Pine Lodge Resort per night. Other hotels among many to look out for would be the Protea hotel, Francourt and Far Hills Country Hotel.
Transport is accessible in this town and moving around on a train or road is friendlier to flying. However, there is no programmed service for passenger using rail road; they are mostly leisure rides or vintage trips to Garden route. However, cheap flights to George Airport offer affordable if not better rates to those flying to the city centre, Johannesburg or Durban.
Some of the great attractions in this town are, the Oteniqua Mountain derived from Khoi dialect to mean “Man laden with honey.” The mountain is a lush of emerald green that provides an exquisite view. In addition, a railway goes over it; it is one of a kind that makes it a spectacle to behold. Another attraction is the George museum that began as a private collection owned by Charles Sayers in a single room and then moved to George Town house after it was made public. One will also enjoy the Montagu pass and Toll house which is a relic declared as a national monument and many more surprises in this town.
Importantly, George’s architecture is inviting. For instance the Sentech Tower located at the foot of Oteniqua Mountains. The hotels in George are also highly designed making the town “photogenic”. For tourists looking for a small town that is modern and entertaining in South Africa, they should not miss George Town the timber land.