The climate in George is relatively warm throughout the year and many tourists are flying there to indulge in hiking and outdoor activities. George is situated by mountains and forests making it an ideal location for tourists who enjoy the outdoors. May to November are very popular times with people hoping to catch glimpses of whales along the coast however, these are also the winter months so it can be wetter. You’ll still manage to find cheap flights to George although you’ll need to book slightly earlier in the year if you intend to visit during the whale watching season.
Although May to October are the winter months, whale watching is best seen then. The summer months bring lots of hikers and backpackers who want to enjoy the outdoor scene which is on offer. Despite this you’re more likely to find cheaper accommodation during the winter but flights to George won’t fluctuate too much.
You’ll have a much better chance of securing cheap flights to George by booking at least two months in advance. If you have the flexibility to book earlier than this then your chances of saving money improve even more. Whilst George isn’t the most popular destination in South Africa it does have a great outdoor scene which draws in tourists so you’ll need to account for more tourism during the warmer months and book your flights and accommodation in advance.
Flights from Johannesburg to George: 1 hour 55 minutes
Flights from Cape Town to George: 0 hour 55 minutes
Flights from Durban to George: 1 hour 50 minutes
Flights from Bloemfontein to George: 1 hour 40 minutes
Kulula, CemAir, Safair and SAA all operate regular flights to George so ultimately it comes down to your own preference.
You’re a little limited for options when it comes to finding public transport to get you to the city. The most common method is to simply jump into a taxi once you arrive. Zeelie, Barnard or Eden taxis are all safe and reliable and you can arrange a lift before your flights to George. Failing that you’ll need to hire a car from the airport. This is a good option if you’re only planning on passing through George and will be driving elsewhere around South Africa. However if you’re literally just planning to stay in George you’ll be better off getting a taxi and save yourself the hassle of driving.