George Airport originated from the old name P.W. Botha Airport, after the 6th president of South Africa who lived in George Town. Today George Airstrip still serves this large city tucked in one of Africa’s adventure filled country, South Africa. George is known for its stunning tourist scenes that you get to enjoy even as the plane lands on the airport; so make sure you always have the window seat!
As you descend towards the George Airport runway, you might be lucky to get a quick glimpse at the graceful Outeniqua Mountains; rich forestry and crystal rivers that snake their way into the thick forest to the bottom. You cannot enjoy the best of George, South Africa if you don’t get a rental for your transport during the stay. Taxis are also an option but it’s better if you were more flexible on a car hire; a good rental company that serves George Airport is Economy car rentals. They offer any rental model of your choice from a Ford Focus, Opel Corsa to a Nissan X-trail, Toyota Avensis or a Fiat Panda.
You will be surprised South Africa is quite developed and houses some of the brand names in rentals like Hertz, Avis, Budget, Thrifty and even Europe car. So there is no way it’s going to be a problem getting a rental; now to explore the bigger part of George town and perhaps some other exciting places in South of Africa.
South Africa, like most African countries, is rich in wildlife which is confined to special parks; but they aren’t caged, they roam freely in the wilderness and give the true Safari escapade Africa is popular for. So, for some authentic wildlife adventure you might want to drive your car hire to the Garden Route where the Tsitsikamma National Park is located.
Just before we get to the wild animals, Tsitsikamma first offers a unique taste of African nature away from George Airport; an exquisite river mouth awaits your photo moments and you can have the same nice pieces at the lovely view of Tsitsikamma park shores. This amazing National offers a lovely trail of thick indigenous forestry that houses a number of species. You spot dozen species of birds and some Duiker species along the various nature trails. This national park is known to be one of the largest marine reserves and maybe if you are lucky you might spot some dolphins and whales during winter from the cliff tops. Away from the wild adventure, you can venture into the more civilized George Town in your car hire and get some small history about this great town in South Africa; once inhabited by the KhoiKhoi community. They previously named the land Outeniqua means the ‘land of milk and honey’. And there are a number of African cuisines and traditional dishes you ought to try during your stay, plus have a feel of what a true African market is like at the heart of George.
Deep in the nightlife of South Africa, you can get to enjoy lots of cultural performances like the famous Zulu dances and partying in clubs the African way. Just make sure your car hire takes you to all the places you need to be in right before you return it.