Herolds Bay, Garden Route
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The beautiful, secluded bay called Herold’s Bay has held an allure for holiday makers since time of old. Sketches and photographs in the George museum tell of ox wagons filled with tents, goods and servants, camping out on the beach itself. Today the bay is no less of an attraction and surfing, fishing and swimming, sheltered from the south easterlies that can blow on the coast, make this a favourite destination. Only 15 kilometres from George, the bay literally nestles in a sheltered rocky cove with a wide stretch of beach and inviting waters.
The little village of Herold’s Bay has short of 100 homes, making it something of a hamlet in much the same way that Llandudno in Cape Town has managed to retain its village appeal. Certainly this isn’t a humming spot. If you’re after bright lights and the clatter of the city, then Herold’s Bay isn’t the holiday for you. But for those after a complete break and the chance to unwind, Herold’s Bay will not disappoint.
The Outeniqua Choo-Choo is one of the few remaining steam trains in the country and travels between George and Mossel Bay, providing one of the most enjoyable and scenic rides in the heart of the Garden Route. The beautiful coastal fynbos in and around Herold’s Bay makes for some wonderful walks and trails, a fantastic area for spotting birds, and when the time is right, dolphins and whales.
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"Very nice for a family holiday, we had a great time here. Nice safe beach and very "gesselig" its a lovely atmosphere in Herolds ..." - Trienie de Kock, Randburg
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The new Garden Route National Park, established by SANParks and also known as GRNP, spans an impressive 121 000 hectares and includes the existing Wilderness and Tsitsikamma national parks, the Knysna Lakes area and roughly 52 000 hectares of newly proclaimed land. Still regarded as 'new' the ... more information
Situated only 8 kilometres from George, in the design of the Oubaai 18-hole Championship Golf Course and Driving Range, Ernie Els and his team have taken full advantage of the spectacular site they are working with. The Golf Course at Oubaai is a Links layout where veld grasses line the lush... more information
It is with great sadness that we need to report that the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe is no longer in operation. Information supplied here for historical purposes only: One of the few remaining steam trains in the country. Steam enthusiasts are in their element and everyone enjoys the splendid views of lakes, forests, beaches ... more information
Not far from George on the Garden Route, the Outeniqua Nature Reserve lies in the heart of the Outeniqua Mountains, its 38 000 hectares divided up over the impressively solid barrier that separates the high rainfall, and subsequent abundance of the Garden Route, from the miraculously contrasting and arid Little Karoo ... more information
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