George Trails

George Trails

Welcome to SA's largest and most diverse mtb, trail running and hiking route network with more than 2300kms mapped and downloadable from our website.

George Trails is a project of the Green Sport Foundation non-profit. Green Sport raise awareness, educate and create opportunities for outdoor, nature sport - and recreational activities. We are passionate about being a catalyst for positive change by helping to create a healthier community. From there our motto "Let's play outside!" It's all about a healthy balance. George Trails is SA's largest

Operating as usual

Photos from George Trails's post 10/11/2021

Happy to showcase the new #GeorgeTrails cycling and trail running kit with cool map details of the local landmarks. Let us know what you think and if you are interested in purchasing it please send us a direct message. The more we buy, the more the price comes down. Look out for the kit at events and trails all over SA, promoting our incredible #trailrepublic. Thanks to our 'models' Jacques Mouton Hannes Neethling and Dirk Wessels.

Photos from George Trails's post 05/11/2021

For the longest time, humankind was made for exploration, adventure and the mountains. Without our mountains, we would not be able to wax lyrical about nature or even learn about who we are.
George peak, 1337m to be conquered from the Witfontein forestry station as a day hike, or as part of the 6 Peaks trail run starting at Sputnik.
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Digital Accounting & Bookkeeping | DoughGetters Accounting™ 02/11/2021

Digital Accounting & Bookkeeping | DoughGetters Accounting™

A special shoutout to Willem Haarhoff and the DoughGetters team. We have had a business relationship from the beginning of George Trails and the Green Sport Foundation and we value them very much. Willem is an avid trail runner and all round funny cat so give him a high five when you see him on the local trails again. We are a good fit because our organizations believe in the positive power that technology and the internet can make in people's lives, all whilst enjoying a good balance with nature. Both #Doughgetters accounting services and #GeorgeTrails' route info lives in the cloud...but we love all kind of clouds if you know what we mean.

Digital Accounting & Bookkeeping | DoughGetters Accounting™ DoughGetters is a complete digital accounting and business admin service. In the cloud, face to face, wherever you need us.

George Trails - My Trail Town 26/10/2021

George Trails - My Trail Town

We are excited to introduce the new #GeorgeTrails video showcasing our spectacular #trailrepublic. Please share far and wide and tell us what you think. Thanks to all the role players that made this possible and big up the Zane Schmahl and the OZone crew for this cool production. George Tourism George Municipality George Herald Garden Route Trailrunning (GTR) Wesgro Cape Cycle Routes Hillbillies Mountain Bike Club George Mountain Ultra Trail CapeNature SANParks - Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna & Wilderness) National Park NMMU

https://youtu.be/xgBbv8wTcos

George Trails - My Trail Town George Trails is the original Green Sport 'My Trails Town' and the biggest and most diverse mtb, trail running and hiking route network in South Africa. More...

Photos from Tristan Nortje's post 24/10/2021

Congrats Tristan Nortje sjo that was a next level first Absa Cape Epic. You ran with the big dogs today and showed that you can keep up with the world's best. Your future looks bright. Big up also to Robyn de Groot on a podium in the GC of the ladies and all the other local riders that completed this gruelling race that measures all.

Photos from George Trails's post 23/10/2021

For extended muscle and lung activity, we suggest taking on this loop route to the Ernest Robertson dam. 88 Km through Oubos. Route details on the website.
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#Raasbekkie 22/10/2021

#Raasbekkie

Showing some #George love to the legend that was Carel Bezuidenhoud RIP #Raasbekkie. We will miss you at the finish lines of our next events. Video credit Juan Botes

#Raasbekkie George MTB'ers & Friends#Raasbekkie Memorial Ride/Run20 October 2021

George parkrun is calling for volunteers 22/10/2021

George parkrun is calling for volunteers

George Parkrun is almost ready to resume but needs volunteers.
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George parkrun is calling for volunteers GEORGE NEWS - An urgent need of extra...

It's snake season in the Western Cape - here's what to do if you get bitten | News24 20/10/2021

It's snake season in the Western Cape - here's what to do if you get bitten | News24

It is snake season. Keep safe.

It's snake season in the Western Cape - here's what to do if you get bitten | News24 The Western Cape health department has urged residents to be extra cautious when out and about as snake season has officially arrived.

20/10/2021

How grandfather described...
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How grandfather described...
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Photos from George Trails's post 18/10/2021

Quick weekday walks. Get some friends together and take on the 4 km from Victoria bay to Wilderness. Do note that there have been some incidents on this route so don't travel alone.

Route info on our website.
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18/10/2021

Popular and much loved event MC, Carel Bezuidenhout aka Raasbekkie, tragically passed away this past weekend. Carel will be sorely missed and our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. With the utmost respect we encourage those among us struggling with their mental health to speak up and seek assistance as the struggle is very real for many of us. There will be an memorial ride in honor of Carel and we encourage you to join.

Popular and much loved event MC, Carel Bezuidenhout aka Raasbekkie, tragically passed away this past weekend. Carel will be sorely missed and our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. With the utmost respect we encourage those among us struggling with their mental health to speak up and seek assistance as the struggle is very real for many of us. There will be an memorial ride in honor of Carel and we encourage you to join.

Photos from George Trails's post 15/10/2021

You're off to great places,
Today is your day.
Tierkop is waiting,
So get on your way.
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Tierkop MTB & trail running routes on the website. 22 - 25km options. Link in bio.
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Riding Outside Benefits Your Brain in a Big Way, Research Shows 14/10/2021

Riding Outside Benefits Your Brain in a Big Way, Research Shows

More reasons to play outside.

Riding Outside Benefits Your Brain in a Big Way, Research Shows Here’s another reason to go for a ride in the fresh air when you can.

13/10/2021

Do not stress, it is meant to happen.

CONTROLLED BURNS THIS WEEK
George Municipality Fire Department, with support from Garden Route District Fire Department, will be doing controlled burns this week in preparation of the upcoming summer fire season.
Municipal controlled burns will take place Monday to Thursday from about 11am each morning in the vegetated area north and northwest of the Denneoord emergency firefighting airbase.
Firefighters remain on site during controlled burns.
Contact
Fire emergencies: 044 801 6311
All other emergencies and after hours: 044 801 6300
Issued George Municipality 11 October 2021

11/10/2021

Bike, hike, run or paddle? What are you planning? Comment below.
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Bike, hike, run or paddle? What are you planning? Comment below.
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Photos from George Trails's post 09/10/2021

Mountain biking in Geelhoutboom. Routes vary from 13 - 81 km, available for download from our website. Link in bio.

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06/10/2021

🚨 New Race 🚨 IRONMAN 70.3 Mossel Bay

BREAKING NEWS. The Garden Route will hosts its first Ironman event. Well done to Mossel Bay for securing this.

Photos from George Trails's post 06/10/2021

Montagu pass and surrounds - 7 mtb route options, from 22 - 120 km.
Download route gpx from our website - link in bio.

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Photos from George Trails's post 04/10/2021

Sun is out, we're heading out!
Bike, hike, run & paddle at the Garden Route dam / Saasveld.
Route options available on our website - link in bio.

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01/10/2021

Good luck to our two mtb pros from George at the UCI Mtb Marathon World Champs in Italy, tomorrow. Best wishes Robyn de Groot and Matthys Beukes. Looks like a tough outing with 4500m of climbing over the 115km course. We are rooting for you!

XCM World Championships tomorrow on a relentlessly brutal course 🇮🇹

Crowdfunded my way to get here, incredibly grateful to those of you who made it possible!

As always #ProudlySouthAfrican in green and gold 🇿🇦🤞🏻 It’s going to be a test of GRIT & Resilience 🥴

Time to chase that rainbow in amongst a field full of rockstars 🌈

#leftyocho #ridecannondale #girosouthafrica
#handgemaak #bornintheblackforest
#StagesPower #polar
#fortheloveofsport #isostaredge
#gripisyourfriend
#onsouthafrica #TifosiSports

Photos from George Trails's post 01/10/2021

MTB Route: Map of Africa. This 28km (out & back) route takes you to the "Map of Africa" via the Seven Passes road.
Park and start at the Garden Route Dam entrance gate (Stander street) and take on the scenic Seven Passes road.
Detailed route information on our website.

You can also paddle a good portion of the Kaaimans River below.

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Photos from George Trails's post 29/09/2021

Ever wanted to hike to the FM tower on the lower slope of the Outeniqua mountains? It's easier than you think.
Start of at the Witfontein plantation forestry station, it's a 6km hike, out & back.

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26/09/2021

Discover George

Photos from Giant Bicycles South Africa's post 25/09/2021

What a boytjie! Well done to George local Tristan Nortje on becoming the new SA u/23 champ

George Trails network biggest of its kind in SA 22/09/2021

George Trails network biggest of its kind in SA

We did it. Thanks to everyone involved for their hard work behind the scenes with this project. We are proud of the effort. This is for you the nature lovers. Please enjoy responsibly. www.georgetrails.org.za #letsplayoutside #mytrailtown #greensportfoundation #georgetourism #gtr #hillbilliesmtb #georgetrails

George Trails network biggest of its kind in SA GEORGE NEWS - George has always been known...

Photos from George Trails's post 20/09/2021

Hoekwil MTB route... 45 km to pedal hard. There is coffee along the way! Enjoy!
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Petition against dam development 17/09/2021

Petition against dam development

Read about the petition against the Municipality's development plan at the Garden Route Dam. Your thoughts?

Lees oor die petisie teen die Munisipaliteit se beplande ontwikeling by die Tuin Roete dam en deel jou mening.

Petition against dam development GEORGE NEWS - Local heritage societies and...

Samewerking nodig om berg teen oorgebruik te beskerm 16/09/2021

Samewerking nodig om berg teen oorgebruik te beskerm

Kyk gerus wat verskeie rolspelers in die buitelewe aktiewieteite rondom George te sê gehad het en deel jou mening.

het www.georgeherald.com/News/Article/General/samewerking-nodig-om-berg-teen-oorgebruik-te-beskerm-202109151244

Samewerking nodig om berg teen oorgebruik te beskerm GEORGE NUUS - George Herald het verskeie...

Photos from George Trails's post 15/09/2021

Hikers, bikers & runners - routes and trails for everyone at the #Witfontein plantation (Cape Nature's Outeniqua Nature Reserve ).
Beware of harvesting in this area and stay clear of it please. View and download routes from our website georgetrails.org.za
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CapeNature offers FREE entry to 22 Nature Reserves – Capenature 14/09/2021

CapeNature offers FREE entry to 22 Nature Reserves – Capenature

Freebeeeeees! Thanks CapeNature

CapeNature offers FREE entry to 22 Nature Reserves – Capenature September marks Tourism Month and CapeNature invites you to join in the celebrations. The entity will provide free day access to the public during its 7th annual Access Week, from 13 - 20 September 2021 to a selected number of reserves.

Photos from George Trails's post 11/09/2021

Another weekend and time for another grand adventure. Wilderness has something for everyone, biking, hiking and paddling.
Explore & download route options from our website georgetrails.org.za/category/trail-systems/wilderness/
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Photos from George Trails's post 10/09/2021

A couple of routes to put on your 'Bikeit List' - Geelhoutboom, the rural farmlands west of George meandering past Friemersheim, Bottlierkop & Great Brak River.
You can download route gpx-files from our website.
Enjoy!
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08/09/2021

Hi guys. We have had quite a few complaints about littering, vandalism, plant removal, irresponsible trail use, dogs not on leases, etc. We need to protect our mountain and each other. It is a privilege to explore our beautiful natural surroundings around George. Please therefor respect the rules of all landowners at all times and don't spoil it for others. George Trails is not legislative in any way but we do advocate responsible use. Here are some guidelines from our website for those that don't know. https://georgetrails.org.za/general-trail-rules/

Hi guys. We have had quite a few complaints about littering, vandalism, plant removal, irresponsible trail use, dogs not on leases, etc. We need to protect our mountain and each other. It is a privilege to explore our beautiful natural surroundings around George. Please therefor respect the rules of all landowners at all times and don't spoil it for others. George Trails is not legislative in any way but we do advocate responsible use. Here are some guidelines from our website for those that don't know. https://georgetrails.org.za/general-trail-rules/

George Trails

Welcome to George Trails, SA’s largest and most diverse network of mountain biking, trail running and hiking routes. Routes totaling more than 1000 kilometers are all down loadable from this website to your GPS devise to navigate with.

At the heart of the Garden Route and nestled between the Indian ocean and the foothills of the Outeniqua mountain range, lies the picturesque city of George. As the 2nd largest city in the Western Cape, George offers an exceptional lifestyle and world class infrastructure, including a national airport, regional mall, championship golf courses and great trails…the perfect place for a well-balanced lifestyle, filled with adventure.

George is the only place in South Africa where you will find indigenous forests, fynbos, pine plantations, mountains, oceans, rivers, dams, mountain passes, farmlands and semi-desert (Karoo) all within a 20km radius of a town or city centre. For the user there is a large variety of jeep tracks, single tracks, plantation roads, district roads and even beaches to choose from. From the historic Montagu Pass to the single tracks of Witfontein to the plantations of Saasveld and beaches of Wilderness…George has it all!

George is situated along the Cross Cape Cycle Route between Plett and Stellenbosch and offers incredible diversity and so many route options making it impossible to ever get bored exploring this amazing natural playground. Because of this diversity it was dubbed the ‘Trail Republic’…and your passport is free.

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Jc Adventure Tours Jc Adventure Tours
George, 6525

Discover the great African outdoors with our group tours. We do custom tours aswell as tours through Kruger National Park. It's a great experience and you get up close and personalwith African wildlife. Come sit back and relax on our tours.

Honeybee Outeniqua - Tours and 4x4 Training Honeybee Outeniqua - Tours and 4x4 Training
George, 6530

Tours of the Southern and Eastern Cape, Trails and 4x4 Driver Training. We also offer advanced Defensive Driver Training www.honeybeeouteniqua.com

MET Tours MET Tours
Meade Street
George, 6529

Cultural tours for York High learners.

De Hoek Mountain Resort De Hoek Mountain Resort
George

The resort is tucked away in the Swartberg Mountains, situated 35km from Oudtshoorn, on the road to Prince Albert and only 5km from the Cango Caves.

Tours for South Africa Tours for South Africa
Unit 1, 66A Laing Street, George Industrial
George

Tours For South Africa is the Preferred Tour, Transfer, Charter & Events Organiser /Operator on the Garden Route & Little Karoo, requested for by name. Delivering unquestionably superior service by meeting customer & guests demands & expectations.

Bergsight Self Catering Accommodation Bergsight Self Catering Accommodation
29A Newton Street
George, 6529

Bergsight is centrally located in George, in the heart of the Garden Route. It is within easy reach of a variety of shops, restaurants and attractions, and provides easy access to the N2. It is ideal for business travelers and overnight guests.

Brenton Blue Tours Brenton Blue Tours
7 Witels Street
George, 6529

Let Brenton Blue Tours offer you PRIVATE and PERSONALIZED tours and transfers to suit your specific needs and requirements....we travel between Cape Town to Port Elizabeth along the Garden Route of South Africa.....and beyond

Outeniqua Hop Route Outeniqua Hop Route
George, 6530

"Our mission statement is to promote tourism in the Outeniqua area by providing all our members with an association that will represent and lobby on their behalf "

Herolds Bay Accommodation Herolds Bay Accommodation
Gerickes Hoek
George, 6615

www.herolds-bay.co.za Herolds Bay beach front accommodation

George Tourism George Tourism
124 York Street
George, 6529

The official tourism bureau of George Municipality, situated in the magnificent Garden Route of South Africa.

Harvey World Travel - George & Oudtshoorn Harvey World Travel - George & Oudtshoorn
111 York Street
George, 6529

We specialize in travel matters in and around the Garden Route, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, as well as International Travel Packages.

Wilderness Ventures Adventure Tours Wilderness Ventures Adventure Tours
George, 6530

We do river rafting trips down the Gariep This is the other name for the Orange River. Our basecamp is on a beautiful farm called Raap en Skraap. Next to one of the few places on this macnificent river you can see the whole river.