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George Golden Olden
Celebration Tour
George, Herold wines , Outeniqua Transport Museum

The George Golden Olden Celebration Tour

GEORGE | OUTENIQUA TRANSPORT MUSEUM | HEROLD WINES

5 Departure Points

5 Departure Points

Depart from any of the following locations:
George, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn

All Entrance Fees Included.

All Entrance Fees Included.

Our prices always include all entrance fees to any excursion within the tour itinerary.

Chauffeur Driven

Chauffeur Driven

In 5 star luxury vehicles. View our fleet page for more info on our vehicle assets.

your destination

George

The Heart of the Garden Route and capital of the Southern Cape, George is the ideal hub from which to explore the diverse scenery and natural wonders of its surrounding areas.
The town of George is central to South African Garden Route in the Western Cape province and is the sixth oldest town in South Africa – the first founded under British rule – and was named after the reigning monarch in 1811, King George III.

The Outeniqua forests were the reason the Dutch East India Company, in 1776, established a woodcutters outpost on the site of what became George in 1811. It was declared a drostdy by the Earl of Caledon on 23 April 1811. George gained municipal status in 1837.

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your destination

George

The Heart of the Garden Route and capital of the Southern Cape, George is the ideal hub from which to explore the diverse scenery and natural wonders of its surrounding areas.
The town of George is central to South African Garden Route in the Western Cape province and is the sixth oldest town in South Africa – the first founded under British rule – and was named after the reigning monarch in 1811, King George III.

The Outeniqua forests were the reason the Dutch East India Company, in 1776, established a woodcutters outpost on the site of what became George in 1811. It was declared a drostdy by the Earl of Caledon on 23 April 1811. George gained municipal status in 1837.

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DAY TOUR LOCATIONS

AT A GLANCE

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HISTORY OF GEORGE

Embark on a tour of discovery into the rich that George is famous for.

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OUTENIQUA TRANSPORT
& GEORGE MUSEUM

The museum collection consists of a total of 21 steam locomotives and a total of 22 coaches among other vehicles, a delight for adults and children alike!

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HEROLD WINES

Bounded on three sides by nature reserve, it is a remote and idyllic setting, the vineyards embraced by lofty mountains covered with dramatic stands of fynbos.

First Excursion:

George Museum
& St. Mark's Cathedral

George Museum
George Museum is a cultural history museum located in the town of George, Western Cape, South Africa. It preserves the history of the town of George with a special focus on the timber industry. It also houses an art collection. The museum was started by Charles Sayers, in 1967 in a single room in Courtenay Street. On 23 April 1811, the Earl of Caledon, British Governor of the Cape, proclaimed the new magisterial district of George. The new town was named after the reigning monarch of England, King George III. The first magistrate, Adrian van Kervel, supervised the buiding of the Drostdy (residency) in 1812. During 1826, the building burnt down and was rebuilt as a private home in 1831 by William Hollett.

Guided tours of the Cathedral
On arrival, visitors are given an explanatory brochure which details a brief history of the Cathedral and provides a guide for walking around the Cathedral to view its many features. The volunteer Friends of the Cathedral are on hand to welcome visitors and show them various interesting aspects of the Cathedral – its history, its adornments. photographs and furnishings as well as a few unusual historic artefacts, many of which are inextricably linked to the history of George.

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First Excursion:

George Museum
& St. Mark's Cathedral

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George Museum
George Museum is a cultural history museum located in the town of George, Western Cape, South Africa. It preserves the history of the town of George with a special focus on the timber industry. It also houses an art collection. The museum was started by Charles Sayers, in 1967 in a single room in Courtenay Street. On 23 April 1811, the Earl of Caledon, British Governor of the Cape, proclaimed the new magisterial district of George. The new town was named after the reigning monarch of England, King George III. The first magistrate, Adrian van Kervel, supervised the buiding of the Drostdy (residency) in 1812. During 1826, the building burnt down and was rebuilt as a private home in 1831 by William Hollett.

Guided tours of the Cathedral
On arrival, visitors are given an explanatory brochure which details a brief history of the Cathedral and provides a guide for walking around the Cathedral to view its many features. The volunteer Friends of the Cathedral are on hand to welcome visitors and show them various interesting aspects of the Cathedral – its history, its adornments. photographs and furnishings as well as a few unusual historic artefacts, many of which are inextricably linked to the history of George.

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Second Excursion:

Outeniqua Transport Museum

Outeniqua Transport Museum

The Outeniqua Railway Museum is one of Transnet Heritage Foundation museums. Situated in the former PX-goods shed in George, the museum opened on 24 September 1998.

The collection consists of a total of 21 steam locomotives and a total of 22 coaches among other vehicles. A variety of 13 stream locomotives, including a narrow gauge, the Emil Kessler – Johannesburg’s first steam locomotive, the impressive GL Garret together with carriages from a bygone era, such as from the Royal train of 1947, Paul Kruger’s coach and private saloons, just to name a few, Also a perfect location to take photos.

Second Excursion:

Outeniqua Transport Museum

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Outeniqua Transport Museum

The Outeniqua Railway Museum is one of Transnet Heritage Foundation museums. Situated in the former PX-goods shed in George, the museum opened on 24 September 1998.

The collection consists of a total of 21 steam locomotives and a total of 22 coaches among other vehicles. A variety of 13 stream locomotives, including a narrow gauge, the Emil Kessler – Johannesburg’s first steam locomotive, the impressive GL Garret together with carriages from a bygone era, such as from the Royal train of 1947, Paul Kruger’s coach and private saloons, just to name a few, Also a perfect location to take photos.

Final Excursion:

Herold Wines

On the sunlit north facing slope of Cradock Peak, the highest crest of the Outeniqua Mountain range running parallel to the Southern Cape coast and creating part of the scenic attraction of the Garden Route, is the flourishing Herold Wines vineyard. Bounded on three sides by nature reserve, it is a remote and idyllic setting, the vineyards embraced by lofty mountains covered with dramatic stands of fynbos.

Wine tasting is in an unpretentious tasting area set among tanks and barrels in the working cellar, with winemaking in view at harvest and the farm ladies hand labelling bottles during the quiet times. It is an experience of homely hospitality and sharing of folk, farm and wine lore with the owners who are usually on hand to join visitors around the cosy cellar fireplace or at the vine shaded tables. Light lunches and teas are available and picnic facilities. Wheelchair friendly.

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Final Excursion:

Herold Wines

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On the sunlit north facing slope of Cradock Peak, the highest crest of the Outeniqua Mountain range running parallel to the Southern Cape coast and creating part of the scenic attraction of the Garden Route, is the flourishing Herold Wines vineyard. Bounded on three sides by nature reserve, it is a remote and idyllic setting, the vineyards embraced by lofty mountains covered with dramatic stands of fynbos.

Wine tasting is in an unpretentious tasting area set among tanks and barrels in the working cellar, with winemaking in view at harvest and the farm ladies hand labelling bottles during the quiet times. It is an experience of homely hospitality and sharing of folk, farm and wine lore with the owners who are usually on hand to join visitors around the cosy cellar fireplace or at the vine shaded tables. Light lunches and teas are available and picnic facilities. Wheelchair friendly.

Tour Additional Info

  • Rates are subject to availability on confirmation and are valid until 30 September 2020.
  • Rates are subject to change due to activity operator price adjustments and volatile fuel price changes.
  • Advertised vehicles are subject to availability.
  • All toll fees included where applicable.
  • Luggage trailers included upon request.
  • Porterage & Gratuity are not included in any fare.
  • Waters are not included but can be supplied at an additional cost of
    R12 per 330ml unit or R15 per 500ml unit.
  • Driver overnight fee may apply for long distance transfers. This will either be
    for the client’s account or will be charged for separately.
  • A waiting fee will be raised at R 250 per hour/part thereof for deviation
    from agreed departure time. This does not apply to delayed flights.
  • It is by law a requirement that all vehicles with guests on board have a
    name list and detailed itinerary.
  • Full Day tours are strictly from 08:00 to 17:00 or 09:00 to 18:00.
  • Half Day tours are strictly 5 hours – AM or PM.
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