The city the administrative and commercial hub of the Garden Route and also a popular holiday and conference centre. The population has grown to 226 000 people with an average growth of 2.6% per year, since 2001.
George airport accommodates daily flights to and from the major cities of Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. George is situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on a major national highway along the Garden Route.
George is home to:
- The Nelson Mandela University
- MediClinic and Geneva Day hospitals
- GVI Cancer Unit
- Garden Route Centre for Eye Laser & Plastic Surgery
- Pathology Labs
- The GoGeorge Service