Smack dab in the middle of the South African southern coast is the city of George. As the largest town on the Garden Route, it is the perfect place to pick up a cheap rental car to begin your coastline cruise.
Hang out in George, visiting the Outeniqua Transport Museum and George Museum. Stop and smell the roses at the Garden Route Botanical Garden and hit the beach at Victoria Bay or Herold’s Bay for some R&R before quenching your thirst with a local brew from Robertson Brewery. Golf fan? Book a tee-time at one of the nearby championship golf courses.
Hiring a cheap rental car in George
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George Airport (GRJ)
George Airport is a six-time winner of the “South African Airport of the Year,” thanks to its outstanding service, efficiency and steady growth. Land at this holiday hotspot along with 600,000 yearly visitors. If you want to grab a meal before you get on the road, stop by Ekaya Restaurant, Cafe Dulce or Wimby. Pick up road trip snacks at Cosmic Candy on your way to the rental car counter, located in the arrivals hall.
Free WiFi is accessible in the departure area only. Picking up your car hire in downtown George? Hop in a local taxi from outside the terminal.
Guide to driving your car hire in George
Once you pick up your rental car at George Airport, take note of the following navigation advice, safe driving tips and help with parking in the area.
Driving from George Airport to the city
George Airport is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the downtown and 10 minutes from Herold’s Bay. To head to the city, hop on the R404 then take a right onto R102 until the first roundabout taking the first exit onto York Street. This will bring you into George central.
Driving your rental car in George
Road trips along the Garden Route, passing through George are becoming a tourist favourite. Drive cautious and stay safe with our helpful driving tips:
● Be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and animals near or on the road.
● Always lock your doors when driving and after parking your rental car.
● Avoid driving at night, picking up hitchhikers and stopping at accident scenes unless you’re involved.
● Pre-plan your road trip stops to avoid travelling at night.
● Stick to the speed limit as speed cameras are monitored along main routes.
● Always travel with a road map plus driving directions, or hire a GPS from the rental car agency.
For more driving tips and national rules of the road, scroll to the bottom of the South Africa rental car page.
Parking at the airport and in the city
If you need to park at George Airport, select from open parking (R12 for the first hour with a maximum rate of R60 for 24 hours), shaded parking (R17 for the first hour with a maximum rate of R80 for the day) or use the drop off and go zone, free for the first 15 minutes. An off-site long-term lot is available off highway N2 and provides transport to the airport. Be sure to pre-book your spot, as the lot is often full.
Parking in George is readily available at local attractions, restaurants and accommodations. On-street parking and most car parks come with a security guard who will keep an eye on your car. These guards wear a high-visibility vest with a company logo. Pay when you return and look out for scammers who try to act like parking guards in exchange for money. It’s normal to tip R2 for a short period and R5 for longer stays.
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