Route System Orientation

George trails and routes system overview map

Our Route Systems

Routes and trails with a similar activity and/or starting point are grouped together into systems.

Beaches

A selection of beach routes along our beautiful surrounding coastline. Suitable for hiking, running and ‘fat’ mountain biking.

Bergplass trails

Bergplaas

A system of mtb routes located to the east of George, above the Hoekwil area. Be ready to climb a lot if you take this on.

George Botanical gardens

Botanical Gardens

The beautiful gardens are a local landmark and worth exploring. It's the venue for the local Park Run and some trail running / hiking routes start here.

Geelhoutboom

This system lies to the west of George and is mainly made up of district roads between farmlands with views of the Outeniqua mountains.

mountain bikers at ground zero

Ground Zero

Routes start close to Ground Zero Bike & Trail Park. Restaurant, pump track and kids playground makes this a local favourite.

Karoo-road-to-oudtshoorn

Karoo

A whole new biosphere awaits as you make your way inland via the historic Montagu Pass. Routes are mostly 'out & back'.

Oubos garden image

Oubos

A selection of mtb routes above Geelhoutboom on the slopes of Jonkersberg. Coffee available along the way at Arendsrus.

overcast looking down on George

Outeniqua

Trail running and hiking routes starting at the Witfontein Cape Nature office. Access George and Cradock peaks from here.

canoeing on lake

Paddling

A selection of flatwater paddling routes on rivers, dams and lagoons around George, from Great-Brak to Island Lake.

Outeniqua mountains at dusk

Saasveld

An area next to the Garden Route Dam with great single tracks. Includes the Groeneweide hiking trails and Tierkop mtb route.

cyclist on seven passes road

Seven Passes

The historic Seven Passes road between George and Knysna offers scenic views. Stop for coffee at the Garden Route Trail Park.

Waboomskraal aerial photo

Sputnik

Located at the top of the Outeniqua Pass, this red and white tower known as ‘Sputnik’ is the start to a variety of beautiful hiking/trail running routes.

Whites Road - Seven Passes

Wilderness

A beautiful quaint little village definitely worth a visit offers a variety of mtb, trail running and hiking routes around the lakes area.

cyclists on single track

Witfontein

Witfontein is known for it’s awesome singletracks in the Outeniqua Nature Reserve. Routes start at the Witfontein Cape Nature office.