Located in the foothills of South Africa’s Outeniqua Mountains, George is an excellent base from which to explore the Southern Cape Region. At the heart of the area’s Garden Route, it is an established destination for travelers on the Cape Wildflower Floral Kingdom trail and equipped to deal with business or leisure visitors. With plenty of restaurants, attractions, and conference facilities, this city provides a warm welcome for all. At the Fancourt Golf Estate, you can learn from PGA professionals on a stunning course set in lush, green gardens, or sample a few New World wines on the mountainside Herold Wines vineyard.
Flying to George
1. Which airports serve Johannesburg to George?
The majority of flights from Johannesburg to George depart from the O. R. Tambo International Airport, also known as Johannesburg Airport. It is 21 km from the city center. Occasionally, flights also leave from the privately owned Lanseria International Airport, which is 32 km from the city. Each flight arrives at George Airport, which is conveniently close at just 8km from the center of town.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Johannesburg to George?
For a direct flight, travel with airlines like Safair, South African Airways or Comair Limited, as each of these has daily routes. If you are prepared for a stopover, British Airways, Mango and CemAir all offer regular flights.
3. How long is the flight?
On a direct flight, the journey time is 1 hour and 55 minutes, but if the route includes stopovers this time could extend to 4 hours or more. Both cities are in the same time zone.
4. Climate changes between Johannesburg and George
In George, the climate is warm, yet mild, with cooler temperatures around July and August. Rain falls regularly throughout the year, but the highest levels are in March. Further north in Johannesburg, the subtropical weather is warmer but as the city is at an altitude it is a pleasant heat.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
In George, the currency is the South African Rand. It is widely available from banks, most of which are on York Street or in the Garden Route Mall. All major credit cards are accepted in George, though the most popular are MasterCard and Visa. You do need a visa to travel within South Africa, or to visit South Africa from another country for more than 90 days.
Flying in from the largest South African city, Johannesburg, with its one million inhabitants, you’ll notice the peace and quiet, as just 120,000 people call George home.
If you appreciate a tour with added thrills, the Garden Route Quad Adventures will take you through the outback at speed or, for a more sedate countryside outing, try a horse trail. In this temperate climate exploring is always a pleasure, so head out to Wilderness, a sprawling sandy beach that’s right next to the highway and dotted with small local restaurants serving up fresh seafood. Back in town, take a walk through the Indigenous Botanical Garden to see how the Southern Cape native species are being conserved for future generations. The small but beautifully curated George Museum enables visitors to learn more about the town’s heritage, with artworks, photos, and artifacts from the timber industry.
Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to George?
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How far in advance should I book tickets from Johannesburg to George?
The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Johannesburg to George.
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|< 7 days||R1 869||R4 762|
|7-14 days||R2 408||R4 169|
|14-21 days||R2 049||R4 565|
|21-30 days||R2 139||R11 717|
|30-60 days||R2 103||R11 717|
|60-90 days||R2 606||R4 151|
|90+ days||R2 193||R11 070|
Compare Flight Prices from Johannesburg to George by Month
Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Johannesburg to George flights.
|Month||Origin||Destination||Carrier||Depart Date||Return Date||Stops||Price|
|April||Johannesburg||George||South African||2020/04/29||2020/05/04||0||R3 864|
|May||Johannesburg||George||South African||2020/05/27||2020/06/01||0||R3 253|
|July||Johannesburg||George||South African||2020/07/08||2020/07/22||0||R3 666|
|August||Johannesburg||George||South African||2020/08/13||2020/08/17||0||R3 235|
|September||Johannesburg||George||South African||2020/09/11||2020/09/18||0||R4 008|
Cheap Last Minute Flights from Johannesburg to George
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Johannesburg to George
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Johannesburg to George is R6 002.
The average price for direct flights from Johannesburg to George is R3 576.
The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Johannesburg to George.
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One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Johannesburg to George
We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Johannesburg to George. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.
The average price for one way flights from Johannesburg to George is R1 600.
The average price for round trip flights from Johannesburg to George is R3 576.
Johannesburg to George Flight Questions
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