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Get the chance to explore the world-famous Garden Route by choosing Thrifty to secure car hire. George Airport is perfectly placed to allow you to explore this stunning stretch of coast in South Africa. George is roughly the halfway point between the major cities of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

It would likely be easier to travel to Cape Town International if the majority of your business trip or holiday in the Western Cape will be in the Mother City, but if you only plan on heading there later on your journey, you face a trip of about 424kms – which would take between 4 and 5 hours barring any major traffic delays.

Should you be heading in the other direction along the coast, where you can start the Garden Route trip, you can expect a drive of over three hours to get to Port Elizabeth, which lies around 331kms away.

If you are not in a hurry, why not stop at Knysna on the way and take the chance to see the magnificent Knysna Heads, or catch a wave at Jeffrey’s Bay. One should also not rule out spending some time in the scenic George area, where you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon picking strawberries, or a day at the beach in Mossel Bay, which is just a short distance away.

George Airport may be smaller than the likes of Cape Town or OR Tambo, but that doesn’t mean it falls short in terms of services. You can grab a bite to eat at the likes of Cafe Dulce or Ekaya Restaurant. ATM machines allow you to draw cash ahead of your trip, while there is also the chance to stock up on sweets, chips or drinks for the road.

With Thrifty, you can reserve a vehicle online in just one minute. Browse our wide range of vehicles. If you take the time now to secure car hire, George airport will be a breeze!


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Nissan QashQai

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The Nissan Qashqai is stlylish and full of comfort. A combination of technology and luxury makes the Qashqai a family vehicle legend. The vehicle comes with air con power steering and airbags.

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Nissan X-Trail 4x2

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This Nissan X-Trail is built for adventure! With its bold style and technological features it will have you in complete comfort while you travel. Comes standard with air con, power steering, airbags and many other features to make your trip memorable.

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