Take a drive along the R12 of George and one soon becomes aware of the natural beauty and tranquillity in the area. From here the road diverts off to Victoria Bay and Wilderness.
Before these landmarks one will find the prestigious suburbs of George Dormehls Drift and Denneoord. These are old well-established suburbs with established lush green gardens and neatly manicured sidewalks.
Then one should also mention Camphersdrift which is another of the suburbs in George which is favoured by long-term residents and new home owners from upcountry looking to escape the frantic pace of the large cities. Granted many of the families that relocate are wealthier and can actually afford the costs to relocate.
Wealth means homes have to cater to the needs of this market segment and it does, there are classic Victorian period homes, contemporary homes and classic conventional. The property usage also attracts pensioners that have scaled down from large family homes and want a more manageable home and then there are first-time buyers who will also find apartments to suit their budget.
The suburb has that needed familial tranquil appeal and the lack of large scale commercialisation allows the suburb to retain these qualities.
Here one can take a drive to the beach for the day, spend time in the botanical gardens or explore the hiking trails on the Outeniqua Mountains.
Naturally residents have to earn an income and the suburb is close to Tamui Industria and some others which are geared towards the forestry industry and then there are commercial sectors and hubs.
Camphersdrift has the same convenient access to reputable schools namely Outeniqua Primary School, Outeniqua High School, York High School and Denneoord Primary School.
One would almost feel strange visiting a mall other than to buy household and clothing goods as the nature is so captivating but it is a functioning town that needs mall and some of them are Garden Route Mall, Cathedral Square Shopping Mall and York Mall.