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George Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our George Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

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Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at George Airport.

What to Expect

  • The small, single terminal was built in 1977, and connects the Western Cape to larger airports in South Africa.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have used this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels within 15 minutes of the airport, though none provide airport shuttles. See our Airport Hotel section below for more info.

Good to Know

  • Economy class travellers can pay to access one airport lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

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George Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at George airport either by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

» Buy a Lounge Pass

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at George Airport for up to 4 hours or 1GB, whichever comes first. Connect to the “Airports@Vast” network. Registration requires an email address and contact number.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in George Airport does not appeal to you, there are no hotels directly at the airport. However, the drive into town is only 12 to 15 minutes. Here are the nearest hotels:

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs - ATMs are located in both the Main hall and Arrivals hall.
  • Baby Care Facilities - Baby care facilities are available on request. Ask an airport staff member for assistance.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Conference Facilities – A conference and boardroom are located on the first floor and can seat 30 and 10 people respectively. Reservations can be made over the phone.
  • Currency Exchange – Imali Express foreign exchange is located in the arrivals hall.
  • Disabled Services – Lifts and ramps make George airport accessible. Additional services can be requested when booking.
  • Food & Drink - At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour food options available. However, there are two restaurants and one coffee shop available.
  • Information Desk – Located in the arrivals terminals and open during the day.
  • Medical Services - A basic first aid unit is available in the airport.
  • Observation Deck - Yes. Location unknown.
  • Prayer Rooms – Available on request. Ask an airport staff member for assistance.

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Airport Hours

Information not available. If you know the hours, please email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com and we will update the guide.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rental kiosks are found in the main terminal building. The following companies are represented at the airport: Avis • Budget • Europcar • First • Hertz • National • Tempest • Thrifty.

Airport Shuttles

A number of shuttle services connect the airport with various locations


Taxis are available.

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Last Updated: 18 October 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .