Regarding your trip to South Africa, I would recommend that you stop in
Mossel Bay which is along the Garden Route before you get to George. Check
out the web site http://www.mosselbay.co.za because it does a good job of giving
you information on that area. The most important thing to see (IMHO) is
the Maritime Museum where there is a replica of the caravel that B. Diaz
sailed from Portugal to SA over 500 years ago. You can actually go on the
boat which is housed in the museum. I would also recommend a stay at the
Stormsriver area in the Tsitsikamma National Park. It is really a lovely
area for hiking and outdoor activities. Check out http://www.stormsriver.co.za
and see what you think.
Have a great trip!
Ruth Marie in sunny Colorado