Fancourt Hotel

George, Garden Route

The hotel

The Fancourt Hotel is definitely one of South Africa’s premier hotels! Set against a dramatic mountain backdrop, rooms are split between the 150 year old Manor House, which has been completely remodelled to create a boutique hotel and the main hotel, which effortlessly combines modern luxury with traditional elegance. A golf estate – Outeniqua and Montagu 18-hole Golf Courses are two of the finest you’ll encounter – a must for any enthusiast! Meanwhile, those intent on a spot of pampering are also in for a treat. Rituals inspired by the four elements: air, water, fire and earth form the basis of all therapies, ensuring you leave your tranquil surrounds feeling balanced and on top of the world! Dining can be as formal or as casual as you please. There are several restaurants to choose from, including La Cantina, which is ideal for all the family. For that special occasion or just because you want to spoil yourselves, Henry White’s dedicates itself to excellence in the culinary arts – open six days a week, make sure you experience it at least once. When it comes to sightseeing, there’s plenty to do in the surrounding area, including Garden Route excursions, a trip to the stunning Knysna Waterfront and trips into the wilderness to spot the 'Big Five'.


  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Golf

Where is it

The town of George is in the middle of the Garden Route, halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Approximately a 4 hour 30-minute drive from Cape Town.

Hotel information

115 rooms in the main hotel and 18 suites in the Manor House. All of which are air-conditioned and have a balcony or patio, satellite TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar* and safe. Classic Rooms are on the ground or first floor, with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping 2 adults. 

Luxury Rooms offer more space with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping 2 adults.

One-Bedroom Suites with seperate living area, private patio or balcony and 1 king-size bed, sleeping 2 adults.

4 restaurants: Henry Whites, La Cantina (Italian cuisine), Monet's (café) and The Club Lounge (American club style food). 4 swimming pools including indoor kids' pool and paddling pool. Spa* with sauna, steam room, tepidarium and Roman bath. Gym with sauna and lounge area. 3 golf courses* – Outeniqua, Montagu and The Links. Golf academy for kids (7 years and up). 4 tennis courts. Fishing*. Bicycles for hire*. Kidz' Club (3-10 years). Teen lounge. Babysitting* (on request). Hair salon. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*.

* Denotes local charge.

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Aug 18, 2019 Norma J

3 days golf and luxury room, excellent service, staff couldn't be more accommodating. The hotel and golf courses are world class! From the time we landed and were met at the airport to the time we returned this was a memorable trip. Great value for money!
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Aug 16, 2019 grattank Johannesburg, South Africa

Overall excellent. We came to play Golf so it was amazing. Rooms were fabulous and very spacious with a view of the driving range. Service really excellent with staff friendly and very helpful. Maybe some new restaurant venues/variety would be nice.
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Aug 15, 2019 MikeGrahamHermanus Hermanus

Always a pleasure to stay at Fancourt and be looked after extremely well. Beats many of the other so-called 5-star establishments into a cocked hat. Never a complaint made in all our visits. Go and try it and you will not be disappointed.
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Aug 15, 2019 263greg

Absolutely outstanding venue for golf and relaxation. The service from staff was world class. The golf courses were unbelievably good, not sure where to find better greens? The hotel and facilities were so good that we never left the resort during our stay.
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Aug 14, 2019 kuzmishin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Beautiful property, attentive staff, great accommodations, superb food. Property is all inclusive - golf, tennis, expansive workout facility with indoor and outdoor pools, variety of restaurants that serve great food and a friendly and attentive staff.