Fancourt Hotel

George, Garden Route

Virgin rating

The hotel

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 five 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'.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

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. All of which are air-conditioned and have a balcony or patio, satellite TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar* and safe. Classic Rooms overlook the Outeniqua Mountains, gardens or the Montagu Golf Course, 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 separate living area, private patio or balcony and 1 king-size bed, sleeping 2 adults.

4 restaurants: Henry Whites, La Cantina (Italian cuisine), Monet's (French-style bistro) and The Club Lounge (club style food).

The Leisure Centre has two swimming pools – one outdoor pool with a Jacuzzi, and a heated indoor pool. Spa* with sauna, steam room, tepidarium and Roman bath. Gym. 3 golf courses* – Outeniqua, Montagu and The Links. Mountain-facing tennis courts. Fishing. Leisure trails.

* Denotes local charge.

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May 20, 2024 apclaassens

Fancourt is that kind of destination I will visit every year, there is so much to do one can never feel you had enough. Fancourt is a home away from home.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent week of golf, food, and enjoyment

May 20, 2024 mnstrydom

We spent a week at Fancourt and it was well worth it. Everything is world class and nothing is too much of a hassle for the staff. Thank you for an enjoyable time and we will be back very soon.
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May 19, 2024 Venture44793560294

Unforgettable stay at Fancourt. I want to send a special shout-out to Dimakatso and Siya and everyone else at the leisure centre. They really did a fantastic job with my kids ensuring all their needs are been seen to. Give them a bells!!!!!!!
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May 8, 2024 baren Cape Town

This is the best run hotel experience in the Cape. Arrival at the porters desk to check in, all the staff are friendly and informative (also happy to share more when asked about the whole establishment showing great mentoring and training) The entire estate is pristine, and whether you are playing golf, or just booked in for this 5 star experience… Read more
This is the best run hotel experience in the Cape. Arrival at the porters desk to check in, all the staff are friendly and informative (also happy to share more when asked about the whole establishment showing great mentoring and training) The entire estate is pristine, and whether you are playing golf, or just booked in for this 5 star experience you will not be disappointed. The breakfasts are sumptuous and delicious, and we ate in the Italian restaurant, and the menu offers a wide range of choices, and is well catered and served. Many thanks for a fabulous 2 night stay Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Manor House is a wonderful option at Fancourt.

May 7, 2024 2cvgolfers Fort Myers, Florida

A spectacular resort. The rooms are comfortable and clean as can be. The Manor House - their boutique hotel option - offers a nicely stocked mini bar which is gratis. It also has high tea every day at 3. The staff were happy and very helpful. We played two of their three golf courses - both quite challenging and good.