Winners 2023

The consumers in George have spoken and it gives George Herald great pleasure to announce and congratulate the winners of the first ever Best of George Readers’ Choice Awards!

Thank you, people of George, for nominating and voting for your favourite businesses. We were overwhelmed with the response, and the participation from our loyal readers has reaffirmed what we knew would be an uplifting and rewarding project for businesses in our beautiful town.

Since the launch and the announcement of the nominees at the end of June, businesses have been giving their all to attain the title of Best of George. Not only has the awards been on the lips of business people, but their clients and George Herald readers shared in the excitement by voting for their favourite service providers in more than 100 categories. Never before has such a buzz gripped the local business world with those nominated going all out to take the coveted Best of George Award home.

Lots of respect to each and every one of the nominees and a massive congratulations to the category winners – you do George proud!

Winners

ALL ABOUT THE KIDS

  • Best Baby Goods Store – Discem Garden Route Mall
  • Best Creche / Pre-School – Klouterwoud Speelskool
  • Best High School – Hoërskool Outeniqua
  • Best Kids Activity / Play Centre – Redberry Farm
  • Best Primary School – Laerskool George-Suid
  • Best Private School – Glenwood House School
  • Best Toy Store – Toys R Us

DIY / HOME IMPROVEMENT

  • Best Aluminium – Build It George (George Industria)
  • Best Building & Construction Company – Builders Warehouse
  • Best Electrician – Eden Electrical
  • Best Garage Doors – Outeniqua Automation
  • Best Garden Nursery – Norgarivier
  • Best Glass Merchant – Glasfit George
  • Best Hardware / DIY Store – Builders Warehouse
  • Best Kitchen Installation Company – Gelmar
  • Best Paint Store – Jack’s Paint & Hardware
  • Best Plant Hire – Coastal Hire
  • Best Plumbers – H2O Plumbers
  • Best Plumbing Supplies – Gelmar
  • Best Pool Builders –  Pro X-Pools
  • Best Power Solutions – Builders Warehouse
  • Best Roofing Company – Roof & Home
  • Best Tile Shop – CTM

EAT YOUR HEART OUT

  • Best ‘Beat the Budget Restaurant – Texas Grill
  • Best Bakery – Loerie Bakkery
  • Best Burgers – RocoMamas
  • Best Butchery – Van Rensburg Foods (Courtenay Street)
  • Best Catering Company – Meade Café
  • Best Coffee Shop – Elvis Brew Co
  • Best Fresh Produce – Food Lovers’ Market
  • Best Liquor Store – Ultra Liquors
  • Best Outdoor Dining – Redberry Farm
  • Best Pizza Place – Pizza Perfect
  • Best Place to have Breakfast – Nina’s Cafe
  • Best Pub – Hennies George
  • Best Restaurant – 101 Meade Street Restaurant
  • Best Seafood Restaurant – The Fat Fish
  • Best Steak Restaurant – The Hussar Grill George
  • Best Takeaway – Burger King
  • Best Takeaway Fish & Chips – Kuyler’s Fish & Chips

EVERYTHING AUTOMOTIVE

  • Best Automotive Parts & Accessories – JP Spares
  • Best Battery Shop – Battery Centre George
  • Best Breakdown Service – J&B Auto Spares & Towing services
  • Best Car Service Centre – Johan’s Mechanical Repairs
  • Best Car Wash – Bubbles in George Car Wash
  • Best New Car Dealership – BMW George
  • Best Panel Beaters – Willie’s Panelbeaters
  • Best Truck Dealership – Volvo
  • Best Tyre Fitment Centre – Palm Tyres
  • Best Used Car Dealership – We Buy Cars

GLAM IT UP

  • Best Beauty & Health Centre / Spa – Sanguine Wellness Day Spa
  • Best Bridal Wear – Bridal Inn
  • Best Clothing Store – Woolworths Garden Route Mall
  • Best Function Décor and Flowers – Flowers 4 U
  • Best Hair Salon – Hair at Monroe’s
  • Best Jewellery Store – Lovisa Garden Route Mall
  • Best Shoe Store – Kingsmead Shoes Garden Route Mall

LIVING IN GEORGE

  • Best Bed & Breakfast – The Hawthorn Boutique Hotel
  • Best College / University – Francois Ferreira Academy
  • Best Community Organisation – Oudtshoorn Dogs in Need (ODIN George)
  • Best Door and Window Security – Trellidor
  • Best Estate Agency – Just Property
  • Best Function Venue – Redberry Farm
  • Best Golf Course – Fancourt – The Links
  • Best Health Club / Gym – Virgin Active
  • Best Hospital / Clinic – Mediclinic George
  • Best Security / Alarm Company – Bergsig Buurtwag & Sekuriteit
  • Best Veterinarian – George Animal Hospital
  • Best Weekend Getaway – Buff and Fellow Eco Game Farm

SERVICES

  • Best Accounting Firm – Mazars
  • Best Airconditioning Company – F&A Airconditioning
  • Best Ambulance Service – ER24 George
  • Best Architect – Eddie Da Silva Architects
  • Best Attorney / Law Firm – Raubenheimers Attorneys
  • Best Auctioneers – Van Rensburg Veilings
  • Best Branding & Signage Company – Blitsdruk
  • Best Cleaning Service – Buzzy Bees Cleaning Services
  • Best Courier Service – The Courier Guy
  • Best Driving School – Outeniqua Driving School
  • Best Engineering & Manufacturing Company – Kriess Hydraulics
  • Best Financial Planning / Brokers – PSG Wealth George
  • Best Funeral Service – AVBOB
  • Best Furniture Removals – Eezi Move
  • Best Garage / Filling Station – Shell Kraaibosch
  • Best Internet Service Provider – VOX Telecommunications George
  • Best Pest Control Company – Rentokil Initial George
  • Best Photographer Joint winners – Elmine Botha Freelance Photographer & Munro Photography
  • Best Printers – Blitsdruk
  • Best Printing Supplies – Waltons St George’s Square
  • Best Travel Agency – Harvey World Travel
  • Best Web & Graphic Design Company – Blitsdruk

SHOP TILL YOU DROP

  • Best Bed Company – Kloppers
  • Best Camping Equipment – Kloppers
  • Best Computer Store – ISM Computers
  • Best Cycle Shop – Willie Marx Cycles
  • Best Fabric Store – Charlene’s Fabrics
  • Best Fishing Equipment Store – Wildman George
  • Best Furniture Store – Kloppers
  • Best Health Shop – Clicks George (Market Street)
  • Best Homeware Shop – Mr Price Home Garden Route Mall
  • Best Hunting Shop – Wildman George
  • Best Pharmacy – E.Coetzee Pharmacy
  • Best Shopping Centre / Mall – Garden Route Mall
  • Best Sporting Goods Store – Top Gear Sport
  • Best Stationary Shop – Disconto Stationers
  • Best Supermarket – Checkers Hyper Eden Meander
  • Best Vet Shop – Pet, Pool & Home George

The consumers in George have spoken and it gives George Herald great pleasure to announce and congratulate the winners of the first ever Best of George Readers’ Choice Awards!

Thank you, people of George, for nominating and voting for your favourite businesses. We were overwhelmed with the response, and the participation from our loyal readers has reaffirmed what we knew would be an uplifting and rewarding project for businesses in our beautiful town.

Since the launch and the announcement of the nominees at the end of June, businesses have been giving their all to attain the title of Best of George. Not only has the awards been on the lips of business people, but their clients and George Herald readers shared in the excitement by voting for their favourite service providers in more than 100 categories. Never before has such a buzz gripped the local business world with those nominated going all out to take the coveted Best of George Award home.

Lots of respect to each and every one of the nominees and a massive congratulations to the category winners – you do George proud!

Winners

ALL ABOUT THE KIDS

  • Best Baby Goods Store – Discem Garden Route Mall
  • Best Creche / Pre-School – Klouterwoud Speelskool
  • Best High School – Hoërskool Outeniqua
  • Best Kids Activity / Play Centre – Redberry Farm
  • Best Primary School – Laerskool George-Suid
  • Best Private School – Glenwood House School
  • Best Toy Store – Toys R Us

DIY / HOME IMPROVEMENT

  • Best Aluminium – Build It George (George Industria)
  • Best Building & Construction Company – Builders Warehouse
  • Best Electrician – Eden Electrical
  • Best Garage Doors – Outeniqua Automation
  • Best Garden Nursery – Norgarivier
  • Best Glass Merchant – Glasfit George
  • Best Hardware / DIY Store – Builders Warehouse
  • Best Kitchen Installation Company – Gelmar
  • Best Paint Store – Jack’s Paint & Hardware
  • Best Plant Hire – Coastal Hire
  • Best Plumbers – H2O Plumbers
  • Best Plumbing Supplies – Gelmar
  • Best Pool Builders –  Pro X-Pools
  • Best Power Solutions – Builders Warehouse
  • Best Roofing Company – Roof & Home
  • Best Tile Shop – CTM

EAT YOUR HEART OUT

  • Best ‘Beat the Budget Restaurant – Texas Grill
  • Best Bakery – Loerie Bakkery
  • Best Burgers – RocoMamas
  • Best Butchery – Van Rensburg Foods (Courtenay Street)
  • Best Catering Company – Meade Café
  • Best Coffee Shop – Elvis Brew Co
  • Best Fresh Produce – Food Lovers’ Market
  • Best Liquor Store – Ultra Liquors
  • Best Outdoor Dining – Redberry Farm
  • Best Pizza Place – Pizza Perfect
  • Best Place to have Breakfast – Nina’s Cafe
  • Best Pub – Hennies George
  • Best Restaurant – 101 Meade Street Restaurant
  • Best Seafood Restaurant – The Fat Fish
  • Best Steak Restaurant – The Hussar Grill George
  • Best Takeaway – Burger King
  • Best Takeaway Fish & Chips – Kuyler’s Fish & Chips

EVERYTHING AUTOMOTIVE

  • Best Automotive Parts & Accessories – JP Spares
  • Best Battery Shop – Battery Centre George
  • Best Breakdown Service – J&B Auto Spares & Towing services
  • Best Car Service Centre – Johan’s Mechanical Repairs
  • Best Car Wash – Bubbles in George Car Wash
  • Best New Car Dealership – BMW George
  • Best Panel Beaters – Willie’s Panelbeaters
  • Best Truck Dealership – Volvo
  • Best Tyre Fitment Centre – Palm Tyres
  • Best Used Car Dealership – We Buy Cars

GLAM IT UP

  • Best Beauty & Health Centre / Spa – Sanguine Wellness Day Spa
  • Best Bridal Wear – Bridal Inn
  • Best Clothing Store – Woolworths Garden Route Mall
  • Best Function Décor and Flowers – Flowers 4 U
  • Best Hair Salon – Hair at Monroe’s
  • Best Jewellery Store – Lovisa Garden Route Mall
  • Best Shoe Store – Kingsmead Shoes Garden Route Mall

LIVING IN GEORGE

  • Best Bed & Breakfast – The Hawthorn Boutique Hotel
  • Best College / University – Francois Ferreira Academy
  • Best Community Organisation – Oudtshoorn Dogs in Need (ODIN George)
  • Best Door and Window Security – Trellidor
  • Best Estate Agency – Just Property
  • Best Function Venue – Redberry Farm
  • Best Golf Course – Fancourt – The Links
  • Best Health Club / Gym – Virgin Active
  • Best Hospital / Clinic – Mediclinic George
  • Best Security / Alarm Company – Bergsig Buurtwag & Sekuriteit
  • Best Veterinarian – George Animal Hospital
  • Best Weekend Getaway – Buff and Fellow Eco Game Farm

SERVICES

  • Best Accounting Firm – Mazars
  • Best Airconditioning Company – F&A Airconditioning
  • Best Ambulance Service – ER24 George
  • Best Architect – Eddie Da Silva Architects
  • Best Attorney / Law Firm – Raubenheimers Attorneys
  • Best Auctioneers – Van Rensburg Veilings
  • Best Branding & Signage Company – Blitsdruk
  • Best Cleaning Service – Buzzy Bees Cleaning Services
  • Best Courier Service – The Courier Guy
  • Best Driving School – Outeniqua Driving School
  • Best Engineering & Manufacturing Company – Kriess Hydraulics
  • Best Financial Planning / Brokers – PSG Wealth George
  • Best Funeral Service – AVBOB
  • Best Furniture Removals – Eezi Move
  • Best Garage / Filling Station – Shell Kraaibosch
  • Best Internet Service Provider – VOX Telecommunications George
  • Best Pest Control Company – Rentokil Initial George
  • Best Photographer Joint winners – Elmine Botha Freelance Photographer & Munro Photography
  • Best Printers – Blitsdruk
  • Best Printing Supplies – Waltons St George’s Square
  • Best Travel Agency – Harvey World Travel
  • Best Web & Graphic Design Company – Blitsdruk

SHOP TILL YOU DROP

  • Best Bed Company – Kloppers
  • Best Camping Equipment – Kloppers
  • Best Computer Store – ISM Computers
  • Best Cycle Shop – Willie Marx Cycles
  • Best Fabric Store – Charlene’s Fabrics
  • Best Fishing Equipment Store – Wildman George
  • Best Furniture Store – Kloppers
  • Best Health Shop – Clicks George (Market Street)
  • Best Homeware Shop – Mr Price Home Garden Route Mall
  • Best Hunting Shop – Wildman George
  • Best Pharmacy – E.Coetzee Pharmacy
  • Best Shopping Centre / Mall – Garden Route Mall
  • Best Sporting Goods Store – Top Gear Sport
  • Best Stationary Shop – Disconto Stationers
  • Best Supermarket – Checkers Hyper Eden Meander
  • Best Vet Shop – Pet, Pool & Home George

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