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GO GEORGE Schedules and Hours during Holiday Season

All GO GEORGE services will continue throughout the holidays, with special provision for shoppers and employees at the Garden Route Mall and Eden Meander shopping centres where extended business hours will be implemented.

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Thembalethu, we're here!

Learn more about using the bus service and the GO GEORGE Smart Card

Get an overview of the planned service to Thembalethu and handy tips regarding the use of the system. English, Xhosa.

Starting out with Route 18A from Thembalethu to Blanco on Sunday 5 November 2023, more routes will continually be rolled out until all the planned Thembalethu routes have been activated. English, Xhosa, Afrikaans.

How to use the system English, Xhosa.

Smart Card User Guide English, Xhosa.

Standing on the bus English, Xhosa.

Thembalethu Route Map

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GO GEORGE is a scheduled public bus service in the City of George, aiming to provide a first-class public transport service that is reliable, affordable, safe, convenient and accessible, and contributes to a better quality of life for all.

It connects communities, boosts the economy and renders George an appealing choice to prospective businesses and investors. The fact that more people can now travel across our city, means an improvement in the quality of life for everyone.

At the heart of the project is an empowerment model that sees public transport operators who were operating minibus taxi or bus services in George forming a company to deliver the new scheduled bus service in terms of a contract.

The project forms part of the George Integrated Public Transport Network (GIPTN) and is the result of a partnership between the George Municipality, the Western Cape provincial government, the national Department of Transport and local taxi and bus operators from the George area.

A fleet of different-sized, branded GO GEORGE buses are operational across the City of George. Rolling out in phases, the first phase launched on 8 December 2014.

It's time for SASSA payments
We request passengers to spread their trips to pay points and stores throughout the day, rather than all trying to catch a bus during peak time. By doing so, we keep room on the bus for passengers who have to get to work and to school.

BOARDING THE BUS: Keep your Smart Card ready to tap and keep your trip receipt to use for transfer to a next bus, or as reference for possible queries.

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