SCAVA (Southern Cape Association for the Visual Arts) is the Southern Cape arm of SANAVA (South African National Association for the Visual Arts) descended from AVA (Association of Visual Arts) founded in Cape Town 1850.

SCAVA members were part of the initiation of the Friends of the George Museum and have grown into an active member of this group.  The exhibit members’ artwork in the Sayers Hall, the Art Gallery of the George Museum.   This is a purpose built exhibition space, with gentle wheelchair friendly ramps guiding visitors upwards to view the artworks  covering all the wall space of this unique gallery.   It is ideally purposed to display artworks of all sizes.   It is often used to display artworks from many groups, children particularly like to use the ground floor area showing their special pieces on moveable stands   Adult artists prefer to use the wall spaces above.   Sometimes both exhibitions are combined.

Once a year SCAVA hold an open Visual Expression art competition,  open to all adult artists of the whole region from Riversdale to Plettenberg Bay and inland to Ladysmith.   Prize money is collected by SCAVA members and the amount subscribed makes this a very popular art competition.   It draws in many new artists in the region who later become members and exhibit regularly.   With the Management of the George Museum, the Friends of the George Museum and SCAVA artists we agree to mutually work together to promote visual arts to the whole community of George and beyond.   The Art Gallery of the George Museum is well placed to become the hub of Arts and Cultural activities on the Garden Route.

 The Genealogical Society of South Africa (GSSA) that was established in 1964 has twelve branches of which eleven are land based and one which is an electronic branch catering for members worldwide, via the internet. Each branch arranges its own activities and meets all year round apart from December and January. More information can be gleaned by visiting the branch pages of Members  become close friends and are more than happy to assist newcomers with their research. Many a dead end has been resolved by discussing the issue with a fellow genealogist.


 Founded in 2015, the Green Sport Foundation is a non-profit and it’s mission is four-fold: To create opportunities for participation in nature based sport and recreational activities. To educate participants about the importance of conserving our natural environment. To aid the development of nature based (green) sports. To create awareness about the dangers of a passive, modern lifestyle and getting people active in nature. George Trails is a project of the Foundation