The tranquil banks and forested hills surrounding the Garden Route Dam are ideal for trail activities such as cycling, running and hiking. The dam and surrounds, which is the main source of drinking water for the residents of George, is maintained by George Municipality and MTO Forestry. The Saasveld Route System, a network of MTB trails, starts and finishes on the dam wall. Most routes consist of jeep tracks, plantation roads and some single tracks. Watch out for cheeky troops of baboons!