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Great Brak River is a coastal village which nestles in a perfect Garden Route setting situated midway between George (30km) and Mossel Bay (27km). It is a historic village built around the lagoon of the Great Brak River. Sweeping panoramic views compliment the characteristics of this jewel of the Southern Cape. The beautiful, endless unspoiled beaches in the area, and the lagoon, offer safe swimming. The presence of the Southern Right and other whales from May till November is one of the town’s main attractions.

The river that divides the village is rich in marine life while its banks offer excellent opportunities for bird watching. There is an Art route, several cycling and Hiking routes, the Fragrance route and a Historic route.

The community offers cultural activities, musical and art events. It is a tourist’s paradise and offers great accommodation for the tourist or holiday maker, with plenty of sporting and leisure activities, real estate for the buyer and opportunities for the businessman.

For total peace of mind and relaxation, enjoy and discover Great Brak's unspoilt beaches stretching from Glentana to Little Brak River. This little majestic town really has it all - so don't be shy, come and pay us a visit!

"Did you know Great Brak River was the first village in the Southern Cape to have electricity?"

"Did you know that Great Brak River is over 150 years old?"

  • 15 km from Oubaai Golf Estate
  • 20 min drive to Fancourt Golf Estate
  • Big game (less than 15 km)
  • Casino (less than 30 km)
  • Scuba diving (less than 10km)
  • Shark cage diving
  • Whale watching
  • George Airport (15 km)
  • Various 4 x 4, cycling and walking routes

Description of our smaller suburbs in the Great Brak River area

Our area is divided into smaller suburbs all adjoining each other. Starting in the East they are: Glentana, Outeniquastrand, Nature-on-Sea, Dwarsweg- & SAOU Strand, Pienaarstrand, Bothastrand, Hersham, Dolphins Creek Golf Estate, the well known Island, Southern Cross, Eurekapark, Great Brak River, Tergniet, Reebok, Fraai Uitsig and Little Brak River.

The farming areas which De Kaap Estates cover are extensive and include Friemersheim, Voorburg, Sinksabrug, Jonkersberg, Herbertsdale, Albertinia, Riversdal, Stilbaai, Gouritzmond, Hartenbos, Brandwag, Ruiterbos, Leeukloof, George, Hoekwil, Knysna, Joubertina, Uniondale, Oudtshoorn, Calitzdorp, Ladismith, De Rust and Prince Albert.

Map of the Garden Route

Map of the Garden Route