Birdlife close to the beach

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Great Brak River is situated right next to the N2, close to the airport and halfway between Mossel Bay and George … perfect to use as base to explore activities and everything the scenic Garden Route has to offer. And for local groups with members in both George and Mossel Bay, this is the ideal place to meet – less travelling time for all concerned.

ANNUAL EVENTS

Great Brak Grabadoo

On 31 December each year – Grabadoo, the Garden Route’s most popular family sporting event of the holiday season, is a wonderful way to experience the picturesque Great Brak River area first hand.
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Trisport

The Great Brak River based Trisport company was established in 2011 and has since expanded to include various sporting events and tours. The annual Wolwedans MTB, Wolwedans Trail Run, Wreck Challenge, Trans Outeniqua 3 day MTB and Trans Outeniqua 5 day MTB Tour are organized by them. Read More

Walking Fest

During the first Hi-Tec Garden Route Walking Fest over Easter 2016 Great Brak Tourism Initiative co-ordinated the marketing of 6 walks to promote Great Brak River village and surrounds. Since walking is so much part of life in and around our charming village this was seen as a perfect opportunity to promote Great Brak River! Read More

Fragrance Fest

Once a year, on the last Saturday in February, participating venues on the Fragrance Route open their doors and organize something special to celebrate their own little Fest. Read More

Cabaret

In 2012 Petro Taute produced her first CABARET – AROUND THE WORLD IN 60 MINUTES, and since then this annual charity event (and the income) has grown every year. Read More

LET’S MEET AT GREAT BRAK

Fynproewersgilde At Transkaroo

Gardening clubs, book clubs and women’s groups from the Southern Cape often visit Great Brak River for outings or meetings. This Suid-Kaap Fynproewersgilde event was held at Transkaroo. Read More

Year-End Functions

The Garden Route’s quaintest village is situated halfway between Mossel Bay and George, Western Cape, close to the airport and right next to the N2, which makes Great Brak River absolutely ideal for year-end functions. Read More

WEDDINGS

Weddings

A number of venues in and near Great Brak River specialize in weddings – from small, intimate gatherings to huge festive occasions. The variety of spectacular settings (perfect for photography) is only one of the reasons why this area has become so popular as wedding destination. Read More

CONFERENCES

Ilita Lodge

During 2016 the Ilita Lodge Conference and Banquet Centre was refurbished and relaunched – contact the Make Memories Team to get more information about the excellent facilities available at this scenic venue. Read More

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Things to do

Whether picnicking, walking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, surfing, windsurfing or just relaxing … our river and golden beaches are perfect for all of these activities and more. Some of the most popular cycling routes can be found in this area, and our birding is absolutely spectacular. Read More

Birding

View the wonderful birdlife discovered by wildlife photographer Dirk Human when he visited Great Brak River and the Fragrance Route, and find information about the monthly Great Brak Birding Event. Read More

Midbrak Magic

The scenic Midbrak area is situated between two rivers – the Little Brak River and the Great Brak River. Inland there are numerous farms, and on the coast three historic seaside villages: Tergniet, Reebok and Little Brak River. Read More

The Pink House

Each year two local Fests are celebrated at the Pink House – the Fragrance Fest (on the last Saturday of February, www.proemb.co.za) and the Garden Route Walking Fest (over Easter, www.greatbrak.info / DO / WALKING FEST).

And if you like birding you will love this bird watcher’s paradise! Want to seee more about birding at the Pink House and on the rest of the Fragrance Route? Read More

TOURISTS, TOURS AND PACKAGES

Village Life

In Great Brak River there are great little shops to explore, and a number of popular eateries where you can mingle with the locals and taste products produced in the area. Experience some true village atmosphere at the monthly market, where you can chat to Great Brakkers while standing in line to buy a delicious pancake. Read More

Promoting The Village

In July 2016 Great Brak Info hosted the very first Village Educational for a group of 19 tour operators, journalists and various other role players in the local tourism industry. This was done in collaboration with Pierre Poolman of the Diaz Express – he looked after the George to Great Brak River journey while Ina Stofberg (tourism office) and Barry Greyvenstein (Great Brak Tourism Initiative) accompanied the group on their tour of the village. Read More

Mooiloop! Visits Great Brak

In September 2016 the crew of MOOILOOP!, voted Best Magazine Programme at the 2015 SAFTAs, visited Great Brak River to see what the Garden Route’s quaintest village is all about. Read More

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