Great Brak River Info
Garden Route's Quaintest Village

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This GBTI Project was last updated in 2017


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Physical Address: On the beach between Great Brak River and Tergniet – follow directions from the R102

Location:  S34°3’45”, E22°12’53”

The first De Vette Mossel, established in Great Brak River in December 2004, is the anchor of a national seafood-restaurant chain and one of the most successful restaurants in the country.

“The majority of the courses are prepared in full view on open fires in front of you – this guarantees off-the-grid-fresh seafood – the only way to do it!”

Discount for pensioners: If you are over 60, you can now enjoy the extended De Vette Mossel menu for 20% less. Until 1 December 2016 you will pay R192 for this superb seafood feast, served in a setting that is absolutely unique.

The De Vette Mossel menu consist of 9 courses (16 dishes) prepared and presented one after the other:

* Mussel meat, with onions, lots of garlic and farm butter; mussels in half shelf, steamed with onions and white wine
* West Coast snoek with sweet potato
* Sea food potjie with 4 types of fish, calamari, mussels and cleaned prawn tails; rice, mixed salad, vegetable dish with milk and cheese
* Meat potjie
* Catch of the day with onions olive oil/butter
* West Coast Rock Lobster/Prawns – additional
* Calamari steak – pan fried with onions and butter
* Melon and sweet melon or tropical fruit
* Coffee and koeksisters

And of course, Pot Bread, baked throughout the meal, with farm butter and jam.

West Coast Rock Lobster/Prawns – optional at an additional cost.

Available for weddings and other functions throughout the year – De Vette Mossel can seat up to 550 guests.

The De Vette Mossel Beach Restaurants have this West Coast belief as motto: “The only way to really enjoy seafood is in abundance, sand under the feet, a glass of good wine in the hand and between friends.”

Although De Vette Mossel @ Great Brak is partly an open air restaurant, all seating is under roof. Furthermore, it is designed in such a manner that the venue can be adapted within minutes to be fully operational – even in case of strong winds and rain.

The De Vette Mossel cookery book, published in 2015
The unique De Vette Mossel @ Great Brak experience includes going for a walk on the beach between courses.

De Vette Mossel @ Great Brak is also one of the most popular beach wedding venues in South Africa – manager Nikkie Geyer has become a specialist in this field, and they cater for up to 40 weddings per year.