This GBTI Project was last updated in 2017
TOURS IN GREAT BRAK RIVER & ON THE FRAGRANCE ROUTE
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCES IN THE AREA
Kobus Halliday Car Museum
Visit his impressive collection of 104 classic cars, one of the biggest in the country. Groups welcome – maximum of 12 people, no children under 14. Cost: R50 per person (cash only, payable on the day). By appointment throughout the year – check availability and book via Nelma @ 082 9707 213/ email@example.com at least 24 hours in advance.
Coffee Cupping Experience
Two hour coffee tasting and talk at Brothers Coffee Roastery at The Pink House on the Fragrance Route. Minimum of 6 people. By appointment throughout the year – check availability and book via owner Sunel @ 073 159 6734 / firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance.
Hakuna Matata Game Farm
Visit a working family farm on the Fragrance Route – guided farm walk/game drive offered to their 3 special lions; see fynbos, buffalo and other game along the way. Optional picnic with sundowner snacks/coffee and rusks/continental breakfast basket. Minimum 2 adults for walk, minimum 4 adults for drive. Activities under R400 with children under 12 half price. Bookings 24 hours in advance or 48 hours in advance with optional eats included. Contact Lustine Jordaan @ 079 743 2800 / email@example.com.
Southern Cape Regional Footwear Cluster in Great Brak River
Learn more about the highly successful shoe-manufacturing business originally introduced by the Searle family and see how shoes are made. Tours last about 20 minutes and are free, but visitors can only be accommodated while people are in actual training – the centre is closed for certain periods. This training centre can be visited by appointment only, contact 044 620 2121 for more information.
The Great Brak River Museum
Find the full story in pictures and text of Great Brak River village during its “Heydays” from 1859 to 1920. During 2013/14 the museum won the coveted “Best New Museum Project”, beating both the Hout Bay and Iziko museums. Hours: Open Monday to Friday from 08h30 to 16h00, other days on request. Free entry but all donations are much appreciated. Contact details: 044 620 3338; firstname.lastname@example.org (manager René de Kock).
Walks Conducted By The Great Brak River Museum
- Visit the last remaining operable 1920’s hydropower station in South Africa. Conducted from the museum on Thursdays at 10h00, from one person to big groups. No fee, but donations to the museum are very welcome. Duration: 1 to 1½ hours.
- A Historic Village Walk for groups.
- A tour to the wreck at Glentana for groups, duration 3 hours during low tide.
Annual Fragrance Fest Tour
The one day every year when all participating venues on the Fragrance Route open their doors! Contact Sharon Grundvig @ 072 652 7829 / email@example.com; Marianne Alberts @ 076 025 0153 / firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.