This GBTI Project was last updated in 2017
WHO WE ARE
Great Brak Info was originally created to work in conjunction with an office established by NPO Great Brak Tourism Initiative in December 2015, but evolved into an independent marketing service when this office became a fully funded satellite office of Mossel Bay Tourism in July 2016.
Today this privately owned marketing platform offers a dedicated service to promote Great Brak River, the nearby Fragrance Route, and the Midbrak area.
To give exposure to businesses in the Great Brak River / Midbrak / Fragrance Route areas.
Via our website and Facebook we concentrate on the promotion of businesses in our immediate area, but we are also happy to market products that will contribute to “day trip” experiences for locals and visitors alike. Various annual packages are available, contact email@example.com for more information.
To make tourists and locals aware of the numerous exciting things that this part of the Garden Route has to offer.
When travelling from Cape Town, historic Great Brak River is the very first “green village” that you will see. With majestic mountains in the distance, a charming village nestled next to a river, rolling green hills, a picturesque island, plus the ocean, the setting is quite stunning – and a wonderful welcome to the world famous Garden Route.
Here you can connect to nature and get a true taste of the outdoor life that the Garden Route is so famous for. 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.
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. Here traffic is not an issue … go for a walk and watch the local community tend to their crops next to the main road.
Every first Saturday of the month Traders Auctioneers host their famous monthly auction (bargain hunters start arriving from 07h00) while across the street locals flock to the monthly village market on the banks of the river. The village is also a very popular Sunday lunch destination – especially for car clubs in the area – and weddings help to boost the local economy throughout the year (De Vette Mossel hosts around 40).
Great Brak River (founded in 1859 by Charles Searle, the first toll house keeper) has a rich and interesting history; visit our award-winning museum to discover more. Added attractions are visits to venues on the nearby Fragrance Route, or outings to the various tourist attractions in or near neighbouring towns.
- We organise, market and sponsor the annual Fragrance Fest on the Fragrance Route.
- Since 2012 we have sponsored a few small projects (needlework, art, tourism) in Friemersheim on the Fragrance Route.
- Doggy Tourism is one of our Great BRAK marketing themes – and in collaboration with the Eden District Municipality we are busy coordinating “dog friendly spots” at some of our local restaurants.
- We are also happy to assist tour operators who would like to create packages to showcase the Village, Fragrance Route and surrounds.
- Petro Taute’s annual Great Brak charity event, Cabaret: Around The World In 60 Minutes, has been marketed by us since the very first show in 2012.
GREAT BRAK TOURISM OFFICE
For detailed information about cycling and walking routes in the Great Brak area, the best spots for particular activities, the history of our village, our museum, local accommodation, local eateries, and local shops, please visit the Great Brak Tourism Office at De Dekke,
GPS coordinates: S34 03.257 E22 13.533
Tel: 044 620 2550 (office hours);