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Garden Route's Quaintest Village

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This GBTI Project was last updated in 2017


In the Garden Route’s quaintest village there are great little shops to explore and discover. Have a look at the Village Map where you will find contact details for the shop – also for our local artists, some of whom can be visited by appointment.

The Grasshopper factory shoe shop, Beatnix Leatherworks, the monthly antique and collectables auction at the old Bioscope, and the monthly market hosted on the banks of the river are just some of the highlights that contribute to Great Brak River’s charm.


Marnitz Steyn Art showcasing paintings and sculptures
Marnitz Steyn Art

This gallery is a family affair showcasing pieces of art created by the talented Steyn family. Young artist Marnitz specializes in paintings and sculptures and works mostly on commission. His father does woodturning – creating beautiful wooden bowls, plates, candle holders and other objects for the home – while his mother uses her artistic talents to produce stunning woven articles. Read More

Lynda Jacobsen intensely busy in her studio.
Lynda Jacobsen Art

“Always intensely busy in my studio! Please visit by appointment. My art is exhibited in various art galleries, on line and in my working studio.” Read More

Beautiful water fountain in front of Periwinkle Shop
Periwinkle Crafts & Habby

Every possible item required for your particular craft or hobby. The incredible variety makes this a true crafter’s paradise – and if you can’t find what you want, owner Zandra’s motto is “If I don’t have it I WILL source it …”! Read More

Handmade stained and leaded glass items at Glass-on-DeWerf

Glass artist Henk du Plessis creates objects d’art and commissioned articles using stained or leaded glass as primary medium. Visit his studio by appointment; courses also offered. Read More


Lavender in garden of Friemersheim Kwekery
Friemersheim Kwekery

Petra specializes in lavender, and currently she has eight variations of three species. Order your lavender plants from Petra – nowadays her little business is thriving, and she is used to getting big orders! Read More

Our offices in Long Street in Great Brak River
Terblanche Properties

The first estate agency you will see when you enter Great Brak River from the Long Street side, just off the N2. Their professional estate agents cover the areas of Great Brak River, Hersham, Outeniquastrand, Glentana, Fraaiuitsig, Reebok, Tergniet and Little Brak River. Read More

HC Interior is a professional interior and design company
HC Interiors

Based in Great Brak River, this professional interior and design company aims to create refined interior spaces and offers a complete service – from idea to design to the last detail. Read More

Cake covered in delicious creamy Swiss buttercreams  with natural flowers
Lola’s Delights

Lola’s art and baking skills combine to bring you celebration cakes uniquely hand-painted and bursting with flavour. All special occasions should be celebrated with one of these delectable creations! Read More

Dried lavender, bougainvillea and rose petals from PickMe

Stockists of dried lavender (increasingly popular for use in craft, for weddings and aromatherapy) and lavender twigs. Fresh lavender in season – from July to November. Tasty lavender infused goodies are available as well, but only on order. Read More

La hocolaterie balls
La Chocolaterie Rococo

“Inspired by the decadent 18th century French period, La Chocolaterie Rococo defines the ultimate in chocolate indulgence – the very best handcrafted praline.” Only Belgian chocolate is used and soon the whole La Chocolaterie Rococo experience – from chocolate work-shops to exquisite wedding cakes – will be available in the Garden Route’s quaintest village. Read More


The green We-Care logo of Great Brak Pharmacy
Great Brak Pharmacy

Good quality stock at affordable prices and numerous monthly specials. Here you will also find an extensive range of baby products, interesting gifts, Great Brak River goodies (post cards, fridge magnets and more) – and look out for the regular competitions. Read More

Sewing machines, overlockers and embroidery equipment
Simon’s Sewing Services

Sewing machines, over lockers, embroidery and industrial machines serviced and repaired. Simon has extensive experience and can service almost any sewing machine or over locker – excluding the very latest models that require computer programmes. He also keeps spare parts. Read More

Action Rentals is a unique car rental company
Action Rentals

A new unique car rental company has set up base in George. Specialising in the tourist market, the company has a fleet of Subaru Sports Utility Vehicles which it rents out to visitors to the area. Read More

Social media and electronic banking assistance by Jesse-Wizz

Need help to get connected? Now available in Great Brak River – Jesse-Wizz, a service especially for the older generation! Jess lives in George but will travel to your home (from Glentana to Mossel Bay) to teach you all the basics about Facebook, Skype, Whatsapp, electronic banking, etc. Read More

The Pure Senses team
Pure Senses Beauty and Health Day Spa

Visit the Pure Senses team for a relaxing experience and excellent service. They have special offers throughout the year for the whole family. Read More

Brothers Coffee beans in antique display
The Pink House

Brothers Coffee Roastery are agents for the fully automatic bean to cup coffee machines, and also for Sanremo professional espresso machines Contact Ben for more information.

Sunel’s Hair and Beauty: Some pampering can be done at the hair salon that is on site, pre-book an appointment to avoid disappointment. Sunel uses a niche Italian product range – very specific treatments for hair and scalp – that is ammonia, nickel and SLS free. Special professional hair brushes (ceramic) are also for sale to the public at her salon as well as hair extensions. Read More

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