Groot Brakrivier/Great Brak River nestles in a perfect Garden Route setting. The tranquil village is situated on the road from Mossel Bay to George and is a popular holiday resort. The beautiful, unspoilt beaches in the area, and the lagoon, offer safe swimming. The presence of Southern Right and other whales from May till November is one of the towns main attractions. The river that divides the village is rich in marine life while its wooded banks offer excellent opportunities for birdwatching. Follow the circular route through the village and experience the history and culture of years gone by. The sweeping panoramic views complement the outstanding characteristics of this jewel of the Southern Cape.
If you need total relaxation, discover the unspoilt beaches from Glentana to Little Brak River. Sport activities in Great Brak include tennis, squash, bowls and cycling along with the opportunity to practice your golf at Dolphins Creek Golf Estate and at De Kaap Driving Range.
The area is also close to the tourist attraction, The Island. Linked to the mainland by the original single lane-bridge. The Island is well known for its timber holiday homes.
The Great Brak River Museum and Information Centre (old school house built in 1902) in Amy Searle Street represents the history of the village after the arrival of the Searle family in the late 1850s, the usage of water power through the past century and the local history of the Khoisan. The Information Centre is housed in the Museum. The centre has brochures, maps as well as information on hiking routes, adventure & eco tourism available in the area.
The Watson Shoe Factory is described as the reason for the towns existence.
The village is also home to the biggest known Pepper Tree in South Africa (11,2 metres in diameter) and the Wolwedans Dam, where you can enjoy the magnificent views and unique dam wall.