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They say first impressions are the most lasting, and driving over a ridge on the main highway along the coast to see the splendid view of the Great Brak River presented before you, is sure to remain an image forever stamped in your mind.
Great Brak River is a small village on the southern coast of South Africa and named after the winding, dark river that forms a lagoon alongside the village before spilling out into the Indian Ocean. The name Brak is Afrikaans for brackish, which is the colour of the pure mountain water, stained by tannins released from fynbos plants.
Great Brak River is primarily a holiday hamlet for visitors seeking either a subdued beach breakaway or as a starting point to commence a tour of the Garden Route, one of South Africa’s premier vacation destinations. It’s a peaceful refuge where the locals welcome visitors to briefly enjoy the pleasures they are fortunate enough... Show more
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.