Things to Do in Great Brak River

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Great Brak River Village Walk

Great Brak River Village Walk

Hiking Trail in Great Brak River (0.3 km from Great Brak River)

The Great Brak River Village Walk is a circular trail that combines beach, estuary, river and village exploration. Starting and ending on Southern Cross Road, the easy route heads over the bridge in town and meanders back to cross another bridge downstream. Keen birders should look out for water birds and waders around the estuary and...

Southern Cross

Southern Cross

Beaches in Great Brak River (2.1 km from Great Brak River)

Southern Cross Beach has lifesavers on duty during the peak season summer holidays and is an awesome swimming beach. Southern Right Whales migrate to these warm, shallow waters from July to November. Dolphins and seals can often be spotted in the surf.

The Island Beach

The Island Beach

Beaches in Great Brak River (2.5 km from Great Brak River)

Tucked into the south end of the Great Brak River estuary is The Island, connected to the mainland by a single lane bridge. This beautiful sandy beach on the lagoon offers safe swimming and is perfect for kids with its calm waters. It's also a popular picnic and braai spot.

Hersham Beach

Hersham Beach

Beaches in Great Brak River (3 km from Great Brak River)

To the east of the Great Brak River mouth is Hersham Beach, a great spot for a stroll or swim. Lifesavers are on duty during peak season holidays. Dolphins and seals frequent the surf and Southern Right Whales can often be seen from July to November.

Pienaar Strand

Pienaar Strand

Beaches in Great Brak River (4.9 km from Great Brak River)

Pienaar Strand is a pristine beach in the Great Brak River area. One of the main attractions of this beach is the likelihood of seeing whales, dolphins and seals in the surf. Southern Right Whales migrate to these warmer waters during the winter season from July through to November.

Bothastrand

Bothastrand

Beaches in Great Brak River (5.7 km from Great Brak River)

Bothastrand is one of the popular beaches for families in the Great Brak River area offering safe swimming. This pristine beach has excellent facilities and lifesavers on duty during peak season holidays. During winter Southern Right Whales can often be spotted close to shore.

Outeniqua Beach

Outeniqua Beach

Beaches in Outeniqua Strand (7.1 km from Great Brak River)

Located between Mossel Bay and George, Outeniqua Beach is a 6 km long beach, comprising 4 swimming areas. Facilities include ablutions and plentiful parking at the various entry points to the sand.

Glentana Beach

Glentana Beach

Beaches in Glentana (10.4 km from Great Brak River)

The unspoilt beach of Glentana offers a wonderfully scenic hiking trail to an atmospheric old shipwreck. One of the main attractions of this coastline is the prevalence of whales, dolphins and seals in the surf. Southern Right Whales can be seen from July through to November.

Glentana Beach Walk

Glentana Beach Walk

Hiking Trail in Glentana (10.5 km from Great Brak River)

Plan to do this easy walk at low tide to maximize the therapeutic effect of sun, sea and sand. Park at the Sea Side Caf in Little Brak and start walking along the beach in an easterly direction. Leave your troubles behind, lope along the sand and explore the rocky caves and numerous shipwrecks. Duration: 3 hours Difficulty: Easy Distance: 6 km

Things to do near Great Brak River

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

The Point

The Point

Beaches in Mossel Bay (17.3 km from Great Brak River)

The Point is a happening, vibey beach and dramatic rocky point within central Mossel Bay. Here you can stroll for 3 kilometers along a walkway across the rocky coastline or venture on the 15 kilometer long St Blaize hiking trail to Dana Bay. Kids enjoy the sandy play areas and small tidal pool on the beach. There's also a long, natural tidal pool...

Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum

Galleries and Museums in Mossel Bay (17.7 km from Great Brak River)

View a life-sized replica of the caravel that brought master mariner and explorer Bartolomeu Dias to the shores of Mossel Bay from Portugal. Diaz is reputed to be the first European explorer to set foot on South African soil in Mossel Bay on 3 February 1488. He named Mossel Bay ‘The Watering Place of Saint Blaize’ after collecting fresh water...

Langeberg Mall

Langeberg Mall

Shopping Malls in Mossel Bay (17.7 km from Great Brak River)

Langeberg Mall’s exciting retail fusion offers a number of franchise and boutique fashion stores; numerous fresh food outlets, restaurants and cafes; a variety of health and beauty shops, convenience and service outlets, banks and ATMs. Tourists, day trippers, international visitors and local residents alike are all drawn to this airy convenient...

Dias Maritime Museum

Dias Maritime Museum

Galleries and Museums in Mossel Bay (17.6 km from Great Brak River)

This museum has a good display of the history of Mossel Bay. A replica of the caravel with which Bartolomeu Dias, looking for a route to India, landed on a beach (Munro Bay)in February 1488, where they got water from a fountain nearby. This caravel was built in Portugal to commemorate the 500th anniversary of his landing.

Eiland Beach

Eiland Beach

Beaches in Mossel Bay (3.3 km from Great Brak River)

Eiland Beach, located near the Great Brak River Mouth, features a 600 m long swimming area, and a 800 m long river-front swimming area near the river.

Tergeniet Beach

Tergeniet Beach

Beaches in Tergniet (4.7 km from Great Brak River)

Tergniet Beach is a popular beach for families offering safe swimming and a tidal pool. This beautiful, clean beach has lifesavers on duty during the December and January holidays. Keen beach hikers should try to catch the low tide and walk from Hartenbos to Tergeniet. Southern Right Whales are frequently seen from July through to November.

Rheebok Beach

Rheebok Beach

Beaches in Reebok (7.1 km from Great Brak River)

Rheebok Beach is one of many stunning, clean beaches along the Garden Route offering a tidal pool and safe swimming. Lifesavers are on duty during the December and January holidays to ensure that beachgoers are safe. From July through to November visitors can spot magnificent Southern Right Whales. Dolphins and seals can frequently be seen...

Outeniqua Beach

Outeniqua Beach

Beaches in Outeniqua Strand (7.1 km from Great Brak River)

Located between Mossel Bay and George, Outeniqua Beach is a 6 km long beach, comprising 4 swimming areas. Facilities include ablutions and plentiful parking at the various entry points to the sand.

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Nature Reserves in Little Brak (9 km from Great Brak River)

Home to rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, eland, bontebuck and numerous antelope, Botlierskop provides visitors the opportunity to view free roaming wildlife from the safety of 4x4 vehicles in the Garden Route. Named for one of the dramatic rock formations on the reserve, the beautiful setting is also the sanctuary for two elephants that joined...

Little Brak Beach

Little Brak Beach

Beaches in Little Brak (9.8 km from Great Brak River)

The lovely Little Brak Beach and Little Brak River mouth are both just 6 km from Mossel Bay. The golden sandy beach is immaculate and perfect for long romantic strolls. The river is great for water sports such as water skiing, canoeing, boating and fishing. During the winter months the coastline is a prime spot for whale watching.

Glentana Beach

Glentana Beach

Beaches in Glentana (10.4 km from Great Brak River)

The unspoilt beach of Glentana offers a wonderfully scenic hiking trail to an atmospheric old shipwreck. One of the main attractions of this coastline is the prevalence of whales, dolphins and seals in the surf. Southern Right Whales can be seen from July through to November.

Glentana Beach Walk

Glentana Beach Walk

Hiking Trail in Glentana (10.5 km from Great Brak River)

Plan to do this easy walk at low tide to maximize the therapeutic effect of sun, sea and sand. Park at the Sea Side Caf in Little Brak and start walking along the beach in an easterly direction. Leave your troubles behind, lope along the sand and explore the rocky caves and numerous shipwrecks. Duration: 3 hours Difficulty: Easy Distance: 6 km

Hartenbos Beach

Hartenbos Beach

Beaches in Hartenbos (14.9 km from Great Brak River)

Hartenbos Beach near Mossel Bay is a wide sandy beach that’s perfect for families, swimming, surfing and walking. Near the beach are many restaurants, shops and a heated indoor swimming pool. Wheelchair access to the beach is via a number of ramps. The public ablutions and other facilities are excellent and there is adequate parking.

Hartenbos Water Park

Hartenbos Water Park

Popular Attractions in Hartenbos (15 km from Great Brak River)

A trip to Hartenbos during summer cannot be complete without a visit to the wildly entertaining Hartenbos Water park. For friends and family, nothing beats the thrill and fun of a water slide. From big to small, Hartenbos Water Park has something for everyone to enjoy. Open times: Monday to Thursday: 9:00 - 16:00; Friday to Saturday: 9:00 -...

Hartenbos Museum

Hartenbos Museum

Galleries and Museums in Hartenbos (16.2 km from Great Brak River)

History buffs and anyone keen to get clued up about South Africa’s heritage should make this museum part of their Garden Route itinerary. The Hartenbos Museum is one of the oldest museums in Mossel Bay and focuses on the Great Trek. Interesting dioramas and exhibitions showcase beautiful antiquities that give evidence of the lifestyle of the...