What to do

Some exciting activities in and around Great Brak during the holiday were published in the Brak Xpress.  You can download the pdf here Brak Xpress December 2017

                    More activities to do in and around Great Brak River:

  • Relax on the beach
  • Swim in the sea
  • Paddle on the river
  • Jog to Glentana and back
  • Mountain biking (plenty of the country’s best trails around)
  • Hike up the Wolwedans River to the dam wall.  Swim along the way
  • Row around The Island
  • Visit the Bolton Shoes factory shop
  • Buy pancakes and jaffles at the Saturday morning food and craft market
  • Attend an auction
  • Visit local coffee shops
  • Learn the secrets of great coffee making from Brothers Connoisseur’s Coffee
  • Go fishing
  • Go surfing
  • Go to Hartenbos for the day
  • Go wild game driving at Botlierskop Game Reserve
  • Drive to Oudtshoorn for the day and be back in time to light the fire for dinner
  • Have a scrumptious breakfast with breath-taking views at Ilita Lodge
  • Take the George Power Van up Montague pass and drive back with your bike
  • Play tennis or squash
  • Borrow balls and play bowling with the locals
  • Try out Jukskei for a change
  • Visit the protea farm outside Great Brak
  • Cycle to Friemersheim and drink coffee at the road site home shops
  • Go eat fish and chips at Sea Gypsey at Mosselbay Quay
  • Visit the amazing and very popular Baruch’s Coffee shop (go early to find a space to sit)
  • Buy freshly baked liver cakes at the Grootbrak Superette on Friday mornings
  • Escape to the library for a few hours
  • Discover the great bargains at the local second hand clothing shops
  • Visit the Belgium Chocolate shop
  • Go to Knysna for the day
  • Visit the George Farmer’s market on Saturday mornings
  • Visit Bootleggers in Wilderness for a craft beer experience of a life time
  • Go braai on the dunes in Glentana and get a better view than the millionaires across the street behind you!
  • Take the kids to a local dairy farm and let them taste milk straight from the cow’s udder
  • Pick up pansy shells along the beach
  • Take coffee in a flask and watch the sun rise on the beach
  • Hike to Pepsi Pools in the George mountains
  • Leave the kids at the local crèche and have a mom-and-dad morning
  • Pick strawberries at the strawberry farm
  • Search until you find Hannie and demand to purchase one of her famous pecan nut pies
  • Take picnic stuff and hike to the Old Docks wreck that stranded more than 100 years ago.  Do a fashion photo shoot in front of it.
  • Search the various geocaches hidden around Great Brak River
  • Visit the ten owl houses around town and see if you can spot a sleeping owl
  • Buy beer, biltong and biscuits and watch the sun sets
  • Take the boys to a farm and chop down black wattle trees
  • Drive to Eight Bells Mountain Hotel for coffee and cake, then do one of their three hiking trails
  • Take your book, and read the whole day long until its time to light the fire

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