Great Brak River (Groot Brak River) is not only the perfect place to find property and rentals, but it is also the ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Garden Route. With its mild year-round climate, Great Brak River offers some of the most affordable properties for sale along the coast and is also only an hour’s drive from SA’s ostrich capital, Oudtshoorn and the world-renowned Cango Caves. 

Houses for sale in Great Brak River were traditionally based around a timber frame structure, which is characteristic of the town, adding charm and individuality to each property. Keeping with its true village character, properties for sale in and around Great Brak River offer stunning seaside views and a reprieve from busy city life. Beyond the village at the south end of the estuary is The Island, connected to the shore by a single land bridge. Houses and flats to rent here are particularly popular with house hunters and holidaymakers looking to enjoy a beachside getaway. If you’re interested in learning more about Great Brak River real estate, peruse our listings below.

Explore Great Brak River



Visitors can discover the magnificent scenery on foot on several hiking trails near the Wolwedans Dam and Glentana. 



Make the most of many exhilarating mountain bike trails or amble through the quaint village which is rich in history and tradition.

Whale watching

Whale watching

Whale and dolphin watching is also a popular pastime in this region, with viewing points situated at Glentana, Great Brak and Little Brak River. 



Just a short drive away is Mossel Bay, known for its fishing opportunities, safe swimming beaches and Yacht Marina. 

Living in Great Brak River

Areas near to Great Brak River

Barrydale, George, Heidelberg, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay, Riversdale, Sedgefield, Still Bay, Wilderness, Witsand,


There are three primary schools and a secondary school in the area. Many residents choose to send their children to schools in neighbouring towns, many of which offer boarding facilities. 


Tennis, squash, bowling, cricket and golf facilities are on offer and the area is home to the annual December triathlon.


Groot Brak River is not renowned for its plethora of amenities. This is a quiet and quaint village, well suited to retirees and those looking for peace and tranquillity, but rest assured that the amenities you need are a mere 15 - 30 minute drive from your Great Brak river home.


Mossel Bay Mall, Langeberg Mall and Bayside Centre will take care of all your shopping needs. There are also a variety of smaller home goods stores as well as market stalls and boutiques to pique your interest. 

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius