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Groot Brakrivier Island

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Revitalize the soul

The setting, the river, the bridge, the beach... an absolute blend of function and privacy with... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Pieter B
Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa
Beauty and Calm

The beach itself is clean and calm. You can walk and discover yourself again with the freedom you... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Secunda, South Africa
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2 May 2018
“Revitalize the soul”
29 Apr 2018
“Beauty and Calm”
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The setting, the river, the bridge, the beach... an absolute blend of function and privacy with nature as your playground. It even features a unique golf course on the fringes and some factory shops in the old town centre. A perfect holiday destination or just...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Pieter B
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The beach itself is clean and calm. You can walk and discover yourself again with the freedom you experience on the beach

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank debeergerrie67
Reviewed 10 January 2018

This Island can only be reached via a VERY narrow yet well maintained bridge. I suggest that you take the turnoff opposite SPAR for easier more accessible public parking. Best times to visit the Island is out of season, January to February for lovely quiet...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 795rayc
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We were lucky enough to spend a week at the Island on Great Brak, a perfect rest and close to George and Mossel Bay.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Tony R
Reviewed 26 July 2017

What a lovely peaceful area is this! A lovely park and tennis court under lush shady trees and not far from the beach. Access across the river on the narrow wooden bridge is also quite exciting. A yoga group also gets together here on a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Eileen M
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Visited with some friends with toddlers and it is a super-chill area with a shallow riverbed and quite close to the ocean. Pack a picnic, drive across the rather narrow wooden bridge and visit this cool little spot

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Pieter S
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We always go to Groot Brak Island when the wind makes it impossible and unpleasant on the beach. The water is shallow enough for small children but needs to be supervised. There is deep sections as well. Always respect the proper parking spots and cleanliness...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Roelof_4x4Medic
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We spent a weekend on the Island, there is a lovely walk around the island and due to the small wooden entry bridge there is very little traffic. When the tide is out it is very easy to get to the beach, when the tide...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank skistar15
Reviewed 7 October 2016

You cross a very narrow wooden bridge from Groot Brakrivier to get onto the island. Effectively it has a road around a central park with houses on the outer rim facing the lagoon. At low tide you can walk on the beach and enjoy the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Y99AH
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