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Groot Brakriver Holiday House

Luxury, fully equipped holiday home situated on the banks of the Groot Brak river, (also know as Great Brak) at the start of the beautiful South African Garden Route.

The Cape Cod style home overlooks "The Island" in the Groot Brak River estuary, a short distance from where it enters the sea. The house, which has been recently refurbished to a high standard of finishes, has direct water access, a private garden, 2 large wooden decks and it's own private jetty.

The beach, which stretches for miles in both directions, is a short walk across the picturesque island with it's Milkwood lined roads. Shops and world class restaurants like the well known Trans Karoo, are within a few minutes walk. George Airport is a 15 minute drive away, and being midway between Mossel Bay and George, malls and all that go with them are a short hop away on the N2 Highway.

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From ZAR 4285

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The Living Space

The house is equipped with free, wireless broadband internet and there is a large, high definition television in the living area with Dstv (satellite) and Netflix. The lounge seating includes 2 large leather couches, a super comfortable reclining single chair and a Queen size leather sleeper couch. The 2 wooden decks, one of which has a retractable awning, have comfortable outdoor furnishings.

The village of Groot Brakriver boasts several restaurants and pubs, 3 of which are a short walk from the house, where you can enjoy your meals or a drink. There is a Spar supermarket and other shops within a short walking distance. You are most welcome to use the modern gourmet kitchen, there is also a built-in braai (barbeque) and a Webber grill.

The Groot Brak Experience

When travelling from Cape Town towards Port Elizabeth, the historic village of Groot Brak River is the very first “green village” that you will encounter. It's the real "gateway" of the Garden Route. Majestic mountains in the distance, an unspoilt village nestled next to a meandering river, green hillsides and a picturesque island where the estuary meets the sea – a wonderful welcome to the world famous Garden Route.

The village, while small and rustic, has a significant number of local artists, some great little shops, and a number of popular restaurants and pubs where you can mingle with the locals and sample local produce. Traffic? what traffic? - it's really not an issue … this is really a place to relax and unwind.

Rates & Conditions


  • ZAR 35 000 per week for the entire house, which sleeps up to 8 people, in 3 double bedrooms and a Queen size sleeper couch. Minimum 2 weeks during December holidays
  • Twice weekly cleaning is included as well as weekly garden maintenance
  • Refundable breakage deposit ZAR 5000
  • 50% to confirm booking, balance payable 30 days before arrival
  • The house is available for a minimum of 2 weeks during December / January school holidays, or by arrangement during other periods
  • Check-in and check-out by arrangement


  • No smoking
  • Pets by arrangement
  • Not suitable for parties or events
  • No show or cancellation within 30 days of stay – no refund due
  • Cancellation 31 to 42 days before stay – 50% of the deposit paid will be refunded
  • Cancellation 43 days or more before stay – 90% of the deposit paid will be refunded

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Garden Route Holiday Apartments
Island Cove, Great Brak River


  • +27 82 552 5540