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Great Brak River Garden Route - Information

16th August 2015

QUICK FACTS: GREAT BRAK RIVER, GARDEN ROUTE SOUTH AFRICA
  • Elevation: 0 m (0 ft)
  • Area: 22.06 km²
  • Population (2011): 10619 (481.41 per km²)
  • Households: 3148 (142.72 per km²)
  • Province: Western Cape
  • District: Eden
  • Municipality: Mossel Bay
  • GPS 34°02′33″S 22°13′53″E
Gender
People
Percentage
Female
5513
51.92%
Male
5106
48.08%
 
Population group
People
Percentage
Coloured
7095
66.81%
White
2613
24.61%
Black African
568
5.35%
Other
292
2.75%
Indian or Asian
52
0.49%
First language
People
Percentage
Afrikaans
9581
90.81%
English
567
5.37%
Sesotho
114
1.08%
isiXhosa
113
1.07%
Setswana
72
0.68%
Other
22
0.21%
Sign language
20
0.19%
isiNdebele
18
0.17%
isiZulu
17
0.16%
Sepedi
12
0.11%
SiSwati
7
0.07%
Tshivenda
5
0.05%
Xitsonga
2
0.02%
Not applicable
68
 


Great Brak River Garden Route Western Cape South AfricaGreat and Little Brak River Garden Route Western Cape South AfricaGreat Brak River (Afrikaans: Groot Brakrivier) is a historic coastal village in the Western Cape province of South Africa, built around the lagoon of the Great Brak River, and an ever-popular holiday destination.

Situated midway between George (30 km) and Mossel Bay (27 km) at the very heart of South Africa's Garden Route, it is flanked by the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains in the north and unspoiled beaches of the Indian ocean to the South.


Climate

Great Brak River experiences a mild climate throughout the year, with temperatures between 14-16°C in summer and 7-21°C in winter. Rainfall averages around 400mm per year, mostly in the winter months (August to October).


Emergency Numbers:

  • Ambulance: 044 606 5000
  • Police: 044 620 2206 / 10111
  • Fire Brigade: 044 606 5000
  • National Sea Rescue Institute: 10177
  • Medical Doctor: 044 620 2208
  • Veterinarian: 044 620 3133
  • Childline: 0800 123321
  • SPCA: 044 878 1990


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