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Joan's Place

from £108 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 

4 reviews

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House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9

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House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

A very rustic beach house. Many of our appliances are older than us, but work perfectly! - so if you want luxury it's not for you- but very functional, with everything you need in a self catering. Position is everything. Fantastic river frontage, out of the wind, relaxing and peaceful. A haven for the outdoor person. 7 minutes walk to the beach if you prefer the sea. Good fishing in front of the house. A real Garden Route experience. Excellent springboard to 9 top class golf courses, as well as many Garden Route towns like Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay. The perfect place to kick back and relax on the verandah with a cold one, whilst the barbeque fire is blazing in front of the river.

Size Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Great Brak River 500 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: George International Airport 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Western Cape region

The Garden Route is world renouned as one of the most beautiful areas in South Africa, offering magnificent views and warm water beaches, a mild climate, beautiful mountain ranges close by and natural charm. There is a local airport in George, but should you prefer to drive, the area is approximately 4 hours from Cape Town ( on the west) and Port Elizabeth ( Eastern Cape) The Garden Route offers the traveller experience of the real South Africa, and the many traditions and natural beauty that our country is known for. There are 9 top class golf courses in a 40km radius from the house, good fishing and sea angling on your doorstep, tennis court over the road ( we provide raquets and balls ), table tennis in the house, whale watching in season and shark cave diving. The Knysna Elephant park, Eden Bird Sanctuary and Monkeyland and many other wildlife attractions are close by. For those adrenalin junkies there is parachuting in Mossel Bay, hang gliding in Sedgefield, excellent surfing spots and the famous Canopy tours in Tsitsikama, all an easy a day trip away. Oudtshoorn, with the beautiful and unique Cango Caves as well as their wildlife sanctuary with the famous cheetah as the main attraction, is an hour away, over a breath taking mountain pass. Inland, experience Calitzdorp, famous for it's excellent wineries and exquisite mountains, and the quaint old traditional towns of Ladysmith and Barrydale. Further away ( approximately 3 hours drive) find the stunningly beautiful old towns of Montagu and Robertson on Route 62, famous countrywide for their excellent wines and eateries. Great Brak River is very central to a vast number of attractions and the perfect spot to base yourself when travelling the region.

Mossel Bay

Great Brak is centrally situated in the Garden Route, halfway between George and Mossel Bay. There are two parts to the town. The small village itself nestles in a valley surrounded by wooded hills, and consists of a single horseshoe road from which you can access everything you would need! The village has a basic supply store, several butcheries and some utterly charming lunch and tea venues, some displaying locally produced artworks and clothing. Great Brak is the centre of art in the Garden Route and there are 4 art galleries and an art school. Beautiful hikes and cycling trails abound, and of course one can take a canoe up the Great Brak river which flows through the town.

The other part is a unique Island, surrounded by the river, which flows to the sea on the south side. This island has been around for many years and has a colourful history going back to the 1800's. My grandmother had one of the first houses there - but in the old days they used to arrive by ox wagon and traverse the river by boat. Today the island is accessed by a very unique narrow little bridge, scary for some, but will just accommodate a car! - and has some permanent residents, but mostly holiday homes ( approximately 78 in all) The Island has a traditional charm, and is a free and safe environment, with the luxury of the river and the sea on your doorstep.

See www.theislandgreatbrak.com for more attractions and activities.

Every moment can be packed with a variety of activities, but you can also just chill out on the verandah and take in the river view, backed by a large hill covered in indigenous bushland and hosting many beautiful birds, and enjoy the peace while your barbeque fire is burning on the river edge.

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Review 1-4 of 4

24 Aug 2013

5/5

"A perfect getaway, a piece of heaven offering comfort, beauty and tranquility"

Ample & comfortable accomodation in a beautiful and versatile setting. The patio/deck is huge & overlooks the Great Brak river. It is the most peaceful experience just sitting overlooking the magnificent scenery, swimming in the river, having a braai at the water's edge, or walking a few minutes around to the beautiful beach - one does not need to leave the island to have an idyllic holiday. All conveniences are within a 5 min drive. I would return to this very special getaway at every available opportunity : ))

Thank you Marlene - and we look forward to welcoming you again in November.Thank you for your positive review and for taking the trouble.

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