Eagle Castle, Great Brak River in the Western Cape of South Africa

Eagle Castle, Great Brak River in the Western Cape of South Africa

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our castle-style house is in the country town of Great Brak River, halfway between Mosselbay and George. George Airport is 20minutes drive from Great Brak River. This part of South Africa is called the Garden Route, the most beautiful route in South Africa. This is a very safe area of South Africa, but we have 4 security systems (Alarms, electric fencing, CCTV cameras and see-through burglar bars. The ambiance of the house, inside and outside is luxurious, very spacious and calm.

We are sitting high up on a hill rght in the middle of town with an eagle's view of the surrounding area, mountains, river and sea.
We have 5 restaurants, a church, food superette, and library within walking distance. Also tennis courts, bowls, and a few supermarkets are 2 km from us. With the river forming the centre of town, we have safe walking trails right in town, about 200m from the house.

The house is newly built around a garden and a pool, so everything is very exclusive and private. We have a huge open plan area, a separate indoor braai area, an outside braai area, the master guest suite. If more than 2 people are visiting, we have a lovely brand new cellar with 2 beds and bathroom and a kitchenette for coffee/ drinks. Parking is on the paved area at the entrance and 24 hour CCTV cameras lends extra security. We also have an alarm system and electric fencing around the house.

From the kitchen is a laundry with washing machine and dishwasher, a sunny courtyard for drying of clothes, linen, etc. There is also a laundromat 2 km from our home, fees R26/kg (wash & iron), very convenient and inexpensive.

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  1. We're a recently retired couple with grown children. We love to travel abroad and in our lovely country at least 2 times annually. Jan, a prominent building contractor and Ricky an Interior designer, both with our own businesses, still love buying the odd house and renovate it completely. We both love Home Channel, HGTV, and History Channel

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Great Brak River has a unique atmosphere created by tranquil waterways, many bridges, historic buildings and quality restaurants, quirky offee shops and galleries. Everywhere the ever-changing clouds reflects in the water which creates a dreamy atmosphere. Idyllic town to stay in.

Buzzy restaurants
Great Brak offers good restaurants, walking distance from Eagle Castle. You can feast on traditional South African fare, through to oysters and other fresh seafood and Banting dishes. We even has a Chocolatier in town where you can purchase perfect just made Belgian truffles.
Cool bars
THE dekke restaurant and bar is where you can sokkie on Friday and Saturday nights.
Cozy cafés
DE oude Pastorie and several others just down the street
Retail therapy
Visit Bolton shoe factory in town, purchase wonderful hand made leather shoes and handbags. De Katte Gifts, Ursula's home baking, second hand stores to browse in and the monthly well known auctions, the biggest in the South Cape.
Bit of culture
Old movies at the Gallery on Long street and many art shops to visit. In George we have several live shows at the Arts Theater.
Walks in the park
We boast a weekly Brak Run around the river, just across the street from our house and the town is perfectly safe to take a stroll or jog
Spot of exercise
A neat Tennis court and squash club
Day tripping
Visit the lagoon mouth where the kids love to swim and play in the warm water, the beautiful Garden Route from Mosselbay to Storms River, Knysna Waterfront

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