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Saturday 3 March provides the perfect opportunity for families, friends and groups to explore the charming Fragrance Route, a circular country meander close to Great Brak. Since first launched in 2015 this annual celebration has grown by leaps and bounds – this year there are 10 venues to visit, all open until 16h00 or later (except for the museum).

Travel at leisure while enjoying vistas of fynbos-covered countryside and majestic mountains. Great for game spotting, bird watching and photography; you can also cycle or visit by motor bike.

Book in advance for birding at Brothers Coffee Roastery, the Hakuna Matata “Hap & Stap”, and the Kobus Halliday Car Museum tour. There are foodie and art demonstrations, and also music at two spots. Check the different opening times and details of participating venues, and plan your trip accordingly!

Make it a PROE safari – stop to buy local products and experience a variety of tastes along the way. At game farm Hakuna Matata and at Die Kraal in Friemersheim you can picnic under the trees – buy food at their stalls, and bring along your own picnic blanket, wine and glasses.

Best to arrive early with a cooler bag for goodies bought along the way, a container with water to keep flowers fresh, and an umbrella in case of rain. Toilets are available at almost all venues and, in case of bad weather, indoor facilities as well.

Please note: CASH ONLY, no credit cards are accepted at Fest stalls.

SHWESHWE STOP @ FRIEMERSHEIM: View the exciting range of shweshwe articles – PROE bags, aprons, doggy bandanas, Munchbags and more – now made by The Friemersheim Sewing Group and Kraal Kreations at Die Kraal. This recently launched project aims to bring job opportunities close to home for a number of local women.


Personalized tours available on Saturday 3 March at R350 p.p. including transport, eight visiting points, a drive in an open vehicle, coffee and pancake, a R20 p.p. donation towards saving the Great Brak River Museum, and free tasting.

Contact Sharon, 072 652 7829 (minimum of 12 people required).

Find programmes in Great Brak, on the Route and at


“A Special meeting” has been called for by the current interim Residents’ / Bewarea committee of Dana Bay and will take place on 14 March 2018 at 18.00 at the Community Hall in Dana Bay. There will only be one agenda point for discussion, namely to elect a legal committee voted in by residents of Dana Bay for the following year.

This committee will be re-affirmed at the AGM, the date of which will be set at the Special meeting.

Residents are asked to please hand in written requests for a SPECIAL MEETING or email Twana at by no later than MONDAY 26 February 2018.


„’n Spesiale vergadering“ is deur die tydelike Inwoners/Bewareakomitee van Danabaai geroep vir 14 Maart 2018 om 18:00 in die Danabaai Gemeenskapsaal.

Die enigste punt op die Agenda is om ‚n wettige komitee vir die Danabaai Inwoners/Bewarea te kies vir die volgende jaar.

Hierdie komitee sal herbevestig word by die Algemene Jaarvergadering, watter datum vasgestel sal word by hierdie Spesiale Vergadering.

Inwoners word versoek om asseblief skriftelike versoeke vir die Spesale Vergadering in te handig of per epos na Twana Roets by te stuur, nie later as MAANDAG 26 Februarie 2018.

Van die Redaksie

Wie van ons mammas en vrouens het nog nie gehoor: “Ek is vandag so lus vir my ma se kos, souskluitjies, frikkadelle in druiwe blare, tamatiebredie of of of…..”

Niks voer jou so vinnig terug en laat jou na jou jongdae verlang, soos die bekende reuke en smake van jou ma se kos nie.

Daar is net iets aan ‘n ma se kos. Dit hoef nie “grand” kos te wees nie, net die gewone alledaagse kos met liefde voorgesit.

So land ek na ‘n paar maande wat ek my dogter laas gesien het in Dubai.
Skaars was ons by die huis of sy vra: “Sal ma nie asseblief vir my ‘n ‘peanut’ en stroop broodjie maak, soos net ma kan maak nie?”
Wil jy glo, van alles soek sy ‘n ‘peanut’ en stroop broodjie !
Kan die versoek ook dalk ‘n bedekte skimp wees dat sy na haar ma se bord gekookte kos daar in die verte verlang?
Wat ookal, so spesiaal was dit, dat ek net daar die kosmaak vir die res van my kuier oorgeneem het. Moet sê, nie sy of Jaco het my eers probeer keer of teëgestribbel nie.

Almal is deesdae so gesondheisbewus, en dit is reg so, of dit is kitskos, ons kinders weet nie altyd van ouma se lekker bederf kos nie. Vleis, rys, aartappels, stowe boontjies en soet patats/pampoen om enkele van die lekkertes te noem.

Maar …so tussen al die gesonde kos, word daar darem ook gereeld plek gemaak vir ‘n bord lekker boerekos.
Ons mag mos maar, want…ma se kos is nie bloot net kos nie, dis ‘n voorreg en vertel ‘n storie van haar liefde vir haar gesin.

Julie Retief

082 412 3000


Hartenbos parkrun (Kleingeluk)
Elke Saterdag van 08h00 – 12h00
Werner: 079 693 3256
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Voëlkyk | Birdwatching Groot Brak
Elke 3de Saterdag van die maand. 08:00 | 08:30
Kontak Aussie Eybers –
044 620 2711 / 082 496 2392

Mosselbaai Tuinbouklub:
Kontak – Thora (044 698 2072)
Linda (044 695 0712)

Sosiale Tennis:
Mosselbaai Tennisklub –
Sosiale tennisdae – Woensdae en Saterdae vanaf 13:00
(Besoekers en nuwe lede welkom)
Danie – 082 852 1454

Woensdae om 9:30, te Hartenbos
Kom speel saam – deelname gratis.
Grace Fischer – 082 718 4755

Mosselbaaie houtwerkersgilde
Kontak: Stoffel Bester by 044 879 0003 of
Johan Visser by 072 716 3700 / 044 696 6784.

Mosselbaai Vroue in Aksie:
Elke 2de Woensdagmiddag om 14:30 by
Santos Express Trein Restaurant.
Nuwe vriende baie welkom.
Navrae: Anne-Marie 084 500 1351 of Lallie 082 345 4340

MOTHS Masonic Hall A
45 Marsh Str
Every second Wednesday 19:00
Bill Frost 083 376 9911

Thursday Afternoon 13h00
Contact Johan 083-736-5747
Groot brak Tennis Club


Hartenbos Boeremark
ATKV Carney-gebou
( Elke 2de Saterdag vd maand en elke laaste Saterdag vd maand.)
Navrae: Charles Schutte: 082 852 1773

Mosselbaai Familie Plaasmark
Elke Sondag: 08:00 – 14:00
Die mark is net buite Hartenbos langs die Hartenbosrivier en N2.
Toegang is vanaf die R102 (ou Grootbrakpad).
Kyk vir FARMERS MARKET naambord.
Kobus : 082 337 3414Kobus – 082 337 3414

Grootbrak Mark – (Elke eerste Sat vd maand)
Navrae: Maryna – 072 837 8803

Info@Pearl 0813143575
Beginner tot Gevorderd
Alle mediums in olieverf,pastelle,potlood skets ens

Maandeliks elke 2de Dinsdag @ 18:30 by Park Laerskool se sport klubhuis (Toegang by die sportvelde hek) Besoekers is welkom. Kom leer hoe fotos beoordeel word en hoe maklik dit is om ‘n treffer foto te neem. Navrae: Elizabeth Nicholson 076 582 7554

BRAC (Brak River Astronomical Club)
Every 2nd Thursday of the month from 19h00 to 20h00
Eden Country Inn, R102, Little Brak River
R20/head – Visitors welcome
Enquiries – Jan Svensson –

Kleinbrak Tennis Klub
Woensdae en Saterdae vanaf 14:00
Robyn – 083 501 8768


Youth in Mossel Bay are invited to apply for training at the Chrysalis Academy. The target group is youth at risk between the ages of 18 – 25 years and who have passed Grade 9.

The Chrysalis Academy is a youth development organisation established in 2000. The organisation is based at the Porter Estate in Tokai, Cape Town.
The aim of the Chrysalis Academy is to steer young people away from crime, drugs and gangsterism and to teach them to become socially responsible adults and strong, positive community leaders.

The training consists of four sequential phases for the duration of 3 months with the following outcomes:

Established daily routine, including discipline, personal hygiene and goal setting.
Outdoor activities to test limits and the importance of teamwork.
Exposure to a wide range of practical courses, such as welding and woodwork, business administration, etc.
Implement practical skills and positive personal qualities acquired in the community.
Requirements: 18 – 25 years of age Grade 9 Unemployed and not in school
Resident of the Western Cape. No criminal record.
Costs: You only need transport to and from Mossel Bay.

For more information and applications:
Kindly contact the Youth Office on (044) 606-5224 or visit us at the Indoor Sport Centre in Extension 23 or visit the website


On 9 March 2018 the well-known talent competition, Mossel Bay’s Got Talent, will kick off with auditions in the Great rak River Community Hall:

Thereafter auditiuins will aslo be held on the following dates:

16 March 2018 – Brandwacht
13 April 2018 – D’Almeida Community Hall
20 April 2018 – KwaNonqaba Community Hall
27 April 2018 – Indoor Sport Centre
4 May 2018 – Mossel Bay Town Hall

The aim of the competition is to:

Create a platform for young artists to show-case their talent.
Present an alternative to alcohol and drug abuse, teenage pregnancies, crime and gangsterism.

Youth between ages of 14 and 35 years, who are residing in Mossel Bay are invied to audition.
There is no entry fee and etry forms are available from all local libraries, municipal offices, Great Brak River Youth Cafe, Thusong Centre and the youth office at the Indoor Sport Centre in Samoson Street, Extension 23.

The competition consists of three categories, namely singing, dancing, and an open category (rap, poetry, musicians, drama, etc.). The grand prize up for grabs in each category is R10 000!

Any local established artists, who wish to serve on or volenteer (free of charge) for the judges panel are invited to submit their CV, portfolio and certified copy of identity document at the Youth Office before or on the 28 February 2018 at 12:00

For more information, contact the Mossel Bay Municipal Youth Office at the Indoor Sport Centre on (044) 606-5224 or send an email to