- There are 9 churches in Suurbraak!
- It is said that there is a mermaid in the river. The last sighting was reported in the Argus newspaper in 2008.
- The village was deeded to the community which means that everyone in the community is a stakeholder and a Council of Stakeholders (or CoS) is elected annually which represents and protects the interests and rights of the people of Suurbraak.
- The Suurbraak Grain Farmers won the Farmer’s Weekly emerging farmer of the year award in 2015. Their enormous success has been thanks to using Boet Pretorius’s production model.
- Each chair made by the skrynwerkers at the Suurbraak Furniture Co-operative is individually handcrafted by a small group of skilled craftsmen, using hand-techniques dating back to the 13th century.
- The innovative STEEP project (Swellendam Tourism Economic Empowerment) has made a big difference to the community over the last few years, catalysing economic growth and jobs as well as transformation and change.
- The chief of the Assequa tribe who had settled at Xairu invited the London Missionary Society to establish a mission in Suurbraak.
- Suurbraak is also called Zuurbraak and Xairu – a tiny village with 3 names!
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