Now that the sun is out and about, and the days last longer than before, take your clan outside for a braai experience that they won’t soon forget. Braaing is a proudly South African version of the picnic, but instead of lying on a blanket and picking small nibbles out of a basket, we light tall fires, cook steaks to perfection, and laugh together while reminiscing about the fun times. Have a look below for a collection of our top braai spots around South Africa.
Oudekraal – Cape Town
Located in a secluded spot between the sun-kissed beaches of Llandudno and Camp’s Bay, this serene area comes equipped with beautiful blue waters, 40 or so braai sites, and an awesome vibrant energy. When the sun is out and about, the braais book out quickly so be sure to book beforehand and bring your own braai grids.
Gariep Dam, Forever Resort – Free State
Nestled on the edge of the amazing Gariep Dam, located 200 kilometres South of Bloemfontein in the Free State, the Forever Resort is the perfect escape from the city. With amazing views of the pearl-blue water, these beautiful braai facilities are open to day visitors. Other fun entertainment options available for you and your family to take part in include putt-putt, fishing (which you will need your own equipment for), fun walking trails to explore, and so much more.
Emmarentia Dam in Roosevelt Park – Gauteng
A popular weekend spot for those craving a day spent basking in the sun’s warm ambiance, the Emmarentia Dam in Roosevelt Park is the perfect place to take your closest friends and family for a weekend braai. With ample space for children to play and run around, shaded areas for when the sun is out in full force, as well beautiful blue ponds and grandiose statues – you’re in for a day to remember.