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September 22, 2010

The best spots in Cape Town to celebrate National Braai Day


Photo courtesy Robert Wallace

This Friday is Heritage Day, but just as commonly known as National Braai Day. South Africans all over the country will be stocking up on meat and getting ready to celebrate their heritage with friends, family and some lekker boerewors.

There has been a huge buzz leading up to National Braai Day, with Jan Braai breaking the world record for braaiing 30 hours non-stop at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. He also earned the backing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who is calling for everyone to support National Braai Day.

“This is Archbishop Desmond Tutu. I urge you to celebrate South Africa’s common heritage with our favourite pastime. Gather around fires and Braai4Heritage on 24 September, the celebration of the nation.”

If you don’t have a spot at home to braai, there are plenty of ideal locations in and around Cape Town:

  • Tokai Forest – Head down south and enjoy a braai and picnic with many other Cape Town families
  • Maiden’s Cove – This gorgeous spot lies between Clifton and Glen Beach and has great views of the sea and mountains
  • Little Bay in Cape Town – A perfect spot for families
  • Silvermine – A gorgeous, quiet setting around the dam – a favourite among friends and families
  • Newlands Forest – A quick drive from any location – the perfect shady setting for families with grandparents in tow
  • Mzoli’s Place – Try something different. Mzoli’s is sure to have the best meat and vibe in Cape Town!
  • Ratanga Junction – Kids will love the venue which offers great braai spots
  • Deer Park – Right in the middle of Cape Town – a great nature spot for everyone.
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