September 21, 2011
Top Five Braai Spots in Cape Town
Mzoli’s Meat is one of our Top Five spots for braaing. Photo courtesy Isriya Paireepairit
If there is one thing Capetonians are good at, other than socialising of course, it’s braaing.
Whether it’s meat or fish, you can be sure that on a spectacular summer’s day (winter too!), you will find us gathered around the fire, enjoying each other’s company, the tantalising aroma of meat on the grill and our breathtaking city views.
Heritage Day on September 24 has spawned a National Braai Day movement but you can wear your “Kiss the Cook” apron and use your tongs any day of the year at these top braai spots in Cape Town:
For the outdoorsman/woman:
Luscious lawns, a huge playground for the little ones and ample facilities to prove your braaing skills ... what’s not to love about Wynberg Park?
Location: Corner of Klaasens and Trovato Link Roads, Wynberg
Contact: +27 (0)21 710 9403
Waves lapping gently at the sandy shore, a bevy of beauties parading around and wonderfully maintained braai areas make Oudekraal a must.
For the social carnivore:
Great music, expertly braaied meat and a vibrant township vibe that you just won’t find anywhere else make Mzoli’s Place in Gugulethu a Capetonian favourite.
Location: Shop 3, NY115 & NY108, Gugulethu
Contact: +27 (0)21 638 1355
Die Strandloper Seafood Restaurant
The aromatic fish braai at this coastal restaurant in Langebaan is worth the drive. Try their angel fish, snoek, crayfish, freshly baked bread and more. The moerkoffie (traditionally very strong coffee) and company aren’t too bad either!
Contact: +27 (0)22 772 2490
For the homebodies:
There is no place like home ... get a few mates together, throw a couple of chops on the coals and enjoy living like braai royalty in the Mother City.