September 16, 2013
Top Five Braai Spots in #LoveCapeTown
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
Editor's Note: This blog was first published on 21 September, 2011 and since been updated.
In delicious #LoveCapeTown, we're good at doing a great number of things but none so more that socialising and 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. Still in the mood to party after? Pop over to one of Camps Bay's hottest nightclubs and dance the night away.
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.