South Africans love a braai and with Cape Town boasting long hours of sunshine during summer, it is one the most sociable activities for the holiday season. Want to know where you’ll find locals gathered around the grill? Read on!
Cape Town offers a plethora of scenic spots where you can braai to your heart’s content. From beachside braais to mountain-top cookouts, there’s no shortage of amazing locations to enjoy a braai feast in this beautiful city.
Note: Please remember to put your braai fire out completely and braai responsibly in the natural environment.
Lush lawns, a huge playground for the little ones and ample facilities to show off your braai skills – what’s not to love about Wynberg Park?
Situated in the picturesque Helderberg region, this farm not only offers picnic and braai facilities but also a host of activities for the whole family. These include hiking, laser tag, strawberry picking, and mountain biking.
Looking to braai at the seaside? Miller’s Point is an excellent spot for the family. Portable and gas braais are welcome, and there’s also a tidal pool for the children, with some amazing snorkelling opportunities overseeing the kelp beds located around the giant boulders.
Die Strandloper Restaurant
The aromatic fish braai at this coastal restaurant in Langebaan is worth the drive. Try the angel fish, snoek, crayfish, freshly baked bread and more. The moerkoffie (very strong traditional coffee) and company aren’t too bad either!
Waves lapping gently on the sandy shore, a bevy of beauties on parade and several wonderfully maintained braai areas make Oudekraal a must.
Milnerton Water Park
A delight for the whole family with braai facilities, swimming pools, water slides and mini-golf.
Eerste Steen Resort
Located in the Blaauwberg Conservation Area, visitors can enjoy views of pristine surroundings with Table Mountain in the distance, a swim in the ocean, surfing, windsurfing or birdwatching. Give your children a lesson on the environment and book a class to learn more about the geography, geology or plants and animals in the local ecosystem.
Soetwater gets its name from the many freshwater pools that form on the coastal terraces after good rains. Take in the local fynbos, watch Grysbok antelope at play and swim in one of two tidal pools. Braai facilities are located in designated areas within the resort.
Silvermine Nature Reserve
Silvermine Nature Reserve, a majestic part of the Table Mountain National Park, is a great place to visit as it offers bike trails, hiking trails and birdwatching, as well as picnic facilities. In summer, the braai facilities are snapped up quickly so get there early to grab a spot! It’s a sublime and family-friendly adventure in nature.
Forest scents and marinated chops on the braai! It’s the perfect combination. The natural beauty of Newlands is a restful and surprisingly nearby escape from suburbia – explore this gift on the doorstep of the city.
Between Clifton’s Fourth Beach and Glen Beach, are these astonishingly beautiful vistas of Camps Bay, Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles Mountain range. Braai and picnic facilities are available, and you can also catch a tan while chilling on the boulders around the cove while the kids splash around in the shallows.
Cape Point National Park
Get your Capetonian fix of sunshine, sea and ‘mountainscapes’ at Buffels Bay and Bordjiesdrif in the Cape Point National Park Reserve. Boasting beautiful beaches, tidal pools safe for swimming and grassy braai and picnic spots – this is the spot if you like a great view while enjoying your meal. Watch out for the baboons, and whatever you do not feed them!
Kogel Bay Resort
Located between Gordon’s Bay and Rooi Els, Kogel Bay Resort is a great beach-side braai spot. The area is surrounded by fynbos, and getting there is half the fun. The journey takes you along Clarence Drive which provides amazing views of the False Bay coastline. You can even camp here for the night.
Nestled at the foothills of the Constantiaberg Mountains, Tokai Forest offers a serene and picturesque setting for a braai with family and friends. The lush greenery, towering trees, and tranquil atmosphere create the perfect ambience for a relaxing day out.
Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve
Surrounded by lush breathtaking scenery, braaiing at Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve is a delightful way to connect with nature and create lasting memories. The calm atmosphere and fresh air create a soothing sensation, while the crackling flames and mouth-watering aromas of the braai add an element of excitement.