The truest South African is a proud South African. And, no matter where you come from or what you do, we know all too well that there is one thing that connects us all more than most things. It’s the love of braai. Chisa Nyama! The flames from dripping boerewors…
Indeed, it’s that smell when wood finally takes. The aroma of freedom. Happiness! Heritage.
Here at Magic Transfers, the safest and most reliable way to get around South Africa’s major cities, we know all about braai’ing and where’s best to do it.
Here then are the 5 of the best braai spots around Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban to keep you inspired – and your stomach yearning!
Just an hour north of Cape Town is perhaps the most superb braai facility in the country. It overlooks the Langebaan lagoon, which, if you’ve seen before, you’ll know is an absolute slice of turquoise magic.
It is truly spectacular, and this Heritage Day it will also welcome you colourfully. The West Coast National Park boasts the largest flower display in the world and you’re in for a-once-in-a-lifetime treat over this time.
Entrance: Around R80 for adults and R40 for kids, depending on the season.
Behind you, the 12 Apostles of Table Mountain and one of the most stunning mountains coastlines in the world. In front of you, a braai – what else? And then, just beyond that, the sparkling waters of the Atlantic seaboard and everything you
ever wanted in a South African day.
Head through with the whole family and get swimming again. Things are starting to heat up and Cape waters are sure to cool you down.
Entrance: R30 for adults and R15 for kids.
What better time to start a braai, but after a safari? None, surely. The Lion and Rhino Reserve on the West Rand is the perfect place to do it, where you will also get to see some of the most endangered species in the world in their natural habitat.
Perfect, we’d say. Then, head on through and grab a shaded area for a lekker dash of smoky heritage. Nice!
Entrance: R200 for adults and R150 for kids
One of the most ancient rivers in the world is also the prettiest! Indeed, the ever-famous Vaal River boasts countless braai spots and resorts all along it that will lead you down a rabbit hole of adventure in the sun.
Whitewater rafting, fishing and skiing are just some of the many awesome things that you can do on a full-braai stomach.
Entrance: Affordable. Call ahead to check.
Situated in the rolling hills of our extraordinary Zulu Kingdom, but not far enough that you’ll need to sigh about it, the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve is an absolute braai-filled wonder that will keep you entertained for hours. Quite literally!
Head early and tackle one of their awesome hour-beating hikes and then settle down in the afternoon to the smell of firewood. Is there anything better? Nope.
Entrance: R30 for adults. R15 for kids.
Picking the 5 best braai spots in South Africa is as difficult as picking the meat combos that you like most. It’s downright near impossible!
But, at least at Magic Transfers, the most reliable way to get there, we tried. So, gather the family and ring us up. Make a day of it! This is your heritage, after all.
Contact us online at magictransfers.co.za and or give us a buzz on our 24-hour customer service lines. Johannesburg – 083 386 8172. Durban – 083 386 8182 and Cape Town – 083 386 8160.
Have a proud and magical Heritage Day and remember, stay Mzansi-proud!