A braai (barbecue), like sunny skies and rugby, is one of the main elements of the South African way of life and provides us with a lovely traditional pastime. Cape Town has many different beautiful places to have a braai, just to spend a quiet afternoon with friends or family enjoying a meal together.
Cape Town Braai Spots
There are many braai spots in Cape Town but here are a few to give you an indication of where to go.
Meulwater Wildflower Reserve, Paarl
This is a spectacular place to go with many picnic sites and braai spots. There are also hiking trails that you can use to walk off that boerie roll.
Oudekraal, Camps Bay
This beach/grassy area is situated on the coastal road between Camps Bay and Llandudno. It gets busy on weekends and public holidays, so if you want a good spot you have to arrive early! Oudekraal offers braai facilities with a fantastic view of the ocean. It is situated at Victoria Road and the entrance is R25 per adult, R10 per child, or free if you have a Wild Card.
Silvermine Dam, Tokai
With an excellent view of the fynbos-covered mountains, Silvermine Dam offers stunning picnic and braai spots. During the summer and early autumn, however, no braaiing is permitted because of the high fire risk. Picnics are allowed all year round. The entrance is R40 per adult, R20 per child, and free with a Wild Card.
Cape Town restaurants
Besides the traditional braai experience, Cape Town also offers excellent restaurants and bars such as The Long Street Café, located in Long Street, and Beluga in Green Point. The Gold restaurant is a great traditional African restaurant, which is also highly recommended!