Cape Town - Good braai spots bless South Africa, making it a sort of holy land for delicious, flame-grilled meat – this is a fact. As South Africans head into holiday mode, it also means full-throttle braai mode.
No one has time to stand in front of the stove this time of year - there are too many amazing places to explore and any holidays plans that do not involve road tripping, hot fires and some boerewors are criminal.
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From December to March, expect inboxes to fill up with invitations to rooftop braais, beach braais, birthday braais and festive potjies. Trust us – this season will challenge your braai etiquette, skills and taste in venues.
The opportunity will soon arise (if it has not already) when you are to impress your braai-bugged friends with die coolste braai spots.
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Traveller24 has put together the best braai spots in SA 2015 for the holidays. Check them out...
In and around KwaZulu-Natal
Krantzkloof Nature Reserve
Braai peacefully in the shady areas under the trees while the little ones explore the nearby streams and waterfalls.
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Umtamvuna Nature Reserve
Enjoy a forest braai near the gorge and an afternoon swim in the Umtamvuna River.
Paradise Valley Nature Reserve
Right in the middle of a forest - this secret reserve has beautifully-kept braai facilities and a waterfall.
In and around Johannesburg
In the heart of Germiston, enjoy a vast open area overlooking a lake with farm animals and good facilities.
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The resort offers fun kiddies and adult pools,waterslides and communal braai areas.
Augrabies Nature Reserve
Day visitors can check out the enormous waterfall, the hundreds of tree-climbing dassies or even enjoy an evening board-walk after your braai.
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In and around Western Cape
In between Camps Bay and Llandudno, this spot lets you braai right by the beach, cool off in the Atlantic, snorkel around the cove and an opportunity to spot the oldest wreck in the country - Het Huis te Kraaiensteing, which sunk in 1670.
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Near Cape Point Nature Reserve - this peaceful reserve offers great views of the ocean and the scenic family walks are easy for the whole family - your dog too.
Buffels Bay and Bordjiesdrif
At the foot of Table Mountain near Cape Point choose to braai at Buffels Bay or Bordjiesdrif braai. Your entire family will be impressed by the view.
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In and around the Free State
Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve
Watch the Klip River flow through the fresh wetlands as hippos relax in the water and the meat is on the fire.
Gariep Dam Forever Resort
Braai in the wild while the zebra and antelope pass by - this Ultimate Braai Master location is definitely a crowd pleaser.
If you enjoy adventure and Adrenalin - try out the water skiing, windsurfing and sailing while the boeries are cooking.
In and around the Eastern Cape
Sardinia Bay Local Authority Nature Reserve
Bring your surfboards and body boards along. If you have dogs - bring them too for a romp in the sand and a flame-grilled treat.
Buccaneers Lodge and Backpackers
Make new friends with the backpackers and share your favourite braai recipes while overlooking the lagoon at Chinsta West.
Addo Elephant National Park
Get lost in the flora and fauna as you explore this enormous park. You may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of an elephant while enjoying your braai-broodtjies.
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