On 24 September, we celebrate Heritage Day. Yes, it's not just called 'Braai Day'. But the smell of a braai hangs in the air no matter where you are, whether that's right in the centre if the city or in deep suburbia.
But many of us face the challenge of not being allowed to braai at our apartment complex. This, or we just failed to make the cut for that Braai in Suburbia.
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Luckily, there are plenty of other spots hosting braais around the country.
Here are just a few invites you are more than welcome to RSVP to:
Heritage Day Braai Feast at Grande Provence in Franschhoek
The Heritage Day Braai will be held under the oaks on the stretched out lawns in front of the Bistro and is perfect for the whole family. Meat lovers can delight in a variety of braai specialities such as artisanal boerewors, rump steak and chicken sosaties prepared on the coals in traditional half drums. The Bistro’s harvest table will offer fresh salads, home-baked breads and sweet treats, completes this easy-going lunch experience.
The Heritage Day Braai costs R300 per person (for adults) and R180 per child (under 12 years).
Call (021) 876 8600 or email email@example.com to book.
#TrailFun at Neetlingshof in Stellies
Start off your Heritage Day with some exercise with your choice of a 5km, 10km or 15km run through the stunning Neethlingshof Estate.
Gravel road, jeep track, elevation that takes you to spectacular views. Run through beautiful vines and incredible forest, over the dam and into the bush.
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To end things off, indulge in the braai on the estate - braai platters will be on sale.
(This event is capped at 300 participants).
Do it the Lanzerac way
Close to Jonkershoek in Stellenbosch is the iconic Lanzerac wine estate. Go have a cultural experience showcasing a variety of 'braai day' dishes. Expect tapas-style fare and slow roasted gourmet style pub plates. Kids also very welcome!
The cost is R650 pp – i.e. fully inclusive of all food, wine and gin.
For reservations, please contact 021 887 1132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More running among the vines at Anura Vineyards
Do the 5km, 10km and 17km route and then go chow down on the braai menu at the Wagon Trail Brewing Company on the estate. Price: 5km run, R100pp; 10km run, R120pp; 17km run, R150pp.
ProVeg South Africa celebrates veggies!
Not just about braaing meat, ProVeg South Africa will host a plant-based Heritage Day Braai this year along with a long list of partners. The community-led bring & braai encourages people to bring vegan food that represents their heritage. 100% plant-based only!
It starts at 11h00, braais to be ready by 12h00 until 16h00.
It will be held at the Pirates Club, 25 Braeside Road, Greenside, JHB.
Do a Heritage Day picnic
Head to the lovely Quatermain Faircity Hotel, who are hosting a picnic event along with live music and yummy food stalls, SA style.
Cost: R295 pp - includes a Picnic Platter menu.
Cocktails at Durban Country Club
Treat yourself to a cocktails on the pool deck while listening to live music, and enjoying a delicious braai buffet. There will also be lots to do for the kids!
Cost: R210 - Members
R230 - Non Members
R110 - Kids Ages 6-12
R60 - Kids Ages 3-6
FREE - Kids under 3 years
Go all out at the African Food Festival in Pretoria
Celebrate, not only South African, but African heritage with food and entertainment from over 20 different countries at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens. It will be a foodie celebration of note!
Braai Masters Day (Game Spit Braai)
Braaing on a luxe hotel rooftop doesn't sound too shabby does is? Head to Pretoria and have the variety of three different floors of extraordinary experiences - this includes the Elevated Stage, Braai House, Aquabar and more.
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