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Our Guide to National Braai Day, South Africa

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As many of you know, braaing is a devout South African heritage. So it makes logical sense that our national holiday to celebrate the country’s heritage has been deemed National Braai Day – the 24th of September is an important date on the South Africa social calendar. Every year, family and friends get together for a day of what they do best – braaing and socializing with plenty of meat, dop (drinks) and sport on the television. One thing is certain – you will never go hungry at a South African braai as there’ll be all sorts of foods, from green salads and garlic bread to potato salad and roasted veggies. Not to mention the chips and dips!

Braai Day Events in Cape Town

  • Celebrate Braai Day at Mzolis – a township bar-cum-butchery where you can braai freshly cut meat from the butchery and bring your own booze.
  • Have your own braai around Silvermine Dam (fire restrictions in dry season).
  • Braai with a view at the beautiful Oudekraal Beach.
  • Test out the public braai spots at Tokai Forest, Newlands Forest, Wynberg Park and Maiden’s Cove.

Braai Day Events in Joburg

  • Heritage Day Festival with crafts, good food and live music to look forward to.
  • Let loose at Jozi’s BraaiFest with dop, chop and rock music.
  • Take a drive out to the Cradle of Humankind, known as the origin of the braai where evidence of the oldest signs of controlled fire was found in the world.
  • Enjoy the public braai spots at the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, Zoo Lake, Innesfree Park and Gilooly Farm.