Popular Braai Spots Cape Town. Here are some of the best braai spots in and around Cape Town, and the ideal destinations for Heritage Day, also known as National Braai Day. Bring along your own grid, wood and firelighters, as most of these spots don’t provide it. Heritage Day is celebrated this year on Saturday, 24 September 2016. Gather your family and friends, and enjoy an outdoor experience at one of these beautiful and popular braai spots in Cape Town, the Western Cape.
Popular Braai Spots Cape Town. For advice and information on how to have a successful braai experience, go to www.braai.com, visit Jan Braai’s Facebook Page or follow Jan on Twitter. (Jan is the man behind National Braai Day).
Popular Braai Spots Cape Town – 2016:
Buffels Bay & Bordjiesdrif Picnic/Braai Sites, Cape Point:
Picturesque braai spots within the breathtaking Cape Point Nature Reserve, Table Mountain National Park. Both locations boast beaches and safe tidal pools as well as grassy picnic and braai spaces. No life guards on duty anywhere at Cape Point along the coast. Bring own grid, wood and firelighters. Don’t feed the Chacma baboons, they can become aggressive!
ENTRANCE FEE TO RESERVE: R125 for adults, R65 for children and students, pensioners apply at the parks discretion.
TEL: +27(0) 21 780 9204, Monday to Sunday. Access times change seasonally and are linked to the Cape of Good Hope gate entry and exit times.
LOCATION: Location Cape Point Nature Reserve, Cape Point Road, Cape Town. Cape Point can be found near the seaside town of Kommetjie – visit capepoint.co.za for directions to the Cape Point Nature Reserve.
GATE HOURS: 6am – 6pm (October to March) | 7am – 5pm (April to September).
Helderberg Farm Picnic/Braai Sites:
Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, on a farm just outside of Stellenbosch and Somerset West. The family-orientated, rustic farm has public braai areas with small benches, as well as private braai sections in Granny’s Forest, which can host up to 200 people. The Granny Forest is excellent for braaiing in both summer and winter, with towering poplar trees that provide shelter for braaiing. A number of fun activities on the farm include paintball, trail running, laser-shooting, strawberry-picking (seasonal), hiking, 4×4 routes, play park, feeding the animals in the Farmyard Nursery.
ENTRANCE FEE: Cost R50 (adults), R25 (children 5 – 18 years), Braai Drum R50 (bring your own wood and grid; charcoal available at kiosk).
TEL: 021 855 4308
LOCATION: Klein Helderberg Road, Somerset West (on the Foothills of the Helderberg Mountain, 12 km from Stellenbosch on the R44 close to Somerset West).
HOURS OPEN: 08h00 – 18h00 | Open all year round
Bookings for braai spots during peak season advised, due to popular demand.
Oudekraal Picnic/Braai Site:
Secluded, sheltered beach tucked away between Camps Bay and Llandudno. A great swimming and snorkeling beach as the cove is sheltered from big waves (no life guard on duty at this beach). Barbeque areas have seating with great views of the ocean. There are a few small grassy areas where kids can play. No alcohol is allowed.
Linda’s Tuck Shop located in the Oudekraal picnic site is open 09h00 – 16h00 during the picnic site operating hours, and stock braai wood, charcoal, a small selection of drinks and snacks and rents out umbrellas and braai grids.
ENTRANCE FEE (TMNP conservation fee): Adults R35 (12 years and older), R20 (children).
TEL: +27 (0) 21 438 9555, Monday to Sunday.
LOCATION: Victoria Road, between Llandudno and Camps Bay, Table Mountain National Park
OPEN SEASON: 1 October – 31 May | 08:00 – 18:00.
CLOSED SEASON: 1 June – 30 September.
This site is open Weekends and Public Holidays, irrespective of the season.
Closed to the public during Week Days and open on Weekends and Public Holidays from 08:00 – 18:00.
Silvermine Picnic/Braai Site:
A most popular picnic site situated on the banks of the reservoir with spectacular views of the Fynbos clad mountains. More than 40 sites lie scattered around the Silvermine reservoir, and a boardwalk provides a picturesque trail around the reservoir. The trail takes about 25 minutes to complete. No alcohol allowed in the picnic site. Open year round for picnics, but no braaing is allowed around the dam during the high fire risk season (summer and early autumn). Plenty of trails and bird watching perches. The entrance to the Silvermine braai and picnic spots can be found on the Constantiaberg side of Ou Kaapse Weg. For more information regarding the park, call the office on +27 (0) 21 789 2457.
ENTRANCE FEE: R45 for adults and R25 for children (ages 1 to 11).
TEL: +27(0) 21 780 9002, Monday to Sunday. or +27 (0) 21 789 2457.
GATE HOURS: 7am – 6pm (October to April) | 8am – 5pm (May to September)
LOCATION: on the Constantiaberg side of Ou Kaapse Weg, Table Mountain National Park.
Tokai Forest Picnic/Braai Area:
A great braai spot with huge pine trees for shade in a serene forest setting. A centrally located, spacious site for large family gatherings, with plenty of room for the kids to run around and play. Tokai Forest braai area can be found on the right-hand side of Tokai Road, just before the Tokai Manor House. Bring own grid, wood and firelighters. No alcohol is allowed. Please avoid contact with the Chacma baboons and do not feed them!
ENTRANCE FEE (TMNP conservation fee): R25 per adult (12 years and older), R15 per child, and R22 per car.
TEL: 021 712 7471, Monday to Friday.
LOCATION: Tokai Road, Tokai, Cape Town, Table Mountain National Park
GATE HOURS: 7am – 6pm (October to March) | 8am – 5pm (April to September)
IMPORTANT: Table Mountain National Park offers numerous picnic/braai areas. Braaing should be undertaken with care and is often banned due to high winds. Alcohol, dogs and music are prohibited in the picnic/braai areas.