Braai4Heritage Tour Day 22: Vereeniging

It was the first time that we ran into bad weather. It was also the first time that we did not braai meat. Coincidence?

The name Vereeniging is derived from the Afrikaans word meaning “association” or “union”. The city is known for being the location where the Treaty of Vereeniging ending the Second Boer War (1899-1902) was negotiated. And that is the reason why we bnraaied there on the Braai4Heritage tour. The day started off visiting a deli and craft market in Newtown, Johannesburg before driving to Vereeniging during the early afternoon in a massive thunder and rain storm.

Alternative braaibroodjies: Mozzarella, green pepper, red pepper, onion, olives.

After seeing all the healthy and alternative things at the market that morning I decided to braai something alternative for once, and for the first time in 22 days, we did not braai meat at all. We braaied braaibroodjies. The traditional ones (bread, butter, chutney, cheese, tomato, onnion) as well as a new recipe that I wanted to try out (bread, butter, mozzarella cheese, green pepper, red pepper, onions, olives). The original recipe ones were fantastic, as you might imagine; and the new style ones tasted very much like pizza, as you also might imagine when you read the list of ingredients. They even had the wood-fire taste, obviously.

The original, made with cheddar cheese, tomato, onion, chutney. Buttered on the outside.

Thank you to Klip River Country Estate ( for our accommodation in Vereeniging and giving us free reign of your garden to braai to our hearts desire during a thunder storm.

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