Episode ten of ‘Jan Braai vir Erfenis’ aired on kykNET this past week. Catch it every Friday at 17:30 with reruns on Saturdays at 13:00, Sundays at 07:00 and Tuesdays at 16:30. We realize that you might want to do some of the things that we did on the show yourself. As such we will post all the relevant info for each episode weekly, right here on www.braai.com.
Segment 1: East London and JeffreysBay
The Steve Biko heritage trail is best done with an expert guide. Talk to Velile at iMonti Tours and make sure you stop at ‘Man Buy and Braai’ in either East London or King Williams town to experience a real Chisa Nyama. You don’t need to do any shopping before going to Man Buy and Braai – it’s part butcher, part shebeen and part Braai restaurant. You can bed down at The Terrace (043-735-4348) for the evening. For the whole sad Steve Biko story, read this entry Helen Zille’s Facebook page.
Jeffreys Bay is undoubatly the surf capital of South Africa and as such we recommend visiting in July when the Billabong Pro is in full swing. For general info: www.jeffreysbaytourism.org.
Segment 2: Baviaanskloof
Baviaanskloof is paradise. We entered the valley from the Jeffreysbay side and it took us 8 hours of driving to get to the Grahamstown side. Our accommodation that evening was in a self-catering cave which is a part of the famous Makedaat Caves (044 923 1921, firstname.lastname@example.org). Take some cash and buy freshly baked farm bread, jam and ice (for your Klipdrift) from the farmhouse where you collect the keys.
- Freddy Hirsch was responsible for liaising with all the local butcheries that provided us with meat.
- Klipdrift.co.za is the official drink of any real man at a braai and made sure that we could always make ourselves at home, and keep our throats wet.
- All of the clothes worn by me (Jan Braai) on the show can be purchased at Cape Union Mart, and is good quality for money for any traveller, or braaier.