Episode nine 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: Durban
Braaing with the Sharks team is surprisingly easy, just attend a game at the Shark Tank and make sure you braai close to the main gate. The Sharks players have a tradition of braaing outside the stadium after the game, just follow the trail of teenagers to find them. Otherwise, just braai with the other thousand plus people around the stadium.
You can get your meat from Prime Cut Meats in Pinetown <www.pcmeats.co.za>. It was some of the best meat we had on the 40 day tour. We stayed at Boma Lodge that evening, which is close to the Shark Tank.
Segment 2: Sani Pass
Contact Murray at Sani Pass Tours if you want to explore the area with guides. You will need a good 4×4 to scale this mountain, our Isuzu bakkies were definitely up to the task. We stayed at the top at Sani Pass chalets (www.sanitopchalet.co.za), a great spot with the highest pub in Africa to boast. They serve dinner and breakfast, so if you braai all your meat early on, don’t stress.
We got great quality meat from Taylor Meats PnP. They are based in Pietermaritzburg, so stop off here if you are on your way to the Berg from Durban. Warick Taylor (083 445 1018) can sort you out with your meat order.
Segment 3: Drakensberge
Sue Mackenzie (0826864468) is queen of the Drakenberge. Ask her to show you the rock paintings in Underberg and, if you are lucky, you might crack the nod and be invited for a braai at their beautiful farm in the berg. We slept over in Kokstad after our Drakensberg excursion – we recommend The Old Orchard which is a welcome rest after scaling the berg, and definately the most luxurious accommodation in Kokstad. And they have a fantastic breakfast spread.
Segment 4: Qunu
The Nelson Mandela museum ( www.nelsonmandelamuseum.org.za/) is a worthwhile stop if you are cruising through the Transkei. Zim is the local guide here (084 396 8306) and he showed us around. We had our braai at Green park lodge that evening(047 531 4746, firstname.lastname@example.org). Our braaivleis came from the Barons Select Myezo Spar (043 740 1877) in Umtata.
- Freddy Hirsch was responsible for liaising with all the local butcheries that provided us with meat.
- Klipdrift 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.