It’s the beginning of an exciting new year and while the holidays may be over, we still have a few months of summer left so let’s make them count. Living in Cape Town means that I live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world and since I love the outdoors I have saved you the trouble of scouting for a great public braai area in Cape Town. Here are my top 5 public braai spots in the Mother city – in no specific order.
The great thing about Signal hill is that you can see the whole city from there and literally turn around and see the Atlantic stretched out in front of you with Table Mountain at your side. From a scenic point of view, this is a winner. Drive up the hill until you get to the parking area right at the top, and then it’s on foot. This is a very romantic spot for those looking to treat a special person at sunset. Just putting it out there.
Probably one of the best family braai spots in Cape Town and definately one of the most popular – especially on Sundays. Braai beneath the enormous pine trees at the Tokai forest picnic area. It’s R10 per adult, R5 per child and R10 per car.
Between Camps Bay and Llundudno lies one of Cape Town’s best kept secrets: Oudekraal. Beautifully kempt by Sanparks, this unspoilt beach offers green grass, seating and designated braai spots surrounded by the turquoise Atlantic. Stunning.
A great place to hang out in Gug’s and you don’t need to bring anything. Just buy your drinks from the shebeen next door and place your order at the counter inside – they will braai your meat for you and bring it to your table. Tip: Definitely pay the R10 extra for the sauce, it is delicious!
On the eastern slopes of Table Mountain lies Newlands Forest, just beside UCT. There is a designated braai area under the pine trees and many hiking trails where you can work up an appetite. A fun day out with family and friends.