Top 5 Braai Spots in Cape Town

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.

Signal Hill

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.

Tokai Forest

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!

Newlands Forest

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.

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  1. Posted September 23, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Your rates for the picnic sites are incorrect currently. Please get in touch so we can provide you with the correct rates. Same applies to the contact phone number

  2. andiswa
    Posted October 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    prises pls

  3. Zandile jacobs
    Posted February 25, 2014 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Hi there

    I am interested in Visiting Signal Hills , can you kindly forward me the details as well as the price.


  4. Lolo
    Posted March 14, 2014 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Hi Zandile

    There is no charge to visit Signal Hill. It’s a beautiful tourist attraction and a must see if you ar visiting Cape Town.

  5. Marina
    Posted October 14, 2014 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Not sure of this..but the last time I was at Tokai forest it was packed with Baboons..They climbed on your car, stole food off your braai etc.

    Can anyone tell me if the congress is still taking over the Tokai Forest?

    Kind regards

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