Braai Adventures

Episode two of our TV show “Jan Braai vir Erfenis” aired on kykNET this past Friday 15 July at 17:30 with reruns Saturdays at 13:00, Sundays at 07:00 and Mondays at 03:00. We realise that you might want to do some of the things that we did on the show yourself. As such we will weekly post all the relevant info for each episode, here on www.braai.com

On the left side head of the Nama tribe Gert Links.

Segment 1: Kleinzee: Veronica van Dyk is the owner of die Houthoop, a legendary place in Namaqualand. Houthoop is a great place to braai and Veronica has a wealth of information about the area. The meat we braaied came from quite a few sources; Oom Jan se slaghuis (027 2172254) in Lutzville gave us beautiful lamb chops, Namlam (027 213 3030) provided skaapstertjies (lamb tails) and pofaddertjies whilst some of the local guests caught fresh fish in Alexander Bay, harvested mussels and oysters near Kleinzee and made the roosterkoek.
Segment 2: Rictersveld: The second part of the episode saw us travel through the diamond areas of the North-Western Cape into the Rictersveld.  We were lucky to have a fantastic guide by our side, Conrad Mouton (Tel: 027 8518012, Email: conrad@aukwatowa.co.za) whom we highly recommend. He does tours around the Rictersveld area and knows where all the best braai spots are. We braaied (and slept) at the Mountain Valley Guesthouse also known as “Die Plantasie” in Kuboes that evening. Contact Kiewiet (078 855 6912) or Anna (0735990318) to book accommodation at this self-catering lodge. Kiewiet or Conrad will both be able to help you sort out some local entertainment, like a performance of the Nama step-dance, or maybe you just want to braai with some locals and experience the Nama culture. Kuboes is far from any big towns so we stocked up at the Port Nolloth SPAR (Talk to the butcher Vicus Burger, 027 851 8628) before leaving for the Rictersveld. He was the one who prepared the sheep hearts for us. And it was great! We also got really good quality boerewors and lamb ribs from him.

  • The awesome Isuzu bakkies we drove in was supplied by Barloworld Bruma.
  • Freddy Hirsch was responsible for liasing with all the local butcheries who 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 traveler, or braaier.

Be sure to catch episode three of Jan Braai vir Erfenis when we will braai at Springbok (and play Springbok sevens), Augrabies & Upington as well as a paddle on the Orange River followed by another braai.