Segment 1: Isimangaliso Wetlands Park
Isimangaliso is littered with epic braai spots. As this is a protected wetlands park you will need to apply some common sense (braai in designated areas). We bought our prawns from one of the many shops to be found on the main road in St. Lucia. Although we got our fresh fish courtesy of the mighty Zoog you can find fresh fish in one of the many fisheries shops along the main road. St.Lucia Tours & Charters (035 590 1259) can sort you out with a boat trip. If you want to see a lot of hippos and lots of nice birds, call them.
Segment 2: Shaka’s Rock
Thank you to the Melanie Clarkson from The Elan foundation who organized our visit to the Shaka memorial centre (032 552 7210) and Albert Luthuli house. Her husband caught the crayfish that we braaied at the tidal pool opposite Shaka’s rock, a big thank you to both of them.
For more information on the East Coast Rock Lobsters, including information on permits, go to http://www.wildcoast.co.za/crayfish. We braaid them in the shell on the open flame and had our meal with a garlic butter and a peri-peri sauce.
Segment 3: Durban
Spider Murphy is the man to go and see when looking to buy a surfboard in Durban, his shop is located at 6 Milne Street and is called Safari Surf.
The Victoria street market is a must when in Durban, even if just to see the sheer variety of curries and look at their names names (i.e. ‘Mother in-law exterminator’). Joe’s sorted us out at the market and can mix a nice curry for your potjie here. You can find the market at the corner of Queen and Victoria in Durban CBD.
- Freddy Hirsch <http://www.freddyhirsch.co.za/> was responsible for liaising with all the local butcheries that provided us with meat.
- Klipdrift <http://www.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.