Cape Town’s Best Braai Day Hot Spots
This entry was posted on September 15, 2015.
With Heritage Day on the horizon, Capetonians across the city are no doubt eagerly anticipating their first braai of the season. However, not all of us have access to private braai facilities. Thankfully, we do have access to beautiful surroundings and public braais designed to help us locals make the most of the weather, the holidays, and our unique heritage. These are a few of Cape Town’s favourite braai spots that are open to the public this Heritage Day. Take your pick and happy braaing!
Maiden’s Cove: This beachside braai spot is situated on the coast between Clifton and Glen beaches, and offers striking views of both the ocean and the mountain. Other features include a swimming friendly tidal pool, large boulders for sun tanning, a grassy area on which to sit, and numerous braai places available to the public. This spot is open to the public all year round, and entrance is free.
Little Bay: This popular braai spot located in Blouberg is ideal for active families who enjoy kite flying, kite surfing and wind surfing. The braai spots are situated on a lawn, which means braai goers are privy to braai food sans seasoning by sand on windy days. This spot is open to the public all year round, and entrance is free.
Meulwater, Paarl: Enjoy unrivaled scenery at the Meulwater Wildflower Reserve in Paarl while making use of one of the reserve’s many braai areas. The reserve also offers various hiking trails available to the public. Entrance is free.(Image source: http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/)
Oudekraal: Situated between Camps Bay and Llandudno beaches, this beautiful beach boasts relatively private braai areas offering seating and a view. Entrance costs R35 per adult and R15 per child. Open from 7am – 6pm (October to March) and 7am - 6pm (May to September).
Buffels Bay and Bordjiesdrif in Cape Point: Both of these spots are located within the Cape Point Nature Reserve. They also both offer access to beaches, tidal pools, and grass covered lawns. Entrance is R110 for adults and R55 for children and students. The reserve is open from 6am – 6pm (October to March) and 7am - 5pm (April to September).
Eerste Steen, Melkbosstrand: Eerste Steen is situated within the Blaauwberg Conservation Area. The spot boasts striking views of Table Mountain and ample opportunity to practice water sports. Alcohol is prohibited. The area is open from 8am – 7pm (November – April) and 8am – 5pm (May – October). Entrance costs R13 per person, R6.50 for pensioners, and R18 per car.
Preekstoel & Kraalbaai, West Coast National Park: Arguably two of the most widely loved braai spots in the Western Cape, both Preekstoel and Kraalbaai are located within the West Coast National Park and boast braai facilities overlooking the Langebaan lagoon. Entrance is R40 per adult and R30 per child. (Image source: https://c2.staticflickr.com/)
Millers Point, Simon’s Town: A braai spot on the beach known for being sheltered from the wind, Miller’s Point is a firm favourite amongst Cape Town locals. The area also boasts a boat launching slipway, tidal pool and allows for the use of gas and portable braais. Entrance fee is minimal and area is open between 8am and 6pm daily. (Image source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/)
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