What is a braai?

A braai is what South Africans call a barbecue.

‘Braaiing’ is not only about food but about the experience. Having a braai is seen as a social thing and a weekend highlight for many. Most South Africans do not buy coals but make coals. They make a wood fire and this burns until the wood turns into coals. When the coals are ready the – usually big – pieces of meat can go on the fire.

When renting a (4×4) camper you will usually receive a braai grid. You can use this grid on the campsites where there are braai spots to use. Supermarkets also sell braai grids for about € 10- € 15.