Meet the People – South African Braai
Join us for a real South African braai
“…we build a fire, light it, and then stand around it and talk. We talk and argue and laugh around our fires until the world becomes a better place. We sit around our fires under the starry night skies and we talk. If we have something to celebrate, we have a braai. If we need moral support or advice on business decisions, how to raise our children or what to make of current political or social affairs, we have a braai. If it is weekend, regardless, we have a braai.
The word barbecue does not do justice to the exact way that we roast meat on the open fire. It excludes the larger cultural significance of the event. We braai.” – Antoinette de Chavonnes Vrugt, “My Hungry Heart“.
Come and join us at our home for a real South African braai. Experience what not many other tourists to our country will experience: a meal around the fire at real South African home with true South African hospitality. Taste excellent local produce and meats paired with our favourite wines, selected and prepared freshly by Hendrik and Chrissy on the fire and in our home.
This is an interactive, social experience where you’re welcome to jump in and help us prepare the meal, or sit back around the fire and watch us in action.
We make an effort to highlight the best in local produce; responsibly-sourced seafood; free-range meat and poultry products. Our aim is to support small local artisans and shops. We don’t just buy or prepare any food; we source and prepare food with a story, which we will share around the fire with you.
|Arrival snack and starters: (17:30 for 18:00)
Local cheeses, olives and preserves served with artisanal bread.
Wine Pairing: Methode Cap Classique (South African sparkling wine)
• Three different meats grilled to perfection over the fire. (Cultural lesson #1 – rarely does a braai include just one type of meat!)
Locally-inspired dessert, such as seasonal pear crumble prepared in a black pot on the fire; or lemon ice cream, made with lemons from our backyard trees.
This is really our home, not a fine dining restaurant! Please don’t expect perfection; our wine glasses may be mismatched, and our toddler will be running around! Do expect to feel comfortable and at home.
Our menu choices are dictated by what is fresh, seasonal, and available. Please do let us know if you have any dietary preferences or allergies. We can cater for lactose intolerant, gluten free, or vegetarian diets. Some of our dishes can easily be adapted to be vegan friendly. We will bring in a vegan chef for a 100% vegan meal, please let us know in advance.
Seasonally we have some excellent and fresh seafood available. Hendrik grew up by the sea and is a keen fisherman who loves to prepare fresh seafood. Please let us know if seafood is of interest.
Catch your own:
Enjoy a seafood feast prepared by us, from your catch of the day! This experience is seasonal – please enquire.
Book this as an add-on:
The heart of our home is an indoor braai and long table where we host our guests; we can seat 8 guests max. For bigger groups, please chat to us, we have some great venues in our area.
Join us sourcing:
You can extend your day and join Hendrik to source local produce and meet all the local food suppliers: We will visit a local organic veggie garden, a local butcher and we will visit a local winery.
Cost of South African home braai:
|2 guests||R 1 150 per person|
|3 guests||R 1 050 per person|
|4 guests||R 950 per person|
|5 guests||R 890 per person|
|6 guests||R 850 per person|
|7 guests||R 790 per person|
|8 guests||R 750 per person|
|Children are welcome at our home; they will love our big garden and backyard chickens!|
|Age 2 and under||no charge|
|Ages 3 – 12||R 200 per child|
|Age 13 and older||costs as per adults above|