Best Braai Spots in Cape Town

Words: Dumi Mparutsa

When the sun is shining and there are clear skies, it can only mean one thing – a fun braai day with friends and family. If you don’t have somewhere to braai, or you feel like a change of scenery, grab some snacks, drinks, your braai kit and head down to one of the best braai spots in Cape Town for an afternoon of fun in the sun.

Braai spots in Cape Town

Great Braai Spots in Cape Town

Enjoy a day of braai and beers at these local hotspots.

Berg River Resort

Berg River Resort is the ultimate playground for kids – there many fun activities like canoeing, roller-skating and volleyball. As the kids are working up an appetite, you can soak up the sun’s rays before using their excellent braai facilities. For sure one of the most fun and entertaining braai spots in Cape Town.

Location: R45 Franschhoek Rd, Paarl South
Good to know: fun activities for the kids.
Why you’ll love it: you can go canoeing.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 08h00–18h00
Contact: 021 007 1852

Buffels Bay

The Cape Point National Park is to home indigenous plants, animals and some spectacular braai spots too. Buffels Bay boasts amazing views of the ocean and has a number of braai areas, as well as a shallow rock pool for the kids to swim in on those hot summer days. All you need to do is bring the braai kit, wood, a big appetite, good vibes and lots of meat.

Location: Cape Point, Cape Town
Good to know: the venue is kid-friendly.
Why you’ll love it: there is a shallow rock pool to swim in.
What we loved: the amazing views!
Opening hours: Thurs-Sun: 07h00-17h00
Contact: 021 780 9010

Eerste Steen, Melkbosstrand

Gather friends and family for a short drive out up the West Coast, and you’ll find Eerste Steen, one of the greatest braai spots in Cape Town. This beautiful nature reserve has panoramic views of Table Mountain. You’ll easily lose track of time chatting to your friends and tucking into tasty mielies and chops, at this picturesque braai spot.

Location: Otto du Plessis Dr, Bloubergstrand
Good to know: beautiful spot to enjoy nature.
Why you’ll love it: the wooden boardwalk that takes you to the dunes.
What we loved: the pristine beach.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 08h00-19h00
Contact: 021 444 0454

Helderberg Farm

Helderberg-braai spots in cape town
This charming farm rests at the foot of the Helderberg Mountains and it has the popular braai destination known as Granny’s Forest on the premises. Granny’s Forest boasts a number of braai sites, so you can pick the perfect spot to set up your braai and get down to braaing succulent lamb chops. The farm also has fun activities like laser tag, strawberry picking and so much more.

Location: Klein Helderbergpad Rd, Raithby
Good to know: bookings are advised during peak season.
Why you’ll love it: fun activities for the kids
What we loved: there are amazing hiking trails.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 08h00–17h00
Contact: 021 855 4308

Klippies Bay

Klippies-Bay braai spots in cape town
From the sounds of the waves hitting the rocks, to the gentle breeze and the mountain backdrop, Klippies Bay is an idyllic location. This braai spot is the perfect excuse for a daytrip with mates, braaing and basking in the sunshine. It doesn’t get better than this!

Location: Clarence Drive (R44), Gordon’s Bay, Cape Helderberg
Good to know: it has two other beaches as neighbours.
Why you’ll love it: it’s peaceful.
What we loved: the whale watching.
Opening hours: open all year round.
Contact: 084 413 4093

Kogel Bay Resort

Kogel-Bay-braai spots in cape town
Situated in-between the high mountains, rich with indigenous fynbos and the wonderful beach in front, Kogel Bay is a great place for a family outing. The mountains shelter the beach from the wind, so you won’t have any trouble starting a fire for your braai. Enjoy a cooldrink or two while you prepare a flame-grilled feast for the family.

Location: Clarens Drive, Gordon’s Bay
Good to know: bring your own braai equipment. Also, watch out for baboons!
Why you’ll love it: a kid-friendly environment.
What we loved: you can go fishing.
Opening hours: Open 24 Hours
Contact: 021 856 9620

Maiden’s Cove

Maidens-Cove-braai spots in cape town
A list of the best braai spots in Cape Town wouldn’t be complete without Maiden’s Cove. It’s a popular destination for beachgoers and locals to catch the sunset. It’s also a fantastic braai area for hanging out with your friends and taking in the views. As it gets closer to dusk, enjoy your meal with a sundowner and take a moment to admire the jaw-dropping sunset.

Location: Between Clifton and Glen beaches
Good to know: it’s the perfect place to watch the sunset.
Why you’ll love it: you may spot a dolphin or two.
What we loved: the fact that you can free dive.
Opening hours: open all year round.
Contact: 021 4388212

Miller’s Point

braai spots in cape town
Showing off its wonderful view of the sea, Miller’s point is the ideal place to take the family. You can swim in the nearby tidal pool, go snorkelling and most importantly, show off your braai skills. Their facilities are great, except they don’t provide you with anything other than a built-in braai. Be sure to bring your grid, braai kit and special apron along.

Location: Main Road (M65), Murdock Valley (5km south of Simon’s Town)
Good to know: entrance costs R14 per adult and R7 per child.
Why you’ll love it: the braai facilities are awesome.
What we loved: whale watching.
Opening hours: open during the day
Contact: 021 786 1142


Oudekraal-braai spots in cape town
Oudekraal is a well-known spot to locals. Located just a short drive out of Camps Bay on the way towards Llandudno, it is definitely one of the best braai spots in Cape Town. Oudekraal forms part of Table Mountain National Park and offers some of the most incredible oceanviews, with a mountain backdrop. Take along what you need to set up a cosy and sheltered braai in this alcove and enjoy the views nature has to offer.

Location: Just past Camps Bay on the way towards Hout Bay.
Good to know: R30 per adult and R15 per child.
Why you’ll love it: plenty of space.
What we loved: the unbeatable views.
Opening hours: Weekends and Public Holidays: 08h00–18h00
Contact: 021 712 0527 (SANParks)

Perdekloof, Scarborough

Perdekloof-braai spots in cape townPerdekloof is a hidden gem that is located in Scarborough. This is an amazing place to get away from the city and have a peaceful braai. Make sure that you pack in a few cold drinks and fresh meat, so you can really enjoy your day out. The scenic drive out to Perdekloof is worth it and you’ll get see why this is one of the most beautiful cities in the country.

Location: Scarborough
Good to know: there’s a small entrance fee.
Why you’ll love it: shaded areas are available, in case it gets too hot.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 07h00–18h00
Contact: 021 780 9002

Preekstoel Caravan Park (Stilbaai)

Break out the braai kit, round up your friends and make your way out to Preekstoel for a great braai day. With pristine beaches, a lagoon and a stunning braai area, Preekstoel is the ideal place to hang out if you love surfing, sunbathing and braaing. Enjoy your day out with some good company, conversation and tasty braai meat.

Location: Preekstoel Road, Stilbaai
Good to know: the caravan park allows day visitors.
Why you’ll love it: it’s great for water sports.
What we loved: the relaxed atmosphere.
Opening hours: open all year round.
Contact: 028 713 7848

Silvermine Nature Reserve

dog-friendly places in Cape Town
Surrounded by flora and fauna, and picturesque mountainviews, Silvermine is the ideal spot for a lovely outing with the family. This hidden gem also has dedicated braai spots and a reservoir. If it’s a particularly sunny day, go for a hike, cool down in the reservoir, and get some meat on the coals.

Location: Silvermine Nature Reserve, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Peninsula
Good to know: dogs are allowed
Why you’ll love it: hiking routes and beautiful nature.
What we loved: sitting by the water on a hot summer’s day
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 08h00–18h00
Contact: 021 712 7471

Tokai Park Braai & Picnic Area

A popular spot among locals, Tokai Park is the perfect braai spot for your friends and family. Take refreshments along, some camping chairs and get ready for a fun-filled day of braaing and bonding.

Location: Tokai Rd, Porter Reform Estate
Good to know: R38 per adult and R19 per child
Why you’ll love it: being surrounded by beautiful nature.
What we loved: the location
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 08h00–17h00
Contact: 021 712 0527

Wynberg Park

Wynberg-Park-braai spots in cape town
Wynberg Park is known for its lush greenery, colourful hydrangeas and awesome braai facilities. It also has a wonderful playground, so while the kids are entertaining themselves you can set up camp, snack and tend to the meat. If you live in the Southern Suburbs and you’re looking for a scenic spot to hang out with family or friends this park is the ideal place.

Location: Wynberg, Cape Town
Good to know: the Krakeelwater spring starts here.
Why you’ll love it: the park has a lovely conifer garden.
What we loved: the lawns for great for picnicking.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 08h00–18h00
Contact: 021 710 9403

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