The Best Braai Spots in Stellenbosch

Words: Dumi Mparutsa

There’s nothing better than a plan coming together – a sunny day, a group of friends, fresh meat and a cooler box full of refreshing drinks. All you need is a place to braai and relax. Luckily this list of the best braai spots in Stellenbosch has plenty of spots for you to choose from.

Best Braai Spots in Stellenbosch

Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve


Assegaaibosch is a lovely nature reserve situated in the Jonkershoek Valley and it is a beautiful place to unwind. The braai area is located in the forest; surrounded by gorgeous trees. It’s a serene spot to set up a braai and relax with a group of friends. If you’re looking for a peaceful place to braai take a trip to Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Location:  9km out of Stellenbosch
Good to Know: take a dip in the lake to cool off.
Opening Time: Mon-Sun: 08h00-18h00
Contact: 079 911 2915

Bergplaas Resort


Take a 20-minute drive out of Stellenbosch towards the Idas Valley and it is here that you’ll find Bergplaas Resort. The stunning view of the mountain and greenery surrounding the resort makes for a lovely backdrop when you’re busy braaing. While the kids wait for the meal to be served, there are number of fun things they can do such as horse riding, bicycle touring and canoeing.

Location: Helshoogte Way, Idas Valley, Stellenbosch,
Good to know: there are things to keep kids entertained.
Opening Times: Mon-Sun: 09h00-18h00
Contact: 060 7137905

Helderberg Farm

Best Braai Spots in Stellenbosch

Spend a lovely afternoon at the Helderberg Farm, which is situated at the foothill of the mountains. Venture into the Granny’s Forest, where you’ll find awesome braai facilities; up to 8 people are allowed at each station. There is also an amphitheatre where the kids can play or watch a performance. If you’ve forgotten to bring charcoal, they sell it by the kilogram at the kiosk.  Whether you choose to bring your family or close friends, you’re bound to have a wonderful day at Helderberg.

Location: Klein Helderbergpad Rd, Raithby
Good to know: there is a kid’s play park.
Opening times: 08h00-17h00
Contact: 021 855 4308

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Best Braai Spots in Stellenbosch

One of the hidden gems on this list, the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, is situated just outside of Stellenbosch. If you’re a nature lover, the valley will treat you to some spectacular views while you get ready to braai. The Jonkershoek peaks, valleys and fynbos will serve as a picturesque backdrop for your braai day out. Take a drive down to Stellenbosch and be sure to check out one of nature’s ideal braai areas.

Location:  Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch
Good to Know: amazing views.
Opening Time: Mon-Sun: 08h00-18h00
Contact: 021 866 1560

Middelvlei Wine Estate

Best Braai Spots in Stellenbosch

This is a wonderful social setting to bring your friends and catch up over a beer two. They offer a hearty braai where you can walk in for lunch, settle down with a starter before you tuck into your meaty main. At one of the best braai spots in Stellenbosch, the braai master will be tasked with cooking your meat to perfection, so you and your friends won’t have to do anything but sip on a cold drink while you wait for your meal to arrive.

Location: Middelvlei Wine Estate, Flamingo St, Stellenbosch
Good to know: their animals roam around the premises
Opening times: Mon-Sun: 10h00-16h30
Contact: 021 855 4308

Mountain Breeze Resort

Best Braai Spots in Stellenbosch

Spend a day with a family at this amazing resort where they have great entertainment for kids and braai facilities on site. There is a park with a jungle gym, complete with swings, a seesaw and monkey bars. If that’s not enough then the kids can take a dip in the refreshing pool to cool off from running around.

Location: R44, Stellenbosch
Good to Know: it’s kid-friendly.
Opening Time: Mon-Sat: 08h00-13h00 | 14h00-18h00 | Sun: 08h00-13h00 | 15h00-18h00
Contact: 021 880 0200

The Farmyard Park

Best Braai Spots in Stellenbosch

The recreational park is one of the best braai spots in Stellenbosch and it’s located in Buitenverwagting. There are three swimming pools, a petting zoo and numerous braai areas make the Farmyard Park a popular kid-friendly destination. Parents can sit back, with a refreshing drink in hand and relax whilst keeping an eye on the tantalising meat. An ideal place for the whole family, make sure to spend a wonderful afternoon at this miniature farm during those hot summer days.

Location: 8 Protea Street, Buitenverwagting, Klapmuts
Good to Know: there is a lovely swimming pool.
Opening Time: Mon-Fri: 08h00-18h00 | Sat-Sun: 09h00-18h00
Contact: 081 461 4246

Wiesenhof Wildpark

Best Braai Spots in Stellenbosch

Known as a private game reserve Wiesenhof Wildpark is easily one of the best braai spots in Stellenbosch, to bring to the whole family. Guests are treated to great views of the area; you’ll be able to spot various animals like eland, Springbok and zebra roaming the grounds. Once you’re done exploring there is an awesome braai area that awaits.

Location:  R44 between Stellenbosch and Klapmuts
Good to Know: the game reserve is home to Elands, Zebra and Grysbok.
Opening Time: Mon-Sun: 08h00-18h00
Contact: 0218755181

If you don’t feel like having a braai, then you should check our list of the best restaurants in Stellenbosch CBD.

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