The Top 3 Braai Spots in Cape Town

03 October 2022

1.  Sparks Bay, Kogelberg



Braai sites, great views, and the sound of the sea slapping over the stones just metres from the stands. The Sparks Bay day camp and braai spot offers beautiful views across False Bay.


There’s a rough track leading off from the small car park at Sparks Bay that leads down to the braai sites and you can drive up right next to your braai stand. It can get busy in good weather, but if you catch it at the right time this is one of most tranquil public braai spots in the Cape. Around September there’s a good chance you’ll see some whales too.

Cost: Free


2. Oudekraal



On the Atlantic seaboard between Llandudno and Camp’s Bay, you’ll find small, protected coves and sandy beaches peeking out between massive boulders. The 40 or so braai sites don’t always have grids and the nearest shop for wood and meat is in Camp’s Bay, so be sure to bring everything with you.


The braai area at Oudekraal is busy in summer, but try it on a bright winter day and you could have the whole place to yourself.


Cost: R20 adults, R10 kids under 12 (Wild Card holders are free)
Gate times: 8am to 6pm
Need to know: Don’t forget a braai grid and keep in mind that it can get very busy on weekends and public holidays


3. Silvermine Nature Reserve



This picnic site in Table Mountain National Park could be the most relaxing braai spot in South Africa. Although more than 40 sites lie scattered around the Silvermine reservoir, they are so well positioned, nestled in discreet rocky hollows and tucked behind thriving fynbos, you’ll feel as if you have the place all to yourself. Keep in mind that because of concerns over run-away veld fires this is a winter-only braai venue, though the site remains open for picnics year round.


Cost: R25 adults, R10 kids under 12 (Wild Card holders are free)
Gate times: 7am to 7pm
Need to know: Swimming in the reservoir is allowed, so plan for a dip