1. Kogel Bay, False Bay
Kogel Bay is set along the coastal road between Gordon’s Bay and Rooiels. You can only braai here if you camp at the resort but day visitors can braai for free at adjacent Sparks Bay and Klippiesbaai. Ablutions are available, but alcohol is prohibited.
2. Krismis Camp, Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
Enjoy a leisurely braai nestled within fynbos, olive trees, and granite boulders at Krismis Camp in Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve.
3. Meulwater, Paarl
Braai amongst spectacular natural scenery at the Meulwater Wildflower Reserve. There are picnic sites and braai areas available, as well as hiking trails leading from the reserve.
4. Oudekraal, Camps Bay
Oudekraal Beach is a secluded beach situated on the coastal road between Camps Bay and Llandudno, offering braai facilities with a fantastic view of the ocean. It gets busy on weekends and public holidays so arrive early to get a good spot. Alcohol is prohibited.
5. Eerste Steen, Melkbosstrand
Eerste Steen is located in the Blaauwberg Conservation Area and offers a fantastic spot for a day braai, with magnificent views of Table Mountain and excellent opportunities for water sports. Alcohol is prohibited. The braai area is open from 08h00 – 19h00 (November – April) and 08h00 – 17h00 (May – October).
6. Silvermine Dam, Table Mountain National Park
Silvermine dam has stunning picnic and braai spots with excellent views of the fynbos covered mountains. A boardwalk encircling the dam provides wheelchair access. Picnics are allowed all year round, but please note that no braaiing is permitted during the high fire risk season (summer and early autumn).
7. Preekstoel, West Coast National Park
There are great braai spots overlooking the Langebaan lagoon. These braais are available on a first come, first serve basis so get there early.
8. Tweede Tol, Bainskloof Pass
Tweede Tol picnic and campsite is set next to the Witte and Wolwekloof rivers in a world heritage site, and is perfect for day time braais. It can get crowded on weekends and public holidays, but a dip in the river pools makes it worth it. The gates are open from 08h00 – 18h00 daily.
9. Tokai Forest, Tokai
Situated on the edge of the Tokai plantation, the Tokai Forest braai spot offers ample space for family gatherings. Please be aware of Chacma baboons that enter the picnic in search of food. No alcohol is permitted. The braai area is open daily from 09h00 – 16h00.
10. Newlands Forest, Newlands
The Newlands braai area is set under the shade of pine trees, with several hikes leading from the picnic area. Alcohol is prohibited. The braai area is open daily from 08h00 – 17h00, but closed during the winter period (June – September).
Remember to take your SwannieBraai Bundu!