Yes, you read that right, it’s national braai day…so come on, grab your wellies , umberella and BBQ tongs and lets celebrate like we’re South African 🙂
I am happy to admit that I have become a bit of a braai enthusiast….ok.ok….I’m an obsessive braaier.
Ever since our first trip to Kruger in January this year I fell in love with outdoor cooking – I’ve never happier than when I am covered in soot, have a fat juicy steak on the fire and a glass of cape red in my hand watching the fire burn and the african night descend.
After a long day in the field witnessing the most incredible wildlife and landscapes of Africa I love throwing on my braaing outfit (the most smelliest one!) and starting a fire. I am fiercely territorial of my braai too – my husband is barely allowed to touch my precious flames without permission. It’s so primeval to light a fire and cook meat….I love it. And when I discovered Potjie… wow! 🙂 My braaing experience was complete.
This is my most favourite braai – it’s at Killiekrankie Dune camp in the Southern African Kalahari and it is the most peaceful and wonderful place to cook up a feast. As a fence-less camp, Killiekrankie provides the opportunity to braai in the presence of big cats, owls, wildcats, hyhena and bok. It’s a magical setting and one that I hope to return too one day.
And to reassure you I can start a damn good fire…here’s some of my best 🙂