The 2017 National Braai Tour got underway today from the Cullinan Hotel in Cape Town.
A party of 200 Braai Tour participants left Cape Town on Sunday morning with a week of braais, braais and more braais ahead of them. The first stop on 2017 Tour will see the Braai Tourists setting up camp in the sleepy seaside resort of Struisbaai. Here they’ll be treated to a seafood lunch, before getting the Tour underway with their own braais.
Now into its fourth year, the National Braai Tour continues to go from strength to strength and from iconic location to iconic location. The 2017 edition of the National Braai Tour will take participants from Cape Town along the world-famous Klein Karoo and Garden Route before ending in Port Elizabeth. It will once again deliver an insightful journey of sightseeing splendour, campfire cordon bleu and essential learnings into the wide and varied heritage of South Africa. Once it’s over, participants and the rest of the country will be well prepared for National Braai Day on 24 September.
“The National Braai Tour is about showcasing our vision of nation-building around a fire. A blueprint of sorts on how to best celebrate heritage month and Heritage Day. It’s about bringing diverse people together to enjoy the one thing that unites us all, cooking and celebrating around an open fire,” says the man behind the Tour and the National Braai Day initiative, Jan Braai.