Saturday, 24 September, is Heritage Day and this means it is National Braai Day!
Despite the fact that Stilbaai is currently experiencing somewhat cooler weather, one can be certain that the smell of ‘braaivleis‘ will be in the air. So, pack the chairs, some shade like an umbrella and celebrate National Braai Day at your favourite braai area, be it at the river or the beach!
There are quite a few braai areas in Stilbaai. The various braais built on the way to Morris Point (take the gravel road away from the harbour) are very popular and if one prefers a ‘braai with a sea view’, these are perfectly situated. There are also braai areas at ‘Grassies’ next to the river close to the Lapskuit Restaurant as well as at the jetty.
The braai areas at the tidal pool in Jongensfontein are also very popular although the weather might not be perfect for swimming (yet)…
Where to buy for the braai?
One will find a variety of meat in the various butcheries, deli’s and grocery stores. If you like to buy meat at a butchery, you can visit Stilbaai Slaghuis (Kloof Industrial area); Blombos Slaghuis next to Main Road in Stilbaai West or you can drive to Kleynbegin Slaghuis on the Blombos Road between Stilbaai and Jongensfontein or the Vrek Lêke Slaghuis on the R305 between the N2 and Stilbaai.
For those who prefer to buy from a deli, visit Aloe Deli at the Fynbos Centre or Stilbaai Slaghuis Deli in Stilbaai West while the butchery sections in both OK Grocer and SPAR have a variety of meat to choose from. If it is fish you are after, visit the fresh fish depot on the harbour.
Not in the mood to braai? Try Lappiesbaai Restaurant‘s BraaiDay Special (Rump & Prawns for R99!) while enjoying the sea view – and do not miss the great specials at Stilbaai Kelders – they are open till 18:00 Monday to Saturday.
Enjoy National Braai Day – be safe and keep our beaches (and our town) clean!