Popular Braai Spots in Durban

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Embrace the spirit of Heritage Day, also fondly known as National Braai Day, by choosing one of these renowned braai spots in and around Durban for your celebration. Make National Braai Day an exceptional experience by selecting one of these picturesque picnic and braai destinations in the Durban area, ensuring a delightful outdoor adventure for your entire family. Discover the most Popular Braai Spots in Durban and make this National Braai Day truly special.

Heritage Day – South Africa

Heritage Day, also known as “Braai Day” in South Africa, is a national holiday celebrated on September 24th each year. It is a day when South Africans celebrate their diverse cultural heritage and traditions. The holiday encourages people to embrace and showcase their cultural identity, heritage, and traditions, whether it be through clothing, food, music, dance, or other cultural expressions. One of the most prominent aspects of Heritage Day in South Africa is the tradition of braai, which is a barbecue or grill. On this day, many South Africans gather with family and friends to enjoy outdoor barbecues, sharing a variety of foods and flavors that reflect the country’s rich cultural diversity. Heritage Day is a symbol of unity in diversity, promoting understanding and appreciation of the various cultural groups that make up the nation. It serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving and celebrating South Africa’s unique cultural heritage and promoting social cohesion in the country.

Animal Farmyard and Tea Garden – Outer West Durban:

The Animal Farmyard and Tea Garden is ideal for a family braai day. While you’re getting the braai started, there’s lots to keep the kids busy. Activities include farm animals, pony & tractor rides, Jungle gym, braai and picnic sites, a zipline to provide an adrenaline rush. Open: Monday to Sunday, including school and public holidays. Opening & Closing Times: 09:00 to 16:30.

Tel: 031 765 2240 or 082 979 6030
Email: jenny@animalfarmyard.co.za
Website: www.animalfarmyard.co.za/
Address: 3 Lello Road, Assagay 1000 Hills,
Botha’s Hill. Turn left at Heidi’s 1 km after Kearsney College.

Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve, Durban South:

Situated in the Yellow Wood Park in Durban South, the 253 hectare Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve has great braai facilities as well as cycling trails, nature walks and a disabled trail. Also bird watching, game viewing. Camp site; toilets; picnic and braai facilities. Entrance Fee: charged at the entrance gate, where visitors can obtain maps, plant and animal lists from the Field Ranger. Opening & Closing Times: 06:00 to 18:00.

Tel: 031 469 2807
Website: http://www.kznwildlife.com/kenneth-stainbank.html
Address: Yellowwood Park, Durban

Laguna Beach – Durban:

Laguna Beach, situated between Sun Coast Casino and Blue Lagoon, is a popular spot for sports enthusiasts. (Snell Parade Durban – the stretch between Suncoast Casino and Blue Lagoon). Paddling pools and slides. Activities include jetskiing, jogging, walking, kite-flying and fishing. Swimming only allowed during the December holidays. One of the few beaches that allows you to braai on and around the premises. Plenty of braai sites and a selection of eateries at Blue Lagoon beach, adjacent to Umgeni River. Beach closes at 5pm.
Entrance: free. Opening & Closing Times: 07:00 to 17:00.

Tel: 031 335 3700
Website: http://showme.co.za/durban/interactive/durbans-laguna-beach/
Address: between Sun Coast Casino and Blue Lagoon, Durban

Nkutu Picnic Site – Krantzkloof Nature Reserve:

The Nkutu Picnic Site is situated inside Krantzkloof Nature Reserve. When you’ve finished braaing, be sure to explore one of the marked trails to view Nkutu Falls. NO PETS are allowed in picnic areas or in the Reserve. Entry Fee: R25 per person (R15 under 12) No Booking required for the picnic areas. Opening Times: 06h00 to 18h00 – 365 days per year. Kloof Falls Road Picnic Site is open 365 days a year.
Nkutu Picnic Site is ONLY OPEN on Weekends & Public Holidays.

Tel: 031 256 8958
Website: http://kknr.org.za/#
Address: 62 Valley Dr, Kloof, 3624

Palmiet Nature Reserve – Westville:

The 90 hectare Palmiet Nature Reserve in Westville (ten kilometres from Durban) is an ideal braai spot if you’re keen to see some wildlife as well. It’s home to banded mongooses, blue duikers, dassies, vervet monkeys & a variety of bird species. 15Km of guided and self guided walking trails & disabled trail (no biking, running or canoe trails). Entrance: free. Opening & Closing Times: 07:00 to 18:00. Enquiries &

Tel: Reserve Office – 031 266 8015, Information: Jean Senogles, 031 2665240
Website: www.palmiet.za.net/
Address: 4 Faurea Pl, Westville, 3629

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