Nothing says summer in sunny South Africa like the smell of boerewors sizzling on the fire, while cracking a cold one. And what better way to do this than with a view? Well, you’re in luck because I’ve rounded up the best beaches in the Western Cape where you can experience this. Take a look:
Situated along the coastal road between Gordons Bay and Rooiels, Kogel Bay is easily accessible from most of the towns in the winelands. The surrounding mountains shelter the resort from the famous (and vicious) southeaster, making it the perfect spot for a braai.
You can only braai at Kogel Bay if you’re camping at the resort, but Klippiesbaai is only a stone’s throw away, where day visitors can braai for free. Treating yourself to a sunset braai is a must, but leave the sundowners at home as alcohol is prohibited.
Oudekraal beach, Camps Bay
Oudekraal beach is a sheltered cove between Camps Bay and Llandudno. With breathtaking views of the ocean, the secluded braai area at Oudekraal is pretty damn close to beach-braai heaven.
The perfect place to relax in the sun while the hubby cooks up a storm on the braai of course, you definitely want to spend the whole day here. On calm days you can even snorkel between the boulders. When heading for Oudekraal, be sure to arrive early, as it can get quite busy over the peak season.
Preekstoel beach, West Coast National Park
The West Coast is one of my favourite regions in the Western Cape, and with good reason. There’s just something about the white beaches and turquoise water that takes me back every time. One of the best ways to thoroughly enjoy the beauty of the West Coast is with a braai at Preekstoel beach.
This beach is secretly tucked away near Kraalbaai in the West Coast National Park and offers a great braai spot with spectacular views. When you plan a braai at Preekstoel during the peak season, make sure you arrive early as it can be very popular.
Buffels Bay & Bordjiesdrift, Cape Point
These noteworthy braai spots can be found in the Cape Point Nature Reserve and both are known for their breathtaking views overlooking the ocean. Both of these spots boast braais, picnic spots and tidal pools, making it the perfect day for the whole family.
Cape Point is rich in Fauna and Flora, which means you will probably face some baboons while you’re braaing. Just remember not to feed them and you’re good to go.
Sun’s out, which means it’s time to organise a braai with your favourite people and beach the day away. If you know of any noteworthy beaches where we can have a braai, let us know in the comments below.