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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:51 am 
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My bush braai experience was probably a once in a lifetime experience! Just a friend of mine and I attended one at Letaba. The other 6 foreign tourists pulled out at the last minute.

It is definitely something that you should do at least once. We went for a late afternoon/early evening drive and then just before we arrived at the braai venue in the bush we drove through +- 50 buffalo. They surrounded our braai area (protected by 2 electrical wires about a meter high) and kept us company the whole time we were there. We were also later on visited by hyeanas.

The cook and his assistant knocked up a dinner of substantial proportions, which was divine. A cash bar kept our worst thirst away and the stories we were told by the guide were some of the most interesting ones I've ever heard.

As we drove back we saw an African wild cat hunting next to the road. Can't remember what the exact price was. They also don't seem to price it on the new website. I think it is in the vicinity of R300 p/p. A bit on the hectic side maybe, but never the less a great experience. Not something everybody could do; except for illegal Mozambicans... Having a braai at night in the Kruger National Park!!


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We did a potjie braai from Pretoriuskop. Great food, fantastic ambiance.

The site was a koppie about 5k outside the camp - no fences and an armed escort to the portaloo just over the track!

Next one I want to do is the Bush breakfast - that looks really cool!


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@ Bee...

i have never been to the bushbraai at Satara but have been a number of times to the one at Letaba....

it really is a fantastic experience and the food is to die for!! everytime i have gone on one we have had a lovely group of people joining us.... @ letaba they have a lovely little lean to cash bar where the dinky red wine tastes like nectar from heaven.. :wink:

it encompasses a sunset drive with an outdoor meal and a night drive home.... all in one!!!

really if u have the opportunity i would say go for it...100%!! :D


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Bee wrote:
I am keen to know more about the goings on with these braai's. Everyone raves about them and I might consider it in December when I'm in Satara. Anyone wanna fill me in on the what, where, when and how cool is it really?????? :?:


I attended one in Letaba area. You go for a bit of a sunset/night drive and then proceed to a location in the veld protected by 2 knee high electrical wires powered by what someone else said a car battery.

U have a braai with a cook and the guide and have a cash bar to try and get that babalas the next morning. Afterwards you go on a bit of a nightdrive back to the camp.

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I tried to book a bush braai too. It can't be done in advance and there has to be a minimum of four people. Best to team up with someone.
:idea: Jaco, how about a bush braai on the 27th/7?


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What kind of meat is usually served?

Boerewors and steak mostly. Sheep, lam and beef in other words.

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Hi Richard ..

No doubt you can go wrong with a bush braai ... we have had nothing but good feedback from this ...

Just remember you have to be a minimum of 4 ...

There is also the odd chance you might encounter some of the Big 5

Incidently this photo was taken about 10 meter from the braai ... This rock is where Pretoriuskop have their bush braais .. we did check the "Long drop" to make sure no one was in there ... :twisted:

Reckon this guy got his "Bush Braai" times screwed up ..

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Letaba definitely still does the bushbraai, I emailed them.

@ MadAboutCats, the Letaba bushbraai is a great experience. I wrote a review here.


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Hi Lisa

You have to book through the restaurant at each camp. Unfortunetly I don't have their e-mail or tel no. Are you a Saffie? If so, phone the camp at which you would like to take the braai. They should be able to assist with the reataurant no. ? Maybe even an e-mail address? If you not in SA I will gladly help you to book. Just PM me.

About the cost? If I remember correctly it was about R350.00 - could be R5.00 or so more........really can't remember now. :redface: This is not just for the braai though. It also include your night drive which will cost you ± R145.00 pp if you only do that. So the bush braai is actually only ± R205.00. If it's within one's bugget, I can highly recommend it. It's quite an experience!

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Hi Lisa, you're in luck-we just added restaurant e-mail address to the site here so if you send them an e-mail, your bush braai needs should be met!


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Had a bushbraai at Berg en Dal
Was great and very special
First we had a drive for roughly 2 hours during which we saw
ellie, rhino, genet and other general game

Then we entered a ring of fire and had great food, while being guarded by two armed rangers.

Didnt hear much night sounds but saw the stars and for the first time in my life the scorpion (stars). Our guide was very knowledgeable . Not only one wildlife but new his way around our galaxy. Thanks Raymond and Josep .

For those in need of a toilet. There is a nice toilet shed and it will be inspected by a armed ranger before you can enter

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We had a family reunion at Letaba in July. All 19 of us climbed a lorry and had an experience that is diffucult to put into words. Children over six are welcome and well catered for. The guard with his gun proving a big hit. The chef, barman, guide and guard were terrific. Definitely the best service experience ever. The children where comforted and entertained and became more confident as the night progressed. The catering was superb and the discussions we had before hand with the very helpful resturant staff were very useful. The "loo with a view" was comfortable and very convenient, the imagined element of danger made the short walk exciting! The stars were so close we could have plucked them from the sky, the trumpeting ellies reminded us where we were and the smell of the bush and wind in the trees gave us alot to be grateful for that night. It was a multi generational group and everyone has a special moment but most of all it made a lasting impression on everyone. The bush braai bound us closer together as a family and was well worth the cost. I recommend it to anyone. Well done KNP!

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This sounds wacky to me :roll: Why can't any 1 or 2 or 4 or x people book, with the proviso that there must be a minumum number of reservations "in total" — just like a drive or walk, which may not take place unless enough people book.


Actually i works like this. When at Berg and Dal we had to make a provisional booking and only heard the next day if the
restaurant would allow a party of 4 on a bushbraai.

I think that a bushbraai is very pricy to organise. You have the cooking area which must be prepared. As i mentioned before , we had 4 people looking after a party of 4. As with walks its only 2 SANparks personel with you. I know that you pay more for the bushbraai, but then the food is included.

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The Letaba bush braai is very worth it. I must say it was one of the best experiences I have ever had.

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Hi Flaxy,

Welcome to the forum! I just got back from my first trip to Kruger and a bush breakfast was one of the highlights. We stayed at Satara for the first two nights, and did a Bush Brekkie at N'wanetsi picnic site on the 2nd morning. No one else had booked for that day, so it was just the two of us and 3 staff members. It was really fantastic--great food, a great location, and very friendly people. I felt a bit badly, because after we'd been there for a few minutes, other people began to arrive with their own breakfasts at the site, and were clearly wondering how we'd wound up with such a feast :)

Anyway, I didn't make any of the arrangements, but I mentioned your post to Portero (who did all the work), and he's going to post something about it. I know you'll be staying at different camps, but I'm guessing they would have similar prices and arrangements.


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