# ‘BRAAI’ WEEKEND Nr 4 (while camping at Slanghoek Mountain Resort)


Our 4th ‘braai’ weekend are combined (once again) with a camping weekend … by now, you should know this is how we most enjoy our weekends … around the fire on a camping trip 😊.

Just a reminder: “What is a braai”?

The word ‘braai’ is an Afrikaans word, meaning barbecue. This means you grill or roast (mostly) meat over the open coals – something South Africans love to do (especially over weekends).

Slanghoek Mountain Resort

Our choice for a camping site for the weekend was in the beautiful Slanghoek Valley (literally translated, that would be ‘snake corner valley’, but fortunately, we’ve seen none of these reptiles at our camping site … well, just a very small one … but it was dead 🤔).

In fact, the Slanghoek Valley is more known for their splendid wines and amazing views.

On the way to our camping site, we’ve stopped at Ou Meul (‘Old Mill’) to enjoy a light lunch. This bakery/café is situated next to Du Toitskloof Wines and is about 3km from Rawsonville. They are well-known for their famous pies, wood-fired pizzas, burgers and fresh salads.

We’ve enjoyed a delicious chicken salad at Ou Meul

Our next stop was literally around the corner from Ou Meul, the Slanghoek Mountain Resort where we have camped for the weekend.

The view towards our camping site

This was our first time camping at Slanghoek and we were really impressed with the camp sites and cleanliness of our (own) ablution facilities. Electricity is available and the bathrooms have gas water heating. A convenience store is within walking distance where they sell wood, ice-cream, cold drinks, ice, etc. You will also find a seperate room with the most beautiful handmade gifts which are for sale (bowls, handbags, soaps … you will not walk out empty handed!)

Our tent at our camp site
Hanging bridge over a small stream
The bright swimming pool at our camp site

While our friends were still sleeping on Saturday morning, we took an early morning stroll through the farm to enjoy nature.

Here’s a look at our walk …

The upcoming sun is throwing beautiful colours on the mountains
Roads leading into the vineyards
Another road at the end of the farm
The picturesque mountains at Slanghoek

On our way back, the sun was completely out from behind the mountains and we took a few last photo’s before heading back to our camp site.

This horse was not scared of us and posed happily for a photo
Both the mountains and vineyard were now in full sun
One last photo before turning back to our camp site

We will get to our ‘braai’ food in just a bit … but first we want to take you with us on some wine tasting.

We’ve decided to visit the Slanghoek Cellar and taste their wine. At the amazing prize of only R20 for 4 different wines (USD 1.40) per person, we’ve had a blast of a time!

Braai Time!

Now, for our ‘braai’ food of the weekend!

Something that is well-known in South Africa, especially under the Afrikaans speaking people, is ‘braai broodjies’ (barbeque sandwich). This is the South African version of a grilled cheese sandwich to which we normally add onion and tomato and braai (‘grill’) these on the fire.

‘Braai broodjes’ on the fire

We also had ‘boerewors’ again (the traditional South African sausage) to make delicious hotdog rolls (covered with tomato and onion relish).

Traditional South African ‘boerewors’

On Saturday evening it was time for the star of the ‘braai’ weekend … rotisserie boneless leg of lamb! We’ve had two legs of lamb which Berto de-boned himself and then filled one with only garlic and the other one with sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese as well as some olives.

Unfortunately, we have not taken any photo’s during the preparation stage – all hands were needed to hold on to the legs while stringing them to keep the yumminess inside!

The stuffed legs of lamb on the rotisserie

After about 3 hours, Berto drizzled a little bit of his own sauce over the legs of lamb – which consisted of tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce and chutney.

After a great day out in the beautiful Slanghoek Valley – tasting their great wines and enjoying nature – we sat around the fire with a last cup of coffee before everybody went to bed.

A fire on a camping trip – wonderful therapy!

To conclude our ‘braai’ weekend, Berto prepared chicken livers on the fire for breakfast. This is a favourite camping dish and always features somewhere when we’re out in nature.

Chicken livers with a creamy sauce (served on fresh farm bread)

We had another great camping weekend – enjoyed with our friends in nature. We can definitely recommend Slanghoek Mountain Resort – and if you’re not geared up for camping, there’s good news: They have alternative accommodation options such like Safari Tents, Chalets and Log cabins.

With such an amazing view, we would love to come back

And yes, of course we brought back some of their excellent wines back home. We will be thinking of our enjoyable time at Slanghoek Mountain Resort when opening these bottles.

Wine from Slanghoek Cellar

We hope you’ve enjoyed our combined camping and ‘braai’ weekend … see you next weekend again with more great ‘braai’ dishes!

Categories: South African Break Aways

22 comments

  1. What an excellent weekend camping trip. It’s hard to believe that the wine tasting was so reasonably priced but perhaps it’s to tempt people to buy a few bottles to take home as you did. The mountains on such a clear day looked magnificent and your barbecues superb. How talented you both are to cook up such a feast and be able to de-bone legs of lamb, season them so well and serve up such first rate food on a campfire.

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    • I think you’re right about the reason for the “not so expensive” wine tasting – we’ve supported them very well 😁!
      Another reason might be that they are trying to get more people to visit them after all the hard lockdowns we’ve had the last year – the wine industry has been severely weakened with the onset of Covid-19.
      Ahh, thanks for the compliment Marion. Berto loves to cook (whether it’s in our own kitchen or at a camping site) and I’m always willing to lend a helping hand … of course to taste the results later 😉.

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  2. What a beautiful place to camp. And $1.40 for wine I’d have a blast too 😊

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  3. What a gorgeous campsite, and as always, what gorgeous looking food. Berto must be some cook, I would not even attempt to de-bone a leg of lamb. I can’t wait for the next instalment now.

    It is now about 0200 (damned insomnia again) and looking at all this food is making me hungry so I think I’ll go and make some braai broodjies of my own. I don’t think the neighbours would like me burning down the block so I shall use the grill in my cooker!

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  4. What a beautiful setting for your camping weekend, and yummy food as always! But I would definitely be heading for one of the log cabins rather than a tent 😉

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  5. What a wonderful campsite! It is a great place to spend some nice days. Oh yes, I like the wine cellar and I’m sure that the sun has ripened wonderful grapes for the wine. And the food looks great too. I also like the pool, which is sure to be wonderfully refreshing.
    Greetings from the wonderful Rhine-Highlands / Germany…
    Rosie ! 😍

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  6. What a stunning place to stay! Looks so peaceful. I love love cheesy toasties or braai broodjies 😋😋😋 pity my tummy doesn’t like them 😜

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  7. OMG all that food is amazing! How many people eat all that food it looks like a lot of food. What do you do with leftovers assuming you have them? Maybe you should send them to me if you can’t keep them….lol

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