With Liam’s parents living in the Cape, we have the added advantage that they are always on the lookout for new places to visit and we get to try out their best recommendations. One of our favourite places to date was spending the day at Middelvlei Wine Farm, but I can’t really comment on the wine itself as we were there solely to try out their traditional “Boerebraai”. Now we have as far as our knowledge allows tried to educate Zara and Bailey all about “braaing”. This is quite a challenge when they start calling it a “BBQ” and start saying things like “please can you pass me the corn”. The only saving grace being that they know exactly what is and what is not “boerewors”.


Fortunately, Middelvlei were able to fill in the gaps and the girls were able eat lots and lots of “boerewors” and try for the first time:
Pap and Sous – Traditional South African porridge made from mealie-meal served with tomato relish.
Koeksisters – A syrup-coated, crispy doughnut in a twisted or braided shape.
Potjie/Potjiekos – A stew of meat and vegetables being slowly prepared in a three-legged iron pot on an open fire.
Pampoenkoekies – Pumpkin fritters served with cinnamon sugar.
Roosterkoek – Bread rolls done over the coals.
Braaibroodjies – Barbecued sandwiches filled with cheese, tomato and onions.
Stokbrood – Bread dough cooked over the coals on a stick, leaving a hole inside to be filled with syrup or boerewors.
And I even “enjoyed” a cup of Ricoffy!

I would totally recommend this especially for overseas guests for an authentic Braai experience.