Is there anything more quintessentially South African than a braai? Those in the know will tell you that it's a way of life here. It's certainly not just about throwing some meat on the fire and hoping for the best, but rather a special ritual that centres around the joyful preparation and sharing of a tasty meal (usually involving some form of grilled meat) while spending time with family and friends, telling stories, discussing all and sundry, as well as remembering and knowing who we are and what we're made of as South Africans.
Well, Heritage Month is upon us, giving us another reason to dust off our braai equipment and invite YOU to come and celebrate all things braai with us on the sprawling lawn of The Manor.
Our team of chefs will be lighting the fire from 12:00 (until 14:30) on Saturday, 18 September, and repeat this braai experience every weekend thereafter (depending on weather), including the Friday of the Heritage Day long weekend spanning 24 to 26 September, up until the weekend of 9 and 10 October.
Curious about what to expect?
The Braai Menu:
The Crowd Pleaser - R25
Boerie roll, with your favourite sauce, tomato & onion smoor, or caramelised onions
The Free State Vegetarian - R125
Grilled chicken & bell pepper kebab, boerewors, garlic & herb butter roll, salty potato fries, and a chef's garden salad
The Full House - R165
A-grade sliced beef rump, spiced Karoo lamb chop, grilled chicken & bell pepper kebab, boerewors, garlic & herb butter roll, salty potato fries, and a chef's garden salad
(We source our meat from Deli-Co Farmstyle Butchery in Riebeek Kasteel, so rest assured that we'll be serving you the very best in ethically-sourced meat.)
A wide range of our award-winning wines, including our popular Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (a great match with a braai), and a selection of ciders, beers and soft drinks will be served from a bar set up on the lawn outside our historic manor house.
There'll also be free live music on offer, to set a laid-back mood and get you swaying to some sweet tunes:
18 September: Craig Vee
19 September: Warren Wazman
24 September: Craig Vee
25 September: Craig Vee
26 September: Isla Sutherland
2 October: Craig Vee
3 October: Warren Wazman
9 October: Craig Vee
10 October: Isla Sutherland
Picnic blankets and cushions will be available on a first come, first served basis (pre-bookings take preference).
We'll have fun lawn games for young and old available, and loads of space for the young ones to shake off some energy.
Pre-booking is highly recommended. Make your reservation by contacting our friendly team at The Manor on 021 877 5155 or firstname.lastname@example.org and when doing so, please confirm any allergies and dietary requirements.
Some considerations: Strict Covid-19 hygiene and safety measures are in place at The Manor. Wearing of masks is a must (apart from when seated). Right of admission reserved. We support the responsible consumption of alcohol.