Welcome Reception at the Baobab Terrace 



Informal ‘Boma Braai’ at the Cattle Baron Restaurant 

A braai is South Africa’s answer to the barbecue – but it’s so much more than that. It’s a special South African feast that can last for hours, and a fundamental part of South African culture. It is a gathering of friends and family around a wood-fire grill in celebration. 

What to expect from the fire:

  • Boerewors – Meaning “Farmer’s Sausage” in Afrikaans, this traditional fresh sausage is either made from entirely beef or a combination of beef and pork and usually comes in a large coil. 
  • Lamb chops – Another popular braai item, the lamb chops are usually seasoned with garlic, rosemary, and thyme.
  • Steak –  For a braai, you will often find a variety of beef steak cuts including ribeye, T-bone, filet mignon, sirloin, and rump. In South Africa, ostrich steaks are also a favorite.
  • Chicken – Chicken kebabs are a popular option as well as beer-can chicken, where a whole chicken is cooked over the grill with an open beer in the body cavity.
  • Braaibroodjie (South African grilled cheese sandwich) – This traditional sandwich is cooked directly on the grill.
  • Pap (pronounced Pup) –  Similar to what many Americans know as grits, it can be made to be runny, soft, or stiff.
  • Roosterkoek – These are balls of bread dough that are cooked on the grill and served as an accompaniment to the Braai meat.
  • Salad – You’ll usually find different versions of cold potato salad and/or coleslaw at traditional braais. 



Game Drive & Symposium Dinner 

We departed from the conference venue on a 2-hour game drive through the Park, whereafter we had a magical dinner deep in the African wilderness, surrounded by hyenas!

Losing the four walls of a restaurant and enjoying a meal out in the bush is a wonderful and primal experience that you just can’t replicate anywhere else in the world but Africa.

Seated under the blanket of a million stars, the distant cries of animals in the air, as the smell of a fire-cooked meal wafted over from the pop-up ‘bush kitchen’ .