Autumn 2024 outdoor eating/drinking guide

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Whether you need a gift for that outdoor cook or simply looking to make lifestyle changes by switching to more environmentally friendly options, you are in the right place. Our guide provides fun shopping ideas, nature-inspired products, and more. Look at our autumn guide for a few items found from several sources.

Saucy fun with zero guilt

Colleen’s Handmade Sauces offers a delicious range of small-batch gourmet sauces that are perfect for enhancing any meal. All sauces are all homemade using high-quality, seasonal ingredients. The most popular sauces include the flavourful Peri-Peri Sauce, which features African bird’s eye chillies for a nice kick of heat. Foodies will also love the garlic sauce, made with fresh garlic and herbs for an intensely savoury flavour. Tomato-based sauces include the classic tomato sauce with Mediterranean flavours like oregano and basil. For those who enjoy fusion flavours, try the Indian tomato sauce. These sauces are made from 100% natural ingredients and contain no sugar, gluten, dairy, preservatives or flavourings so they are perfect for low-carb or keto lifestyles, vegetarians and diabetics. Colleen’s sauces will take any dish to the next level, from pasta and curries to grilled meats and pizzas.

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Protein bars made from real ingredients

Nutri-Go Protein bars

Nutri-Go offers a delicious selection of multi-layered protein bars with various tantalising flavours. Their clean whey protein isolate formula provides over 20g of protein per bar to support muscle growth and recovery, making them perfect for the active outdoor enthusiast. They are low in sugar at less than one teaspoon per serving. The best is the flavours – think peanut butter caramel popcorn, cookies and cream, or peppermint crisp tart. All bars uphold Nutri-Go’s standard of high protein and clean ingredients without artificial flavours or laxative effects. They make the perfect snack for fitness enthusiasts, athletes, or anyone seeking protein-packed nutrition on the go in South Africa.

Buy one bar for R45.95 or six for R262. You can buy a box of 12 for R496. Look at their range of products by visiting

Bubbles anyone? Fizz on the fly…

Pop the top on bubbly convenience with Cape Fynbos’ canned wine. Their fizzy “Cape Fynbos Bubbly” lineup – in rosé, chardonnay and merlot – squeezes premium South African grapes into portable pop-top aluminium. At only 12g of tin weight to 200ml of wine, these cute cans pack just enough picnic pleasure. Say goodbye to breakage and cleaning with easy-drinking outdoor freedom. Sip sustainability too – aluminium is so easy to recycle. A fun fynbos alternative to bottled bubbles, this collection promises bright fruit without the heaviness.

R99 for a pack of four from BUBBLY – drinkcapefynbos

Compact potjie powerhouse

LK’s Potjie Cooker & Braai is a portable outdoor cooking station that allows versatile braai and potjie cooking. Made from durable mild steel, this gadget features a grid surface for grilling meats and vegetables directly over the fire. It also includes insert pots for simmering ingredients in a traditional South African potjie. You can fit various sized potjies. The design also means improved temperature control for even cooking. Get yours from Loot from only R399 (on special at the time of posting, regular price R499)

No More Sticking Around

Need a solution for hassle-free grilling? The ThermoPro Non-Stick Grill Mat is made of heavy-duty, heat-resistant materials from -196°C to 260°C, these reusable mats save time by preventing foods from sticking to the grates. Just place your ingredients on the mat on top of your braai grid, whether you use coals or gas. Once complete, toss the mats straight into the dishwasher for an effortless cleanup. Includes two mats per set for maximum grilling space. Say goodbye to scrubbing with this game-changing braai essential. Get yours here from Mantality (affiliate link) for only R395.

Do you know anyone who can use any of the above items? Share our list with them, or surprise them with a gift. Keep an eye on our website for future guides!

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