Summer 2024 outdoor eating and drinking guide

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Looking for goodies for people who love eating and drinking in the great outdoors? Need something special for those who love entertaining? 

Whether you need a gift for that outdoor cook, or you are simply looking to make changes in your own life by switching to more environmentally friendly options, you are in the right place. 

Our guide provides some fun shopping ideas, nature-inspired products, and more. 

Take a look at our summer guide for a few items that we found from a variety of sources.

Bag your braai

The craft braai bag™ or craft braai sakkie™ is changing the way you braai. This little bag makes smoke-infused foods easier and adds convenience to your braai by keeping your food together. Nothing will fall through the braai grid anymore. Add anything from boerewors to braaibroodjies and even popcorn to the bag. The craft braai bag™ is made from industrial food-grade material so can withstand temperatures of up to 260 °C. Even chuck it in the dishwasher after your braai for easy cleaning.

Get yours from, priced from R199.

Clean fruit and veg, zero waste

There is nothing like washing fruit and vegetables and seeing litres of fresh water go to waste, whether at home or in the bush. Saving water has never been this easy! SoPure has a range of eco-friendly products, which includes Fruit & Veg Sterilising spray. This 100% natural spray is not only safe to consume but eliminates pesticide contaminants, viruses, bacteria and yeasts. There is no need to rinse it from your products before consumption.

Priced at R89.95 for a 500ml spray bottle, but 5l containers are also available. Have a look at their range of products by visiting

Happy Taste Buds

Flavour Nation is South Africa’s next-level delicious range of flavouring. These bottles are sugar-free, preservative-free and filled with flavour to just about anything. Add it when baking or bring some life into your drinks. These drops are perfect for everyone – from diabetics, banting, vegans, kosher and halaal. Flavours to look out for include apple crumble, candy cane, caramel popcorn, chilli chocolate, ginger, marula cream, dragon fruit, and more.

R37.50 for a 20ml bottle from

Wrapping of a different kind

Are you still wrapping your sandwiches in tin foil or cling wrap to keep them fresh? These wraps by 6 Degrees East are a beautiful, tactile alternative to cling film, tin foil, and plastic containers. Made from 100% natural ingredients, these wrappings will not sit in landfills for hundreds of years. Get a set of three for R129 from Faithful to Nature.

Grilling in Japan

Do you follow foodie trends and are always looking for new ways to entertain friends and family? How about a convenient method to braai at picnic sites or home? The Outdoor Camping Hibashi is great for indoor and outdoor use as it comes with handles and a base tray for water. When partnered with binchotan charcoal, you can use it for indoor cooking. There are various designs and sizes available. The Hibashi sells for R1800 on

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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