Event Spotlight: Great Karoo Outdoor Cook Off

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Event Spotlight: Great Karoo Outdoor Cook Off
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Cape Karoo
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Beaufort West
Beaufort West, Cape Karoo | 24 September 2022

About the event

The initiative was born from the annual “Braaidag” on 24 September or as it’s officially named “Heritage day”. This holiday is about bridging gaps and bringing together the various and diverse cultures of South Africa. The event aims to achieve this goal by sharing unique South African dishes made on an open fire, outdoors. This is also the most basic rule of the competition, open fire. From braai to “potjie kos” to “skaapkop” whatever the cook-off teams can come up with to impress the judges.

What to expect

This year the event is adding an extra twist. All dishes presented to the judges need to have at least one Karoo element. There is a Junior Cook-Off this year, and one of the judges, Chef Shane Phillips will do a cooking demonstration for all the aspiring chefs. There will be food and market stalls and live entertainment on the stage. The evening event will be a Bring-and-Braai event and spectators will have open braais around the stage area. There will also be a prize giving of activities of the day.

For more information

Tickets available at the Beaufort West Tourism office | 023 415 1488

Facebook: @beaufortwesttourism | Instagram: @beauforttourism

Explore more of Beaufort West


  • Karoo National Park | game drives, hiking & MTB trails, fossil trail, 4x4 trails, bird hides
  • X Venture’s Resort | ziplining, fishing, paintballing, putt-putt, cycle & walking trail, and more
  • Olive Grove Guest Farm | Olive sales and tour, hiking & MTB trails
  • Vale Karoo Farm |4x4 trails, hiking & MTB trails, quad-biking
  • Beaufort West Museum Complex


  • Joe’s Easy Diner
  • 4 Sheep Restaurant
  • Kia Ora Coffee Shop
  • Waterwiel Bakhuis
  • Salt & Pepper Restaurant at Karoo National Park


  • Wagon Wheel Country Lodge
  • 17 on Bird Guesthouse
  • Cape Karoo Guesthouse
  • Teri-Lemveli Lodge
  • Karoo National Park

For more restaurant, activity, and accommodation options visit Beaufort West Tourism

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