Good news for Braai Day

Good news for Braai Day as retailers drop prices. Picture: File/Fotor.

GOOD NEWS for Braai Day: Prices drop ahead of long weekend

It’s good news for Braai Day and the Heritage Day long weekend. Here are the best prices you’ll find for braai essentials.

Good news for Braai Day

Good news for Braai Day as retailers drop prices. Picture: File/Fotor.

It’s good news for Braai Day ahead of the Heritage Day long weekend. We’ve been tracking the price of braai essentials and supermarkets are dropping prices ahead of the long weekend. We’ve collated a list of prices. and it’s good news for Braai Day.

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Heritage Day, or Braai Day, falls on a Sunday 24 September 2023 this year. It is therefore observed on Monday 25 September as well. Which means this upcoming long weekend is all about a marathon braai session. The good news for Braai Day is the four major supermarkets have dropped their prices for braai essentials.


good news for braai day
It’s good news for Braai Day this weekend as prices drop. Picture: Kudu

We’ve scoured South Africa’s favourite supermarkets to find you the best prices for this weekend. Below you’ll see we created a loosely termed ‘chop’ and ‘dop’ basket. Here’s what South Africa’s top four retailers are offering for Braai Day:

1. ShopriteR350.94R604.95R955.89
3.Pick n PayR455.99R619.97R1075.96

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As you see, on the ‘chop’ side, Shoprite comes out tops in a comparison of best prices for Braai Day. This is achieved through its boerewors, garlic bread, lambchops and firelighters being the cheapest across the four supermarkets.

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When it comes to our ‘dop’ basket, Shoprite and Checkers come out exactly even. Interestingly, Woolworths is the cheapest of the lot for alcohol. Although this doesn’t entirely make up for it being the most expensive for food items.


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This retailer is offering the best prices for braai essentials ahead of Braai Day. Picture: File/Fotor.

You may not want or need everything in our braai baskets, but here’s a detailed item breakdown of prices for Braai Day:

ProductCheckersShopriteWoolworthsPick n Pay
Traditional Boerewors/kgR95.99R89.99R149.99R98.99
Lamb Braai Chops/kgR169.99R139.99R229.99R181.99
250g Garlic BreadR34.99R19.99R58.99R37.99
4kg CharcoalR59.99R59.99R94.99R74.99
Baked BeansR15.99R15.99R24.99R16.99

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Product CheckersShopriteWoolworths Pick n Pay
KWV 5yr Brandy 750mlR209.99R209.99R209.99R209.99
Savanna Dry Cider 6 x 500mlR159.99R154.99R159.99R159.99
Castle Lite Beer 6 x 500mlR99.99R94.99R89.99R99.99
Natural Sweet Rose Wine 750mlR49.99R59.99R69.99R60.00
Red Wine Bottle 750mlR84.99R84.99R69.99R90.00

*Prices correct at the time of publishing on Thursday 21 September 2023.

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