The sky is the limit when it comes to braai

2013-09-17 00:00

JAN Scannell, who is better known as Jan Braai, the man behind National Braai Day, yesterday became the first person to braai at Mafadi Peak, the highest point in South Africa.

Standing at 3 450 metres above sea level, Mafadi Peak is located on the border of South Africa and Lesotho in the Drakens­berg.

With winds blowing at 20 knots when Scannell was dropped at the top, howling at 40 knots when he was collected 90 minutes later and raging at 60 knots on the flight back down the mountains, acclaimed pilot Lucy Erasmus proved a valuable member in getting the team home alive.

Celebrating our common South African heritage, the event marks the fact that there are now only nine days to go until national braai day on September 24.

National braai day, an initiative started in 2005, aims to unite all South Africans around fires on September 24 every year.

The premise of the national braai day initiative is that there is one heritage common to all South Africans; to gather around fires and braai. It is the one activity every citizen of the nation likes to partake in.

Video footage of the braai will form part of a special edition of Jan’s hit television series Jan Braai vir Erfenis, which airs at 19.30 this Friday on kykNET, (DSTV channel 144).

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