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Brilliant Backyard Braai Inspirations

There is nothing more South African than a braai, and if you love entertaining and want the ease and convenience of a built-in braai in the backyard, why not use leftover face brick and create your own? Here are some brilliant DIY braai inspirations you can try at home – boerewors not included.

This backyard braai has been created using red face brick and utilises a simple and practical design. The design uses a pillar of brick with a place for an iron grid at the top and a hollowed-out space at the bottom – convenient for storing wood, charcoal, and firelighters. Leftover face brick would be ideal to recreate this braai, but if you don’t have any lying around, visit your nearest Corobrik centre– their clay face brick range offers the widest variety of colours, shades and textures. You can also explore the range online.

This neat and professional design is created using clay face bricks (available in a wide variety of colours and finishes from your nearest Corobrik centre) and clay pavers (shop the range online at Corobrik.co.za and explore their diverse array of clay pavers in different sizes and hues).


To follow a full step-by-step guide with detailed drawings and plans on how to build this braai, check out the downloads section on the Corobrik website to assist you. The project is fairly simple, and you should be able to complete it over a weekend.

If you only have a gas braai at home, why not brick it in semi-permanently and create a working surface which every aspiring braai masterneeds.

If you’re not willing to compromise with a modern gas braai and a traditional wood-fire braai is more your thing, you’ll love this ultimate DIY backyard braai design. With a storage section for firewood on either side of the grid, a space for ice-cold beers beneath, and ample work surface – this is South African home entertaining at its best.

For a full list of the correct materials and tools you’ll need to create your own braai, visit the downloads section on the Corobrik website which has a brochure detailing exactly what you’ll need.

Fuss-free gas or traditional wood fire braai – which one is your favourite, and what design would you use to create the ultimate backyard braai at home? Let us know in the comments section below.



  1. Herman Venter

    July 28, 2021

    Good day can i please have a price on the traditional wood braai

    • Marcia Margolius


      July 29, 2021

      Please contact Chad O Chef direct Fondest Marcia


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