Braai Price Battle: Which Supermarket Offers the Best Deals in South Africa?

Finding the Best Braai Prices in South Africa

Few things complement watching the Springboks like firing up a barbecue and having a good old braai.

Unfortunately, the prices of braai essentials, from charcoal to boerewors and your favorite beverages, have seen a significant increase in recent months.

Comparing Braai Basket Prices

To help you save and enjoy your braai to the fullest, we’ve conducted a comprehensive price comparison of braai essentials at five of South Africa’s favorite supermarkets: Makro, Checkers, Shoprite, Pick n Pay, and Woolworths.

Each week, we visit these supermarkets so you don’t have to waste time and money, allowing you to enjoy your braai with the best prices available.

Ranking the Supermarkets

Here are the rankings based on the cost of a typical braai basket at each of the five supermarkets:

  1. Makro – R735.40
  2. Shoprite – R821.90
  3. Checkers – R869.90
  4. Pick n Pay – R891.90
  5. Woolworths – R986.40

Comparison Details

We’ve compared the prices of 10 common braai items to determine which supermarket offers the best prices, both for individual items and the entire braai basket, for this week’s selection.

It’s important to note that we do not consider discounts or card-holder specials in this comparison.

When exact name-brand items aren’t available, we use the nearest house-brand alternative.

The prices provided are based on those applicable in Gauteng, accounting for fluctuations in prices both inland and at the coast in South Africa.

What’s in the Braai Basket?

Here are the prices for the 10 common braai items from Checkers, Shoprite, Woolworths, Pick n Pay, and Makro:

Please note that prices are subject to change and were accurate at the time of publishing.

We’d like to hear from you.

Would you consider changing where you shop if it meant saving money on your braai essentials?

Do differences in prices matter to you, or is convenience more important?

Additionally, what other braai items would you like to see compared in the future?

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