Savings Sizzle: Braai Basket Price Comparisons for South Africans

Savings Sizzle: Braai Basket Price Comparisons for South Africans

Comparing Braai Basket Prices in South Africa

Affordable Options for Your Braai

Nothing complements celebrating with the Springboks quite like lighting a fire and enjoying a classic braai.

However, the costs of essential braai items, from charcoal to boerewors to your preferred beverage, have surged in recent months.

Braai Basket Price Comparisons

In our ongoing series of braai basket price comparisons, we’ve analyzed the prices at four of South Africa’s favorite supermarkets: Makro, Checkers, Shoprite, and Pick n Pay.

Our goal is to help you save time and money by identifying the best prices for your braai essentials.

Best Prices in South Africa

Here are the rankings and prices for the selected supermarkets:

  1. Makro – R735.40
  2. Shoprite – R768.90
  3. Checkers – R869.90
  4. Pick n Pay – R891.90

What’s in the Braai Basket?

We’ve compared prices for ten common braai items to determine which supermarket offers the best deals on both individual items and the entire braai basket.

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

We also use the nearest alternative house-brand product when exact name-brand items are unavailable.

Prices in Gauteng

The prices listed in this comparison are based on those payable in Gauteng.

Due to fluctuations in prices between inland and coastal regions in South Africa, the prices may vary in different areas.

Braai Basket Items and Prices:

  • Traditional Boerewors/kg
    • Checkers: R105.99
    • Shoprite: R89.99
    • Pick n Pay: R110.99
    • Makro: R79.00
  • Lamb Braai Chops/kg
    • Checkers: R169.99
    • Shoprite: R139.99
    • Pick n Pay: R179.99
    • Makro: R164.00
  • 250g Garlic Bread
    • Checkers: R39.99
    • Shoprite: R19.99
    • Pick n Pay: R37.99
    • Makro: R38.00
  • 4kg Charcoal
    • Checkers: R59.99
    • Shoprite: R59.99
    • Pick n Pay: R74.99
    • Makro: R45.00
  • Baked Beans
    • Checkers: R16.99
    • Shoprite: R14.99
    • Pick n Pay: R16.99
    • Makro: R15.45
  • Firelighters
    • Checkers: R39.99
    • Shoprite: R24.99
    • Pick n Pay: R34.99
    • Makro: R25.00
  • KWV 5 Year Old Brandy 750ml
    • Checkers: R209.99
    • Shoprite: R209.99
    • Pick n Pay: R209.99
    • Makro: R179.00
  • Savanna Light Cider 6x330ml
    • Checkers: R114.99
    • Shoprite: R114.99
    • Pick n Pay: R114.99
    • Makro: R109.00
  • Castle Lite Bottles 6 x330ml
    • Checkers: R89.99
    • Shoprite: R89.99
    • Pick n Pay: R89.99
    • Makro: R59.00
  • Coca-Cola No Sugar 2.25L
    • Checkers: R21.99
    • Shoprite: R21.99
    • Pick n Pay: R20.99
    • Makro: R21.95


By finding cost-effective options, readers can enjoy their braai without straining their wallets.

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