Some South African Words

Traditional South African Safari words or things you may experience on a safari

Braai – a wood or charcoal fire to cook food on…basically a traditional South African BBQ

Boerewors – traditional spiced sausage cooked on Braai

Pap – also called mieliepap, a traditional maize porridge/polenta. Can be made to various consistencies and often accompanied by a warm tomato and onion based sauce or gravy

Biltong – dried meat, usually beef but also game meats. Eaten as a snack like crisps and peanuts

Droewors – thin dried sausage. Also eaten as a snack.

Lekker – word meaning “nice” for example “That braai was lekker”. Its actually an Afrikaans word but is used by many people in South Africa.