Cooking on Coals Family Festival 30 April 2022

Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve is a safe haven for many animals including endangered species. It is also surrounded by local communities and is within easy reach of the major hubs of Pretoria and Johannesburg.
The Dinokeng Voluntary rangers are vital to the running of the park and these selfless volunteers donate their time, fuel and vehicles to keep the animals and public safe as well as to run community projects and to offer vulnerable children a day in the park with conservation lessons. They receive no financial assistance – it all comes from their own pockets. In order to raise funds, please join us for a fun family day in the bush. Enjoy live entertainment, a talent competition, food and craft market, children’s play area and an outdoor cooking competition.
The event will be hosted and judged by Chris Forrest, celebrity MasterChef South Africa and the legendary Braai Guru, Gareth Daniell (aka BraaiBoy) – bring your whole family and help us support this worthy cause!

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Chris Forrest

Chris Forrest has been on the forefront of the South African Comedy scene since the late nineties. His unique dry sense of humour, quick wit and intelligent comedy has made him one of the country’s most popular comedians and ensured that audiences are left in stitches wherever he goes. Equally at home MCing an evening or just doing a spot, Chris started out at the “Funny Farm” at what was then called the Randburg Waterfront, and has since gone on to perform on every worthwhile comedy club, showcase or fes7val in the country including South Africa’s premier comedy show: The 466 64 “It’s No Joke” comedy show as one of South Africa’s top 10 comics, he’s also a regular on the Heavyweight Comedy Jam, The Blacks Only Show and the King Size Comedy Show. International festivals include: The Edinburgh Festival, The Lyric Theatre in London, not to mention on major festivals in Ghana, Botswana and Swaziland (really). In 2013 he hosted the prestigious Comics Choice Awards.

Meet our judges

Gareth Daniell (aka) BraaiBoy

In 2009, April 17th to be exact, I started braaiing on a dare and have done so every day since. A few days before that we were kuiering around the fire and, as usual, someone made a comment about how great it is to be South African, being able to braai whenever we want. Equally usual, someone piped up that they’d be happy to braai every day if they could. Now, my friends and I (as I am sure is the case with many other South Africans) have often solved the world’s problems around a braai after a few beers. We’ve come up with weird and wonderful inventions, and some truly inspired (and some equally stupid) ideas have been born around these fires… and BraaiBoy is one of them (wonderful that is, not stupid).



Heuning, wat bestaan uit Jeanette Pretorius en Hansie Roodt, het bekendheid verwerf vir hulle unieke moderne country-popstyl wat aanklank vind by oud en jonk. Die groep se selfgetitelde debuutalbum is in 2012 uitgereik en was onmiddellik ’n treffer onder jonk en oud. Nie net het dit in 2013 ’n Ghoema-toekenning vir Beste Country-album en ’n Huisgenoot Tempo-benoeming vir Beste Nuweling opgeraap nie, maar ook talle radiotreffers opgelewer, waaronder As ek Val, Bietjie Langer Bly, Drome, Skree en Ek Wil Met Jou Dans, asook talle suksesvolle musiekvideos wat vandag nog op die kassie te sien is. Die vrystellingvan hulle album, Drome, in 2015 het vir hulle die geleentheid gegee om by die Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, Kalifornië, te gaan optree.Heuning se grootste doelwit is om mense se harte aan te raak met hulle musiek. Albei se passie vir musiek kom van kleins af en hulle geniet elke oomblik daarvan.

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