Justin Bonello

“The road is where we all lose our heads a little. Some of us lose our hearts and others find them. Where we all gain new perspective and some discover new directions. But we celebrate this.” This year has been dominated by the Fourth Season of the Ultimate Braai Master – 60 days and roughly 7000kms across the, Read More

Justin Bonello

Whilst filming the Ultimate Braai Master, we travelled up to Musina in Limpopo – just an hour away from the Kruger National Park. Limpopo is baobab country and I had the pleasure of experiencing these magnificent ‘upside down’ trees in their full glory under a star gazers paradise. The picture above is an untouched, Read More

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Are you an adventure-seeking, dust-kicking, good-food-loving road tripper? Then I’ve got some great news for you! My NEW book, written by Helena Lombard, with Bertus Basson and Petrus Madutlela has hit all major book stores! “Road Tripping” is the latest addition to the Ultimate Braai Master recipe book collection and it comes with some great twists and, Read More


A spit braai is a familiar favourite, and chances are you have experienced at least one at a huge kuier. It is one of my favourite ways to entertain around the fire, and don’t think that it is impossible to build – my friend and I used this guideline to build one in 10minutes!, Read More

Justin Bonello

As you may or may not know, I’ve made it my mission this year to cut my costs of living in half in whatever way, shape and form possible. So a couple of weeks I decided to kickstart this whole process by getting an ECO AUDIT done at my house. It’s an assessment to, Read More

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Bertus Basson is one of the most amazing chefs in the country and a very good friend of mine which is exactly why he’s one of our judges on the Ultimate Braai Master. Some of you may have eaten at his restaurant in Stellenbosch, Overture, and if you haven’t you definitely should, but a, Read More

Justin Bonello

Portulacaria afra, also known as elephant brush but probably best known to South Africans as Spek Boom is a truly amazing plant. I’m sure many of you have it growing in your garden at home, and if you do, you will know that it is also edible. Elephants love this stuff, but when I was in, Read More

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A couple of weeks ago we went up to the Baviaanskloof to interview the farmers who live there to form part of the Leopard documentary.  We had been told that there was a Bushman cave up in one of the kloofs before, but unfortunately on our previous missions to the Valley we just didn’t have, Read More

Justin Bonello

It’s officially 2015 and I’m sure everyone is nursing their hangovers from last night. I wish everyone the very best for this year that lies ahead. Today’s the day that everyone has to commit to their New Year’s Resolutions that were promised last night – quite smoking, eat healthier, exercise more – my resolution, Read More