Karoo Cactus Justin Bonello

We found this interesting succulent specimen in the Baviaanskloof last week and it’s something I’ve never seen before. Does anyone know what this is? Any information is welcome!

Justin Bonello, Behind the Scenes, Ultimate Braai Master, Fire, Braai, South Africa, cooking show

You’ve seen the show, but the truth is that everything that needs to happen behind the cameras in order to make the show happen is a mystery to most people in South Africa, so here’s a little inside peak at what it takes to make the Ultimate Braai Master.  

When we work on the road, we work hard, but the same can be set for when we play, and one of the best games on the road is Beer Pong. Here’s Basil, the Pick n Pay truck driver and unrivalled Beer Pong master strutting his stuff!

“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” – Charles Darwin

Earlier this year we embarked on a two month road trip to film the Third Season of the Ultimate Braai Master and I thought that I would share some interesting facts from the road trip! 62 crew members, 30 contestants. 18 cracked wind screens. 98 punctures. 101 tons of wood burnt. 1231g of daily caffeine in take, Read More

One of our favourite pastimes when we’re on the road is light painting. The trick to this is that it takes really long to take the photo – about 30 seconds – and that’s what gives you the streaks of light, but if you don’t want to be a blurry blob, you have to, Read More

My crew and I work really hard when we’re filming on the road…but it’s always important to make time to step back and take in where you are. Getting a wheelbarrow fire going and sipping on a cool sundowner normally does the trick. This was on Tania Harrison’s farm in Merweville, Karoo.

The time that I am most excited is when I’m on the road and all I can see in front of me is a vanishing point. Literally on the road in this case – I love it!

The Karoo putting on a beautiful flower show as we were passing through. You have to take the time to just soak it in.