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Ultimate Braai Master

The Amazing Race meets Hell’s Kitchen in Africa’s toughest barbecue cooking competition show pitting 15 teams of two contestants each against ruthless judges and each other as they embark on an epic culinary road trip to claim huge prizes and the crowning title; The Ultimate Braai Master.

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Season 1
  • Season 1 | Episode 1 
    Three-Course River Braai
    Teams are split into three groups and have to paddle down stream to compete in the first challenge: a three-course braai of their choice for the two permanent judges; Chefs Bertus Basson and Marthinus Ferreira; and location judges Carlos Peres (nicknamed the Godfather of the Orange River) and two of his river guides. The aim? Teams have to plan, prepare and braai the three courses before sunset!
  • Season 1 | Episode 2 
    West Coast Fare
    Lambert’s Bay marks the destination for the 2nd leg of the Ultimate Braai Master. Teams are split into two groups of seven teams. The challenge? They have only two hours to replicate the entire menu on the braai. One team proves that planning, preparation and teamwork might just be the secret ingredient to winning the title, while the other team is less focussed and tensions start to rise. After an emotional and trying day, ten teams have to face the elimination challenge in Scarborough, where the dream of becoming South Africa’s first Ultimate Braai Master comes to an end for two teams.
  • Season 1 | Episode 3 
    Five Star Braai
    It's the third leg of South Africa's first ever Ultimate Braai Master and the 12 remaining teams are living in luxury at the five-star Table Bay Hotel in the Mother City. This hotel is known as the 'best address in Cape Town' and is the venue for the next challenge.
  • Season 1 | Episode 4 
    The Kraaifontein Crocodile
    In this fourth leg in the bid to win the title of South Africa's first ever Ultimate Braai Master, the eleven remaining teams travel to the Hout Bay Harbour, on the coast of Cape Town. The cold Beguela and the warm Agulhas currents makes this ocean one of the richest fishing grounds in the country. The Braai masters have to leave their teammates behind as they go out to sea to get their first taste of catching snoek.
  • Season 1 | Episode 5 
    Butchers Block
    The teams are split into two groups and each group is given a whole lamb. The trick? They have to work and butcher the meat themselves and use as much of the lamb as possible to feed the 50 guests that are coming for dinner. With only 30 minutes to plan their entire menu of canapés, soup, main course and dessert, the heat is on, especially when it starts to rain.
  • Season 1 | Episode 6 
    Cape St Francis
    After enjoying a typical Calamari & Chips lunch, Justin reveals that the braai buddies will go out to sea to get their first taste of fishing for calamari. When they finally return after sunset, the real challenge begins: teams have to replicate the lunch they enjoyed earlier on the braai. After a long day of travelling and fishing, the teams who are now cold and tired, start to show some strain resulting in the three weakest teams facing the inevitable elimination challenge.
  • Season 1 | Episode 7 
    Camping Culture
    Teams are required to compete in a breakfast challenge resulting in three teams going into the elimination: they are expected to cook a beef stew on their cars' engine blocks while travelling to their next destination, the Wild Coast. The result: one team's dreams are shattered.
  • Season 1 | Episode 8 
    The Village People
    In one of the most emotional challenges in Ultimate Braai Master history, one team is eliminated.
  • Season 1 | Episode 9 
    In the 9th episode of Ultimate Braai Master, the remaining six teams travel from the rural Wild Coast to the hustle and bustle of Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
  • Season 1 | Episode 10 
    The Good and The Ugly
    After a day of fun and games next to the trout dam, a 12-hour challenge starts the next morning. Each team has to braai a pub grub for 25 people. The reward? A fast-forward to the 12th leg of the Ultimate Braai Master. Even though this is a non-elimination round, teams still have to think out of the box to impress the judges and secure a place in the final 4.