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11 awesome Ultimate Braai Master facts that will totally surprise you!

2014-09-25 07:00

Cape Town – The adventure reality cooking show Ultimate Braai Master is back.

Fifteen braai teams are competing against each other across South Africa in gruelling and original outdoor cooking challenges.

Season 3 is turning out to be bigger and better with bigger prizes, tougher challenges and only one winner.

Here are some awesome facts from the making of the show:

1) The 60 crew members and 30 contestants spent 70 days on the road and collectively travelled over 450 000 km.

2) When it came to road mishaps there were 18 cracked wind screens and 78 punctures.

3) 45 vehicles, including three 8-ton trucks and one dedicated to the Pick n Pay pantry, followed the team through SA and Namibia.

4) 101 tons of wood was burnt.

5) The crew can’t survive without coffee - the daily caffeine intake was 1231g.

6) 69 pairs of socks and undies were lost.

7) Over 108 000 meals prepared and eaten.

8) 7200ish KWV brandy and cokes were drunk.

9) There were some injuries on the road, three sprained ankles; two belonging to host Justin Bonello and one broken hand.

10) Over 500 oysters were eaten in Luderitz, Namibia.

11) It took a total of 16 months to produce the show: pre-production, production and post production.

(Cooked in Africa Films)

Ultimate Braai Master, Time for Tough, sponsored by Pick n Pay and supported by Coca-Cola, Renault Duster, Robertsons Herbs and Spices and Total, promises to be the most adrenalin-fuelled braai adventure yet. For more behind the scenes from each episode, including Team Diaries, visit for more information.

Ultimate Braai Master airs Thursdays on e.TV at 20:30.

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