The Ultimate Braai Master

Genres: Food, Reality Competition
Broadcast on: SABC3,, Travel Channel, eExtra, eReality



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Season 4

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes 20 Sep 2015 13 Dec 2015 Sundays, 16h00 - 17h00 13
Travel Channel 29 Mar 2016 21 Jun 2016 Tuesdays, 21h00 - 22h00 13

Season 4

The Season 4 winners were:

Weskus Annas

It's game on as Ultimate Braai Master returns for a fourth season (the second on in which 13 teams will compete in the world's toughest outdoor cooking competition to become the Ultimate Braai Master.

Set in various destinations around South Africa, the teams will travel nationwide to compete in a series of challenges where they will show off their braai skills.

Each team consists of two people, one braai master and their respective braai buddy, who showcase their braai skills in order to win the ultimate prize.

The winning team will walk away with R500,000 in cash, a Suzuki Sx4 All Grip, a trip to the World Food Championships in Florida, USA and the title of "Ultimate Braai Master".

The teams are challenged to survive weekly tasks set out by internationally renowned judges Chef Bertus Basson and Chef Petrus Madutlela. Justin Bonello, founder and producer of Cooked in Africa Films, returns as the show host.

The Host
Justin Bonello

Cook, traveler and lover of life, Justin Bonello is a veteran presenter and producer, as well as  founder of one of South Africa's leading film production companies, Cooked in Africa Films. Justin has combined his three favourite things – Southern Africa, food and friends – into his daily work.

The Judges

Bertus Basson

Bertus started cooking at the age of 17, spent three years in London where he worked at the Michelin restaurant, Chez Bruce, in Wandsworth. He describes his work at this restaurant as the moment that changed his life because this is where he honed in on his culinary skills. He believes the experience provided him with real-life training that couldn't be learned in a college.

On his return to South Africa he opened a few restaurants, a vending business, makes wine and is involved with several good causes in the Stellenbosch area. He was named the Game Changer by Men's Health magazine on February 2014.

Petrus Madutlela

Petrus Madutlela was born in Motholung just outside Brits, North West Province and started out as a general worker at a local club. The Head Chef noticed his enthusiastic personality and gave him an opportunity to create top-class food across the world.

The scholarship recipient has represented South Africa on many occasions and has worked for varied establishments such as Le Quartier Francais, Avianto, Sun International and the Aqua Restaurant at the Sibaya Casino.

The Teams

Team Double Trouble

Friends from Pretoria
Braai Master: Itumeleng Mputle
Braai Buddy: Khathatso Phalane
Team Motto: We Over Stimulate Your Taste Buds!

Team The Flying Boar

Partners from Cape Town
Braai Master: Wynand van Rooyen
Braai Buddy: Kirby Auret
Team Motto: Free Our Food!

Team Gee Gee's

Friends from Boksburg
Braai Master: Tracy Graham
Braai Buddy: Christine Vermaak
Team Motto: Never underestimate the power of a granny on a mission!

Team Rustenburgers

Best friends from Rustenburg
Braai Master: Ignatius Mosoane
Braai Buddy: Neo Chochoe
Team Motto: We're prepared for every good work!

(Note: Neo Chochoe from Team Rustenburgers passed away before the show aired, on Saturday 5 September 2015, in a car accident with her fiancé.)

Team Shisa Mfethu

Best friends from Stanger
Braai Master: Eldry Leibrandt
Braai Buddy: Louis Pillay
Team Motto: You Name It! We Flame It!

Team Swagger Muffins

Friends from Somerset West
Braai Master: Claudia Grobler
Braai Buddy: Sacha Buchanan
Team Motto: Life Begins at 40!


Brother from Cape Town
Braai Master: Craig Isaacs
Braai Buddy: Carl Isaacs
Team Motto: #WiesJouBraaiMaster

Team Eminent

Friends from Durban
Braai Master: Tsepo Mchunu
Braai Buddy: Ntando Phungula
Team Motto: Let's Get Cooking!

Team Sparkle

Dating from KZN
Braai Master: Helene de Boer
Braai Buddy: Ryan Watson
Team Motto: Spicing it up!

Team Warrior

Colleagues from Johannesburg
Braai Master: Sibanda Lesego
Braai Buddy: Ramothibe Mbali
Team Motto: Strive for Excellence!

Team #YOLO Roadies

Best friends
Braai Master: Rosanela Pierce
Braai Buddy: Shani Fakir
Team Motto: Wherever the Road Takes Us

Team Weskus Anna's

Friends from Cape Town
Braai Master: Piet Marais
Braai Buddy: John Grundlingh
Team Motto: When at first you don't succeed, braai, braai again!

Team Skoot

Colleagues from Cape Town
Braai Master: Sven Adams
Braai Buddy: Rohan Mudenda
Team Motto: Push yourself... Quickly!

Season 4 Cast

Host - Himself

Judge - Himself

Judge - Himself


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