The braai is a big part of the South African way of life. Summer's are all about being outside around a braai, throwing a chop (chop) on the fire and drinking beers (en dop). As soon as more than 2 men gather together it is a reason to braai, family or friends, whatever the occasion.
Although I have been using a portable braai for years, it just seemed we weren't really into the gees of the braai, so we have had a permanent structure built and we can't wait to christen it.
The grill is from another portable braai my father made me when I first moved into my house. I'm sentimental like that ;-)
Below are before and after pics.