The reality competition show Ultimate Braai Master has been picked up for the seventh season and will available on e.tv and streamed on Netflix SA.
Gqeberha, previously Port Elizabeth, will pay R2 million to the production of the upcoming season of Ultimate Braai Master, with host Justin Bonello, for the series to film a self-contained season within the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality
In previous seasons, Ultimate Braai Master, produced by Okuhle Media, would organize road trips for braai challenges at various scenic locations in the country.
However, with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the only viable and practical possibility is to film a new season over six weeks that is geographically contained. This is similar to what Afrokaans did for M-Net with Survivor SA: Immunity Island in the Eastern Cape that will play out on the Wild Coast from June.
Besides Bonello, the chef-judges Peter Goffe-Wood and Benny Masekwameng will return to judge the braai challenges in which teams of two compete against each other to win R1 million.
The season, made up of 13 episodes, will again be shown on e.tv and, for the first time in Ultimate Braai Master history, on Netflix SA as well.
About the Nelson Mandela Bay metro paying R2 million to the show, mayor Nqaba Bhanga said in a statement: “We believe sport and entertainment unifies our people, it’s not about politics. We support this – this show will put us on Netflix, we will be watched by the entire globe and throughout South Africa, and we will be the centre of attraction. We don’t want to compete with Durban and Cape Town; we are competing with the world. We are not setting the bar low.”