There’s a new product on the market set to change the ease and convenience with which we do that one thing that separates South Africans from the rest of the world. The thing that unites us more strongly as a nation than anything else – how we braai.

Even in the face of adversity, there’s always been one real and meaningful place for us to gather. Where our hearts and minds are free to connect, in those moments, it’s more than a fire. It’s a celebration of being together that makes everything better. 

Now Megamaster’s latest offering is guaranteed to enhance your braai experience – and they’re doing so with a competitive flair that will see four lucky people enjoy a much-needed holiday at a 5-star luxury lodge in the Northern Cape. 
Great balls of fire
South Africa’s most loved supplier of lifestyle cooking and heating products, Megamaster, is keenly interested in the protection of our natural heritage and to do their part they have launched Rhino Balls Eco-Firelighters. These environmentally-friendly firelighters boast a 17+ minute burning time, are waterproof, and stunningly, leave no residue. Made from rhino dung, the signature key ingredient, wax, and sawdust, with a cotton wick, so you know these beauties are biodegradable and non-toxic. It also means that they’re perfect for cooking and indoor and outdoor use.

Importantly, they’re easy to use. Simply stack your wood or charcoal around the balls to ensure proper air circulation, light the wick, and once your fire is merrily burning away, add more wood or charcoal. 

Light up your summer and save more rhinos
It’s no secret that countless species have paid the price for our success, but perhaps none more so than the African rhino. Megamaster has teamed up with Rockwood Conservation, who take an aggressive conservation approach to save this species. Rockwood is a rare haven for over 300 Southern white rhinos, set against the backdrop of the vast expanse of the Northern Cape veld. This highly secure place of hope and survival boasts state-of-the-art security and 24-hour monitoring, including a battalion of highly-trained mounted rangers. We use the dung from the rhinos to make Megamaster’s Rhino Balls Eco-Firelighters. Then give a percentage of sales back to Rockwood’ to fund their work. So, with every firelighter you buy, you support saving South Africa’s rhino. 

Website Selling Price: R30 for an 8 piece box
Current Stockists: Builders Warehouse, Game, Makro, Pick n Pay, Takealot and several independent stores and butcheries. 

Win a luxury lodge experience with an up-close rhino encounter

All South Africans, no matter what their braai expertise is, are called to put their skills to the test in a bid to win the experience of a lifetime with four nights for the winner and three friends at Rockwood, a 5-star luxury lodge nestled in the Northern Cape. Plus, an up-close, life-changing rhino encounter with over 300 rhinos. You’ll be able to feed baby rhinos and unwind with a VIP spa treatment (COVID-permitting).

All it takes to enter are your fire-lighting skills and a Rhino Ball. Film yourself lighting your fire with a single match, using just one hand. Upload your video to social media using the #rhinoballs and challenge three friends to take part. It’s that easy – if you consider lighting a fire singlehandedly with one match easy, of course. 

You know you’ve got the #rhinoballs for a challenge like this.

Kendel Falkson