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If you had to approach any South African nature lover and ask him or her about the most essential piece of camping and picnicking equipment they possess it’s almost certain that they will answer that it’s the skottle and the unassuming blue gas cylinder that has allowed South African’s from every walk of life to enjoy the summer sun and evenings filled with the laughter of friends and family for over 60 years. A short history of the Cadac BBQ would encompass all the laughter and fun that have characterised the Cadac experience for generations ofSouth Africa’s.
The ubiquitous blue cylinder has become part and parcel of the South African fabric and it would be unthinkable to have an outdoor experience without the gentle hiss of a Cadac gas BBQ in the background. A history of the Cadac BBQ would tell of the many people who have memories of a childhood filled with long summer days and the smell of cooking ors or the sight of the sun peaking over the horizon as eggs and bacon sizzle on the skottle and the beach towels are packed for the days’ excursion and Mom calls to the kids for the daily application of sunscreen and hands out the peaked caps.
The history of the Cadac BBQ is not one of dry days on a chalkboard, or pages in the history books. It is a history built from the memories of the millions of South Africans who have made the small blue Cadac gas cylinder part of their lives and the sound of laughter combined with the smells and tastes of potato salad and ors rolls. The history of the Cadac BBQ will not be found in any library, but rather in the memories of the long days of summer and the mist filled early mornings when each day as filled with the promise of an African day.