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A 7 day camping menu or even as in this case for 10 days makes it easy to plan meals for your camping trip. These ideas give you an outline of what can work on a camping trip. Get your taste buds working and adjust to suit your own needs and flavors.


Allow me to explain a couple of things which might not be clear to you on this page. I use some South African terms which are:

  • braai this means BBQ.
  • Boerewors South African sausage.
  • A potjie is a tree legged or flat bottomed cast iron pot (Dutch oven).
  • Sosaties or kebabs
  • Toasted cheese, onion sandwiches grilled over the coals or Braaibroodjies.

The recipes for the camping menu items marked with an '*' are available on our easy camping recipes page


Lets presume day one is the day you leave on your trip and you need to plan ahead as you'll be on the road for most of the day.


Day 1 - Camping Menu

Breakfast
Coffee and Rusks with a fresh fruit on the run
Lunch
Prepare food the night before for picnic lunch next to the road
Hard-boiled eggs, Meatballs, Boerewors (Beef sausages) Cheese sandwiches and a flask of coffee or tea
Supper
Prepare a garlic loaf at home and cover in tinfoil.
Rump steak for a quick braai (BBQ) with a fresh salad of your choice.
Sweets or Snack
Assorted chocolates


Day 2

Breakfast
*Breakfast medley, with yogurt fresh fruit and muesli
See our easy camping recipes for the dishes marked with '*'
Lunch
Ham and Cheese sandwiches
Supper
Hamburgers made with homemade mince patties or steak, serve with potato- and tomato salads. Prepare patties at home.
Sweets or Snack
Fruit salad make enough to keep over for tomorrow's lunch (cut the banana in just before serving)


Day 3

Breakfast
Bacon and eggs, fried tomato served with toast and jam
Lunch
Hot dogs and leftover fruit salad (cut in the banana)
Supper
*Spaghetti Bolognaise served with mixed salad
Sweets or Snack
Pear halves filled with chocolate mousse


Day 4

Breakfast
Sausages with scrambled egg, baked beans and toast. Tea or Coffee
Lunch
Whole wheat rolls with ham, salami, tomato, cheese and gherkins
Supper
*Chicken with tomato and basil, rice and packet of three bean salad
Sweets or Snack
Tinned peaches with long life custard or cream


Day 5 - Camping menu

Breakfast
Hot Oats porridge served with honey and raisins, milk or yogurt
Lunch
Tuna and mayonnaise sandwiches served with cucumber salad
Supper
Mutton chops and sosaties (Kebab) on the braai (BBQ) served with *Roasted vegetables parcels
Sweets or SnackRoast Marshmallows over the fire


Day 6

Breakfast
French toast, stewed fruit with honey and cinnamon
Lunch
Sliced canned Ham, whole wheat bread with pickles or gherkins
Supper
Lamb shank potjie - Lamb shanks prepared in a cast iron pot (Dutch oven) or stewed in regular pot with rice and vegetables of your choice and tomato cut in quarters.

Sweets or Snack
Banana flam be


Day 7

Breakfast
*Quick Camping Omelet, or traditional Omelet of your choice, toast
Lunch
*Bunny Chow with fresh fruit
Supper
Chicken Braai BBQ, potatoes roasted over the coals in tinfoil, coleslaw and mixed green salad
Sweets or Snack
*Roasted peaches with long life cream

Spareribs on the gril


Day 8

Breakfast
*Flapjacks with syrup or honey and crispy beacon, save some bacon for avocado salad at lunch, fruit juice
Lunch
Avocado halves filled with bacon small cauliflower pieces mixed with mayonnaise and fresh bread rolls.
Supper
Steak parcels with vegetables, butternut and sweet potatoes
Sweets or Snack
Salt biscuits with selection of cheese


Day 9

Breakfast
Bread rolls with Frankfurters and scrambled eggs
Lunch
Salad nicoise with lettuce, canned tuna, anchovy fillets, cherry tomatoes, olives, hard-boiled eggs, and canned green beans and whole boiled baby potatoes
Supper
Pork chops on the braai (BBQ), braaibroodjies sandwiches with onion tomato and ample grated cheese roasted over the coals and salad.
Sweets or Snack
Fruit skewers with chocolate dip


Day 10 - Camping Menu

Breakfast
Cereal of your choice with fresh fruit or juice
Lunch
Ham sandwiches and boiled eggs for the road back home
Supper
Buy take away pizza as soon as you arrive home, download your photos and relive your camping trip.

This 10 day camping menu makes meal planning easier although it serves as a basis only for you to adjust to suite your own preferences and needs.

Only you know what works for you and your family alike.


See the easy camping recipes for recipes of items marked with a * on this camping menu.

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