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Just in time for Charka Day – 24 September 2023!

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About Us

South Africa’s fire-product market leaders was established in 1978 and is a member of the SAFIRE CHARKA Group.

 

Charka Briketts, one of our many charcoal products, was the first SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) approved charcoal product in the country and our products have been at the heart of South Africa’s braais for more than 40 years!

 

The SAFIRE CHARKA charcoal operation is the leading charcoal manufacturer in South Africa and is F.S.C. Certified (C.o.C.).

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Since 1978

SA FIRE CHARKA is located at 5 Smit Street, P O Box 346, Emkhondo (formerly Piet Retief), 2380, Republic of South Africa.

Our Managing Director is Prof Laubscher and he would welcome you contacting him on
prof@charka.co.za 

Our Marketing Manager, Louis Du Preez, can be contacted on +27 (0) 83 629 6866   or by e-mail louis@charka.co.za for all South African and International enquiries. 

Read more for our product Packaging specifications and Container configurations.

Packaging specifications and Container configuration

5 KG BAGS IN OUTER BAGS

1 Outer (Baler) Bag =5 x 5kg units
640 Balers per 40’ container = 16 metric tons

5 KG BAGS ON PALLETS

75 x 5kg bags per Pallet
42 Pallets per 40’ container = 15.75 metric tons

5 KG BAGS IN OUTER BAGS

1 Outer (Baler) bag = 4 x 5 kg units
550 Baler per 40’ container = 11 metric tons

5 KG BAGS ON PALLETS

40 x 5kg Bags per Pallet
42 Pallets per 40’ container = 8.4 metric tons

5 KG BAGS IN OUTER BAGS

1 Outer (Baler) bag = 5 x 4 kg units
800 Balers per 40’ container

Our process from Production to Delivery

Have a look at our production process from our factory to packaging our products, transportation and container packing!

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About us

The heart of your braai for more than 40 years

Fire brands for the "just now" braai and the "now now" braai

Just as the term “braai” is unique to South Africa, so too are the expressions “now now” and “just now”. Confusing as they may be to those unfamiliar with the South African lingo, we understand them perfectly. As such, we’ve designed our products for the braai masters who time their braais to perfection.

 

Read more About Us here.

Flippin' delicious recipes

From some of the more traditioanl South African braai recipes to dishes that are a little more suited for a braai with your boss, check out these flippin' delicioius recipes on our Facebook Page here.

Our products

Our products include Charka Briketts, Charka Instabriks, Braaimeester Lump Charcoal, Braaimeester Instant Lighting Lump Charcoal and Charka Quick Flame Firelighters. To meet the true braai masters’ very specific needs, Charka Briketts are available in 5kg, 4kg, 3kg and 2kg packs, Braaimeester Lump Charcoal is available in 5kg packs, and Braaimeester Instant Lighting Lump Charcoal is available in 2 x 2kg packs. View our products here.

Braai slang, bru

"Boet, I'm lus for a tjop and a braaibroodjie"

Become the perfect braai master by making typically South African braai-slang a part of your next braai! Check out the awesomeness here.

Phone us

+27 (0)17 826 8400

Email us

charka@charka.co.za

Postal address

P O Box 346,

Piet Retief, 2380

South Africa