About Us


  • Flaming Horse being cut
    Our old logo
  • Cyclone cowls awaiting collection
    New Logo, same great quality

Our Beginning
THERMO FIRES cc is a Cape Town-based South African designer and manufacturer of all things braai and fireplace related. The company was started on 26 September 2003 and is still under the leadership of owner Liza van Zyl.

From humble beginnings and a factory spanning only 500 m2, the business has grown from strength to strength, more than tripling in size.

Our Approach
At Thermo Fires, we strive to bring our customers the broadest range of excellent quality products at competitive prices, coupled with sound knowledge and a wealth of experience. We not only manufacture but will help you design your bespoke / custom designed one-of-a-kind unit. With our wealth of knowledge, we will ensure not only good looks but also correct extraction. Our logo Leadership through Quality embodies our vision to become the preferred supplier to the discerning architect, builder, and customer.
We are proud to be local, and we create jobs. We do not import any of our products, but manufacture it all right here 'from scratch.'
Above all, we promise to be honest in our dealings and provide reliable service at all times.

Our Business
Thermo Fires manufactures all things braais and fireplaces of the highest quality, using only the best available material. We do everything in-house: from designing, guillotining, or laser cutting and bending of our products, right through to manufacturing our grids, flues and cowls. This gives us total control over the quality of all our units. No other company can say the same.
Coupled with the owner's extensive knowledge in the manufacture and design of braais and fireplaces, this allows us to design and manufacture bespoke / custom units that you can be assured will not only look good but will do the job right.

We believe in training and promoting our current staff, and as such most of our employees now occupy higher positions than when they started with us.
Having teams that manufacture either; braais, fireplaces, cowls, braai grids, flue kits, custom units, etc., allows our employees to specialize in their specific jobs.

For expert advice, please visit our factory showroom at:

18 Viben Avenue, Brackenfell, Cape Town, South Africa.

Our Team

The owner and CEO, Liza van Zyl, has more than 20 years experience in the braai industry. With an extensive knowledge of braais & fireplaces as well as the manufacturing side of the business, she is the go-to-guy for many other people in the industry.


Her right-handmen are:

Husband, Steven Gouws, is the in-house engineer that keeps all the machinery in working order, also working closely with the owner in the design of new units. He has 25 years experience in the braai manufacturing industry with a further 10 years in other steel industries.

Foreman in charge of the factory, is Gary Flemming. Although Gary is new to this business of braais and fireplaces, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the managing of people.


Martie is our Administration Manager in charge of all things paperwork, as well as emails, and collections. Even buried in paperwork, she will go the extra mile to help you sort out any problems.
Leslie is our Production Manager, and has been with the company from the beginning, starting out as a welder in the factory. This gives him an edge over people who do not have this background.
Johan is our draughtsman and does all laser drawings, also working closely with the owner in the design of new and custom units. He started out as salesman, working up to quality controller, and now draughtsman.
Our Snr Bookkeeper and HR Manager is Alicia Steyn, who started out as Admin manager, working up to Debtors and Creditors, and now having a Technical Financial Accounting diploma.
Last but not least, is Natasha that joined our team in January 2020, as Debtors and Creditors Clerk.


Our Salesmanager is Jaco Els. He does all sales at the factory showroom, from where we service both retail customers and wholesalers. With 15+ years experience in the braai industry, coupled with factory management's combined experience of more than 45 years, you can be sure that you will receive expert advise.
For advice you can trust, please visit our showroom at 18 Viben Avenue, Brackenfell, Cape Town, South Africa.


  • Flaming Horse being cut
  • Braais ready for delivery
  • Cyclone cowls awaiting collection

About Company

At Thermo Fires we strive to bring our customers a range of good quality products at competitive prices. With our sound knowledge and a wealth of experience, you can rely on expert advice. Above all, we promise to be honest in all our dealings and provide reliable service at all times.


Showroom Hours

    Monday to Thursday: 08h00 to 16h50
    Fridays: 08h00 to 15h00
    Saturdays: Closed
    Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed

Get in Touch

    Phone:
    021 9483912
    021 2007660 ext 1

    Email:
    Click here
  • Address:
    18 Viben Ave, Brackenfell Industria
    Brackenfell
    Western Cape, South Africa