Megamaster partners with Nexgrill to bring Oakford pellet grills to South Africa

Sister brands of Global Leisure expand globally by introducing new cooking style to market. 

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA  Megamaster™ (the largest supplier of lifestyle cooking and heating products in South Africa) partners with Nexgrill™ (well-known Southern California-based outdoor cooking brand and manufacturer) to bring Oakford™ pellet grills to the South African market. The two sister brands are connected through their parent company Global Leisure™.

“Megamaster is excited to distribute and support the launch of Nexgrill in South Africa by delivering amazing wood-smoked flavor through Oakford Pellet Grills,” said Callie Visagie, General Manager at Megamaster. “Oakford represents peak grilling innovation and technology integration that we look forward to sharing with our loyal Megamaster customers.”

“It is a special year for us, Megamaster is celebrating its 25th year, and what a fitting celebration to welcome Nexgrill, our sister brand, into the country,” said Magiel de Beer, Senior Vice President of International Markets at Global Leisure.

“Through the strength of Global Leisure’s collective resources, we are able to drive success for our brands, partners, and communities around the world,” said André de Beer, CEO of Global Leisure. “By using our research and development, manufacturing, logistics, customer service and marketing, we are able to bring Nexgrill to South Africa in June 2022.”


  • NEX-fiTM enabled technology enables user to connect the Nexgrill app to Oakford through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity to control the grill from a smartphone.
  • The new SureTempTM Digital Controller monitors and maintains the firebox temperature for precision cooking.
  • The I-SiteTM pellet fuel indicator easily tracks fuel levels with a glance.
  • 6-in-1 cooking methods allow users to grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise or warm, and have maximum cooking times ranging from 48 to 55 hours for true slow cooking.
  • Made from hammer tone steel with a black powder-coated high-gloss finish, along with porcelain-coated cast-iron cooking grids.
  • Oakford 790 features a 685.8 mm wide firebox with 5,103 cm2 of cooking space, a 14.5 kg. hopper and 1 temperature probe included.
  • Temperature ranges from 70.1°C to 278.8°C with 3 preset cooking modes for grill, smoke and warm.

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The new NEX-fi™ enabled Oakford™ Pellet Grills feature the exclusive SureTemp™ digital controller, providing precision control from a smartphone

About Megamaster
Megamaster, established in 1997, is the largest supplier of lifestyle cooking and heating products in the Southern African market with an expanded market presence in Europe and the USA. We focus on the nature lovers of the world. Our products are designed for the travelers, ramblers, and nomads – all who love outdoor cooking and heating products. The categories include gas grills, charcoal grills, wood-burning grills (braais), grill accessories, fireplaces, outdoor gas accessories, and fire pits. Together, Made Better. For more information, please visit

About Nexgrill
Headquartered in Southern California, Nexgrill is a leading designer and manufacturer of outdoor cooking and heating products. Whether it’s gas, charcoal, pellets, flat top griddles, portables, fryers or accessories, Nexgrill is the grill and lifestyle brand where Everyone’s InvitedTM. For almost 30 years, the company has offered a wide range of products for everyone from the backyard grillmaster to the first-time griller. For more information, or inspiration for your next gastronomic creation, please visit

About Global Leisure
Headquartered in the U.S., with offices in Hong Kong, South Africa, China, Germany and Taiwan, Global Leisure serves as the parent company for a portfolio of companies focused on creating and delivering innovative cooking and heating products to consumers around the world. Driven by a cooking and heating brand portfolio that includes Nexgrill, Megamaster, private labels and licensed brands, the Global Leisure portfolio ranks as one of the largest outdoor cooking manufacturers with approximately 2 million outdoor grills produced annually. Forged by a shared ambition, Global Leisure helps develop and support brands that are committed to “Creating Moments That Matter.” Please visit for the latest news and information about Global Leisure and its brands.