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Address: 3 Main Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 658 7440
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Home of Great South African Beer - Since 1820. Visit us, tour the...

The Home of Great South African Beer - Since 1820. Visit us, tour the brewery and taste our award-winning beers.

Nestled at the foot of Devil's Peak and neighbour to the historic rugby & cricket grounds, is the oldest operating brewery in South Africa and the home of great South African beer - Newlands Brewery.

Lovers of delicious, natural refreshment are invited to experience a taste of brewing history, followed by a look into modern-day brewing methods, by joining a fully guided tour of Newlands Brewery.

The tour follows the journey of beer from its beginning as a grain, to its end as a well crafted, ice-cold treasure, fittingly ending with a beer tasting and a couple of pints in the brewery's historic underground pub.

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A must for any visitor to Capetown

This is now my third visit to this wonderful establishment and again I must thank Alexia and Lauren for their kind and very professional service,

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
WINCHMAN6871
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is now my third visit to this wonderful establishment and again I must thank Alexia and Lauren for their kind and very professional service,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very good experience. Good food, nice atmosphere and the real highlight (apart from the beer pairing), was the tour! Taking a walk through history was a pleasure.

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Thank Vereena P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I did this tour with a group of friends and I must say we learnt a lot about the history of the Newlands and the brewery and also the process. The staff here were all very warm and welcoming which i appreciated a lot. Our guide was very witty and I enjoyed her sarcasm. Be sure to look out for... More 

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Thank Babatomiwa J
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Nearly 200 years of history, some modern, some old in one of the best locations on earth. How brewing was done 200 years ago, how it is done today, the history in the middle and some awesome craft beers to taste too. Dont miss this.

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Thank JPRinZA
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This is either or 8th or 9th trip to Cape Town and we always meander around the various wine regions within a few hours of the cape. On a rather dull and wet morning we thought we would try something different and went for a tour at the newlands brewery and oh boy what a surprise. We have done a... More 

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went there with friends. Went through the entire plant, the packaging lines were the most interesting, the guide was well informed. The highlight was the beer tasting at the end

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Thank TravelFeetZA
Somerset West
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Went to Newlands Brewery ,really worth it,2 hours minimum as beer tasting and two free beers afterwards needs to be savored.Shop is reasonably priced and guide is knowledgeable and helpful ,I really recommend this to people who like beer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

When my parents visited it rained a lot the one day, and Cape Town is at its best when the weather is nice. We decided to get a tour at the brewery and were not disappointed. A fun thing to do

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Thank Alf Robin G. M
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The tour is very informative and probably great if you're in a smaller group - our total tour size was at least 30 people (which seemed excessive) so you missed out a bit of information if you ended up at the back of the group. I thought the headphones provided were very uncomfortable and heavy, but a great idea to... More 

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Thank CTnicoleH
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

What an aweasome experience to go though a Brewery, soo interesting to see how beer is made (a real must)

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