Newlands Brewery
Newlands Brewery
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Janine Van Wyk
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
The tour itself was great. My experience was ruined by an employee that decided to approach my friend in a negative way and would not leave us alone. Why are the staff approaching tour guests and ruining the experience. I will be making a formal complaint to the brewies
Written 5 August 2023
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Shirley Ann
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Couples
The tour and till the end the tasting and friendly staff,die ondervinding sal met my bly vir altyd. SAB Newlands was clean and it make me feel come again and again.
Written 2 February 2023
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Barbara H
Stockport, UK63 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I booked the visit for my husband and we both really enjoyed the experience.
Very well organised throughout , from booking , being issued with a car parking pass , to the tour and beer tasting and of course the pub ! Would definitely recommend.
Written 26 February 2020
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KarenP
Chilliwack, Canada21 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Really enjoyed the brewery tour booked efficiently online. Andile was an informative tour guide and answered many additional questions during our tour and beer tasting.
After the tour, we got to spend time in the brewery bar and garden- with complimentary beer of our choice.
Well worth the visit!
Written 5 October 2019
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Zuko
7 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
I learnt a lot which I never knew. Tour guide was so clear and explained so nicely. Hospitality was way out of this world.
Written 25 September 2019
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Nicolette F
Greater London, UK12 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
This was our second time here, and it was an enjoyable afternoon. You get a tour of Newlands Brewery, with a bit of history, and you get shown around the brewery and bottling plant. Afterwards, you get to taste 5 beers, and spend some time in the pub where you have two beer tokens to spend. The tour guide was knowledgeable and patient.
You don't need to love beer to visit, the whole process is interesting, and they do serve ciders and soft drinks in the pub.
Recommend to full an afternoon, especially in Winter.
Written 8 July 2019
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Lourens-Esterhuyse
Cape Town, South Africa149 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
The reception is confusing, as lady at reception, also do the tours, we started late. But the tour and beer tasting were great and you receive two extra beers afterwards at a R100 per person.
Written 9 June 2019
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Erika-Richard
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa15 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Awesome event. A must to everyone. Even if you don’t drink beer. You will still enjoy it. Such a clean beautiful working cellar
Written 19 March 2019
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Thank you for coming, we're glad you enjoyed your #BeerExperience tour! It's very important for us to keep the plant as clean as possible, so thank you for your comment - we will pass it on to the Cellar manager!
Written 20 March 2019
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Rob_Kirchmann
Cape Town Central, South Africa84 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Very interesting Brewery Tour. I was very impressed to find Lion Lager at the end of the tour at the pub. I haven't had a Lion Lager in about ten years.
Written 4 March 2019
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Thank you for coming. We're very happy to have Lion Lager back, it is afterall part of our Heritage! Come visit us again soon
Written 6 March 2019
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Ravi N
Cape Town, South Africa1 155 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
A very kind parent arranged a tour for parents and with our teenagers. It was such great fun especially the beer tasting as the end. The packaging hall is always the all time second favorite, after the beer tasting of course. The tour guide Alexsia was totally great and passionate about her job and this made the difference
Written 20 October 2018
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