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Address: 3 Main Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 658 7440
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

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 very interesting and informative experience. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I am a home-brewer and it was fascinating to see the similarities between my small... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

A very interesting and informative experience. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I am a home-brewer and it was fascinating to see the similarities between my small operation and the huge scale of a large commercial operation. We loved the tour and beer tasting, and of course the 2x free beers we got at the pub at the end of... More 

Thank CraigStr
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

I'm not a beer drinker, but it was my second visit at the brewery. It is a value for money experience. The tour is about an hour long which ends at a tasting of 5 beers + 2 beers or cold drinks of your choice. Make sure you have at least 2 hours for this attraction.

Thank Janitha_DeKock
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

50R for students! Great tour (guide was brilliant and was interested in getting to know us individually!). Tour+tasting+2 pints... Absolute bargain.

Thank Mark G
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Had a very interesting brewery tour and a tasting of some great beers after the tasting. Two hours of just great fun.

Thank wendyburridge2016
Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States
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81 reviews
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

Visited last June 2015 on a tour. Much history, plenty of photo ops, and a polite staff, and of course, really good beer. I only did the beer tasting and it was fun and informative. Also, visit the gift shop for nice items at a good cost.

Thank William J
Alexandria, Virginia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We booked a tour online for noon on a Friday and it was a perfect rainy afternoon activity. The tour covers the history of the brewery from the early 1800s through modern day when it became part of SABMiller. Parts of the tour are quite noisy so headsets are provided. I've been on a number of brewery tours before and... More 

Thank shellback17
Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

With great excitement we showed up at the brewery on a cold and windy day! All geard up...safety goggles and all we started one of the most enjoyable and informative tours on our trip in CT! We had a fantastic tour guide that really new her stuff! She could answer every question and and enjoyed presenting the tour to us!... More 

Thank ML K
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

MY TIP. wear closed shoes and comfortable shoes (according to my phone we walked 1.7km) . It was a great experience and not just for the beer-lover. Well i am a 'Kaapie" and i received a history lesson about cape town that i found very interesting and informative. So once the the history lesson is done and the you start... More 

Thank Leslie W
Germiston, South Africa
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

This brewery is a lovely one to visit and made more so by the talks we had. The volumes of beer distributed are astounding and watching the forklifts load trucks an experience not to be missed.

Thank 957Gail
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I booked well in advance, unfortunately due to minor communication problems I was privileged to a solo trip round the brewery , to which I must express my thanks to Alexia for her kindness to take the time and trouble to be so kind and considerate. This must be a excursion not to be missed for anybody visiting the Cape,... More 

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