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Newlands Brewery

3 Main Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 658 7440
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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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“beer tasting” (8 reviews)
“brewery tour” (9 reviews)
“great tour” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3 Main Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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+27 21 658 7440
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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
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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
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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...More

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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...More

Thank shellback17
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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...More

Thank ML K
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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...More

Thank Leslie W
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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
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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...More

Thank WINCHMAN6871
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Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

This is my 4th Visit to Newlands Brewery and is very good lets you know what you want to know and if you any Questions all you need to do is ask also great to see Newlands do there bit for craft beer great bottling...More

Thank ian Q
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

The tour is informative enough but not well presented. Our tour guide was decent but rather boring! It is nice to see the inner workings of the brewery and would have been even better if presented well. I just expected more from a tour leader....More

Thank AnnalienSteyn
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Megmeg9
1 February 2018|
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Response from BeerExperience | Property representative |
The Tour & Tasting costs ZAR100 per person. The tour takes about an hour and includes a bit of history, a walk through the brewery (brewhouse, fermentation, packaging & warehouse) and finishes in the pub with a tasting and... More
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