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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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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... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2016
ian Q
Douglas, United Kingdom
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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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 plant here also

Thank ian Q
Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
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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. The beer tasting at the end was great fun! And the bar you get two... More 

Thank AnnalienSteyn
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Very informative, nice beer tasting at the end which even light beer drinkers can enjoy, probably best to get a responsible driver for your group

Thank flipfl0ps10
Pinelands, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

The brewery tour was very informative - the tour guide had extensive knowledge and kept it interesting. Not too short nor long, the tour was a great experience that kept momentum. It was very interesting to see the inside of the brewery and how the beer move through the production cycle before it lands on the shelves in our local... More 

Thank Mignon D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

This is a must.... Situated in the leafy suburb of Newlands close to Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums. This is the oldest working brewery in South Africa. The tour guides are extremely professional and also have a great sense of humour! The tour takes you through the working brewing, with audio. The tour is approximately one hour and afterwards a... More 

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Reviewed 12 January 2016

Having doen SAB's World of Beer tour just a few days earlier in Johannesburg, more beer was needed in Cape Town so arriving on a Wednesday, the SAB Newlands Brewery offer tours (must be pre-arranged) throughout the day and also on Wednesday evenings at 18:00 Tour guide Alexia was marvellous and superefficient in her knowledge of the product and her... More 

Thank Reservarlden
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Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

This is a very informative and interesting tour and ending with a tasting of some great beers. A well worth experience and one you should not miss when in Cape Town.

Thank Francois V
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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

A super atmosphere. Very informative. Great guide (thanks Alexia) Awesome beer. We would highly recommend you make a stop at Newlands Brewery. We will be back.

Thank Kirsten J
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Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

This was the 2nd time Ive done this tour and it is something I'll easily do again when I have guests. It is excellent value for money considering the tour lasts over an hour, includes a full tasting as well as two drinks afterwards and is conducted by a very professional guide. Even a non beer drinker like myself can... More 

Thank nicolettel116
Pretoria, South Africa
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Impressive tour..wow. This brewery is so well run, its clean, the staff are amazing, they readily have more than 30 pairs of funky shoes available when a group of teenagers do not adhere to the "no open shoes policy". Tour guide is knowledgeable and she's fun. Information sharing was interesting. After this tour I thought of applying for a job... More 

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