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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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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 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

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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...More

Thank Mignon D
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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...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...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

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...More

Thank nicolettel116
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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...More

Thank BarnabiEnslin
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

I love the smell of raw beer in the morning. The hum of bottling machines is like a symphony to my ears. The pallets of carefully wrapped product waiting for lorries to whisk them away delight my eyes. All this and more awaits you at...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2015

I did the tour of the Newlands Brewery before going to a match at the Newlands Stadium. The tour was well presented by very knowledgable guide and was very interesting. The tasting sessions and couple of drinks at the end of the tour was the...More

Thank Colin C
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Megmeg9
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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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