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Review of SAB World of Beer

SAB World of Beer
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US$55,00*
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Johannesburg Walking Tour: Carlton Centre Observation Deck and Mai Mai...
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A fun filled guided tour through an interactive multi-media museum, exploring the rich history of beer and its South African story. End off with a cold pint in the Tap Room overlooking the city. The immersive tour explores the rich history of Africa's beer culture, transporting you from the tombs of Egypt to the mining townships of Johannesburg's pioneer days. You'll also get to taste traditional African beer, hold hop flowers in your hands, smell the different types of barley and peer into the great big wort kettle! Beer memorabilia and merchandise are also available at the adjoining shop, Tankards and Togs. Since being opened by former President Nelson Mandela nearly 20 years ago, the World of Beer has become one of the country's top attractions for foreigners and locals alike, winning SA Tourism's "Tourist Attraction Category Winner" for three consecutive years. It also houses a five-star conference and event venue. Visit experience it for yourself! Access SAB World of Beer is situated in the heart of the Johannesburg Newtown Cultural Precinct. It is within walking distance of the three major railway stations (Westgate, Braamfontein and Park Station) and conveniently located on one of the city's main taxi routes. Shuttle services from the Gautrain station can be arranged at a minimal cost.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

What a find! We were looking to fill a few hours in j'berg and decided to go here. What an excellent little tour....... on par with the Heineken tour in Amsterdam. Tour guide was amazing and so informative. You also get to sample the beer throughout the tour and the history behind South African beer. A highly recommended tour for anyone!

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Management response:Responded 23 August 2017

Dear Nick

Thank you for taking time to send a review.

I am so pleased that you had an amazing time at the SAB World of Beer. I hope you had a lovely time in Johannesburg.

Kind regards,
Felicia

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Quite a long tour. Some of the sections were somewhat childlike but the overall experience was a good one and our guide was very informative.

Thank SonjaB60
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Even for a craft beer snob like me, an historical tour of this place was well worth the afternoon I spent down here.

Thank dohmatt
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We did a tour at the World of Beer. The people is frienly there and we learned a lot during the tour. The first half is about the history of beer and the second half is about beer making in South Africa. You also get vouchers to taste beer and if you are not a beer drinker, you can have cold drinks.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

So I must tell u all this was different and rather enjoyable even though I do not like beer. The tour was interesting to a point otherwise I found it a bit boring as I think I expected more. The setting is great and the dinner and Beer Paring was great. It was firstly different, the food was good and the MC really passionate about his beer and food.

Thank Megananne2015
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