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“History of Beer”
Review of SAB World of Beer

SAB World of Beer
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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I visited the World of Beer on Woman's Day - a national holiday in South Africa. The tour cost 115 Rand and includes 2 vouchers for beers afterwards in the tap room. You get to keep the small SAB glass that you drink from in the refurbished Victorian bar during the tour. The exhibits and displays relating to the history of beer in South Africa were also interesting. The tour starts with the history of beer followed by the normal beer making process.

Thank WCOB
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Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear WCOB

Thank you very much for taking time to send us a review.

I am very pleased that you enjoyed the tour on Woman's day.I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit in Johannesburg.

Looking forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Kind regards,
Felicia

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Had a team building event where we went on the tour and had lunch afterwards. We booked for 20 people and the restaurant didn't know about us so had to quickly put a table together. Thought they could have been warned however, food was good!

Thank BattyJNB
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Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear Batty

Thank you very much for taking time to send us a review.

I am very pleased that you enjoyed the team building event and the food. Disappointed that the kitchen was not warned, I will make sure that this doesn't happen again.

Looking forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Kind regards,
Felicia

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The front desk staff were superb and thanks to them my son had his first South African beer in style.

Thank Sharmela R
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Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear Sharmela R

Thank you very much for taking time to send us a review.

I am very pleased that you enjoyed the tour and that your son had a memorable experience on his first South African Beer in style. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit in Johannesburg.

Looking forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Kind regards,
Felicia

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Learnt a lot about beer. Well worth it to spend a little more for the beer tasting. Overall an enjoyable experience.

Thank WTisSearching
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Management response:Responded 28 August 2017

Dear WTisSearching

Thank you very much for taking time to send your review.

I am so pleased that you learnt a lot and had an enjoyable experience.

Kind regards,
Felicia

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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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