Newlands Brewery

Newlands Brewery: Hours, Address, Newlands Brewery Reviews: 4.5/5

Newlands Brewery
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Marcela B
15 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Alexia was top, explained calmly and nicely all steps, areas of the brewery and all kinda of beers there produced. The tasting was great and if not enough, we even got 2 beers each to drink. Only down side is you cant take a bottle with you which for anyone on a schedule, its not great; but beers are great!
Written August 23, 2018
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KarenP
Chilliwack, Canada19 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Really enjoyed the brewery tour booked efficiently online. Andile was an informative tour guide and answered many additional questions during our tour and beer tasting.
After the tour, we got to spend time in the brewery bar and garden- with complimentary beer of our choice.
Well worth the visit!
Written October 5, 2019
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Rob_Kirchmann
Cape Town Central, South Africa84 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Very interesting Brewery Tour. I was very impressed to find Lion Lager at the end of the tour at the pub. I haven't had a Lion Lager in about ten years.
Written March 4, 2019
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Thank you for coming. We're very happy to have Lion Lager back, it is afterall part of our Heritage! Come visit us again soon
Written March 6, 2019
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Lourens-Esterhuyse
Cape Town, South Africa125 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
The reception is confusing, as lady at reception, also do the tours, we started late. But the tour and beer tasting were great and you receive two extra beers afterwards at a R100 per person.
Written June 9, 2019
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mandyg125
Surrey, United Kingdom12 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Very interesting. Good fun afternoon. Our guide Alexia was fabulous - good fun, extremely knowledgeable and informative. Get a great tour of working brewery then get to taste five different beers.
Written May 2, 2018
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Thank you for coming, we're glad you enjoyed your #BeerExperience tour. Alexia is amazing, we are very lucky to have her (& her knowledge!) Please come visit us again soon
Written May 3, 2018
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Grant S
Washington DC, DC401 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
Most countries these days have breweries that gave been around for sometime that offer tours but newlands is one of the oldest and largest in the world and as much as it's about the beer there is a lot of history all around the property and is fun for a group of friends to go for the tour and a couple of good ones after!
Written March 8, 2018
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Hi Grant Thanks for coming for a #BeerExperience tour - glad you enjoyed it! Please come visit us again
Written March 9, 2018
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daveo1961
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Your Newlands Brewery tour will provide enlightenment regarding the history and manufacture and packaging/distribution of most of South Africa’s favourite beers.
Tour guides are very professional and the beer tasting and 2 free beers at the end of the tour is a great way to conclude the tour.

Highly recommended if you have a couple of hours to spare.

Loved the history part of the tour, as well as the historic partial excavations of original buildings from yesteryear.
Written October 25, 2017
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Thank you for coming on a #BeerExperience tour we're so glad you enjoyed your time with us - we love our history to!
Written October 28, 2017
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WINCHMAN6871
Cape Town Central, South Africa79 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
This is now my third visit to this wonderful establishment and again I must thank Alexia and Lauren for their kind and very professional service,
Written March 9, 2017
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Babatomiwa J
Ejigbo, Nigeria106 contributions
Feb 2017
I did this tour with a group of friends and I must say we learnt a lot about the history of the Newlands and the brewery and also the process.
The staff here were all very warm and welcoming which i appreciated a lot. Our guide was very witty and I enjoyed her sarcasm. Be sure to look out for Alexandria. After the tour, the climax is a beer tasting of all their brands.
Written February 17, 2017
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stevegarforth
Leeds, UK21 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
This is either or 8th or 9th trip to Cape Town and we always meander around the various wine regions within a few hours of the cape. On a rather dull and wet morning we thought we would try something different and went for a tour at the newlands brewery and oh boy what a surprise. We have done a few in the UK and this puts them to shame. The ones in the uk are overpriced and so basic. With our tour guide alexa she was a brimming with information and enthusiasm. You must have an interest in beer and it's creation as the tour is around 45 minutes to an hour, but ours was near 70 minutes. But you went through the whole process and had a great tasting at the end. Worth every penny and knocks the socks off wine tastings we have done. My wife judges for the international wine challenge from time to time, so she knows her stuff and it's even a thumbs up from her.
Written January 31, 2017
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Newlands Brewery is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM