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Review of SAB World of Beer

SAB World of Beer
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$55.00*
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Johannesburg Walking Tour: Carlton Centre...
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Really enjoyed the visit and it's the third time I've been the guides are great.
Free beer at the end helps too!
best reason to go into town!

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

I thought it was going to be a tour through a beer factory and was pleasantly surprised by the modern interactive tour of the history of beer.

Thank Kobus69
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We love this attraction, which is half an hour away from our home in Germiston. It is well done and good value

Thank gailgibson
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

I loved the brewary. It was fasinating and the resturant was very pleasant. I couldnt beleive how beautiful the process is, gold looking!!

Thank Valerie P
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

The tour was very informative and very reasonably priced at R55. The tour was very I formative and takes you though the history of beer in African, European and other cultures with the information being provided both by the tour guide and a series of videos, although I have to say the guide with our group was a little bit wooden.

There was the opportunity to taste traditional African beer and of course Castle from a traditional saloon. Traditional advertising merchandise was also available to look at which was very interesting as most of it was from at least 50 years ago. Beer tokens were also provided for use in the bar afterwards.

I am not a fan of beer at all but the world of beer was a nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon and The tour length at about 90 minutes was perfect.

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