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“The History of Beer”
Review of SAB World of Beer

SAB World of Beer
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$136.05*
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Full-Day Cradle of Human Kind Tour from Johannesburg
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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed November 16, 2012

A great way to spend a couple of hours. The tour is very interesting and informative with the opportunity to sample some of SAB's finest products at the end or go past skip the tour and have a pub lunch and a beer. If I remember correctly there is a two beer max limit.

Thank JohannesburgBretski
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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!

1  Thank Allangreg
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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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