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“Not really exiting”
Review of SAB World of Beer

SAB World of Beer
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$55.00*
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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, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Oberwil, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Not really exiting”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

This is only a place where I would go if I had nothing else to do. There is nothing special about anything

Visited November 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“A must see for beer lovers visiting New Town”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

One of the must see attractions in Johannesburg, in New Town area. Great tasting all the different bears, and being educated in the art of brewing.

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Johannesburg
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“A great visit”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

A very entertaining and informative event, great for lunches and team building. The menu is compact but very good quality food is served.

Visited June 2012
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Venice, Italy
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“One for the beer lovers!”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

If you like beer, you would enjoy the world of beer experience. The tour is a journey on the history of brewing beers and takes you on a visual tour, which manages to captivate one's attention. There is a simulation room, with actual brewery equipment for you to see how beer is brewed. It ends with a pub lunch whilst savouring on your favourite beer. Inexpensive way to pass a few hours.

Visited April 2012
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Johannesburg
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“The History of Beer”
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.

Visited March 2012
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