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“A Beer of a Day” 5 of 5 bubbles
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 Observation Deck and Mai Mai...
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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
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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13 reviews
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“A Beer of a Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

What an absolutely lovely experience, from the minute we walked in staff was very accomadating as never made a booking and also very professional and helpful. From the start of the tour till the end, everything was very informative and exciting, we just wanted to hear more and the tour guide was very patient answered questions and waited till we were done before moving on to the next step, my bf now always makes sure that he takes out of town family and friends as a little excursion...

Visited March 2012
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Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
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“Very informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Recommended visit when in Johannesburg. Presentations and displays are interesting and the pub lunch at the end was great. Just didn't quite get all the lightening at the beginning though.

Visited December 2012
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Oberwil, Switzerland
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“Not really exiting”
3 of 5 bubbles 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”
4 of 5 bubbles 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”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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