Newlands Brewery

Photo courtesy Newlands Brewery.

Newlands Brewery Tour
SAB (South African Breweries) is one of Cape Town and South Africa’s proudest success stories of international business and the entire story of the South African chapter of this global beer giant and the beer that built it can be explored with a wonderfully fun, entertaining and informative tour of the Newlands Brewery.
Give the beer a sporting chance
Nestled under the slopes of Table Mountain, in the suburb of Newlands and a lofted cover drive or drop kick away from the world famous Newlands cricket and rugby stadia, lies the nostalgic home of one of the world’s largest beer brewing companies and a state-of-the-art brewing facility.  

Cheers to Charles
A statue of Charles Glass – the man credited with brewing the first batch of the now iconic South African beer, Castle Lager, in 1889, stands as a proud observer of the modern brewing facility that has evolved as a result of his pioneering approach to beer all those years ago.  From a beer that refreshed miners at the time of the gold rush in Johannesburg to a global brand, you can explore the entire evolution of beer in South Africa on a Newlands Brewery Tour.

Book it
The tour takes you from the very beginnings of beer with informative guides who interpret images and paraphernalia from the past, and into the modern brewery where you can witness the entire brewing process unfold – from barley to bottle! 
Booking is essential to avoid disappointment (the most popular tours being on Friday’s and Saturday’s, so be sure to book well in advance for these days) and the tour costs R50 per person.  The tours run every day of the week, except for Sundays, and last for approximately 2 hours.  This includes about an hour of the actual brewery tour and a further hour to enjoy a beer tasting afterwards.  Be sure to set enough time aside for this fascinating tasting in the brewery’s own pub and allow enough time to enjoy your two complimentary beers.

Tour responsibly and have fun…
Don’t forget to have your designated driver or taxi lined up to take you home.  For an even more fun day out, why not take the Metro Rail train on the “Southern Suburbs Line” to the Newlands train station, which stops right outside the brewery?
For exact times of the tours, terms and conditions and to book, click here.

Earth Fair Market

A top quality market experience. Earth Fair Market has high standards and great quality traders. They are all about pasture reared and ethically farmed animal products and fresh produce shopping.

Lourensford Market

Combine the scenic splendour of the renowned Lourensford Wine Estate with the rustic sophistication of a quality market and you’ll find yourself at the Lourensford Market.

Cape Town Magic Club

Africa’s Premier Magic Club. Located in the Cape Town Club, the intimate 40 ­seater theatre will offer patrons a rare opportunity to see top local magicians (and the occasional mystery guest) perform their own unique brands of illusion, sleight of hand and mentalism in an exclusive venue.

Ginger & Lime

Interactive cooking experience where guests come and enjoy social dining in a real South African home while learning how to make tasty dishes and cooking tips and tricks

The Palms Décor & Lifestyle Centre

THAT ART FAIR is an inspired, curated art fair event initiated by ART AFRICA magazine with a specific focus is on emerging and unrepresented contemporary artists from Africa and the diaspora.


Be the first to review this provider.

Add your review

This is to determine that you are human and not a spam bot