Brewery Tours in Cape Town & Surrounds

December 13, 2013

Beer appreciators in Cape Town are spoiled with a variety of carefully brewed options to choose from, direct from the independent breweries found in the area. It goes without saying that these breweries have become quite the attraction over the years. If you care for a pint of your favourite brew you should think about booking a spot on one of the brewery tours in Cape Town and surrounds.

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Going on brewery tours in Cape Town is the perfect way to provide some relaxation and entertainment while on holiday in the area. While there are a wide variety of breweries to visit, it is suggested that you carefully select the type of tour that would best suit the needs of you and your travel partners. You will find that some breweries offer just a tasting room while others offer a more interactive and fun tour – find out more about each tour before making your final selection.

While each type and brew of beer has its fans, the following are great places to treat yourself to a taste sensation:


  • Boston Brewery in Paarden Eiland – tours and visits to this brewery are by appointment only. Here you can sip back on some ales, lagers and light beers – a little something for everyone.


  • Napier Brewery in Napier – tours and visits are by appointment only. Once you are here you will be delighted by the distinctive flavours of their lager style beer, English style ale and stout.

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  • Mitchell’s Breweries in Knysna – this brewery offers fun tours where visitors can explore all aspects of beer brewing. A taste of up to 4 of their finest offerings is usually included.


  • Newlands Brewery in Cape Town – this brewery is known to give guests a one of a kind beer tour experience. Insight is provided on modern day beer brewing and at the end you can cash in tokens to enjoy a variety of SAB beers on site.


  • Craft Beer Project Tours – the city tour offers guests the opportunity to discover what to look for in a good beer. Beer tasting and a visit to the brewery are included. Those who opt for a more involved experience will enjoy the Beerlands Tour or the Overnight Overberg Tour.

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When travelling to the Western Cape it is best to chat to your chosen travel agent about the various brewery tours in Cape Town and surrounds as it is an experience you do not want to miss out on.