Enjoy a Guided Tour of Newlands Brewery, dating back to 1658 when, on the banks of the Liesbeek River, Pieter Visagie brewed the very first beer.

Newlands Brewery dates back to 1820, making it the oldest operating brewing in South Africa and home to great South African beer. Today Newlands Brewery brews 9 famous beers, each one expertly crafted using time-honoured techniques, which you are invited to taste after the tour, as well as enjoy two complementary drinks in the Newlands Brewery pub. A great way to sample some of South Africa’s finest produce!

Discover stories and insights into modern-day brewing methods and expert craftsmanship with a fully guided #BeerExperience at Newlands Brewery. During the guided tour, you will explore the journey of beer from grain to glass, including a look at Newland's speciality small-batch brewery - the Newlands Spring Brewing Co., and finally ending with a beer tasting as well as a couple of pints in the brewery's historic pub. 

The tour takes approximately an hour. 

Please note: 

  • No Under-18’s (infants included)
  • No Alcohol to be consumed prior to the tour
  • Closed, flat shoes to be worn
  • Tour is not accessible to those in wheelchairs or making use of walking aids (crutches, walking sticks, etc )
  • No Pets (including service animals)


  • Guided tour of the oldest Commercial brewery in South Africa & Africa
  • Find out how beer is made as you walk through the brewing process
  • View modern brewing methods and the specialist small batch Brewery, Newlands Spring Brewing Co.
  • Beer Tasting
  • Two complimentary drinks

The Experience:

Beer brewing pre-dates the wine industry in South Africa, dating back to 1658 when the first ever beer was brewed, before the mid-1800s when the original Mariendahl Brewery in Newlands was first constructed. Nestled at the foot of Devil's Peak and neighbour to the historic rugby & cricket grounds, Newlands Brewery is the oldest operating brewery in South Africa and considered the home of great South African beer.

The Guided Tour will walk you through the journey of beer, from its beginning as a grain, to its end as a well-crafted, ice-cold pint, and the modern-day brewing methods used today. You will be able to quench your thirst at the end with a beer tasting and a couple of pints in the brewery's historic underground pub.

PLEASE NOTE: The tour is not wheelchair or walking-aid (crutches, walking stick etc.) friendly.

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 10.00, 12.00, 14.00
Wednesday 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 18.00* Subject to minimum numbers
Thursday 10.00, 12.00, 14.00
Friday 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00
Saturday 10.00 & 12.00
Sunday Closed

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3 Main Road, Newlands, Cape Town


+27 21 658 7440