With over 190 South African craft breweries, it is one of the most exciting places in the World for unique, delicious, experimental and exciting craft beer.
With the exception of two or three small breweries, South African craft brews were essentially unheard of 10 years ago. Today, the craft beer scene in South Africa has exploded into an array of experiences which you can enjoy on one of our many South African Beer Tours!
The South African beer culture has always been strong, with SABMiller – the country’s number one mass-producing brewery – ranked No. 2 in the World in terms of earnings. However, micro-breweries have become so successful that they have transformed into large scale craft-breweries that have started to take over the beer scene in South Africa. With so many successful breweries growing all over the country, it is near impossible to go to any town or city and not find a locally produced beer.
As well as plenty of unique craft breweries, South Africa is also home to ever increasing craft beer festivals and ‘brewery-hop’ tours. From the Clarens Beer Festival, City Craft Beer Project in Jozi and Hop ‘n Vine Festival in Cape Town, to the Soweto Shebeen Tour, Durban Brewery Tour and Hop on Beer Route in Port Elizabeth, South Africa has it all!
We have taken careful consideration to find some of the best craft-beer breweries in the country, and created five different routes throughout South Africa to taste the best that the country has to offer while on one of our South African Beer Tours. We have coupled this with lovely, inexpensive accommodation options to create the perfect self-drive trips to suit all budgets and preferences. Design your trip around one of the many fantastic beer festivals, and you will have the ideal craft-beer holiday with memories to last you a lifetime.
From ales, IPAs, porters, pilsners, Weiss beers and cider, South Africa’s craft breweries have an abundance of different styles, leading to the saying that there is something for everyone – all you have to do is find them!
So contact us today to drink your way around South Africa, in style on one of our South African Beer Tours!