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SAB World of Beer

15 President Street, Entrance on Becker St. | Newton Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 836 4900
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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.
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“beer making” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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15 President Street, Entrance on Becker St. | Newton Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped off to visit SAB World of Beer whilst on the city bus tour. interesting but you should make sure you arrive at a time when the tour starts otherwise you'll have to wait. I missed the tour itself but just paid 50 R to...More

Thank BonnyMark
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the tour it was done well and appropriate for families & adults both. You get to see & taste some of the older South African ways of making beer! Also, you can enjoy a good meal & drinks after the tour. They have...More

Thank mcj79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well presented surroundings and very funny and entertaining guide. Enjoyed having a drink in the sun on the balcony at the end!More

Thank Phum S
Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Phum S Thank you very much for submitting your review of the SAB World of Beer, to TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear that you had a fun-filled experience! I hope the rest of your trip to Johannesburg was interesting. We hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow - the only word that comes to mind when I think of the tour and day over all. I (honestly) went in, expecting very little and kept the expectations very low. I was blown away by the entire tour itself - it was professional,...More

Thank Eduan N
Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Eduan N Many thanks for submitting your review of the SAB World of Beer, to TripAdvisor. Wow what a lovey review! I am pleased to hear that you had a fun-filled experience! I hope the rest of your trip to Jozi was interesting. We...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed this tour and beer tasting session. The tour guide was great, there were a lot of educational videos to watch during the tour, some better than others. The history of Beer was very interesting especially the traditional African beer story and tasting. I...More

Thank mop003
Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Dear mop003 Thank you very much for taking time to send us a review. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour and beer tasting. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit in Joburg. Looking forward to welcoming you in...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I can’t say that this is the most cultural, educational or memorable activity, but it’s an absolute bargain and a fun way to spend a couple of hours if you like beer.

Thank Kayleigh F
Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Dear Kayleigh F Many thanks for submitting your review of the SAB World of Beer, to TripAdvisor. I hope that your experience was enjoyable and that your trip to South Africa was interesting. Kind regards, Felicia

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

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Thank Shls
Felicia M, Manager at Africa Moja Tours and Transfers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Great tour! Very interesting and entertaining! Our guide, Ntokozo, was funny and very friendly! Would definitely recommend this experience!More

Thank Anja F
Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Dear Anja F Many thanks for submitting your review of the SAB World of Beer, to TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear that you had a great experience and that Ntokozo gave you a fun filled experience. I hope the rest of your trip to...More

Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Loved this tour! Very informative and interesting. Tour guide was great and beers were fantastic. A lovely piece of South African history in downtown Joburg!More

Thank Denisha12
Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Dear Denisha12 Many thanks for submitting your review of the SAB World of Beer, to TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear that you had a great and fun filled experience. Very glad that your tour guide gave you wonderful experience. I hope the rest of...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

From outside the venue does not give much hope, but as you settle down and the food is served that is when you are wowed to a delicious serving that goes down well with the served thirst quenching beers...what an experience.More

Thank Xolani C
Felicia M, Manager at SAB World of Beer, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Dear Xolani C Many thanks for submitting your review of the SAB World of Beer, to TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear that you had a great and fun filled experience. Very refreshing that you wowed by our delicious food and beers. I hope the...More

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smrgeog
2 March 2016|
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Response from Tony_Rubin | Property representative |
Tickets can be purchased at the door, on arrival, with pleasure. We look forward to seeing you soon Regards Tony
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lizatjie
14 July 2015|
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Response from Tony_Rubin | Property representative |
Hi lizatjie Our Tours operate 7 Days per Week, as follows: Tuesday to Saturday: 10h00 to 17h00 Sunday and Monday: 10h00 to 16h00 The normal Tour (R95) takes approximately 75 Minutes, and the Tour plus Beer Tasting (R140... More
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lizatjie
14 July 2015|
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Response from Tony_Rubin | Property representative |
Hi lizatjie, our Tours operate 7 days per week, departing hourly from 10h00 to 16h00. We look forward to welcoming you to The World of Beer soon. Regards Tony
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