Newlands Brewery


Enjoy a memorable beer experience and a taste of history at the Newlands Brewery set on the banks of the Liesbeek River in the heart of Newlands. Beer was first brewed in South Africa by Pieter Visagie in 1658, but the refreshing drink dates back to approximately 9500 BC, when cereal was first farmed.

At the Newlands Brewery guests will journey back to the early 1800’s when the oldest commercial brewery, Mariendahl Brewery, was built here by Jacob Letterstedt.

Booking is essential for tours and tour times are Monday to Thursday 10h00, 12h00 and 14h00. Fridays at 10h00, 12h00, 14h00 and 16h00 and Saturday at 10h00 and 12h00. Tours are also offered on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 18h00.

The cost is R50 per person, this includes a beer tasting and two complimentary drinks.

No under 18’s allowed.

For more info, go to or call +27 (0) 21 658 7440

Map of Newlands Brewery