South Africa is full of breweries. Here are 
the best beers you’ve never heard of and the ultimate ways to work up a thirst for them. Get out there and explore your country, city slicker.

1. Birkenhead 
Brewery, Stanford
DRINK THIS: 
Chocolate Malt Stout
WHILE YOU’RE THERE… 
Hire a canoe and paddle 
the Klein River

2. Karusa, Schoemanshoek
DRINK THIS: 
Karusa Zwartberger
WHILE YOU’RE THERE… 
Try their terroir-specific wines.

3. Dieks’ Bru, De Rust
DRINK THIS: 
Dieks Blonde
WHILE YOU’RE THERE… 
Ride Meijer’s Rust Mountain Trail on your MTB.

4. Misty Meadows 
Microbrewery
DRINK THIS: 
Buzzard Country Ale
WHILE YOU’RE THERE… 
Go fishing on the farm dam.

5. Saggy Stone Brewing 
Company, Robertson
DRINK THIS: 
Desert Lager
WHILE YOU’RE THERE… 
Scoff home-made burgers.

6. Emerald Vale Brewing Co., Cintsa
DRINK THIS:
 Amber Ale
WHILE YOU’RE THERE… 
Rent a surfboard at Buccaneers.

7.  Sneeuberg, 
Nieu-Bethesda
DRINK THIS:
 Roasted Ale
WHILE YOU’RE THERE… Snack on the cow and goats’ milk cheeses next door.

8.  Old Main Brewery, 
Hilton
DRINK THIS: 
Fox Lager
WHILE YOU’RE THERE… 
Rent a boat and set sail 
on the Midmar Dam.

9.  The Dog and Fig 
Brewery, Parys
DRINK THIS: 
Alternatiewe Alt
WHILE YOU’RE THERE… Throw yourself out of a 
plane with Skydive Parys.

10.  Clarens Brewery, 
Clarens
DRINK THIS:
 Clarens Stout
WHILE YOU’RE THERE… Take your 4×4 on the road less
travelled at Rebellie Game Farm.

11. Copper Lake 
Breweries, Lanseria
DRINK THIS: 
Copper Lake Lager
WHILE YOU’RE THERE… 
Go whitewater rafting down 
the Crocodile River at Paddle Power Adventures.

12. Black Horse Brewery, Magaliesburg
DRINK THIS: Black Horse Red Ale
WHILE YOU’RE THERE… Cruise the skies in a
microlight with Davies 
Aircraft Corporation.

13. Chameleon Brewhouse, Hartbeespoort
DRINK THIS: 
Weikersheim Weiss
WHILE YOU’RE THERE… Unleash your wrath with a paintball gun at Arrow Rest.

14. Anvil Ale House, 
Dullstroom
DRINK THIS: Pale Ale
WHILE YOU’RE THERE… Catch a wily rainbow trout 
in SA’s fly-fishing capital.

15.  Shongweni Brewery, Shongweni Valley
DRINK THIS: 
East Coast Ale
WHILE YOU’RE THERE… Scale the world-renowned 
rock climbing routes near Shongweni Dam.