The 10 Best Beer Tastings & Tours in Cape Town Central, Western Cape

October 15, 2021 Christa Meece

Cape Town glistens at the southern toe of the African continent. Tourist brochure-views at Blaauwberg Beach and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are within easy driving distance of "The Mother City." The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve provides sweeping sea vistas, hiking trails and wildlife encounters. On a more somber note, travelers can visit Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years.
Restaurants in Cape Town Central

1. Wildlife Safari, Olive, Beer and Wine Tasting Day Tour from Cape Town

African Moon Adventures
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5.0 based on 18 reviews

This tour takes you from Cape Town up the West Coast to experience an 3 hour long guided game drive where you have the chance to see rhino, lions, giraffe etc. You leave the tranquillity of Buffelsfontein and take a drive to a olive farm for a great tasting experience before visiting the quaint little town called Darling where you visit Darling Breweries to taste some of their 13 craft beers they produce while you enjoy lunch at the same time. Desert at the local toffee manufactures. This is followed by going to either Ormonde or Groote Post Wine Estate where you will have the chance to taste of their fine delectable wines on offer. After a very relaxing and pleasureful day you will be taken back to your Cape Town via Bloubergstrand. From there you will have one of the most beautiful views over Table Bay towards Table Mountain.

Inclusions: Bottled water, Coffee or tea, Game drive led by game ranger, Olive tasting, Toffee tasting, Wine tasting, Small-group tour – maximum 7 guests, Transport - 2017 Ford Tourneo Custom, air-conditioned minivan, Owner driver/guide, Live commentary on board, Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions: Drinks - Beer tasting: ZAR15 per taster, Lunch - ZAR60-210, Gratuities

Reviewed By markkB6038DD

We went on a full-day tour with Ian and it was fantastic! We went zip lining in the mountains east of Cape Town, where Ian took extra pictures and videos of us, stopped at the Elgin Railway Market for lunch, went to the Cheetah Outreach center to see big cats, and ended the day at Triggerfish Brewery for a well-deserved beer. Ian was knowledgeable, punctual, and shared many funny stories. His van was spotless and clean and his driving was outstanding. We would not hesitate to book him for any of his tours - he's truly one of the best! Thanks Ian!

2. Wine Beer and Biltong Safari - Stellenbosch

Yours Truly, 73 Kloof St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Kiff Kombi Tours
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Wine, Beer & Biltong Safari (Winelands Experience) Highlights – Craft Brewery Tour & Tastings, Zebra & Springbok Viewing while Wine Tasting, Biltong & Wine Pairing & South African braai Inclusions – All tours & tastings included, plus local South African braai

Inclusions: Accredited local guide, 2 x Micro Craft Brewery Tour + tasting + 1 x draught beer, 2 x Wine Farms (2 wine tastings + 1 wine and biltong tasting), Authentic South African afternoon braai, Lunch, Alcoholic Beverages

Exclusions: Additional drink or food purchases, Gratuities

Reviewed By devonmustafa

Jason was such a great guy and he cooking skills are excellent , his personality is to die for , I enjoyed my day

3. Craft Beer Brewery tasting trip

Cape Town Outside
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As in many cities around the world, there has been a heady expansion of the craft beer trend in Cape Town. The result is that there are now many micro breweries around the city. We'll take you to a few select ones which have great beer and some weird names :) on this exclusive private craft beer tasting tour. Please note the cost of beer tasting is not included - so you can choose which beer tasting options you'd like to try. We'll stop for food along the way.

Inclusions: Professional guide, We can pick you up anywhere in The City of Cape Town, Private transportation

Exclusions: cost of beer tasting and food is excluded - so you can choose, Gratuities

Reviewed By zoen783

I went on the two day trip, which included an overnight camping in the Cederberg Mountains. The rock art was extensive and beautiful, and the terrain, rock formations, caves and overhangs were equally stunning. Callan was great, and fun to travel with. He's an expert guide, generous in sharing his enthusiasm and extensive knowledge about the rock art, the geology, flora, and history of the area. Everything was provided, and Callan had thought of every detail, from providing walking sticks to bringing fruit for the drive, TP for the camp, and spices and napkins for our tasty roasted chicken and baked vegetables dinner (he was also a great cook), and flashlights for the tents which were equipped with very comfortable air mattresses. It was great having the two days. Highly recommend the whole experience.

4. Vintage Van Food & Drink Experience

The Strangers Club, 1 Braemar Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa Local Knowledge
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Cape Town is known for its trendy underground. Experience Cape Towns' emerging ‘craft’ culture as we dedicate a day to those who dare to be different. Cruise the inner-city in a luxuriously vintage VW Kombi as we provide you with insight into the emerging world of craft markets, fashion, coffee, beer and gin. Highlights: Exploring some of the best markets in Cape Town (the Oranjezicht City Farm Market, the Old Biscuit Mill Market and the Mojo Market to name a few), a coffee roasting and barista introduction at the famous Truth Coffee, gin tastings at two of Cape Town's best distilleries, craft beer tasting at SA's best taproom & sundowner drinks at a local secret spot. Includes: Transport and driver, local guides, entrance fees at all locations, one coffee tasting, a beer tasting, a gin tasting and sundowners drinks. Excludes: Meals, additional drinks and gratuities. Please note: -Strictly no under 18’s -This tour will only commence if 3 or more guests have booked

Inclusions: Transport and driver, Local guides, Coffee tasting, Beer tasting, Gin tasting, Sundowner drink

Exclusions: Additional drinks, Gratuities, Lunch

Reviewed By asfox

This tour was all we were hoping and so much more! I booked a group tour and Nicole took us to some amazing places. I can't recommend highly enough. She's amazing, and so is the tour! It's sure to be a night you'll enjoy and remember!

5. The Fringe Secret Bar Crawl

Kimberley Backpackers Hotel (Kimbo), 46 Roeland St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Fringe Experiences
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The Fringe is Cape Town's best kept secret of the inner city. Away from the usual tourist spots, it is the center of a vibrant nightlife with an exciting mix of bars and clubs, old and new. We will meet at The Kimberley Hotel, one of South Africa's oldest bars, for a drink and a complimentary shot with the locals. Alcohol free options are also available. Next, we head to a steampunk themed restaurant/bar for something sweet and Irish. This venue has been voted best coffee shop in the world by several major publications including the New York Times. Afterwards for some live jazz* we sneak into a speakeasy cocktail bar with a hidden entrance - so secret you need a password to get in. Then we roll into a Western Saloon, hand-built by the Sheriff himself; followed by a laid-back ending at a surfer spot. For the encore, there’s an optional local late-night hangout. This package includes a gorgeous set of photos of what promises to be a memorable night. *Weekends.

Inclusions: One free shooter and a welcoming drink, You will receive a beautiful set of photos of the evening soon after the tour.

Exclusions: Food and drinks are for your own account, except for the specific items listed above.

Reviewed By mika_mika2

The food was delicious and plentiful, everybody was stuffed by the end of the experience. The Kimberley Hotel is a hidden gem, the perfect place to have your sundowners. The others who joined in the experience, and the regulars at the Kimberley Hotel bar, were lovely and accommodating. Paul is a delightful man who loves to connect with people. I left there feeling like I had found my vibe and crowd. Would definitely go again if I'm back!

6. Craft Tours - Cape Town

Truth Coffee Roasting, 36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa Craft Tours Cape Town
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It is a day to discover what Cape Town, Winelands and surroundings have to over. From all styles of craft beers to crafted gin to beautiful and well-balanced wines. We take you on a tasting experience where your taste buds linger for more. On our journey, we look into how a wine cellar works, get to meet a brewmaster(when available), taste a few styles of gin, meet locals and see some breathtaking views. Join us where we can meet people and be a tasting family for the day.

Inclusions: Alcoholic Beverages, Lunch, Snacks, Air-conditioned vehicle, Tasting fees

Exclusions: Breakfast

Reviewed By Karra143

Absolutely loved the tour with Terence and friends at Spice Route! We were so well taken care of and did not have to plan anything. Terence took care of all of the arrangements and we could just enjoy the day. This was my second tour with him and I will never use anyone else. Thank you for keeping us safe and allowing us to just enjoy!

7. 6 Day Cape to Addo Safari

CapeXtreme Adventure Tours
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Join the original and still the best scheduled tour to the malaria free Addo National Park. Along the way you will visit the Southern tip of Africa at Cape Aguhlas, explore the in depth the adventure paradise of the Garden Route and marvel at the raw nature of the Addo National Park while searching for the Big 5!

Inclusions: Accommodation as per itinerary, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Transport by air-conditioned minivan, Beer/ wine tasting, National Park fees

Exclusions: Gratuities, Souvenir photos (available to purchase), Optional activities, as listed in itinerary - to be booked during tour

Reviewed By 141hebam

I was put on a bus with teenagers aging 15-19. They were shouting and screaming the entire way n throwing water at each other. Me and my sister got soaked wet. And when I asked them to stop they called me “LOCA” and almost got physical with me with the bus driver watching. At the hostel, I couldn’t sleep for 3 consecutive nights because of how noisy they were. I spoke to the bus driver and he just dismissed me. His excuse was it’s communal living and I had to put up with the drunk screams till 3 am every night. The tour at the safari was meant to be one hour and ended as a 45 min tour of seeing nothing. The bus driver kept on pushing and embarrassing us to buy food and drinks that we didn’t need from the restaurants and cafes to get his commission which made us extremely uncomfortable. The hostel was dirty. The entire experience unpleasant if u r anything above 30, it’s not the right place for u. When we came back, we complained to the office on long street. Again, they were dismissive and didn’t even bother to apologize.

8. Cape Town Pub Crawl

64 Wale St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa Local Knowledge
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Experience some of the best kept secrets in town and enjoy all that Cape Town's nightlife has to offer. Let our festive guides take you to the best bars/clubs that the locals enjoy on a regular basis. Guests will meet our Local guides at the first stop and will enjoy a local ‘pre drinks’ where we will provide some beers or ciders. Guests will then be taken to a variety of different venues (that vary from rooftop bars to secret dancefloors.) Our group will cruise from one bar to the next on a route that has been carefully crafted in advance. This experience is a great way to meet both fellow travellers and locals a like and is perfectly suited for groups or if you are traveling alone. Let us take you to the places the locals go, make new friends along the way and have a good time on the Local Knowledge Pub Crawl Experience. Dress code: Casual vibes (pubs and clubs)

Inclusions: Welcome drinks at every stop, Local guide, Skip the queue/line access, Photographer (upon request)

Exclusions: Gratuities, Additional drinks

Reviewed By savannahowen

This is not another tour company. This is a bunch of young guys and girls that want to do something different. I was in communication with Nicole who was professional, personable & unbelievable friendly. She arranged THE most incredible sunset picnic for me and my friend. The attention to detail was phenomenal. My pics are to large to upload on Trip Advisor so you’ll just have to take my word for it. Thanks so much guys! I will be back for sure

9. Premium Full-Day Fine Wine and Craft Beer Tour in Constantia from Cape Town

The Constantia Wine Tour

This is a full day tour where we combine the best of both worlds - Wine and Beer. Craft Beer has taken Cape Town by storm and Constantia Valley can now also boast with their very own exclusive Craft Beer producer Jack Black followed by an A La Carte lunch on a wine estate and wine tasting in the Constantia Winelands.

Inclusions: Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in and around Cape Town., Cold water in air-conditioned luxury vehicle, Premium tastings at 2 – 3 chosen farms of the day, Jack Black – Micro Brewery Tour and Tasting, Sit down 2 course A la Carte lunch, Site tour of the most historic wine farm in South Africa, Photographs taken for you throughout the day, Choose your color of branded hat during or after your tour, Local guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions: Gratuities

Reviewed By LizO550

We had a fabulous day with Blake who took us to 3 vineyards, Steenberg, Buitenverwachting and Klein Constantia - the icing on the cake being lunch at Klein Constantia, the 4x4 and mcc wine tasting and the personalised cellar tour. Well worth doing.

10. Paarl Spice Route Private Tour

The Rockwell Dinner Theatre, 32 Prestwich St, Green Point, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa SadiCapeTours

The Paarl Spice route offers a variety of delicacies like local wines from the surrounding wine yards, draft beer, different types of biltongs and dark chocolates.

Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off, Bottled water

Exclusions: Lunch, Food and drinks, Any tasting fees

Reviewed By LondonLaine7979

My guide Chris was so nice and gave me lots of information about Table Mountain and Robben Island. It's a lot to fit into one day so bring plenty of sun protection and water. I hiked at the top of Table Mountain for an hour and a half and the views are stunning. Wear a good pair of trainers or walking shoes if you want to explore as the floor is obviously rocky. Robben island is also a good tour and if you love history then you'll get so much out of being taken around the prison by a former inmate and the emotional stories they tell so definitely worth a visit. Go with Sadie Cape Town tours as they are on time and very friendly.

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