South Africa

When CraftBru first published this South African craft breweries list at the start of 2013, it numbered in the 30s. As 2017 arrives the list now features 205 artisanal beer breweries, cider houses and contract-brewed brands.

A few South African craft beer statistics drawn from this list shows craft breweries by province: Western Cape: 97 ( 47.3% ) , Gauteng: 41 ( 20% ) , KwaZulu-Natal: 20 ( 9.8% ) , Eastern Cape: 20 ( 9.8% ) , North West: 8 ( 3.9% ) , Mpumalanga: 5 ( 2.4% ) , Free State: 8 ( 3.9% ) , Limpopo: 2 ( 1% ) , and Northern Cape: 2 ( 1% ) .

With such a large number, the list of South African craft breweries is ever-changing with new ones blossoming while others wither. If you have anything to contribute to the list, please do let us know.

If lists are not your thing, give our SA Craft Breweries Map a go.


Showing 1 - 39 of 205 Craft Breweries in South Africa

  • Basset Breweries

    Pennington, KwaZulu-Natal

    Based in Lynton Hall in Pennington, KwaZulu-Natal.

  • Inmind Brewing

    Johannesburg, Gauteng

    From a family's passion for brewing

  • Cluver & Jack Cider Co.

    Grabouw, Western Cape

    Crafted with obsessive attention to detail on De Rust Farm by the Cluvers and the Jacks.

  • Great Railroad Brewing Co.

    Imbonini, KwaZulu-Natal

    By Ursula and Gary Wilby.

  • Black Horse Brewery

    Magaliesburg, Gauteng

    An hour from Joburg, on the edge of the Magalies River in Magliesburg.

  • Nieuw Brew

    Clanwilliam, Western Cape

    Formerly, Ceder Brew, run by the Nieuwoudts of the Cederberg.

  • Stellenbosch Brewing Co.

    Stellenbosch, Western Cape

    Stellies Beer Brewed in Stellenbosch

  • Kas Bier

    Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

    Available in Port Elizabeth

  • Mountain Brewing Co.

    Worcester, Western Cape

    The 1st craft brewery in Worcester about 2 hours drive outside of Cape Town.

  • Frontier Beer Co

    Pretoria, Gauteng

    Relentless in their pursuit of world-class beer.

  • Aces Brew Worx

    Johannesburg, Gauteng

    A great craft lager for South African connoisseurs.

  • Little Wolf Brewery

    Kommetjie, Western Cape

    Stefan Wiswedel, the howl behind Little Wold Brewery, was born in Cape Town.

  • Kings Craft Brewing Co

    Cape Town, Western Cape

    Kings Craft Brewing Co's flagship beer is Lionheart Lager. Rich & golden, a bold malt character and smooth finish.

  • Ale House

    Hartebeespoort, North West

    A pub and micro brewery.

  • Bicycle Brewing Co

    Durbanville, Western Cape

    Redefines your experiences

  • Alpha

    Cape Town, Western Cape

    True craft.

  • Rosebank Brewing Co.

    Cape Town, Western Cape

    Old-school quality.

  • Ekhaya Brewery

    Cape Town, Western Cape

    Bringing people together to share craft beer.

  • Durban Brewing Co

    Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

    Hand crafted, bru.

  • Bushman Brewing Co.

    Kakamas, Northern Cape

    Growing in the Northern Cape!

  • Scavenger Brewery

    Assagay, KwaZulu-Natal

    Real English Ales

  • Old Main Brewery

    Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal

    Part of the RD Mitchells

  • Bridge Street Brewery

    Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

    A micro brewery in Port Elizabeth.

  • Triple Desire Brewery

    Tembisa, Gauteng

    Triple Desire Brewery from Tembisa in Gauteng, South Africa - Brewers of Embombi Premium Lager

  • Stimela Brewing Co.

    Johannesburg, Gauteng

    A brewing company that crafts premium beers for people who have a thirst for greatness.

  • Pholas Brewery

    Cape Town, Western Cape

    Premium Pholas Craft Beer

  • Kasi Craft Beer

    Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

    Brewed with the township - kasi flavour in mind.

  • Plebs Microbrewery

    Cape Town, Western Cape

    Microbrewery & Live Acoustic Music venue in Mowbray, Cape Town.

  • Brewery On Beach

    Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape

    Previously known as Mtunzini Brewery

  • Stone Circle Brewery

    Cape Town, Western Cape

    Based in the Gardens.

  • Ubuntu Kraal Brewery

    Soweto, Gauteng

    MadMead Brewing Co. is the name behind Soweto Gold.

  • Sedgefield Brewery

    Sedgefield, Western Cape

    A boutique style craft brewery in Sedgefield in the heart of the Garden Route

  • Karoo Brew

    Montagu, Western Cape

    Part of Mystic Tin B&B in Montagu.

  • Berg River Brewery

    Paarl, Western Cape

    About 40 minutes from Cape Town

  • Wild Clover Breweries

    Stellenbosch, Western Cape

    Wild Clover Brewery believes that if you are really passionate about something you need to care for it.

  • Beerfly Brewing Co.

    Brackenfell, Western Cape

    Small micro brewery behind the 'boerewors' curtain in Cape Town.

  • Dragon Brewing Co.

    Cape Town, Western Cape

    Dragon Brewing Co slow-brews alcoholic fiery ginger beer and a hardy lemonade.

  • Poison City Brewing

    Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

    Durban through and through.

  • Sharpeville Breweries

    Vereeniging, Gauteng

    Hitting the market in February

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