South Africa

When CraftBru first published this South African craft breweries list at the start of 2013, it numbered in the 30s. As 2017 nears the end, the list features 215 artisanal beer breweries, cider houses and contract-brewed brands.

A few South African craft beer statistics drawn from this list show craft breweries by province:
Western Cape: 105 ( 48.8% ) , Gauteng: 42 ( 19.5% ) , KwaZulu-Natal: 20 ( 9.3% ) , Eastern Cape: 20 ( 9.3% ) , North West: 8 ( 3.7% ) , Free State: 8 ( 3.7% ) , Mpumalanga: 4 ( 1.9% ) , Limpopo: 2 ( 0.9% ) , and Northern Cape: 3 ( 1.4% ) .

With such a large number of breweries, the list of South African craft breweries is ever-changing, with new ones blossoming while others wither.

If lists are not your thing, give our searchable SA Craft Breweries Map a go, or explore all the pins on one map.


Showing 79 - 117 of 214 Craft Breweries in South Africa

  • Just Brewing Co.

    Boksburg, Gauteng

    Community friendly!

  • Gilroy’s Brewery

    Muldersdrift, Gauteng

    Gilroy’s Country Brewery & Restaurant is an award-winning brewpub in Muldersdrift, Gauteng.

  • GRT Brewery

    Graff-Reinet, Eastern Cape

  • Growler Brewing Co.

    Brits, North West

    From Rietfontein near Brits in North West Province.

  • Hazeldean Brewing Co.

    Pretoria, Gauteng

  • Helderberg Breweries

    Somerset West, Western Cape

    Manufacturer of Helderberg's own craft beer

  • Draymans Brewery

    Pretoria, Gauteng

    Drayman's Brewery's owner Moritz Kallmeyer has a long history with brewing.

  • Drifter Brewing Co.

    Cape Town, Western Cape

    Adventure. Creativity. Craftsmanship.

  • Bernie’s Brewery

    Rhodes, Eastern Cape

    Made with pure spring water

  • Birkenhead Brewery

    Stanford, Western Cape

    Part of the Walkerbay Wine Estate.

  • Black Eagle Brewing Co.

    Langebaan, Western Cape

    A nano brewery in the heart of Langebaan.

  • Boston Breweries

    Cape Town, Western Cape

    One of the larger craft breweries in Cape Town, if not South Africa.

  • Brewers Co-op

    Cape Town, Western Cape

    An ever changing selection of craft beer and ciders.

  • Brewhaha

    Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape

    Locally brewed, true to style.

  • Brewhogs Micro Brewery

    Kyalami, Gauteng

    Started life as a show-piece brewery for Gold Reef City.

  • Buchanan’s Brewery

    Tulbagh, Western Cape

    By Rob & Marika Buchanan

  • Chameleon Brewhouse

    Hartebeespoort, North West

    Thriving in Hartebeespoort.

  • Clarens Brewery

    Clarens, Free State

    Hand crafts beers, ciders and distillate.

  • Devil’s Peak Brewing Co.

    Woodstock, Western Cape

    Beers unlike any other

  • Darling Brew

    Darling, Western Cape

    Located and hour or so north of Cape Town.

  • Fraser’s Folly

    Bredasdorp, Western Cape

    Fraser's Folly is now near Bredasdorp.

  • Zululand Brewery

    Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal

    Zululand Brewery is a craft brewery the 'one horse' town of Eshowe

  • Cape Brewing Co.

    Paarl, Western Cape

    Located on the Spice Route Farm in Paarl.

  • Two Okes Brewery

    Johannesburg, Gauteng

    Welcomes beer enthusiasts.

  • Stickman Brewery

    Stikland, Western Cape

    Stickman Brewery is a craft brewery in the northern suburbs of Cape Town.

  • Red Sky Brew

    Gordon's Bay, Western Cape

    Red Sky Brew is a new fermentation adventure in Gordon's Bay

  • Robertson Brewery

    George, Western Cape

    Robertson Brewery is a dream realised in 2013 when the brewery was finally established in George.

  • Keghouse Brewery

    Kya Sands, Gauteng

    The Keghouse Brewery started life in 2007 as The Beer Keg Home Brew Shop

  • Nottingham Road Brewing Co.

    Nottingham Road, KwaZulu-Natal

    Notthingham Road Brewing Company delights visitors with hand crafted ales & lagers.

  • Anvil Ale House

    Dullstroom, Mpumalanga

    Specialises in European-style ales.

  • ABRU Craft Brewery

    Somerset West, Western Cape

    Part of The Aleit Group, based at Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West

  • Agar’s Brewery

    Johannesburg, Gauteng

    Based on a long-established brewing tradition.

  • Zwakala Brewery

    Haenertsburg, Limpopo

    Brewed in the Magoebaskloof Mountains

  • Alpha

    Cape Town, Western Cape

    True craft.

  • Afro Caribbean Brewing Co.

    Cape Town, Western Cape

    Unique ales with an African/Caribbean flavour.

  • 5 Skippas

    Centurion, Gauteng

    Bold tasting beer

  • TNT Brewery

    Johannesburg, Western Cape

    Tastebud dynamite

  • Barking Dog Beer

    Cape Town, Western Cape

    Now you're barking up the right tree.

  • Kalahari Craft Beer

    Upington, Northern Cape

    To Quench The Great Thirst.

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