Craft Beer Festivals & Events in South Africa

South African Craft Beer Festivals in October

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If your liver took a beating in September, then watch out for the 8 beer festivals coming your way around South Africa in October 2016.

Better start drinking that daily requirement of water to flush the pipes and neutralise the palate, because there will be beer. Oh, yes. There will be beer.

Here’s a rundown of which craft beer festivals (and a few less so) to look out for in South Africa during die mooiste mooiste maand.

The Bierfest Durban

SAB’s Bierfest series spills over into October. Happening on the first weekend of October, at the Sibaya Casino, Durbs.


Out at the Spier Winefarm, on the second weekend of October, head out to Hogtoberfest for a bit of beer and boar.

Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festivals

The very next weekend in October has Stellenbosch offering even more craft beer action with the Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festival at the scenic Jan Marais Nature Reserve.

Twin Towers Craft Beer Fesitval

The weekend of 15 October is actually quite a busy craft beer festival weekend. Even Limpopo gets some, with the Twin Towers Craft Beer Festival outside Polokwane.

Hazeldean Craft Beer Festival

At the Cowhouse Market in Hazeldean, also on the weekend of 15 October, Gauteng gets their October craft beer festival fix with the Hazeldean Craft Beer Festival.

SA on Tap – Pretoria

SA on Tap hits South Africa’s capital on the following weekend.

Pecanwood Oktoberfest

Heralding November on the last weekend in October is the Pecanwood Oktoberfest.

Maftown Beer Festival

The epic Maftwon Beer Festival draws the curtains on October in Mahikeng on 29 & 30 October.

And that wraps up the craft beer festivals for October

If you’re not near enough to attend any of the plethora of beer festivals in South Africa in October, ag shame man! I’m crossing fingers for you for November.

Have a squiz at our lists of craft beer breweries to get your craft beer fix any other time of the year, or if you’re hard-up for a festival, koekeloer our list of upcoming craft beer festivals.

Cheers, hey!

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