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Zwakala Brewery

L10 Cheerio Road | Magoebaskloof, Haenertsburg 0730, South Africa
+27 73 791 6797
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We visited Zwakala on Saturday afternoon, really a great vibe - friendly service and amazing beer... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sanz17
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Scenic setting with award winning craft beer - we'll definitely be back!

The brewery is located in an incredible setting in Magoebaskloof. It's the perfect family outing as... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
HelloKatherine
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Tzaneen, South Africa
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Come closer. That’s what the name Zwakala means and that’s the convivial African spirit behind Magoebaskloof’s first micro-brewery – Zwakala Brewery. Nestled in the Magoebaskloof Mountains, its location is as much its signature as its Award Winning beers and its Blueberry Gin and Tonic on Tap. This charming brewery has enormous windows that overlook the mountains and you can go for a tasting, head out for a picnic or just head for the river with a Zwakala beer in hand. Even better, sleep over at Zwakala River Retreat (within walking distance) to refresh your soul after a few beers! The Brewery is also popular for its wide variety of outdoor games - life-size jenga, badminton & corn hole. These are fun for both adults and kids!
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L10 Cheerio Road | Magoebaskloof, Haenertsburg 0730, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Zwakala on Saturday afternoon, really a great vibe - friendly service and amazing beer, iced tea and g&t’s... we tried their tapas platter, really good, loved the olives with lemon,... great place for families or friends catching up... the brewery is located a...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

The brewery is located in an incredible setting in Magoebaskloof. It's the perfect family outing as all the kids can play on the wide open lawn whilst we had a chance to sit back and drink an array of craft beers and artisanal gins. It's...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We went here with the family, really nice vibe at this brewery. We didnt have the beer🙈 but their ice tea was extremely nice and their burgers are divine! There are games to play for young and old, the music was playing. We had a...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

The Zwakala Brewery in the mountains of Magoebaskloof is a perfect outing for friends, couples or families! They have their award-wining craft beers on tap, as well as gin and tonic for the non-beer drinkers. Their kitchen also makes delicious food, including tapas and platters....More

1  Thank Natalia B
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

I am sucker for a craft beer and when I see a craft brewery, I always make a point to try it out. Beer was generally good and the gin a welcome addition. Very informal setting. Was a bit unsure if you were served at...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

As a bit of a craft beer snob I can honestly say the Zwakala beer is right up there! The beer alone is worth the slow drive down the gravel road and the chilled farm vibes when you get there will make you never want...More

2  Thank r0sscairns
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We visited Zwakala as a group of friends. The setting is very informal which gives it a nice atmosphere. The beer and gin is very good. Don't do the "on tap gin" though. The food is good although there could be a bit more bread...More

1  Thank Hilgard N
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

What a lekker spot to chill with friends and kids. The Tooley family are warm and welcoming and Luca’s beer is the berries. Maggie’s burgers are so succulent you just want to bite into more. The kids loved the play area and giant games. We...More

1  Thank HELEN M
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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

We were staying in the area and popped up to the Brewery for lunch one day. We loved it so much we came again the next! The beer is delicious - special mention to the mountain Weiss! The brewery serves delicious burgers and tapas plates...More

Thank laurie m
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Luca T, Owner at Zwakala Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Hi Laurie Thanks a million for this review! Great to have you join us. See you again soon

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Visited whilst on holiday in Haenertsberg. Not an easy location to get to owing to the bumpy dirt roads but well worth the effort. In a nice setting with several walking trails. The choice and quality of the beers are very good. The staff very...More

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Luca T, Owner at Zwakala Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Hi Gerry Thanks for adventuring on the road to join us at the brewery! Its wonderful to read these reviews, it keeps us even more motivated. See you again soon we hope!

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WillyJozie
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Hi Willy! We are about an hour from the Baobab Tree and an it looks like we are 3 hours from Sondela using the N1 through Polokwane (Google Maps). We are open during weekends and then from the 13th of December we will be... More
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