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Zwakala Brewery

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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We must have arrived in between gate changes because the brewery was actually closed to the public... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great beer, great setting

Sat on the lawn enjoying some lagers while the kids played giant jenga. Views are awesome! The... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
Cape Town Central, 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...more
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L10 Cheerio Road | Magoebaskloof, Haenertsburg 0730, South Africa
+27 73 791 6797
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All reviews tapas on tap great beer well worth the effort gin and tonic great setting craft beer burger the river home made the main road brewery vibe weekend outing forest limpopo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We must have arrived in between gate changes because the brewery was actually closed to the public (no closed sign visible - they are open on weekends and holidays). None the less the owners were extremely nice and we enjoyed a cold one. The lager...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Went all the way on a verry dusty and bumpy 4x4 road ( not for passenger vehicles) only to get there and find the place is closed. Why no warning was placed in the main road, you drive 15 km + and place is closed....More

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luca T, Owner at Zwakala Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hi, Sorry we do apologise about this - however there is a sign on at the gate and on all platforms (faceboook, website and trip advisor) we do say it is closed. But dont be shy to come in. There is usually always someone there....More

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Sat on the lawn enjoying some lagers while the kids played giant jenga. Views are awesome! The stuff holiday memories are made of! We all really enjoyed it. MUST get a souvenir Zwakala T-shirt!

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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

There must have been a new chef as the food was not the same as before. The "potato" wedges were so oily we doubted that we were actually eating potatos. When I squeezed the dripping oil out of the crispy brown things with my fingers...More

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luca T, Owner at Zwakala Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hi, Im so sorry about the food situation. We have resolved the matter and it will not happen again. I would love for you to come back and have a burger and beer on the house. you can email me when would suit you best...More

Reviewed September 3, 2018

We visited on a Saturday morning for a quick taster and a bite to eat. The vibe is very laid back. It's an order at the bar and collect yourself style. The owners and founders were manning the bar. We could clearly see how their...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We came on a rainy wet Saturday and had an amazing lunch. The beer is amazing, you must try the "weekend special". Lovely hosts who really made us feel welcome. Great place for family and friends outing.

Thank Natasha W
Reviewed July 15, 2018 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

Thank HelloKatherine
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

1  Thank YvonneF1284
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

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November 8, 2017|
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Response from LucaT2353 | Property representative |
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