11 South African Beers You’ve Never Heard Of But Should Definitely Try
South Africa is full of breweries. Here are 
the best beers you’ve never heard of and the ultimate ways to work up a thirst for them.

April 8, 2014

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South Africa is full of breweries which means great South African beers.

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Here are 
the best beers you’ve never heard of and the ultimate ways to work up a thirst for them. Get out there and explore your country, city slicker.

1. Birkenhead 
Brewery, Stanford

Drink this:Lazy Leopard Premium Lager

While you’re there…Hire a canoe and paddle 
the Klein River

2. Karusa, Schoemanshoek

Drink this:Karusa Zwartberger

While you’re there… 
Try their terroir-specific wines.

3. Saggy Stone Brewing 
Company, Robertson

Drink this: Desert Lager

While you’re there… 
Scoff home-made burgers. Try our recipe.

4. Emerald Vale Brewing Co., Cintsa

Drink this: Amber Ale

While you’re there…Rent a surfboard at Buccaneers.

5.  Sneeuberg, 

Drink this: Roasted Ale

While you’re there… Snack on the cow and goats’ milk cheeses next door.

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6.  The Dog and Fig 
Brewery, Parys

Drink this:Alternatiewe Alt

While you’re there… Throw yourself out of a 
plane with Skydive Parys.

7.  Clarens Brewery, 

Drink this: Clarens Stout

While you’re there… Take your 4×4 on the road less
 travelled at Rebellie Game Farm.

8. Copper Lake 
Breweries, Lanseria

Drink this:Copper Lake Lager

While you’re there… 
Go whitewater rafting down 
the Crocodile River at Paddle Power Adventures.

9. Black Horse Brewery, Magaliesburg

Drink this: Black Horse Red Ale

While you’re there… First cruise the skies in a
 microlight with Davies 
Aircraft Corporation and then reward yourself with a beer.

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10. Anvil Ale House, 

Drink this: Pale Ale

While you’re there… Catch a wily rainbow trout 
in SA’s fly-fishing capital.

11.  Shongweni Brewery, Shongweni Valley

Drink this:East Coast Ale

While you’re there… Scale the world-renowned 
rock climbing routes near Shongweni Dam.

If you need a great South African escape to drink your tasty South African beers check out these 11 secluded holiday destinations.