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*All distances listed are as the crow flies, and not actual travel distances.
Johannesburg Zoo, Bensusan Photographic Museum, Hillbrow Tower, Satyagraha House, Enoch Sontonga Memorial Park, Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, Moyo Restaurants, Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Nelson Mandela Bridge, Rand Easter Show, Constitution Hill, Brenthurst Gardens, Apartheid Museum, Radium Beer Hall, Oriental Plaza, The Bag Factory, Standard Bank Gallery, ABSA Art Gallery, MuseuMAfricA
Remember those school outings we so looked forward to as children? Well, the SAB World of Beer tour is the adult version! The tour is roughly 90 minutes long and takes place at the South African Breweries (soon to be called Anheuser-Busch InBev following a successful takeover) Newtown premises in Johannesburg. Visitors are guided through the ages – and in 3D – when beer was first brewed back in Egyptian times, later in middle-age European monasteries and finally, in South Africa where umqombothi is brewed. Unlike traditional beer, umqombothi is made from maize and in English is known as sorghum beer. Beer ingredients such as hops can be sampled on the tour. A heritage display shows typical old bar and shebeen (illegal bar) scenes before the tour moves on to the brewing hall where the guide explains the intricate brewing process amid giant copper kettles.
The gift shop contains the SAB brand of merchandise, including the... Show more
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.