If you love sipping leisurely on a cold one at the end of a long day, or in quick succession over the weekend, chances are that you have already set your sights on Cape Town’s two most popular beer festivals, still to be hosted this year.
For those who have some time off this month (September) and the spare cash to get cheap flights to Cape Town in a hurry, the first beer festival on your agenda is the Spar Bierfest (28-29 September).
If you’d like a little more time to plan, you can still get your hands on cheap flights to Cape Town for the Cape Town Festival of Beer (30 November – 2 December).
Have the First Round at The Spar Bierfest
The Spar Bierfest is just around the corner, and the good news is that there are still tickets available to this popular annual event. If you’re quick, you can use our flight search feature to compare and book some of the cheapest flights to Cape Town over that weekend.
There’s really something for every kind of beer drinker at the Spar Bierfest. You can buy tickets in 3 main categories (Friday Evening, Saturday Afternoon, and Saturday Evening) and can choose just what area you want to spend your time and money in (each beer area is priced differently). A comprehensive list of prices and options can be found here.
The annual Spar Bierfest is considered one of the largest in South Africa
The event is modelled on Germany’s Oktoberfest, but of course, it has its proudly South African twist. The festival is hosted in an authentic Bavarian bier hall that seats 2500 people. Lovely ladies, you may call them “fräuleins” if you can pronounce it, serve up frothy beers and delectable food. Bier lovers attending the festival are encouraged to brush up on their German, know their beers, come armed with a fun attitude and of course, dress up if they dare.
If you haven’t searched for cheap domestic flights to Cape Town for the Spar Bierfest yet, now is an excellent time!
The Second Round’s on the Cape Town Festival of Beer!
As the year draws to a close, the thought of the Cape Town Festival of Beer could be enticing. This is one for the books and is an extremely popular event for locals in the city as well as visitors from all over the country.
The festival returns for its 8th year in 2018 and will be hosted at the Hamilton Rugby Club in Greenpoint, which is right next to the V&A Waterfront. More than 200 beers will be featured, of which equal amounts are international and local brews. You will even find some craft beers available, for those who love a good craft. On arrival at the festival you will receive your own “Beer Passport”. You can collect stamps as you go and sample all beers free!
Although the event is about all things beer with over 60 local and international breweries in attendance, there’s a lot more to be enjoyed over the festival weekend. Expect music, live rugby on the big screens, beer and food pairing experiences, and a whole lot of fun and laughter!
The Breweries Beyond the Festivals
While it’s great to check in to the beer festival and spend a few days tasting all the various kinds of beers, if the dates don’t work for you – there are always a few Cape breweries that you can also visit outside of the festival gates.
Why not grab a ride with Uber or a taxi and head on down to any of the following brewers for an afternoon of beer tasting, pairing, and learning more about your favourite beers.
This brewing company is found in Diep Rivier and has a state of the art facility. The company brews one of the Mother City’s most popular craft beers. While you sample the various beers, you can also order a meal or a snack from the simple yet delicious menu options. If you want to go on a tour or enjoy a beer and food pairing event, you will need to make a booking.
This historic brewery is the epitome of authenticity. The facility dates back to the 1800s and has preserved buildings and artefacts intact. Here you can enjoy delicious food and beer tastings galore. Tours are offered at various times, and bookings are subject to availability.
This brewery is in Goodwood and offers a fun experience for craft beer lovers. The Taproom, which is situated at the foot of Devil’s Peak, boasts an exceptional view. The pub is inviting and includes a restaurant offering fantastic meals and snacks. Sit back, relax, enjoy a craft beer and food, and maybe even get involved in learning a bit more about beer and food pairing. Devil’s Peak Brewing Company offers a great experience for beer lovers, both young and old.
Boston Breweries is located in Paarden Eiland and is a quaint establishment with a relaxed atmosphere. Beer lovers are invited to sample the tasting room’s unique craft beer offerings and to enjoy a few of the simple yet delicious bar bites too. It’s a great place to spend some time with family and friends.
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Two beer festivals and cheap flights to Cape Town to get you there? We’ll cheers to that!