Easy beer tasting routes in and around Cape Town

With the craft beer trend in full swing across Cape Town, the range of small-scale breweries makes it easy to string together a beer route just for you, says Lucy Corne, a respected beer judge and author of South African beer guide Beer Safari.

If you have wheels then you shouldn’t be drinking, which makes the suburb of Woodstock a great option. You can walk between the breweries in Woodstock, with most of them contained within a three-kilometre stretch. There’s the Riot Brewery, the Brewers Co-Op and of course the Devil’s Peak Brewing Company and its Taproom.

If you have a designated driver, the beer route along the N1 freeway outside of Cape Town is another option.

Wild Clover, next to the Villiera wine estate in Stellenbosch (a 20-minute drive from the city centre), is amazing for families. Wild Clover has a ball-pool and a castle and a petting farm, while for older kids they have mountain bikes and cycling trails.

The Wagon Trail Brewery at Anura Vineyards is also nearby and has a very cool American brewpub vibe. From here you can also hop over to the Cape Brewing Company (CBC) on the Spice Route Estate, which is also a very family-friendly venue.

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