The province of KwaZulu-Natal, fondly known as the Zulu Kingdom, recently launched a Brew or Beer Route, similar in many ways to the wine routes of the Western Cape. This route provides a showcase for a number of breweries, both tiny and large, in the province and the beer they produce. These include The Congella – United National Breweries in Durban, South African Breweries, in Prospecton, Durban Firkin Hophouse Micro Brewery & Pub at the Pavilion Shopping Centre in Westville, Durban, The Nottingham Road Brewery at Rawdons Hotel in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Wartburger Brauhaus , in Wartburg , The Ijuba-United National Breweries in the Battlefields of Dundee, The Shongweni Brewery and the Zululand Brewing Company in Eshowe.
A visit to the brew route includes demonstrations of the art of beer making, beer tasting and the opportunity to purchase gift packs of the beer produced by the breweries of the Zulu Kingdom. The route also provides the tourist with the opportunity to 'get to know' the diverse tourism attractions of this province.
The history and meaning of beer
The website for this route is currently being recreated - please email us for information on this route in the meantime.