Haenertsburg now boasts it’s very own Mountain brewery.
Proudly brewed on the Mountain
Limpopo’s first organic craft brewery has opened its doors right here on our mountain. Zwakala Brewery is a charming Afro-chic building overlooking the mountains just above Minas Farm Café & Venue on the Cheerio Road. Proudly brewed in Limpopo using pure mountain water, Zwakala (the name means ‘come closer’) is getting loads of visitors and rave reviews.
“It’s pumping!” says brewmaster Luca Tooley, “it’s going really well and is way beyond our expectations”. The brewery is busy brewing all the time, but is open to the public on weekends and public holidays. Many mountain folk have already stopped by, as have people from Tzaneen and Polokwane, and overseas visitors from as far afield as Norway and the USA. “Recently we had people here who had driven all the way from Germany in a car!” says Luca.
Zwakala Brewery has a tasting room inside, where you can sit alongside the fire on cold and rainy days, and outside tables for glorious weather. There’s also a children’s garden and play area. You can do a tour of the brewery and see just how much craft, expertise and passion goes into the production of these fine beers.
The tasting room at the brewery is a fabulous spot for birthdays, family days, pre-wedding gatherings, small celebrations or just to enjoy the most amazing views with a cold brew in hand!
“We do a great beer burger combo” says Luca, “and we make three different kinds of craft beer: Limpopo Lager, Naked Ale and Mountain Weiss. Each batch of beer is handcrafted, nothing unnatural is used in the brewing process – and the most important ingredient is the pure mountain water.”
Zwakala will also provide kegs for parties, birthdays and functions. Zwakala is available on the mountain, in Tzaneen, Polokwane and Hoedspruit; as well as in White River and two places in Pretoria.
Zwakala Brewery info: The brewery is open on weekends from 11am till 5pm for tastings and beer on tap & simple delicious food offerings. For group tours and tastings during the week, please call ahead. Check out www.zwakalabrewery.co.za; or visit their Facebook page; call 073 791 6797