The Zululand Brewery is a South African beer company founded in 1997 by the Chennells family. One of the smallest micro-breweries in Africa started brewing out of the old shed behind the George Hotel in Eshowe, Zululand where its beers are available on tap.
Zulu Blonde has been the flagship beer of The Zululand Brewing Company for the past 18 years. Zulu Blonde is an easy drinking session beer. In 2010 Zulu Blonde the company partnered with international brewing companies and was launched in the UK in over 900 pubs where it was voted Best Beer at the Wetherspoons International Real Ale Festival. Zulu Blonde is available at selected outlets in South Africa as well as a frequent guest beer in pub chains across England and Europe.
Zululand covers an area of about 30 000km2 on the east coast of South Africa stretching from the Tugela River in the south to the Pongola river in the north. After the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 Eshowe was established as the capital of Zululand and the towns original water supply was on main street where the brewery and hotel are based today. The brewery is the smallest on the Kwa-Zulu Natal Brew Route. All of our natural ingredients are from South Africa and abroad creating a perfect recipe of barley, wheat and hops to create the right taste and aroma we want from our hand crafted beers. Zulu Blonde, Zululand Pale Ale, Bull Horn Bitter, Assagai Lager to name a few.
We only do brewery tours for groups that are PRE-BOOKED. Our Pub opening times change and only at 4pm three times a week. If you have a group we can of course open up but please give us a heads up. Please give us a call for more info.
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Golf and Beer Weekends
The More I Drink, the Luckier I Get! (est 2006)
Golf and Beer Weekends - Eshowe, KZN. 2 rounds of Golf, 2 nights Accommodation, Live Band, All meals and All the beer you can drink All Weekend ONLY R2500 per person!
Only 1 Hour North of Ballito - The golf course at Eshowe Hills Country Club was opened in 1907, it is now one of the oldest clubs in South Africa still playing on the original site.
The “new” course was designed by the legendary Bob Grimsdell in the 1950’s and has since been upgraded by European Masters Champion and multiple tournament winner, Jeff Hawkes. Great care has been taken to keep the “Grimsdell character” of the course.
Taste our very own world famous and international award winning Zulu Blonde Beer from The Zululand Brewery. Established in 1997 the Brewery offers hand crafted beers on tap in a pub enviroment second to none.
Book today for the full weekend package on [email protected] or call 0827759998. Corporate Golf Days and One Night Packages also available. Cheers!
Bass and Beer Weekends
2 Days Guided Bass Fishing, 2 Nights accommodation, All meals and All the beer you can drink! ONLY R2500.00 pps
Day1 - Arrive, Guided Bass fishing at bass dams in and around Eshowe. Includes access and fees to fish at Private Dams. Pack Lunch and Beer. Beer tasting and Evening Braai @ The George Hotel and Pub Jol.
Day 2 - Full English Breakfast @ The George Hotel Restaurant, Guided Bass fishing at bass dams in and around Eshowe. Includes access and fees to fish at Private Dams. Pack Lunch and Beer. Sundowners at Brocklee DamReturn to Hotel. LIVE Band and BIG Party till late at Pub. KZN Famous Curry @ The George Hotel Restaurant
Day 3 - Full English Breakfast
Contact us if you would like to play live at our brewery pub!
FACT OF THE DAY - Eshowe is the best LIVE MUSIC destination in Kwa-Zulu Natal
Kick started ages ago in the brewery's old pub at the front of the Hotel we would rope in live bands from all over SA to come and rock the jol. Of course we never could afford these great acts so we would offer half cash and the rest in loads of beer, grub and amazing Eshowe hospitality. They kept on coming back and Eshowe keeps on rocking...
Dave Stark, Nibs, Shannon,
Special thanks to all of you an dif you ever want to come and play LIVE then just call us, we keen.
We even had Mumford and Sons come visit. They stood a metre away from our stage in admiration but were not keen to play so we took them to meet a sangoma instead.
Birding and Beer Weekends
2 Days Guided Bird Watching, 2 Nights accommodation, All meals and All the beer you can drink! ONLY R2500.00 pps
Day1 - Arrive, Guided Bird Watching in and around Eshowe. Includes Visiting Dlinza Forest, Ongoye Forest, Ntumeni Forest and Nkandla Forest. Pack Lunch and Beer. Beer tasting and Evening Braai @ The George Hotel and Pub Jol.
Day 2 - Full English Breakfast @ The George Hotel Restaurant, Guided Bird Watching in and around Eshowe. Includes Visiting Dlinza Forest, Ongoye Forest, Ntumeni Forest and Nkandla Forest Pack Lunch and Beer. Sundowners at Pub, bring your bibi's because you can spot plenty of birds from the deck while sipping a Zululand Beer. KZN Famous Curry @ The George Hotel Restaurant
Day 3 - Full English Breakfast
The Great Zululand Music Festival
NEXT FESTIVAL IN 2020 - Watch this space
1 Bands, 3 Venues, 1 Epic Eshowe Weekend. 20th - 23rd April 2016.
Featuring - Gerald Clark, Nick Pitman & Josh Swanson, Clayton Human, Jon Shaban, Mali Zulu, Rusty Red, Laurie Levine, Naming James, Gemma Griffiths, Dave Stark & The Fishwives. Check out our Facebook Page for information on bands and venues. Tickets can be bought online here at Quicket!
BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE - https://www.quicket.co.za/events/26081-the-great-zululand-music-festival/#/
035 474 4919/2298 [email protected]
20th - 23rd April 2017 - 11 Bands, 3 Venues, 1 Epic Eshowe Weekend. Only 1 hour North of Ballito. Eshowe - The Coolest Place in Zululand. Thursday 20th April - The House in Zululand, Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd April - Pablo Esco Bar @ The George hotel, Eshowe. Sunday Sessions @ Thornleys Guesthouse 23rd April. Tickets, Camping (no boots required), Dorm Rooms availabe online. Call The George on 035 474 4919 / 2298 to book a Hotel Room.
The Great Zululand Music Festival
The Great Zululand Beer Festival takes place at The George Hotel once every few years in the small Zululand town of Eshowe.
The Wandering Keg
WATCH THE WANDERING KEG PILOT EPISODE FROM 2007 HERE
The Wandering Keg TV Show
In 2007 we filmed an episode of the TV show, “The Wandering Keg”. It is a journey of beer through Southern Africa, visiting microbreweries all along the way and learning a bit about beer, cooking, travel, and having fun.
The Ulitimate Journey of Beer through Southern Africa
Brewmaster, Richard Chennells treks around Southern Africa with his trusty Land Rover, replete with a beer tap between the tail lights and a keg of ale in the back, in search of the best micro-breweries in the land. The brutally opinionated beer lover explores a side of his country that most locals haven’t ever seen. The Wandering Keg TV Series takes you all over Southern Africa exposing viewers to breweries and beer in South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique and Uganda. The series focuses on beer, travel, cooking with beer and the people involved in producing Africas favourite beverage.