Capital Craft Beer Festival 2018

Capital Craft Beer Festival

Saturday 16 June 2018

Pretoria National Botanical Gardens

Saturday 16 June 2018 we will be hosting the 6th annual Capital Craft Beer Festival. Over the last few years Capital Craft Beer Festival has established itself as an indispensable part of the Pretoria social calendar not to be missed as 10 000 beer and music lovers congregate in the beautiful natural scenery offered by the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens.

This event sets the bar for the industry with over 40 brewers present, ample entertainment available and a massive variety of food to choose from. Don't miss out on this spectacular event.

Capital Craft Beer Fest promises to be a well-executed and unforgettable experience.

What to expect

  • 3 music stages
  • 1 comedy stage
  • 2 Firestone Karaoke Kombi’s
  • Over 40 brewers
  • Over 200 beers on tap
  • Over 20 food stalls
  • Educational stalls
  • Drinks for non beer drinkers
  • Non alcoholic drinks
  • Kids area
  • Beautiful venue
  • Safe parking
  • Bus route from Hatfield
  • Gautrain to Venue
  • The perfect opportunity to meet the brewers and make new friends! 

Visit our Facebook event page for updates.


R170 - General admission includes branded mug and a venue/brewer layout map.
R100 - Kids area access without lunch.
R130 - Kids area access with lunch

Tickets are available at:

  • Capital Craft Menlo Park
  • Capital Craft Centurion
  • online at
  • Tickets will be R200 at the gates

Things to know

  • We are running free busses to/from Hatfield Gautrain Station and the festival all day.
  • Please prepare your travel route before you leave home.
  • Taxify Promo Codes:
    New Users: CCBF2018 (Get R100 off) Current Users: BEERFEST18 (Get R50- off)
  • We will be screening the RSA VS England game on the main stage and will be screening the World Cup Football all day at the Hillbilly Ho-Down Stage.
  • Please bring picnic blankets and/or camping chairs to sit on. We do have loads of seating but the venue has so many cosy corners.
  • NO cooler boxes, gazebos, drinks, food, hubblies, pets, weapons, drugs are allowed into the festival.
  • No kids between the ages of 13 and 17 are allowed into the festival. If your child is between 2 and 12 please purchase your kids area ticket hosted by Clamber Club here: . If your Child is Younger than two they will be permitted into the festival in a pram.
  • The Brewers set their own price but the recommended price is R20 for 250ml and R30 for 500ml. If you are not sure on what beer to order please ask the brewers for a taste first!
  • Its going to be a little bit chilly so remember to dress nice and warm!
  • NB – We are not using the token system this year so cash is KING! Allot of vendors will also have Snapscan, Zapper and we will have ATM facilities on site but again please bring cash to avoid having to wait in line to draw money!
  • Your entrance ticket can be scanned from your phone or you can print it at home.
  • At the gate you will get your ticket scanned, they will then give you an arm-tag and a mug token, after that you will walk through the gate and hand in your mug token to get your mug and site map containing all the info on where to find the brewers and toilets etc...
  • Parking costs R20
  • If you have any questions on the day or find any problems please contact us via our twitter (@capitalcraftpta) and the team will be immediately dispatched to assist you
  • Again… BRING CASH!
  • We really cant wait to see all of you!


    Alpha True Craft logo

    Alpha True Craft

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    Amundsen Brewery South Africa logo

    Amundsen Brewery


    Anvil Ale Brewery

    Anvil Ale Brewery


    Brauhaus Am Damm logo

    Brauhaus Am Damm

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    Brewdog (Scotland) logo

    BrewDog (Scotland)

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    Bridge Street Brewery logo

    Bridge Street Brewery

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    CBC logo

    Cape Brewing Co

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    Clarens Brewery logo

    Clarens Brewery

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    Devil's Peak Brewing Co

    Devil's Peak Brewing Co.

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    Drayman's Brewery logo

    Drayman's Brewery

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    Drifter Brewing Company logo

    Drifter Brewing Company

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    erdinger weissbräu

    ERDINGER Weissbräu


    Fierce Beer logo

    Fierce Beer

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    Fokof Lager

    FOKOF Lager


    Friar's Habit Craft Brewery

    Friar's Habit Craft Brewery

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    Frontier Beer Co

    Frontier Beer Co

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    Hazeldean Brewing Co.

    Hazeldean Brewing Co.

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    Jack Black's Brewing Co Logo

    Jack Black's Brewing Co

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    Keghouse Brewery logo

    Keghouse Brewery


    La Trappe (Netherlands)

    La Trappe (Netherlands)


    Leaky Tap Brewery

    Leaky Tap Brewery

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    Little Wolf Brewery logo

    Little Wolf

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    Mad Giant Beer

    Mad Giant

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    Mamelodi Lager logo

    Mamelodi Lager

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    Mikkeller logo



    Mitchells Brewery logo

    Mitchells Brewery

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    Old Potter's Inn & Brewhouse logo

    Old Potter's Inn & Brewhouse





    Rekorderlig Cider logo

    Rekorderlig Cider

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    Riot Beer logo

    Riot Beer

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    Soweto Gold logo

    Soweto Gold

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    St Francis Brewing Company logo

    St Francis Brewing Company

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    St Louis Premium Kriek logo

    St Louis Premium Kriek


    Stimela Brewing Co.

    Stimela Brewing Co.

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    The Redrock Brewing Co logo

    The Redrock Brewing Co.

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    The Standeaven Brewery Logo

    The Standeaven Brewery

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    Two Okes Brewery logo

    Two Okes Brewery

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    Zwakala Brewery logo

    Zwakala Brewery

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    Pink Waffle Cabin: Upmarket Authentic Belgian Waffle Dessert pop-up trailer 

    Corn Dogs Hub: Jumbo Size Gourmet Corn Dogs hand dipped in homemade batter, served with a variety of sauces.

    MC Churro: does the best authentic Spanish churros filled with our famous homemade Dulce De Leche (Argentinian slow cooked caramel), Vanilla bean Bavarian cream or a decedent cup of Belgium chocolate ganaché to dip.

    Panini Bistro: is known at outdoor events for its: Home-made, freshly filled on demand toasted paninis and waffles on a stick for dessert.

    Knickerbocker Ice Cream Company:  The Knickerbocker Ice Cream Company operates SA’s first true pop-up ice cream parlours.

    CeeCee's Sri Lankan Cuisine: specializes in authentic Sri Lankan Cuisine. All our spices for our curries are hand made and or imported directly from Sri Lanka.
    We serve all our curries with a variety of vegetables and rice or roti. We also specialize in making samosas and spring rolls and Chicken or Lamb Breyani.

    The Jerk Company: Experience traditional Jamaican food and Caribbean cuisine that are guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to the vibrant streets of the Islands. We not only produce a selection of lo' and slo', barbecue smoked jerk meats, rested overnight in our signature Jerk Company marinade and finished in our sweet and spicy basting, but also some wholesome stews that are slow cooked to fall off the bone.
    Locally grown habanero peppers also feature in our cooking, giving that tantalizing feature to our dishes. You choose how much fire you desire!

    The Filthy Moustache: best gourmet dogs in town. German and American inspired with our very own unique twist! We are called Filthy for a reason. 

    Butter Me Up’s: Bacon Doughnuts are a truly unique dish on the South African food scene. Born out of the need for a Banting meal they have fast become a craze for everyone at markets and festivals across Gauteng. Onion, red pepper, minced pork & mozzarella cheese all wrapped up in bacon. The smell of sizzling bacon gets you going even before you see them, and when you see them on the grill, you just know you need one of those bad boys in your tum! 

    Honey Hut: is a family owned business of passionate bee keepers. They are also the designated bee keepers in the Botanical Gardens in Pretoria. In conjunction with Keurboom Functions and Catering Honey Hut will bring the love of honey to the people at the 2018 Capital Craft Beer Festival with fresh warm roosterkoek and honey and many more like your granny used to serve.

    Baha Taco: serves up delicious Mexican Street Food using authentic methods and recipes. Everything is made from scratch including the corn tortillas, they form the base of our traditional soft corn tacos and are freshly-pressed to order. Our meat is sourced straight from a farm and is free-range and hormone-free, but we also cater to vegans and vegetarians. Not to mention the irresistible cheesy quesadillas and nachos ... Come visit Baha Taco in Grant Avenue Norwood for more tastes of Mexico!

    Capital Smokehouse: Capital Smoke House consists of a mobile American hot smoker trailer that provides delicious slow-smoked food items, vegans included!

    Mother Cuppa: we serve coffee with attitude!! If you looking for amazing coffee at your next function or festival Mother Cuppas is your answer!

    BraaiBoy Food: Just like him, his BraaiBoy's lager is easy going and pairs well with everything. To prove this for yourself, grab yourself a Pulled Pork Pita,
    Braai Ribs or Spicy Braai Wings from his braai to go with South Africa's
    (soon to be) favourite lager.

    African Beer Emporium: We at African Beer Emporium are excited to be announcing our participation in Capital Craft Beer Festival 2018 for the first time and we have a delicious range of light meal items with enormous flavour! Expect chargrilled mielies slathered with creamy whipped feta and spicy harrissa, sweet potato fries with zesty lemony mint mayo, crunchy falafel balls with a heady, fragrant rosemary hummus, piri-piri marinated grilled chicken wings served with handmade flatbread and a fresh salsa. All these utterly delicious items and more are available on African Beer Emporium's daily menu. 


    Griekse Boertjie: brings the authentic taste of Greece to South Africa... one event at a time! 

    Boxcar Street Food Eatery: where craft meets decadence! Our food is made the way all food should be, hand crafted and artisanal with a touch of heartiness to make sure you have the best food experience! #FoodComaTime

    Capital Craft: We are a food stall that specializes in quality Burgers, Good vibe, Capital Craft Style.

    Brohemian Pizza truck: Authentic wood fired pizza. Thin crust with many different toppings.

    Biltong Bro’s: We specialize is snack food, with a emphasis on Biltong and Droëwors.
    What to expect: Mixed packets of biltong and droëwors pieces, mixed packets of nuts, dried fruits, popcorn

    Zim Boerie


    Capital Craft Main Stage:

    10:00 - Half n Half
    11:15 - Bad Peter
    12:30 - Crimson House
    13:45 - Femi Koya
    15:00 - Jagermeister Brass Cartel
    15:30 - Spoegwolf
    17:05 - South Africa VS England 

    Hillbilly Ho-Down Stage:

    11:00 - Zen Garden
    12:00 - We Are Charlie
    13:00 - The BLACK CAT BONES (Deboned)
    14:00 - Retro Dizzy
    15:00 - African Rhythm Productions
    16:00 - DBN GOGO

    Acoustic Stage (Forest Stage):

    11:15 - Christiaan Baartman
    12:15 - Roxton met Herki
    13:15 - Janie Bay
    14:15 - El Cantante
    15:15 - Ard Matthews

    Comedy Stage:

    Al Prodgers Comedy / KG Mokgadi / Glen Biderman Pam / Alfred Adriaan / Long John The Comedian (Zim) / Nqoba "King Nqoba" Ngcobo / Dillan Oliphant

    Firestone Karaoke Kombi's:

    The Firestone Karaoke Kombi (#FirestoneKK) campaign will involve two Volkswagen Kombis. The two Kombis – one a classic 1972 VW Brasília kombi and the other one brand new ­– convert into mobile karaoke studios. Fittingly, the Brasília kombi is host to the large catalogue of old-school songs, while its newer sibling features the best of new school karaoke songs.

    Behind the scenes, a team of audio technicians record each performance and upload it to the Internet, before sharing it via mobile message with the singers and their friends.

    Firestone remains one of South Africa’s most popular tyre brands and one of the best-known, as it has been a feature on South African roads since 1936. It is the pioneer of the popular Tyre Damage Guarantee (TDG), which replaces a damaged Firestone tyre for only the cost of the tread used on that tyre.

    Kids area

    Clamber Club is an extensive and exciting sensory motor programme that gets children moving, promoting fitness, health and learning. They know that children learn best when they’re enjoying themselves.

    The Clamber Club party obstacle course and equipment will be set-up at the Capital Craft Beer Festival Kiddies Entertainment area this year, offering a safe place for your 2-12 year old kids to enjoy the outing.

    The obstacle course is unique and their team of entertainers are trained to keep your children active and happy as they tumble, roll, jump, climb and jog!

    Jog the Frog, their Clamber Club Fitness mascot, will also join in the fun and they will be offering face painting, colouring inn competitions and various age appropriate games.

    There will also be surprise live performances by the musicians performing at the festival

    Tickets cost:

    • R100 without lunch
    • R130 with Lunch (a meal and a soft drink or water)

    Compulsory for 2 - 12 year old kids

    no kids between 13 and 17 years of age

    For more info get in touch



    New Users: CCBF2018 (Get R100 off)

    Current Users: BEERFEST18 (Get R50- off)

    GAUTRAIN HATFIELD — We will be running a free bus from the Hatfield Gautrain Station to the venue every 25 Minutes  
    PARKING — All parking is R20 and will be safe!

    From 15:45 the buses will be permanently stationed at the festival and depart once full


    09:15 - Hatfield Gautrain Station
    09:45 - Hatfield Gautrain Station
    10:15 - Hatfield Gautrain Station
    10:45 - Hatfield Gautrain Station
    11:15 - Hatfield Gautrain Station
    11:45 - Hatfield Gautrain Station
    12:15 - Hatfield Gautrain Station
    12:45 - Hatfield Gautrain Station
    13:15 - Hatfield Gautrain Station
    13:45 - Hatfield Gautrain Station
    14:15 - Hatfield Gautrain Station
    14:45 - Hatfield Gautrain Station
    15:15 - Hatfield Gautrain Station


    We will be screening the Rugby on the main stage!

    17:05 - South Africa VS England