Craft Beer & Homemade Food set in a beautiful private Nature Reserve…

Basset Breweries in Pennington, KwaZulu-Natal specialize in premium craft beers of the highest quality.

Basset Breweries

Book a brewery tour, where you will learn the exciting process of making beer, watching each step of the process, from the raw malted barley and hops to the finished product foaming away in your glass.

Basset Breweries produces four regular beers which are designed for drinkability in our hot South African conditions. Lighter in body and with less hop bittering than their traditional counterparts, but still maintaining a deep flavor profile.

  • Umdoni Gold
  • Befreckled Red
  • Pennington Pride
  • Barking Blonde

Basset Breweries developed the Steam Punk series of beers to showcase the diverse ends of the beer spectrum. A single batch of beer brewed to celebrate each of the four seasons.

  • Autumn – Reservoir Dog – American Brown Ale
  • Winter – The Dogfather – Winter Beer
  • Spring – Boondog Saints – South Coast Pale Ale
  • Summer – T.B.A….

Our facilities include the wonderful Doghouse Craft Cafe restaurant serving up delicious meals and wood-fired pizzas; a fully-licenced taproom featuring Basset Brews, speciality gins & rums, fine wines and cocktails; a children’s play area; a pet friendly beer garden (pets must be on leash); and nature trails past two bass dams and through the beautiful Yellowwood Private Nature Reserve.

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Opening Hours






9:00 am - 4:30 pm


9:00 am - 4:30 pm


9:00 am - 4:30 pm


9:00 am - 4:30 pm


9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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