What started off as a hobby, is now a fully-fledged craft beer microbrewery in Shaka’s Head on the Dolphin Coast just outside Ballito.  We are currently producing eight international favorites. Ursula and her husband Gary Wilby left the corporate world to start The Great Railroad Brewing Company, now renamed to Ballito Brewing Company which they opened in August 2015.“We have always been keen home brewers and decided to take a risk and turn our passion into a business. The name was inspired by the nostalgic romance of an old train,” said Gary, who is an analytical chemist. “We have had some fun setting up this brewery, especially when it came to figuring out the Chinese instruction manuals, which were not well translated into English.” The brewery is now working at full pace and Gary said they can make any style beer on demand.
Established:  2014

Brewer: Gary Wilby

Owner: Gary and Ursula Wilby

Website:  www.greatrailroadbrewing.co.za

Facebook: Ballito Brewing Company

Contact number:  032 947 0136

Address:  Unit 13 Canton Park, R102 Shakashead, Imbonini, Ballito, 4420

Facilities: (eg. brewery, tap room, restaurant)  brewery

Public opening times: By appointment only

Tours: Yes, by appointment only