Liquor licence application Cape Town

Liquor Licence – When do I need one?

Liquor licences are needed if you want to sell, manufacture or distribute alcohol. You will also need a liquor licence if you are planning to host an outdoor market, party or festival.


Types of liquor licenses

Certain liquor licence criteria, for example, extended trading times, are province- and even municipality-specific.We manage liquor licence applications for:

  1. Special Event: Party or Festival licence
  2. Restaurant: On consumption licence
  3. Bottle Store: Off consumption licence
  4. Beer Brewery: Micro-manufacture licence


We help you understand the requirements

Food and beverage outlets have a lot on their plate with managing patrons, staff and service. Season can be particularly stressful and you may not have gotten around to renewing your licence. Is there a grace period? Would you need to suspend sales until you’re organised an updated licence?

If you’ve made structural alterations to your property without the permission from the Presiding Officer of the Liquor Licensing Tribunal, you may be in violation of the liquor law.

Building alterations and extensions can land you severe penalties, heavy fines and even jeopardise your licence if the correct channels haven’t been followed in obtaining prior consent.

We take the guesswork out of complicity and can keep you updated on any changes in legislation.


Liquor licence costs

We strive to expedite and streamline the liquor licence application process. To this end, we can assist with having your licence approved with little or no delay:

  • Special Event: R5000, 100% upfront payment required
  • On-Consumption: R15000, 100% upfront payment required
  • Off-Consumption: R15000, 100% upfront payment required
  • Micro-manufacture: R15000, 100% upfront payment required


Our top-class liquor licensing application services are provided at an affordable rate. Our experience with registrations and long standing relationships with the industry role players give us the competitive advantage in registering licences.

Your application will be handled by an experienced legal team and your liquor licence registered efficiently.


Get your liquor licence

We thrive on knowing the ins and outs of liquor law compliancy, and can brief you fully on what’s expected of you as a restaurant, hotel or club owner.

Simon Dippenaar holds Bachelor of Business Science, Bachelor of Laws, and Professional Diploma in Legal Practice qualifications from the University of Cape Town.

Simon is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa and is also the contributing editor of

Contact us now about how we can keep you compliant as liquor rules are introduced or modified.

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