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May 12, 2011

Cape Town wine estates: Take a tour

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Photo © Cape Town Tourism

Some of the world’s finest wines are produced in the Cape and those lucky enough to be living in or visiting Cape Town can explore the beautiful vineyard areas beyond the Mother City and sample the famous produce.

The Cape Winelands are as well known for their breathtaking beauty as they are for their decadent wine. The historic towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Wellington and the Constantia Valley have long been revered as expert wine producers.

During the late 1600s, Cape Town’s first governor, Simon van der Stel, established South Africa’s first wine estate, Groot Constantia. Today, Constantia Valley is home to a superb wine route, as well as a fine assortment of restaurants and shops.

If you are interested in a historic vineyard tour, you may wish to consider the the CitySightseeing Bus Blue Route. Phone +27(0)21 511 6000 for more information. For more options, you can also browse our tour operator database.

Indulge in your favourites at the following wineries:

Groot Constantia
Location: Groot Constantia Road, Constantia
Contact: +27 (0)21 794 5128
Website: www.grootconstantia.co.za

Constantia Uitsig
Location: Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia
Contact: +27 (0)21 794 1810
Website: www.constantia-uitsig.com

Buitenverwachting
Location: Buitenverwachting, Klein Constantia Road, Constantia
Contact: +27 (0)21 794 5190
Website: www.buitenverwachting.co.za

Klein Constantia
Location: Klein Constantia Road, Constantia
Contact: +27 (0)21 794 5188
Website: www.kleinconstantia.com

Zevenwacht
Location: Langverwacht Rd, Kuils River
Contact: +27 (0)21 903 5123
Website: www.zevenwacht.co.za

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