The birth of the South African wine industry was in the Cape with the Constantia valley in Cape Town being the cradle of the wine industry and boasting the oldest wine farm in South Africa.

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Think The Shire with a modern-day twist and you may come close to the boutique wine farm that is Beau Constantia. Close, but not quite on the money, because chances are you have never experienced a wine tasting in a venue quite like it. A rolling green embankment is the first thing you see as you walk down from the…

Less than an hour from Cape Town lies Paarl, the pearl of the Western Cape. An area steeped in the country’s history, Paarl is the third oldest settlement in South Africa and has a rich cultural heritage. The town has many examples of Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Cape Dutch buildings along Main Street as well as a number of restaurants…

One of the oldest areas in Cape Town, and South Africa, Constantia doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. From the incredible wine farms, to the unrivalled beauty of the valley, as a whole, Constantia has a story to tell. Right on the city’s doorstep, the Constantia Valley is home to some of the oldest and most prestigious farms in…

If you’re looking for break with the youngsters and don’t want to lose out on quality and experience, Spier Wine Farm should be one of your first stops. My four-year-old son is looking more serious than usual as he eyes the glass of red liquid in front of him. He raises it to his lips, takes a sip and swallows.

I was looking for some romantic activities to do in Stellenbosch and one of the suggested activities was a wine safari with Jordan Wine Estate. And it turned out to be well worth the excitement. The first thing I noticed about the estate when we got there was the tranquillity of it. You’re greeted with lush lawns and shady settings…

Wine lovers from around the world travel far and wide to visit Groot Constantia, South Africa’s oldest wine producing estate. Here, guests are delighted by cellar and vineyard tours, wine tastings of a number of award-winning wines, a handful of world-class restaurants and the Iziko Museum set up in the historical Manor House.

Passionate about wine, committed to our partnerships and proud of our rich heritage, the story of Stellenbosch Vineyards dates back to 2004 when the merger of Stellenbosch Vineyards and Vinfruco took place on the historic Welmoed farm, one of the oldest proclaimed farms in the Stellenbosch district.

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Cape Point Vineyards are idyllically set on the slopes overlooking the gorgeous Noordhoek Valley and Atlantic Ocean. Paradisal sunsets are best enjoyed with a picnic on the lush green lawns, and picnic baskets are available from the vineyard. Of course, you’d be a fool to pass up a wine tasting of Cape Point Vineyards’ multi-award winning wines.

Chelaya Country Lodge sits serenely on a 4-hectare estate between Somerset West, Strand and Gordon’s Bay. Choose between luxury self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation for groups of 2 to 32 people. Its central location makes it a perfect spot for both personal and corporate getaways.

There is no doubt a trip to the Constantia Valley would be incomplete without a visit to its famous, sweeping vineyards. Boutique Cape wineries are found on its verdant mountain slopes and across its green meadows, offering wine tastings, art exhibitions and live music gigs.

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