Constantia

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.

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Wine tasting is one of the best ways to spend a day in Cape Town. Combine the delicious wines with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, century old architecture, and awe-inspiring food, and it’s no surprise that it’s one of Cape Town’s most beloved activities for visitors and locals alike. Wine estates are a dime a dozen, so…

In the picturesque Constantia wine valley, you’ll find Cape Town’s oldest and most beloved wine estate, Groot Constantia. It has a whole lot going for it including a beautiful estate, hundreds of years of history, wonderful food and of course the most incredible range of wines. What makes the estate really special is the unique experience it offers for its…

October 16 2018

One of the oldest areas in Cape Town, and South Africa, Constantia is home to incredible wine farms, unrivalled natural beauty and some of the most renowned restaurants in town. See why locals and visitors love it so much:   WHERE TO EAT AND MAKE MERRY: RESTAURANTS AND BARS THE CONSTANTIA WINE ROUTE We have already mentioned the…

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…

South Africa’s wine heritage starts here—in the lush valley of Constantia where vineyards slope gently up the Constantiaberg mountains and are fanned by sea breezes from False Bay. The climate, soil, and cooling winds have played their part in the production of fine quality wines since the 17th century and the region is now home to the Constantia Wine Route, boasting…

Cape Town and surrounds have such an incredible offering of wines that just looking at it can be quite overwhelming. We decided to put together a list of our favourites to help you enjoy the best the region has to offer. Of course all these wineries offer spectacular wines, but these are my favourites to keep your collection fresh and…

Groot Constantia is one of the country’s most popular wine estates. Known for its rich history – it’s the oldest wine producing farm in the country – and its award-winning wine, the estate is a haven from the hurly-burly rush of the city, despite the fact that it is just a 15-minute drive from Cape Town’s CBD. Part of…

When considering the oldest wine producing estate in the country and easily one of the most well-known and popular, it is easy to forget sometimes how idyllic and serene Groot Constantia actually is, despite the number of feet through the gates. It’s testimony to the size of the estate, of course, that you can still find those precious spots of…

Whether you’re after fine wine, good food, or a slice of history, Groot Constantia won’t disappoint. Next time you visit the grand old estate, impress your friends with these fascinating titbits… Groot Constantia is the oldest wine estate in South Africa. In July 1685, when Simon van der Stel was the governor of the Cape of Good Hope, he was…

Cape Town is a favourite destination for wine connaisseurs from around the world, and some of the best and oldest wine farms in the region can be found right in the city’s back yard. Cape Town and its surrounds is a world renowned wine region, recognised internationally for its fine wines. While the Cape’s famed winelands have spread to Stellenbosch,…

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.

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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