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Constantia one of the oldest and most expensive suburbs in Cape Town, with magnificent houses and glorious gardens.
It is built in a lovely valley with vews across the southern suburbs to False bay, beneath the magnificent mountain range and Nature Reserves.
The Constantia Wine Tour explains the fascinating history of winemaking. The wine estates on the tour include Groot Constantia, Constantia Uitsig, Eagle’s Nest Constantia, Beau Constantia, Buitenverwachting and High Constantia.
Tokai forest - This is a wonderful walking route up the mountain to Elephant's Eye.
Constantia Glen Wine Estate- This stunning boutique wine estate has the best view of all the wine farms in Constantia. It’s Ideal location has a picturesque view of the False bay region .
Uitsig Wines Estate - Open Door: This is a stunning restaurant is situated on the Uitsig Wine estate.
Groot Constantia Wine Cellar and Cellar Tour- This spectacular winery has some of the best wines in South Africa. A tour of the wine cellars explains the vinification ( winemaking) process. You can sample the selection of delicious wines.
Klein Constantia Estate- Looking out at the view from Klein Constantia Estate will help you forget the hustle and bustle of the everyday world. The carefully tended to rows of vineyards, go on without ceasing. This ravishing estate is perfectly position on the slopes of the Constantia Valley and gives way to breathtaking views.
Constantia Uitsig Spa- After all the sightseeing, wine tasting and decadent meals, a revitalizing spa treatment is a great way to wind down and conclude the busy day. Many of the aromatherapy oils used contain components of fine wines which sounds absolutely divine and sure to leave you feeling relaxed and recharged.
Groot Constantia Manor House- Looking at the contrast of old and new in Constantia tells you that there is definitely a vast history. The Manor House, which now serves as a museum, will take you through Constantia’s fascinating history. The Manor House displays brass, paintings, furniture and textiles which depict the lifestyle of a successful 18th to late 19th century Cape farmer.
Air: Cape Town International Airport is 26 km from Constantia. Using a cab or Uber taxi is the best way of getting to and from the airport. .
Car Rental: There are many car rental agencies in the Constantia region should you require a rental car.
Taxis/cabs:Cabs can be booked online. Uber taxi’s are also an efficient way of getting around.
Simon Van der Stel named Constantia after the daughter of his benefactor- Constanza.
Groot Constantia ( Big Constantia), is the oldest wine producing farm in South Africa.
Constantia is a valley. It lies at the foot of Constantiaberg Mountain.
Before the twentieth century, the Constantia region was noted for its exports of Vin De Constance which is a sweet dessert wine.
Both Margaret Thatcher’s son, Mark Thatcher, and Charles Spencer, the brother of Princess Diana, lived in Constantia.