Groot Constantia

Address: Groot Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
Telephone: +27 21 794 5128

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After three centuries of wine making, this historical estate is still going strong.

This is the oldest wine estate in the country and it's just 20 minutes from the city centre in the leafy suburb of Constantia. Steeped in history (the manor house is a museum and offers a fascinating insight into life under Dutch colonial rule) it’s a really user-friendly spot to visit – the tasting room is there (I highly recommend the estate’s Blanc de Noir), there are two lovely restaurants (you won’t regret a table under the trees at Jonkershuis but the pre-packed picnics from Simon’s are fun too) plus there is space galore for children to roam free. The views out towards False Bay are spectacular and, if you’re feeling energetic, visitors may walk almost anywhere on the estate and enjoy the vineyard surrounds. If you’re pushed for time and are wanting to enjoy a wine estate experience in historical surrounds, this is the place to go.

Value for money

Price advice

Entrance to the estate is free. The manor house costs 10 Rand and the cellar door fees are 27 Rand.

Expert tips

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Chilling out
  • History