Constantia in the Western Cape, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cape Town and famous for its wines.
It is located south of the city center, in the middle of the Peninsula. On the east side lies the beautiful Constantia Valley at the foot of the Constantia mountains.
In 1684 Simon van der Stel settled here as the Dutch governor of the South Africa Colony. He had a modest house built here and planted vines … the climate and the rich soil ensure – until today – delicious white wines.
In Constantia you can enjoy a delicious dinner, wine tasting and enjoy the panoramic view of orchards and vineyards with the mountains in the background.
Or you can visit the museum of Groot Constantia and learn all about the VOC time, Dutch rule and slave time. With the “Blue mini hop-on hop or bus tour” you can visit 2 wine estates in Constantia, perhaps useful if you no longer want to drive after wine tasting!
Steenberg is the place in Constantia, where you can play golf against the Steenberg Mountain on a beautiful course. And in the Constantia Valley there are numerous walking tours for those who want to be active.Add to my travel plans