Constantia Valley, Cape Town
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One of the most beautiful valleys in the Cape, the Constantia Valley, is an abundant array of forests, hills, stately historical homes and vineyards - a heady mix of old and new that lies nestled in the shadow of the Constantia Mountain, just outside of the city centre.
The valley of the vines as it is known due to the splendour of one of the Cape’s original wine routes, which today is one of the only wine appellation areas less than 20 minutes from a city centre, is an effortless green lung of the southern suburbs. Its northern boundaries lie against Kirstenbosch and Wynberg Park, whilst the Tokai Forest lies to the south of the valley imbuing it with a rich lushness even in summer.
Groot Constantia, Steenberg (recently acquired by Graham Beck), Klein Constantia, Buitenverwachtung and Constantia Uitsig are five worldclass vineyards that lie along the Constantia Wine Route – the route lined with huge, old trees that immediately add a sense of entering a past dimension.
Constantia valley still boasts farm land, smallholdings and little farms against the mountain, despite the increase in the area’s population growth, and catching a glimpse of riders on horseback, in a very similar vein to more outlying areas of Cape Town like Noordhoek, is common.
Despite this proximity to open land and a sense of being outside of the city, the Constantia Valley is anything but in slumber. Restaurants and outdoor venues abound – Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in particular is a beautiful and popular venue for locals and visitors alike – there are local malls, and the False Bay beaches such as Muizenberg, St James and Fish Hoek are all easily accessible from the valley.
Destinations / Town & Suburbs of the Constantia Valley
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Bishopscourt
Set right against the slopes of Table Mountain in Upper Constantia, Bishopscourt gives new meaning to the term ‘leafy’, which here describes incredibly large and gracious oaks that line most of the quiet streets with their large ... bishopscourt information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Constantia
Dominated by farmland and vineyards until fairly recently, Constantia lies in one of the greenest, leafiest parts of Cape Town, where ‘old money’ and style are the operative description for stately homesteads, long driveways and ... constantia information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Constantia Valley
Diep River in Cape Town, named after the river of the same name that runs through the neighbourhood, lies wedged in between Plumstead, Heathfield and The Vines, its back to the railway line. On the whole the little suburb is not... Diep River information
Where to Stay: Southern Suburb Accommodation
Lying between Tokai and Constantia, and next door to Bergvliet, Meadowridge borrows a little from all of its neighbouring suburbs and yet has managed to develop a personality all of its own - particularly noticeable when ... meadowridge information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Plumstead
The fairly large suburb of Plumstead, just south of Wynberg, divided into two by the Main Road and the railway line, could easily be mistaken for the English village after which it is named - if a village is possible in the heart ... plumstead information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Tokai
Named after the Tokai forest, on to which it borders, Tokai is similar to Bergvliet in many respects, although it is regarded as the ‘next step up’ the property ladder by Capetonians. Homes here are large and set in beautifully established ... tokai information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Wynberg
Only 10 kilometres from the centre of Cape Town, Wynberg is high on visitors’ lists mainly because of the Old Wynberg Village, declared an urban conservation area and home to one of the biggest collections of historic properties in ... wynberg information
Featured / "Must See" Attractions in the Constantia Valley
Rich in heritage & beauty, the Constantia Wine Route comprises of Groot Constantia, Buitenverwachting and Klein Constantia. Constantia was one of the first wine-producing areas of the Western Cape. Groot Constantia is one of the first and finest examples of Cape Dutch architecture. The homestead ... more information
The wines produced in Constantia are recognised worldwide for being of the highest quality. For this reason, wine tastings and tours of the cellars are a must. These provide the opportunity to sample and purchase some of the best wines available as well as to learn more about ... more information
Cecilia Forest is a beautiful part of Constantia in which to walk. There are a number of routes to choose from, the most popular of which begins at the Cecilia Forest car park where Rhodes and Hohenhort Drives meet. You do need to watch out for the forks along this path as initially you take ... more information
Buitenverwachting Wine Farm is situated in the heart of the historical Constantia Valley in Cape Town, South Africa. The farm boasts an exceptional range of wines as well as one of the top restaurants in the country. This beautiful farm has been part of the rich history of the Cape since 1796 ...
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. Kirstenbosch grows only indigenous South African plants. The Kirstenbosch estate covers 528 hectares ... more information
The Constantia Village is home to art galleries, antique dealers, chic fashion boutiques, glittering jewellers, lifestyle and interior decor emporiums, e-stores, adventure dealers, fresh food halls, soul-stirring music and book centres, beauty salons, banks, travel agencies and foreign exchange services ... more information
Lying at the top of Wynberg Park with incredible views out over the vineyards of Constantia, Chart Farm is one of those little escapes about which only the locals know. It's one of the only places where you can pick your own roses in Cape Town and the bonus is that you can enjoy tea, coffee and an array of cakes on ... more information
This particular historical walk in Wynberg you will find on a map that you can get from the library in Wynberg, or from the Old Wynberg Village Society who were instrumental in producing it. It is one of a series of maps designed to promote walking Wynberg, whilst drinking in the historical buildings ... more information
In similar vein to the East Wynberg historical walk, you can pick up a map that explores Main Road Wynberg from the Wynberg Library, or from the Old Wynberg Village Society. Both were instrumental in producing it. Pause at the intersection of Maynard Mall on Main Road, facing Muizenberg, and you can ... more information
Wander along pretty paths, enjoy the local duck population, or take your family for a picnic in quiet, picturesque surroundings. Adjacent to Chart's Farm where visitors can hand pick fresh apples, grapes and nectarines, or wander around the beautiful rose garden and pick your choice of magnificent roses.
Featured Things To Do in the Constantia Valley