Constantia, Constantia Valley
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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 oak-lined streets.
In Constantia you still find a smattering of country lanes and horses and a number of green belts for walking the dog or stretching your legs - this is a suburb fiercely protected by its residents who have a very active ratepayers association.
Many parts of Constantia lie bordering or close to the original vineyards that make up one of the Cape’s oldest wine routes. It includes the cellars of Groot Constantia, Simon van der Stell’s original farm, which offers up its gardens for picnics - a popular weekend outing for locals and visitors; Klein Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Uitsig and Steenberg.
There are numerous walks and hikes that include the popular Alphen trail near the Alphen Hotel and the Sillery walk along the Spaanschemacht River. The Tokai forest is also popular with mountain bikers and the arboretum is a lovely spot for tea.
The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are close by; the beaches of False Bay are only a short drive away, and numerous shopping centres more than meet the needs of local residents, although getting in to Cape Town is only a quick trip along the M3.
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Featured Attractions in (or near) Constantia
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 ...
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
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
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
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
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
Founded in 1885, the Royal Cape Golf Club is South Africa’s oldest and most exclusive club featuring a course with narrow fairways lined by trees. The Royal Cape Golf Club is in the southern suburbs of Cape Town. A true championship course, having hosted the South African Open eleven times and the ... more information
The park straddles the mountain, from the winding Ou Kaapse Weg (Old Cape Road) on the Tokai, Constantia and Westlake side of the mountain, over the peak of the mountain, and into Noordhoek, Sun Valley and Fishhoek, overlooking the ocean. Approaching the reserve from the City side of the ... more information
The course was designed and built by one of South Africa's leading golf course architects, Peter Matkovich. The private Steenberg Golf Club is available to guests at the Steenberg Hotel, members and their guests only. The golf course has been designed to take full advantage of natural features and ... more information
Tokai Arboretum has been declared a National Monument and holds over 274 tree species and over 1555 different trees within its precious hectares first reserved by Joseph Storr Lister back in 1885. Tree huggers and lovers will find a map at the tea room with tree names and their numbers on it... more information
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