The Constantia Valley Region, Cape Town

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.

Did you know? Once you've booked your hotel or Constantia accommodation in Cape Town, explore the destination pages below for info on attractions, activities and things to do when you visit the Constantia Valley.

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.

Did you know? The Constantia valley, just twenty minutes' outside of Cape Town’s city bowl, is breathtakingly beautiful, with vineyard rows that stretch up the eastern slopes of the Constantiaberg mountainside. The route is an easy morning or day trip and the farms provide quality restaurants for lunches and tea.

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.

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Destinations in the Constantia Valley Region

Bergvliet

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Lying in the Constantia Valley, flanked by Tokai and Constantia, Bergvliet is a true example of suburban lifestyle in Cape Town. Leafy streets are lined with comfortable homes and beautifully established gardens and estate agents emphasise the proximi...

Bishopscourt

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Set right against the slopes of Table Mountain in the Constantia Valley, 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 family residences, hi...

Constantia

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Luxury accommodation in Constantia awaits discerning guests that are planning a memorable holiday in South Africa. This leafy area was dominated by farmland and vineyards until fairly recently, and lies in one of the most verdant parts of Cape Town. Here,...

Diep River

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 well known and, possibly b...

Kirstenhof

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The residential suburb of Kirstenhof is centrally situated near to a number of shopping centres, restaurants and tourist-friendly facilities. Neighbour to Tokai, Kirstenhof shares a similar laid-back suburban feel, while being only about 20 minutes from t...

Meadowridge

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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 taking a drive down Edison Road (ap...

Plumstead

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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 of London’s Greenwich or ...

Tokai

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Named after the Tokai forest, on to which it borders, indulge in an overnight stay in one of the Tokai accommodation options which include lovely guest houses or self-catering apartments, for the perfect combination of creature comforts and a few indulgen...

Westlake

Westlake is one of the many suburban areas of the Mother City, Cape Town, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It is surrounded by the picturesque mountains of Tokai and Silvermine, situated below the historical Ou Kaapse Weg, which boasts magnif...

Wynberg

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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 a declared conservation...

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