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Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia Estate | Groot Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town Central 8000 , South Africa
+27 21 794 5128
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Type: Wineries
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Groot Constantia is South Africa's oldest wine producing estate, (est: 1685). Situated 20 minutes from Cape Town central and one of the Big 6 tourist... more » Owner description: Groot Constantia is South Africa's oldest wine producing estate, (est: 1685). Situated 20 minutes from Cape Town central and one of the Big 6 tourist destinations, Groot Constantia is a must visit. With two fine restaurants, Jonkershuis and Simon's (contact details on website), wine tastings, chocolate and wine pairing, cellar tours and a museum that reminds one of a bygone era, this beautiful historic winery is a popular attraction. « less
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Urdorf, Switzerland
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165 reviews 165 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit this estate after our tour of Klein Constantia. First we had lunch at the 'Jonkershuis'. Lunch was ok, but not special and the service was average. After lunch, we decided to do a tour of the estate. You have a beautiful view over the surrounding area. We walked to the main buildings, which are stunning, however... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Between arriving on the last wine tour bus, admiring the baboon warning signs, enjoying the scenery, seeing the 'closed' sign displayed as we purchased our tasting tickets and laughing and sharing stories with our wine barista, we had lots of fun. Nice wines. Definitely worth a visit. Enjoy!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If you've never been here, it should go onto your bucket list! Great wine, great scenery, great art! Taste the wine, buy a bottle of Grand Constance, walk in the vinyard and take in the ambience. Peter Grey's wildlife paintings are amazing!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Groot Constantia is a 300 year old Wine farm and thats the perfect tourist place to taste wine and the place hails phenomenal history observation room which clearly explains the wine estate and ncie old museum but bit expensive for such a small museum. Simon's Restaurant is very decent and you can have nice time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Offered number of wines, a few that were quite good. The highlight was a wine that is supposedly related to the one Napoleon drank. It was a dessert wine reminiscent of Canada's Ice wines. Beautiful location

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you want to learn something about trees and plants of southern Africa, Kirstenbosch is the right place to go. And the locals enjoy the be there with the whole family or a picknick.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The restaurant in the winery is great for relaxed meal and serves good meat dishes. Very reasonably priced and close to Constantia village

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

If you do not have a lot of time but you want to visit some South African vineyards, Groote Constantia is a great place to start. A lot of history, some great wines and don't forget to sample the wine Napoleon was said to have ordered from this winery.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Very nice located at just 15 minutes drive from Cape Town. They just don't have very good wines (espescially the sauvignon blanc and Shiraz), but also a nice museum what shows how thy (Dutch) lived 300 years ago, a good organised wine-tasting area and a wonderful restaurant.

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Beautiful wine farm with excellent wines! Make sure to go for the wine tasting. You will not leave without some wines. Nice for a Sunday visit and lunch.

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