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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Sandton, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The historic vineyard and farmstead are stunning. A wine tasting followed with a light lunch at the restaurant is well matched.

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I stopped off here as part of the blue line hop on hop off bus tour which is perfectly run by City Sightseeing of Cape Town. It was easy to connect to the wine bus and the first stop was Groot Constancia. I went straight to the wine tasting which included a tour of the wine making process and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went here with a few friends for a birthday party. They were very generous with the wine and were happy to come chat about the wine. The grounds re beautiful so make sure you bring a camera. A great trip is to use the city your bus to get here so you don't need to drive.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great history and great food and wine experience as well. Beautiful architecture and setting as well.

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Seoul, South Korea
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Had a lovely stroll at the winery. It was included in the hop and off bus route and so I could easily drop by. Since I did not have a car, I chose to visit this place rather than try and get to all the other very famous places and I had a serene afternoon walking around.

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

There are few places where you can't bring yourself to leave after a excellent meal, in a wonderful setting where no one wants to go home. A really unique dinner experience in the cold months that will have you dread the time to leave.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Set just outside Cape Town central, you wouldn't believe this place exists. Fabulous wine tasting experience with an insight to how the process gets done. Lovely tour around the place as well. Excellent canapés that wouldn't end and obviously a healthy amount of wine as well. Watch out for the baboons though! Only place you can get a picture of... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Well worth a visit to the oldest wine farm in South Africa. It is worth visiting the house museum and see how the past generations lived in their day without the mod cons of today. So interesting. South African Pensioners offered special rates too. Did not manage to go through the wine tasting due to lack of time. There is... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Delightful vineyard. Beautifully laid out, and with a lot of historical significance. We visited as a stop off from the excellent City Sightseeing Bus Tour (Blue bus). We were short of time so didn't make the full vineyard tour. But, of course, we made sure to do the wine tasting. Our wine expert was a knowledgable young man who delighted... More

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Rosebank, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Coming form Gauteng; we don't know a lot about the old Cape history and Groot Constantia is very interesting in that regard. The place gives a insight into the Cape hundreds of years ago.

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