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Groot Constantia

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Address: Groot Constantia Estate | Groot Constantia Road, Constantia 8000 , South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 794 5128
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Groot Constantia is South Africa's oldest wine producing estate, (est...
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.
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Blue Hop on - Hop off then change to the purple bus which goes to Groot Constantia. for a small amount of money you taste 5 kinds of wine from their list, and if you want you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Blue Hop on - Hop off then change to the purple bus which goes to Groot Constantia. for a small amount of money you taste 5 kinds of wine from their list, and if you want you can buy wine. for another small sum of money you can make a tour to see how they make the wine. The area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were on the hop-on-hop-off bus and took the wine bus at Constantia neck. While the kids enjoyed a hot chocolate at the restaurant under the trees, my cousin & I had great time tasting the wines. Stunning artwork against the walls in the tasting room. The buildings, trees and views from this very old wine estate is well worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Beautiful vineyard in the heart of Cape Town. Contains some historic old buildings which are relatively expensive to view (when compared to other CT museums). The wine tasting is 5 tastes for 45 Rand. Each pour is generous. All the wines we tried were delicious (we bought 2). Since we couldn't drive after that ate at the very good restaurant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Yes, it's an important landmark in local history, but Groot Constantia is not a compelling attraction. The old farmstead is interesting and holds an excellent collection of Cape Dutch furniture, but the day we were there the old cellars were closed and the whole experience was quite desultory (ok, the weather didn't help). We did the wine tour and tasting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were in a rush, and time was not our friend. But we wanted to see a vineyard before leaving South Africa so our tour guide took us to Groot Constantia. And what a warm welcome we received when we arrived. Nothing was too much trouble for us to try. Red wines, Rose wines, White wines - all were there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

After a cold ride on the hop on/off bus, a hot bowl of soup accompanied by warm bread was a welcomed lunch. In winter there's not much to see in the vineyards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

All the wine farms are stunning with an old afrikaans settler feel to it and the wine itself is great

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We decided to hop off at this estate after we heard that it was the oldest winery in the Cape Region buit by Cape of Good Hope Governor Simon Van der Stel. Marvellous scenery surrounded with mountains, nice winery and restaurants. We didnot join the wine tasting tour but enjoyed the beautiful walkway around the grape plantation and the beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I've been here twice and am keen to return when in Cape Town! I recommend the wine tasting - you get a pretty decent amount to taste and the flavours are really something special. We left with a few bottles for ourselves. My favourite is the Blanc de Noir - we bought it for £3.95 per bottle - AMAZING!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Delightful property where we were able to enjoy a super lunch with family and friends. Staff were really great and helped well with recommendation of both food and wine. Adults enjoyed the warmth indoors whilst kids enjoyed the lawns and grounds outside. Amazing setting and is a must if you are in the area

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