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Klein Constantia Road, Constantia 7847, South Africa
+27 21 794 5190
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This venue holds special memories for me. The wines are stunning and the scenery is second to none. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and are willing to spend time advising guests. Altogether, a delight.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A very different experience to the last time we were here, many years ago- the staff are friendly, informative and eager to please. If you plan to doing some wine tasting in the Constantia area, then Buitenverwachting is a must stop! Not only are their wines enough of a reason to visit, but we pre-booked a picnic so that after... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly people. What a beautiful place. Love it. We have tried some white and reds. Simply beautiful

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Constantia, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our second stop today was in this rather informal place. Entering the tasting room we walked to the bar. The lady behind the counter was busy doing all sorts. The best thing of this place is you just tell them what you would like to tast and they will pore you a glas. The information was not given very willingly.... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Visited the vineyard with our children but they were made to feel as welcome as anyone and it made us feel welcome too We sat out in the lovely gardens and the boys played rugby whilst we sipped some of the lovely wines in the sun A great vineyard and well worth the trip out

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Holzgerlingen, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had picnic twice at Buitenverwachting during our stay in South Africa in March 2014. We loved the first one so much we made sure to come back before leaving (and after having picniced at 3 other places in the meantime). The venue is perfect when you are a family with a toddler - just spread your blanket next to... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

This used to be one of our favourite restaurants in the area. Regrettably, this year I was not very impressed. There was a wedding party on and so we were put in the back room. The food was good in parts but disappointing in others. The schnitzel was particularly dull (I have had it there before and it was much... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

After about ten turns along narrow lanes once turning off Klein Constantia Road, in pouring rain, we finally reached the wine tasting at Buitenverwachting. Beautiful grounds and buildings complete with two lovely hostesses; a black lab and a ridgeback named Bella. Nice selection of wines, nice courtyard with outdoor seating, well-appointed interior. A great place to meet up with friends... More

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
15 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It's always a pleasure spending a few hours under the trees enjoying food & wine at Buitenverwachting, with initially neighbours from the UK & then with the family of a DE & her family. The food & setting are idyllic & the menu has definitely improved since last year. In particular the coffee from the deli is very good indeed.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We have been to Buitenverwachting for years and although it has never reached the heights of our favourite, La Colombe, the food has always been excellent, particularly when enjoyed with a glass of their gorgeous Christine. However it has always been a little Germanic for our taste, very efficient and good but lacking in passion. So even nearing that in... More

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