Groot Constantia

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Groot Constantia
4.5
Historic Sites • Wineries & Vineyards
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Groot Constantia is South Africa's oldest wine producing estate, (est: 1685). Situated 20 minutes from the Cape Town CBD and one of Cape Town's Big 7 tourist attractions, Groot Constantia is a must visit for the whole family. With two outstanding restaurants, Jonkershuis and Simon's, 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 that exudes natural beauty. Groot Constantia can also be reached hoping on City Sightseeing's Wine Bus.
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NauticalVoyager
Camperdown, South Africa1,362 contributions
Aug 2021
Very large estate geared up for mega tourist visits but in a good way. Part working farm, part museum and tasting opportunities mixed with one of the oldest and most established wine estates in South Africa. There are a couple of restaurants to choose from and plenty of tasting options including a chocolate pairing tasting which although is at a premium is worth it. A truly great visit.
Written January 9, 2022
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Sarah V
Johannesburg33 contributions
Jan 2022
This was a disappointing visit. The historical building/museum is neatly laid out, but they discouraged us from using the audio tour - I wonder why? And the alternatives were poor. For the house, which is prettily laid out, there was only an itemized list but no story.

For the cellar tour - AVOID. it was crowded, over 100 people, it was difficult to hear the guide and you certainly could not see what she was pointing to. I think that the self audio tour would have been much better here.
I also wonder if most people were there more for the wine tasting afterwards. We only wanted the cellar tour not the tasting so it was a waste of time for us.
Written January 7, 2022
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Janet v
Hermanus, South Africa975 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
This is a fabulous wine Estate. The tour is informative and it is clear that that they don’t cut corners in their production of wine. The chocolate pairing wine tasting is very interesting. Each chocolate enhances elements in the wines they’re paired with. It’s a bit over-commercialized so that it loses the personal feel one finds at owner-run wine estates and farms.
Written December 30, 2021
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Arnem92
Cape Town, South Africa33 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Best wine tasting experience! Thank you to Khanyiso and Lihle for making it a great visit for me and my guests visiting. Wines are great, and the place is beautiful. Staff deliver 6star service and are friendly. Will for sure be back with friends as it is very enjoyable.
Written December 28, 2021
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Jeremy F
Reading, UK10 contributions
Dec 2021
Simon's at Groot Constantia provides a welcoming environment that made for an excellent night out with friends. Delightful food, lovely decor, and surprisingly good pricing considering the location! I might have chosen differently from the menu, but it was all great food as evidenced by my fellow patrons.
Written December 27, 2021
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Spokenpriestess
34 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
This place is beautiful. I particularly enjoyed the wine tour, they take you through the history of the winery & essentially show you how wine is made - that was very enlightening for me. After the tour, you then have a wine tasting & the portions are very friendly (if you're not careful you will walk out crawling 🤣). I would advice you to take the wine & chocolate pairing tasting, it's that more interesting & the chocolate bring out the wine flavours. We also visited the house museum on site, it had some interesting antiques of the past, however, it's not as much a highlight as the winery. The area is stunning, open & the views are endless. There's also a restaurant on site if you'd like to grab lunch. We weren't really feeling comfortable to sit that day.
Written November 5, 2021
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amodpointofview
Dubai, United Arab Emirates35 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great venue, tasty food and great service. Wine tasting was well done and lunch at JH eatery was fantastic. The restaurant is pet friendly.
Written October 22, 2021
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Jeandie L
Johannesburg, South Africa149 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
As the oldest wine farm in Cape Town, Groot Constantia warrants a visit. The grounds and vineyards offer beautiful views and inviting lawns, but the museum and cellar "tour" leaves much to be desired.
Written September 25, 2021
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Linn T
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May 2021 • Friends
Great wine tasting experience with an amazing service. Shoutout goes to our waiter Alba. Thank you for making this a wonderful and interesting experience. Definitely coming back.
Written May 30, 2021
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Rebecca G
6 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
After having a BAD meal at Somon's, I was surprised to learn that they would not do wine tastings outside. They expect people to walk back and forth for each tasting if you are not comfortable in a small room tasting with 10 other people. Would not return or recommend to friends!
Written May 12, 2021
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