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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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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Elegant Lunch and Wine Tasting

We came here for lunch with our tour group. Despite the size, we had a very elegant and delicious lunch in their simple yet beautiful restaurant. They have buckets of fresh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here for lunch with our tour group. Despite the size, we had a very elegant and delicious lunch in their simple yet beautiful restaurant. They have buckets of fresh flowers - the ambience feels rustic and was very enjoyable. After lunch, we walked to their wine tasting venue where we tried 3 nice wines including their 2014 pinotage.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I haven't tasted at Groot Constantia for ages so took advantage of a rainy day to take my mom along. Lovely warm welcome and introduction from the team. The tasting room decor felt a little confused some barn like chairs, display items for sale and sofas, but the seats were comfy and the fire cosy. The staff were friendly, knowledgable... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful grounds with a museum that preserves the heritage of of a 300+ year old farm. Well appointed tasting room with on site experts. Most surprising - they facilitate wine exports. Just bought a crate, and they take care of customs, import, and delivery to door. Awesome.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the oldest wineries in the winelands. We were hoping for a better experience. The wine tasting room is vast and has a lot of tables and benches. You get a ticket that lets the server know what to present for tasting. The server we got was also serving some folks at the tasting counter. He poured... More 

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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wine tasting was great. Excellent choice on Chocolates for the pairing. Staff well informed about the wines and the region. Would recommend this for wine lovers or team building.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a lovely and informative tour. The guide was lovely and friendly. Nothing special about the tour and tasting but nice afternoon entertainment in a lovely setting.🍷🍷🍷

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the big 7 must visit places in CPT. This is a beautiful wine estate in CPT. The beauty is to be seen to be believed - very pretty with the mountains on one side. They have a small musuem/gallery to view the history. There is also a wine tasting tours every hour or so. There is Simon's Cafe... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful wine farm situated at the foot Constantia neck. Suitable for friends and family, it has a lovely restaurant right next to a smalll gallery. The wine tasting fascility is furnished with a comfortable/modern feel. Friendly and well-trained staff make for a wonderful tasting, while browsing through brilliant artwork by art@constantia. It is a definite stop on your next visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group in Cape Town celebrating a small wedding. The bride's parents treated the group who flew in from all over the world, to a whole day tour of Cape Peninsula. We decided to cap it of by going to Groot Constantia, oldest winery in Africa. It was perfect! We did not make any prior reservations because we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful XVIIth mansion with interesting period rooms ( though no match to any European art lover familiar with Dutch, French, Italian or German houses of the same period). Nevertheless interesting to better understand Cape's European roots. Excellent place to get a real SA breakfast treat, with fresh tasty products. All in all, a very interesting place to visit when in... More 

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