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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
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

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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Nice winery and good restaurant

The winery is lovely located and can be reached by the city sightseeing bus. It offers a wine tasting for 75 Rand that includes 5 wines out of 2 white and 6 red ones that is worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Thomas I
Townsville, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best thing with Groot Constantia is the wines. I actually liked all the one I tasted. The woman who was pouring the wines were very nice and friendly. The downside is the winetasting room which is big and noisy. The atmosphere brings down my rating.

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The winery is lovely located and can be reached by the city sightseeing bus. It offers a wine tasting for 75 Rand that includes 5 wines out of 2 white and 6 red ones that is worth to try. Afterwards you can relax at the Simons Resturant and enjoy nice food in wonderful atmosphere

Thank Thomas I
Munich, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The oldest winery of the Western Cape is beautifully situated, outstanding historical architecture. Service and surprisingly enough the wines are only average, and the food in Simons restaurant is really lousy. Maybe we were in the wrong place, as the other restaurant, Junkershuis, seems to serve daily fresh menus, announced on a black board. Always a good sign! Double decker... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Three of us went along for a wine tasting at this great estate. It was not as we had expected as we had imagined we would learn something about the wines and not just be told to choose three wines from a piece of paper which had the full bottle prices listed. There was virtually no communication from the hostess... More 

Thank Maloudja
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two good restaurants in lovely settings with great views. Several historic buildings to view. This was the first and largest wine estate in the Constantia region Separate wine tasting building

Thank Clive C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for wine tasting, walking and taking time out. Rolling lawns to picnic on, beautiful views. Interesting gifts in gift shop.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Staff are rude and insincere, ignorant and unpleasant. Wouldn't bother. Much better vineyards in the area at much better and reasonable and interesting prices. Rely on the fact they're the most renowned rather than the fact they're the best. NOT WORTH A LOOK IN

Thank LucyW1390
Grant_Newton, Manager at Groot Constantia, responded to this review

Dear Lucy, I am SO sorry to hear that your experience of Groot Constantia was not what you were expecting. Please be assured that this kind of poor customer service is not the norm. We strive to be a world class wine producer and tourist attraction and it saddens me when our guests leave feeling anything but overjoyed. Having said... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 of us decided to give this trip a try on the blue bus tour, and I must say we really enjoyed the experience, the cost of the wine and tasting tour was 95 rand PP, this included a 1 hour talk on how their wine was made and wine tasting after that. I thought the young lady who took... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the Wine Hop Bus tour from Cape Town. Beautiful setting and lovely barn venue for the wine tasting along with fantastic art in the tasting room. Lovely wine glass as a memento .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took part in the Cellar Visit and Wine Tasting, an "enthusiastic" guide gave us a brief tour and explanation of vinification together with the range of wines produced on site This was followed by a pleasant wine tasting despite being served a "corked" red, an embarrassment that the hostess quickly exchanged

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