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“Picnic perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Buitenverwachting

Buitenverwachting
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Premium Full-Day Wine Tour in Constantia from Cape Town
Ranked #7 of 19 things to do in Constantia
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Cape Town
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68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Picnic perfection”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We visit this exquisite location quite frequently during the year. It is a delight in summer for entertaining friends or family with the outstanding picnics. During the rest of the year there is always the opportunity of indulging in some wine tasting, or having a lunch accompanied by an interesting talk from a local or national celebrity at the Thursday Lunch Club.

Visited June 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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206 reviews
97 attraction reviews
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“hard to remember, but it was good”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Food good. Somewhat expensive. Picnic lunch very nice. Wine delicious

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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69 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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“Classy”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Their wines should be part of any fine dining experience. Their restaurant maintains high standards.

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Manchester, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

We went here for an afternoon bottle of wine and lunch and whilst there is no denying it is lovely, I think we were expecting something a bit grander, certainly view-wise.
We were told that Constantia Uitsig is the better one but that was shut due to baboons coming down off the mountains.
It's definitely worth a visit as it is a great afternoon out, but just lacked a certain something to make it truly special.

Visited February 2012
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
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“Excellent wine in a beautiful location”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

Buitenverwachting is situated on the hillside in a beautiful location. The approach through the vines is spectacular.

The tasting room is always cool & never crowded. The staff are friendly & very generous with their free tastings of the excellent selection of wines.

Afterwards, treat yourself to a picnic. Remember to make a reservation beforehand.

Visited March 2012
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