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  • Address: Private Bag X1 Constantia, Groot Constantia Rd, Cape Town 7848, South Africa
  • Hours: Open daily. Wine tasting: 9am - 5:30pm; cellar tours: hourly 10am - 4pm.
  • Admission: Tasting: R30; Tasting and tour: R40

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Groot Constantia

South Africa is increasingly well-known for its wines, with the wine country near Cape Town being a particularly popular stop with oenophiles and foodies alike. One highlight of any wine tasting trip near Cape Town is to the oldest wine estate in South Africa at Groot Constantia.

The property in Constantia was given to Simon van der Stel in 1685 by the Dutch East India Company, which had an outpost at the Cape of Good Hope. At the time, van der Stel was the Dutch East India Company’s Governor of this area, and it’s his name that later was used at Simon’s Town south of Cape Town. He built a manor house and began farming grapes for wine production.

In 1779, a wine-making family purchased the part of the Groot Constantia estate that included van der Stel’s manor house. It’s that family, the Cloetes, who is to thank for making Groot Constantia one of the area’s top wine estates, especially noted for its Constantia dessert wine. A fire in 1925 destroyed van der Stel’s original manor house, but it was rebuilt according to the original design.

Today, visitors to Groot Constantia can tour the wine-making facilities as well as the historic manor house (now a part of the Iziko South African Museum with rotating exhibits on display), the beautiful grounds, and enjoy a meal at one of the estate’s on-site restaurants. Groot Constantia is part of the scenic Constantia wine route, and the winery is also producing dessert wine again (it had stopped for more than 100 years) along with highly-rated red wines.

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Cape Town City and Constantia Wine Route Private Day Tour, Cape Town, null
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Cape Town City and Constantia Wine Route Private Day Tour

Steeped in arts and culture there is plenty to see in this amazing city and you can see it the way you desire with this private tour. The full day Cape Town ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Viator VIP: Cape Winelands Meal and Wine Helicopter Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Private ... 
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Viator VIP: Cape Winelands Meal and Wine Helicopter Tour from Cape Town

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Enjoy an afternoon of food, wine and scenery on this exclusive helicopter tour from Cape Town to Cape Winelands, one of South Africa's premier ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Private Constantia Wine Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Viator VIP Tours
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Private Constantia Wine Tour from Cape Town

Step back in time and visit the oldest wine producing region in the Southern Hemisphere and taste some of the most famous wines ever produced in this ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Cape Point and Constantia Valley Wine Region from Cape Town, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Cape Point and Constantia Valley Wine Region from Cape Town

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See the best of the Cape Peninsula on a private day trip from Cape Town! Sit back and relax as your attentive guide drives you along Chapman’s Peak Drive, a ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.21
Constantia Beer and Wine Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Constantia Beer and Wine Tour from Cape Town

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This full-day tour is a great way to get out of the city and sample some local beer and wine. Start your day with a couple brewery tours and tastings. Follow ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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