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Separated from Cape Town by the massive bulk of Table Mountain, Constantia is where grapes were first introduced into South Africa. It is still home to some of the oldest vineyards in the country, many dating back to the time of Cape Governor Simon van der Stel.

Vineyard houses and estates

The secluded location and good soil led to Constantia rapidly becoming popular with the wealthy Capetonians and vineyard owners, leaving a legacy of the oldest and most beautiful Cape houses and estates. Within Constantia are a host of superb wine estates, great restaurants and excellent boutique shopping opportunities.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, with its hiking trails up Table Mountain, is close by, and the city center is just a few minutes drive by car.

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Victoria Falls helicopter ride

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Map of Constantia

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    Places near Constantia

    Accommodation choices for Constantia

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Constantia. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Constantia

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Constantia, and which use the best local guides.

    • Robben Island Excursion
      Freedom from Apartheid

      Robben Island Excursion

      Robben Island Excursion

      Your tour will be conducted by a former inmate, which gives a truly unique perspective. As well as the communal cells, where most prisoners were kept in conditions of severe overcrowding, you will also see the tiny cells of B-Section, where Nelson Mandela spent much of his incarceration here.

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    • Winelands Tour
      Vineyards in Stellenbosch

      Winelands Tour

      Winelands Tour

      Learn about the Winelands of South Africa and sample a variety of its wines as you visit the towns of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

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