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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 Botanical gardens

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

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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.

    • The Vineyard Hotel & Spa, Cape Town

      The Vineyard Hotel

      Medium

      This hotel suits those who seek comfortable and familiar surroundings in their hotels, and also enjoys a great location.

    • Swimming Pool, The Last Word Constantia

      The Last Word Constantia

      First Class

      Situated in the heart of the Cape's oldest wine region, The Constantia is an elegant and luxurious boutique hotel offering spacious accommodation.

    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.

    • Winelands Tour
      Vineyards of Sellenbosch

      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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    • 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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