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The Groot Constantia Orientation Centre in the Western Cape of South Africa is situated at the Groot Constantia Wine Estate, approximately 20 km from Cape Town.

This centre houses an exhibition through several artifacts and photographs depicting the history of the Wine Estate, past and present. There are panels showing the aerial layout of the Constantia Valley and the farm as well as a scale model of Groot Constantia Estate.

Another focus of the exhibition is on slavery and the basis it provided for wine farming in the Cape and for the first time there is an attempt to trace the lives of the men and women who were slaves at the Groot Constantia farm.

Things to do and see

  • Wine Tasting
  • Chocolate & Wine Pairing
  • Cloete Cellar Tours
  • The Coach House
  • Manor House / Homestead
  • Simon’s Restaurant
  • Wedding & Conference Facilities


Open daily from 10h00 to 17h00

Closed on Christmas Day and Workers Day

A nominal admission fee is charged ranging between R20 and R40 and family tickets are also available. Please contact Groot Constantia Orientation Centre directly for confirmation on pricing.


Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 15˚C and 29˚C.

Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 7˚C and 19˚C with June to August being the peak rainy season.


Commercial Airlines offer flights into Cape Town International Airport. Taxis and car rental companies are available for easy access around the area.

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