Constantia is a suburb of Cape Town and is located in the southern part of Cape Town about 15 kilometres from the Centre of the City traveling on the M3 highway. It is also the oldest suburb of the Cape Town and its claim to fame centres around wine and the many wine estates in the area. A submission has been made to have this area declared a world heritage site. The area is steeped in history and most of the houses are of Cape Dutch design and very large on large plots of land. Constantia is definitely not to be missed when visiting Cape Town even if you don’t like wine. It is a beautiful suburb with so much to offer the visitor.
There are nine producers dating back to 1685, boasting a unique terroir, big in quality and rich in history:
Beaches of False Baai - a short drive
Cecilia Forest - popular for walking
Fynbos Flowers in Spring
Iziko Groot Constantia Manor House and Wine Museum
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Porter Estate Produce Market
Royal Cape Golf Club
Table Mountain Nature Reserve
Festival in October called “Spring it on Constantia”
Mountain biking in Tokai Forest
Picnicking at Groot Constantia where you can get a picnic basket full of good food from the restaurant on the estate
Tokai Arboretum, a National Monument, with over 1555 trees and 274 tree species dating from 1885
Wine tasting at one of the many wine estates
The Constantia Wine Route is 8 kilometers (5 miles) long.