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Groot Constantia

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Address: Groot Constantia Estate | Groot Constantia Road, Constantia 8000, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 794 5128
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Groot Constantia is South Africa's oldest wine producing estate, (est:...

Groot Constantia is South Africa's oldest wine producing estate, (est: 1685). Situated 20 minutes from Cape Town central and one of the Big 6 tourist destinations, Groot Constantia is a must visit. With two fine restaurants, Jonkershuis and Simon's (contact details on website), wine tastings, chocolate and wine pairing, cellar tours and a museum that reminds one of a bygone era, this beautiful historic winery is a popular attraction.

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An amazing winery with lots to do

Groot Constantia is one of the oldest wineries, having been in existence since the 17th century. It's beautiful and grand, giving you a spectacular view of the valley and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Groot Constantia is one of the oldest wineries, having been in existence since the 17th century. It's beautiful and grand, giving you a spectacular view of the valley and mountains that surround the place. On arrival we decided to take a visitors tour which included entry into the historic homestead, a cellar tour and some wine tasting. The tour was... More 

Thank HelenK_10
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a recent business trip to Cape Town, we had some time to kill before our long flight home which left in the evening. So we paid a driver to take us on tour around Cape Town. We ended the tour here at the Groot Constantia vineyard. Its a beautiful spot and rivals anything in Northern California's wine regions. The... More 

Thank redsars88
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to experience a South African vineyard without going all the way to Stellenbosch. We tried 6 wines. The Governors Reserve 2013 Red was really good. Good place to come taste wine.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff were very attentive despite the busy period when we visited. Sad to see outdoor seating area no longer available for tastings. Also noticed an increase in the price of tasting since our last visit. A free glass is available with tastings but not really suitable for overseas visitors.

Thank Linkside12
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful surroundings in one of the oldest vine estates in SA. The estate is large with many buildings and a lot of different possibilities to spend a whole day. It is also very popular for events such as weddings as we realized. Museum, two separate wine tasting areas, shops, winery, restaurants and cafe as well as picnic possibilities.

Thank Markus F
Bassoues, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I agree with a previous contributor about the wine tasting being disappointing, we found them a bit up themselves and extremely unhelpful. We did however, walk up through the vineyards to the old farmstead and that really was worth the visit as it was a good glimpse into the past. This is a very touristy venue.

Thank Gale L
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is where you get the chance to taste different kinds of wine and get to know about their great history. I learnt to drink wine with chocolate according to the wine flavour, wow! great experience. The tours are on the hour, every hour until 16H00. I like that they have exclusive wines that you get from them and two... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Constantia is the oldest wine yard in South Africa. It's located near Cape Town. The have lovely wines. We went there by the hop on hop off bus (purple tour). At the wine yard you can take a guide tour and taste there wines. The place is beautiful.

Thank Martin F
Cape Town, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

on the 24 December 2016, I took my guests from Mauritius to this venue, from the time we arrived the experience was awful-there was a lady dressed in a Christmas costume who was continuously telling her colleague "we closing in 30 minutes - its cut off "- repeatedly..I left it I didn't say anything, until she did it again and... More 

Thank Raquel N
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's unbelievable that this place is so busy. It's complete over priced, saturated with your busses seriously underwhelming tasting rooms and inattentive staff. Simply pointless when you have stellenbosch so close!

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