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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
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Always worth a visit

Great place for wine tasting, walking and taking time out. Rolling lawns to picnic on, beautiful views. Interesting gifts in gift shop.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place for wine tasting, walking and taking time out. Rolling lawns to picnic on, beautiful views. Interesting gifts in gift shop.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff are rude and insincere, ignorant and unpleasant. Wouldn't bother. Much better vineyards in the area at much better and reasonable and interesting prices. Rely on the fact they're the most renowned rather than the fact they're the best. NOT WORTH A LOOK IN

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Grant_Newton, Manager at Groot Constantia, responded to this review

Dear Lucy, I am SO sorry to hear that your experience of Groot Constantia was not what you were expecting. Please be assured that this kind of poor customer service is not the norm. We strive to be a world class wine producer and tourist attraction and it saddens me when our guests leave feeling anything but overjoyed. Having said... More 

St Neots, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

4 of us decided to give this trip a try on the blue bus tour, and I must say we really enjoyed the experience, the cost of the wine and tasting tour was 95 rand PP, this included a 1 hour talk on how their wine was made and wine tasting after that. I thought the young lady who took... More 

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Wigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on the Wine Hop Bus tour from Cape Town. Beautiful setting and lovely barn venue for the wine tasting along with fantastic art in the tasting room. Lovely wine glass as a memento .

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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took part in the Cellar Visit and Wine Tasting, an "enthusiastic" guide gave us a brief tour and explanation of vinification together with the range of wines produced on site This was followed by a pleasant wine tasting despite being served a "corked" red, an embarrassment that the hostess quickly exchanged

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent lunch looking out over the vineyards. Spent a wonderful afternoon enjoying local wine and excellent food while enjoying the historical architecture and grounds. This is the first winery in Capetown which began production in the 1600's.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every year when I visit Constantia I always make a point of visiting this wine estate for a wine tasting and am never disappointed. Wines are superb and the service from staff is outstanding. I always purchase a few bottles to take home. If I had to choose one estate this would be the one! Well done Groot Constantia. SA... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Groot Constantia is both educational in terms of learning about wine and also a lovely way to spend time with family and friends, an ideal place to enjoy Sunday lunch in magnificent surroundings. The wine tasting is great value - highly recommend a visit here.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch at one of the restaurants in beautiful surroundings. Their wine tasting is R75 per person which includes 5 wines and you get to keep the glass. You can also do chocolate pairing which is R150 per person. If you don't feel inclined to use the restaurant you can take a picnic and enjoy lounging around the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit. You can just walk around the grounds and sit under the shade of a tree. I went on the wine tour and tasting. Great, informative and well planned. Wine is good quality and well priced.

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