The 10 Best Things to Do in Constantia, South Africa

February 20, 2018 Carley Gatson

Discover the best top things to do in Constantia, South Africa including SA Forest Adventures Cape Town, Constantia Valley, Beau Constantia, Constantia Glen Winery, Groot Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Steenberg Vineyards, Eagles Nest Wine, Klein Constantia, The Constantia Wine Tour.
Restaurants in Constantia

1. SA Forest Adventures Cape Town

Hout Bay Road | Silvermist Private Estate, Constantia 7200, South Africa +27 83 517 3635
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5 based on 190 reviews

SA Forest Adventures Cape Town

Cape Towns own 2.3Km Zipline tour is one of Africas longest and Highest tours based in the Mother City. We also have adventures in and around Cape Town from Sandboarding, Quad biking (ATV) White Water Rafting, Tubing. We own the activities so rest assured when you book we do not send you to a 3rd party supplier - we believe in a personal touch and professional service.

Reviewed By TravelingZestfully - Tampa, Florida

This tour was arranged entirely beginning with our hotel pick up and scenic drive to the site. Quad bike was first with a ride through the vineyards up to the top of Hamilton Russell mountain with picturesque views. There was a brief orientation on operating the Quad bike before we took off. I would mention to anyone considering this that you should wear clothing and shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. Quad biking is fun, but also kicks up a lot of dust while riding! next was our Zip Line adventure. Again, quick practice zip line to orient us to the activity. The course begins at the top and consists of 10 zip lines down to the bottom. There are no steep descents but some zip lines on the course are faster than others. Our guides were very helpful on both parts of tour. Overall great experience that created fun memories!

2. Constantia Valley

Constantia 7806, South Africa +27 76 742 5366
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5 based on 83 reviews

Constantia Valley

The Constantia Valley has an appeal that offers something of interest to everyone, from award winning restaurants offering, luxurious boutique hotel accommodation with spa’s as well as quant B&B’s. There are beautiful greenbelts to walk on, shops to explore, a brilliant zip lining adventure, mountain biking, horse riding, unique shops and a wine farms.

Reviewed By Alan F - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

There’s no doubt this is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. The choice is a leisurely drive around or just fix on one winery or restaurant and relax. It’s a haven from the bustle of Cape Town Waterfront.

3. Beau Constantia

1043 Constantia Main Road, Constantia 7806, South Africa
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4.5 based on 424 reviews

Beau Constantia

Beau Constantia is a boutique wine farm situated very high up on the Constantia Mountains where meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard leads to distinctive handcrafted wines.

Reviewed By Farida B

We decided to visit the farm as it was a recommendation as a "City Wine Farm" destination wedding venue, as it was in Cape Town yet gave one the ambiance of a wine farm.
We went through for a wine tasting as We believe it's imperative to test the customer service first. The lady that waited in us for the wine tasting was on point and my partner and I thought this could be the venue, however upon checkout we encountered the most obnoxious staff member, reason being we purchased a wine he then tried persuading us to buy another bottle, whereby my partner said "your a good sales person " upon which he advised he was a "pleasure seeker "...apologies then you are in the wrong industry! My partner then commented about the nice bouquet of wine, whereby the cashier snoothingly commented that the proper team was a Aroma not a Bouquet as the wine was was under 5 years old...Even if correct the Delivery was condescending..
Thanks we will spend time with Bouquets

4. Constantia Glen Winery

Constantia Main Road | Gps -34.0151594,18.4122804, Constantia 7806, South Africa +27 21 795 5639
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4.5 based on 516 reviews

Constantia Glen Winery

One of the jewels of the Constantia Wine Valley, South Africa's oldest wine producing region situated less than 20 minutes from Cape Town City Center. It is situated off Main Road on the saddle below Constantia Nek. Constantia Glen wine tasting facility offers a sweeping view form their tasting room amidst the vineyards, which is a rare pleasure. The wine tasting room is open from 10:00 - 20:00 on Fridays & Saturdays and 10:00 - 17:00 from Sunday - Thursday every week.

Reviewed By Grant S

While the views at this vineyard have to be some of the best in the valley, sadly their wines are fairly average. Staff are quite good and knowledgeable working with what they have. Food options are a little limited and location not used to it's...MoreHi Grant S Thank you for taking the time to write your review. As we are a Tasting room and not a restaurant, the food options are limited. The intention being to compliment our award-winning wines. regards Team Constantia Glen

5. Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia Estate | Groot Constantia Road, Constantia 7806, South Africa +27 21 794 5128
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia is South Africa's oldest wine producing estate, (est: 1685). Situated 20 minutes from the Cape Town CBD and one of Cape Town's Big 7 tourist attractions, Groot Constantia is a must visit for the whole family. With two outstanding restaurants, Jonkershuis and Simon's, 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 that exudes natural beauty. Groot Constantia can also be reached hoping on City Sightseeing's Wine Bus.

Reviewed By Paul G - London, United Kingdom

This is pretty much a must-see if you are visiting Cape Town and enjoy history, culture, wine and food - umm......that must be pretty much everyone. Also well located close to the city and probably the most important estate (with Klein Constantia) on the Constantia wine route

6. Buitenverwachting

26 Klein Constantia Road, Constantia 7806, South Africa +27 21 794 5190
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4.5 based on 173 reviews

Buitenverwachting

Reviewed By Tracy R - Stockholm, Sweden

We spent a good few hours here and what a lovely place, large beautifully maintained lawns and trees, we had a fantastic wine tasting with great snacks and the staff were really fun and interactive. It would be really easy to spend the entire day there just enjoying the wine and the out doors. Highly recommended.

7. Steenberg Vineyards

Steenberg Road | What3words: ///pounced.voicemail.fault, Constantia 7945, South Africa +27 21 713 2211
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4.5 based on 175 reviews

Steenberg Vineyards

The oldest registered farm in the Cape, Steenberg Vineyards produces a range of much-loved wines through a process of environmentally considerate and dedicated winemaking. From vine to bottle, Steenberg's wines are primed to produce an experience that evokes the unique terroir of the estate. Steenberg Vineyards produces a variety of wines, including Methode Cap Classique, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Nebbiolo and the ICON wine Magna Carta.

Reviewed By georgestof - Durbanville, South Africa

My son and his girlfriend took my wife and I on a tour of the Constantia Valley and our first stop was Steenberg. I have had a few meals at 1682 but we were there for a wine tasting. It was a beautiful morning and the setting is very pretty. Stanley conducted the tasting and he was excellent. Some of the wines are really delightful, if on the expensive side.

8. Eagles Nest Wine

Constantia Main Road, Constantia 7806, South Africa +27 21 794 4095
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4 based on 213 reviews

Eagles Nest Wine

Eagles' Nest is cradled in the secluded Constantia Valley on some of the steepest vineyards in South Africa, allowing for the creation of rare, distinct and exceptional wines. From vintage to vintage, the wines consistently express the characteristics of each cultivar, giving a rounded complex structure with quality throughout. Quality and consistency is paramount at Eagles' Nest. Our unique terroir combines with a passionate attention to detail in the vineyards, yields fruit that is crafted into wines which epitomise elegance, finesse and complexity.

Reviewed By Paul G - London, United Kingdom

Visited Eagles Nest after Constantia Glen and before the big 3 (Klein Constantia, Groot Constantia and Buitenvervachting) and it was underwhelming and quite disappointing, but, to be fair, the other estates are so impressive that is is difficult to properly compare. Very nice wines, friendly service, lovely cheese platter (unlike a previous reviewer), but still only in 6th place on my Constantia wine route list.

9. Klein Constantia

Klein Constantia Road, Constantia 7848, South Africa +27 21 794 5188
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Klein Constantia

Dating back to 1685 and described as one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates, Klein Constantia is set amidst ancient trees on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg, with views across False Bay. The perfect location for cool climate wines, Klein Constantia produces some of South Africa’s top wines, including one of the world’s best natural sweet wines, Vin de Constance.

Reviewed By minnesotans4 - Saint Paul, Minnesota

We had a wine tasting as part of a private tour. We were impressed with the Vin de Constantia, a dessert wine which we had to bring home. Also, another highlight was sampling the wine Napoleon was obsessed with. It was a bit pricey but we will enjoy drinking it at home and reliving our trip. The gift shop was great. Highly recommend!

10. The Constantia Wine Tour

Constantia Valley, Constantia 7806, South Africa
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5 based on 50 reviews

The Constantia Wine Tour

The Constantia Wine Tour is a leading wine touring company in Cape Town. We provide tours in the Constantia Valley, the origin of South African Wines. We have a selection of tour options available which include premium tastings, private rooms, exclusive access high up onto the Mountains that look over the vineyards, cellar tours, meeting the winemaker, sit down a la carte lunches and photographs taken throughout your day! We have a team of wine loving enthusiasts and enjoy sharing our knowledge of the Cape Winelands and its delicious wine. To provide an authentic wine tasting experience, we often spend time with the farmers, getting to know the latest news and events, so that we can provide you with the best wine touring experience possible.

Reviewed By Annali K

We decided to get of the blue bus at the Constantia wine farm. We then paid an additional fee for entrance to the museum, wine tasting and a tour of the wine cellar. It was worth every cent. The museum is interesting, the wine was excellent and the tour led by Jessica very informative. A lovely outing for the whole family with lots to see and do for young and old. Kids can kick a ball or feed ducks and parents can enjoy lovely wine and food.

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