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We collect you at your place of residence within a 10 kilometre radius of the city centre

Collection from outlying areas may be subject to an additional collection fee

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Constantia Winelands Tour - Private Tour | Constantia is the birthplace of the wine farming industry in South Africa, located just 20 minutes outside of Cape Town’s city centre. It is breathtakingly beautiful, with vineyard rows that stretch up the eastern slopes of the Constantiaberg mountainside.

As you drive through this historical valley, it becomes apparent why the first Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel, chose this situation for his farm, Constantia. The route is an easy day trip and the farms provide quality restaurants for lunches & tea and opportunity to sample and buy wine .

Our tour is conducted by an experienced tour guide in luxury air conditioned vehicle. The tour commences with an 08h30 collection from your city based hotel.  We return to the city in the late afternoon to arrive back in the city at around 5pm.

  • Physicality: Low
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    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

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    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

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    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Group size: from 2 to 8 people
  • Pickup location: 

    We collect you at your place of residence within a 10 kilometre radius of the city centre

    Collection from outlying areas may be subject to an additional collection fee

  • Drop-off location: 

    At your place of residence within a 10 kilometre radius of the city centre

  • Pickup time: (8.15 AM - 8.45 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (5.00 PM - 5.30 PM)

Itinerary

Our first visit is to Groot Constantia Wine Estate where the roots of the South African wine industry lie. It is the oldest wine producing farm in South Africa. It was developed by Simon van der Stel in 1685. Since then, Groot Constantia has had an uninterrupted record of being a wine farm and its name is forever linked to the most famous wines that were made in South Africa.

Today the Estate is owned by Groot Constantia Trust, a company without gain, whose main objective is to preserve this beautiful and historic estate for posterity and to honour the name of South African wine.

Groot Constantia produces a range of wines, excelling in reds as well as whites. The Estate has won numerous awards for its wines, and has done so consistently.

Our stop at Groot Constantia includes a visit to the Manor House which houses a cultural history museum portraying the early years of Groot Constantia. Afterward, we enjoy a tour of the Cloete Cellar. Dating back to 1791, the original wine cellar houses a display of drinking vessels and wine making equipment. Its beautiful pediment gable is not to be missed.

We end our visit to Groot Constantia with a wine tasting followed by lunch at Jonkershuis Restaurant (to own account).

Afterward, we proceed to Klein Constantia Wine Estate. As part of the original vineyard that in the 18th century produced "Constantia", prized throughout Europe by the leaders and aristocracy of the time, Klein Constantia has helped to reclaim its former glory by initiating the revival of this famous sweet wine. Family owned and run, Klein Constantia's philosophy is founded on quality rather than quantity, reflected in the wines regularly inviting accolades, both locally and internationally.

Klein Constantia Estate produces an array of varietally labelled premium wines: Sauvignon Blanc (including the reserve Perdeblokke), Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, and small quantities of Semillon, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Blends include flagship red Marlbrook and flagship white Mme Marlbrook. Probably the most famous and admired wine is the Vin de Constance, a re-creation of the legendary sweet Constantia which we would have the opportunity of tasting upon our visit.

We end the day with a final estate visit to Steenberg Estate. Steenberg wines have been awarded many international and local accolades for their outstanding quality. Amongst the latest is the gold award for the 1999 Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc (Reserve) at the 1999 Michaelangelo International Wine Awards ceremony, and the 1998 Steenberg Merlot was awarded as the best Merlot entered a the 2000 International Wine & Spirit competition in London.

The Steenberg farmstead including the manor house and the other buildings have been declared a national monument. The main gable, a 'holbol' outlined by heavy mouldings in a small keystone, is the only surviving example of it's type in the Cape Peninsula.

We visit the state-of-the-art cellar, completed in 1996, and has the capacity to produce around 70,000 cases, The cellar also boasts a vinoteque, where bottled wines can be kept under ideal conditions until ready to be enjoyed.

Upon conclusion of our tour, we travel via Ou Kaapse Weg and via the Atlantic Seaboard back to the city. The tour ends on arrival at your hotel around 17h00.

Cancellation Policy

If cancellation is received less than 7 days prior to travel dates, 100% cancellation will be charged

Children policy

Children are welcome, but pay adult rate

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