About Groot Constantia

Nestled in the fertile Constantia Valley, Groot Constantia Wine Estate produces world-class wine to please every palate. You can enjoy a Blanc de Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz or Grand Constance at the three wine-tasting venues on the estate. Find out which one suits your style. A glass of wine is best appreciated accompanied by a meal and you can get it all here. Go for a picnic on the lawns or lunch under the old oak trees. Enjoy a family feast or toast a milestone by the fireplace. You will get the perfect wine for every occasion. There is a Visitors Route that offers a circular self-guided route of the wine estate. Explore the original Manor House. Go wine tasting and see the wine museum. Get inspired by South African Art and enjoy world-class cuisine. Don't miss the chocolate and wine pairing - it is simply out of this world. This place offers the rare delicacies of nature to its complete fulfillment.

Must See

  • The wine tasting of Constantia is a unique opportunity you should never trade over anything.
  • The Wine Museum of Constantia has18th- and 19th-Century interior furnishings.
  • They have a unique collection of antique drinking vessels and carriages.
  • The tree-lined Alphen Trail of the Constantia Greenbelt network offers a rapturous scenic beauty for the eyes.

How to reach

It is 19 km south of the city center. You can take a bus from Long Street to Constancia Nek, and from there, ride a taxi to Groot Constantia Road. It will cost you around R 280.

You can skip the bus and take Uber directly from the city center. The fare will come to R 200.

Tips

  • Keep your mind open to savor the best of the Wines of South Africa
  • Explore the original Cape Dutch Manor House
  • Visit the famed Cloete Cellar: the birthplace of Grand Constance
  • Go wine tasting
  • See the wine museum and cultural history museum
  • Be inspired by South African Art
  • Enjoy world-class cuisine at the authentic restaurants
  • Experience chocolate and wine pairing. It feels like heaven
  • Download the free audio walking tours of the vineyards and modern-day production cellar

Visit Time

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Entrance Fee

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Buy 1 ticket (R105 per person) and get:

  • Entrance to the Groot Constantia Manor House
  • Entrance to the Cloete Cellar
  • Wine Tasting of 5 wines
  • Souvenir Spiegelau Crystal Glass
  • Guided Cellar Tour
  • Modern Day Cellar Tour – self-guided audio
  • Vineyard Tour – self-guided audio
  • Manor House Tour – self-guided audio

Or add a Chocolate and Wine Pairing to your Visitors Route Experience (R155 per ticket) and get the above plus:

  • 5 selected wines with 5 handcrafted chocolates.
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Time you can spend

3-5 hours

 

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