Here are 5 stops you must make in the Constantia Wine Valley:
1 – Groot Constantia
Visit South Africa’s oldest wine-producing estate, which even forms part of Cape Town’s Big 7 attractions.
This grand dame has a lot to offer, especially with her two restaurants Jonkershuis and Simon’s. Now, there’s also a new market located near Simon’s called Taste Emporium at Simon’s.
Enjoy savouring some fine wines, eating some lovely food (no matter which restaurant you pick) and of course, touring her cellar and historical Iziko museums – which includes her charming, grand manor house (pictured above).
For more information on Groot Constantia, contact them on (021) 794 5128.
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2 – Eagles Nest
Eagles Nest’s tasting garden (which offers lovely wine tasting, paired with cheese and meat platters) will indeed make you feel like you are perched on top of an eerie like an eagle, with its high location.
Although it’s one of the smaller estates in the Cape Winelands, it’s certainly worth a visit.
For more information on Eagles Nest, contact them on (021) 794 4095.
3 – Steenberg, Bistro 1682 and Catharina’s
Photo Credit : Steenberg Farm
You are well and truly spoilt for choice when you visit Steenberg Estate. Blessed with great restaurants in Bistro 1682 and Catharina’s, Steenberg is far from without foodie favourites and wonderful experiences to enjoy.
Aside from the above eateries, visitors can also enjoy some superb wine tasting here.
For more information on Steenberg, contact them on (021) 713 2222.
4 – Foxcroft
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Opened towards the end of 2016, this new restaurant and bakery has already become one of Constantia’s top eat out establishments.
Its quick ascent to the top is no mean feat, especially given the quality of restaurants afforded to one – including the likes of La Colombe and Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia – when visiting the region these days.
The restaurant and bakery is possessed by chefs Glen ‘Foxcroft’ Williams and Scot Kirton, who have both held strong ties with Foxcroft’s sister restaurant, La Colombe. In recent years, La Colombe has also called Constantia’s Silvermist Estate home.
At Foxcroft, expect amazing food, breath-taking looking deserts and of course, with talented pastry chef Glen Williams at the helm, some amazing, magical pastries too.
The rave reviews for Foxcroft haven’t stopped flying in, so make sure to book in advance – and if you secure a spot, go hungry because the food is to die for.
For more information on Foxcroft, contact them on (021) 202 3304.
5 – Beau Constantia and Chefs Warehouse
Situated below Constantia Nek, Beau Constantia Winery will take your breath away with its views… even the unisex toilet, known fondly as the ‘Loo with a View’, offers a stunning panoramic view of the lush, lime green vineyards and beautiful Constantia valley situated below.
Add to that wine tasting, tasty cheese platters/boards and now an impressive, quality restaurant in Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia – a sister restaurant to Chefs Warehouse & Canteen in Bree Street – and you’re all set for a fine feast!
Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia is headed up by top chef, Ivor Jones, and since its opening late last year, has been consistently wowing Cape Town’s enormous and noble food scene.
For more information on Beau Constantia, contact them on (021) 794 8632.
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These are but a few of the amazing attractions and lovely estates one can visit in the beautiful, picturesque and above all, deeply historic Constantia Wine Valley – but they are definitely five stops you simply must make when visiting Constantia… and indeed, Cape Town at large.
Finally, when you’re done exploring the beautiful wine valley, pick one of these amazing accommodation options to stay at:
If travelling as a couple, we recommend booking 15 Views Penthouse (Click to View)
If travelling as a family, we recommend booking Hoopoe Villa (Click to View)