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Constantia Business Directory

Welcome to the Constantia Business Directory, here you can search for everything about Constantia – online! Find businesses, services, fun stuff and much more about that which makes Constantia awesome. Search by category below or by keyword at the top of this page. If you are interested in advertising your business on this great platform, view our Cost to Advertise page and submit your Advertising Enquiry to us today. One of our consultants will be in touch soon, to discuss your requirements. The Constantia Directory is a product of Cape Business Online (Pty) Ltd, we are an end-to-end digital marketing agency that specialises in online directory advertising, website design and SEO (or Search Engine Optimisation).

The history of Constantia

Constantia is home to the oldest wine farm in South Africa. In 1685 Simon van der Stel was awarded the grant of 763 hectares of land at the foot of Table Mountain by A. J. Besoeken. To show his appreciation, Van Der Stel named the area Constantia, after Constanza, the daughter of Besoeken. As a lover of good wine, Simon van der Stel established the Groot Constantia wine farm. He requested that the VOC invite any French refugees that fled to Holland, with wine making experience, to Cape Town. Free passage was provided and by 1692 approximately 200 French Huguenots were farming in and around Cape Town.

Today, it is difficult to describe Constantia. It is beautiful, historic and has so much to offer any visitor that you are sure to return time and again. It is a beautiful, tranquil suburb and an extremely sought after place to live. 

 

The Constantia neighbourhood

The picturesque suburb of Constantia is ideal for anyone who enjoys nature, good food and wine, history and craft.

It is only 18 km from Cape Town via the M3 and 25 km from Cape Town International Airport via the M3 and N2 highways respectively.

Fun stuff to do in Constantia

Markets

In Constantia, there truly is a market for everyone, including antique markets, food markets, organic markets, and more. Some popular markets include the Alphen Antiques & Collectables Fair, which is held every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. You will find this market opposite Constantia Village, in the Alphen Centre. Another market is the Constantia Waldorf Night Market, where you will find delicious food truck styled meals and drinks. Or, buy everything organic at the Constantia Waldorf Organic Market. 

Constantia Wine Route

Today there are 8 wine farms on this route. Groot Constantia is the oldest wine estate in South Africa. The first wine produced in Constantia was a sweet dessert wine. The wine had quite a reputation and was a favourite of Napolean Bonaparte, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. Be sure to have a look at the schedule of the Red city sightseeing bus as they have recently added a route to include Constantia.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Established in 1913, Kirstenbosch Gardens is known as the most beautiful garden in Africa and one of the top botanical gardens in the world. This garden is a must see for tourists and a favourite spot for locals. The summer sunset concerts hosted in the garden offers a perfect mix of pop, rock, classical and even international artists. The recently added Sky Walk will take your breath away.

Authentic Italian Cooking Classes

Here is a cooking experience with a difference. No ordinary cooking school – learn to cook in the chef’s home! Half day or full day, as well as cooking and wine pairing courses on offer. Maximum 8 people per group.

Jazz Brunch

Who doesn’t love a brunch over the weekend? It enables us to sleep late and the menus usually include a lot more interesting options than a breakfast menu. Keep an eye open for popular Jazz Brunches in the area. Light jazz, an interesting brunch menu and you get to lie in? Definitely a perfect Sunday morning!

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