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.


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.



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Fun stuff to do in Constantia

The village look and feel of this town makes you want to go antiquing on the weekend, buy only organic fresh produce and take your dog for long walks


There really is a market for everyone.


Alphen Antiques & Collectibles Fair: For the experienced as well as newbie antique hunters. Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

Address: Alphen Centre, opposite Constantia Village.


Constantia Waldorf Night Market: A beautiful market with food stalls, selling everything from sushi to burgers and fresh produce. There is live music, wine and craft beers. This is a perfect way to spend a Friday night.

Last Friday of every month, during school terms, from October to April.

Address: Constantia Waldorf School, Spaanschemat River Road (next to Peddlars on the Bend)


Constantia Waldorf Organic Market: Buy all organic products and fresh produce at this market. This is perfect for you weekly organic grocery shopping.

Every friday from 11:00 till 15:00.

Address: Constantia Waldorf School, Spaanschemat River Road (next to Peddlars on the Bend)

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.

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.

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, 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 on weekends? It enables us to sleep late and the menu usually includes a lot more interesting options than a breakfast one. Keep a look out for popular Jazz Brunches in the area. Light jazz, interesting brunch menu and you get to lie in? Definitely a perfect Sunday morning.

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.

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