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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Attraction
Category: Unique Experience

Motivation for award: Founded in 1685, Groot Constantia is an important part of World Wine Heritage, a WWF Conservation Champion, and a world-class international tourism destination. Groot Constantia is considered the start of the South African wine industry. The rich and diverse heritage of South Africa is delivered through unique cultural, social, and historical experiences. As a proud Provincial Heritage Site and a living museum, the Estate is tasked with preserving the legacy of the South African wine industry. Groot Constantia is open seven days a week and offers the story of South Africa’s first wine and vines via free self-guided audio tours making it easy, accessible, fun, and free for all age groups, both locals and visitors to South Africa.

Region: Western Cape / Cape Town

Groot Constantia Wine Estate

SAs oldest wine-producing farm

The moment you enter Groot Constantia wine estate you’ll realise you’re in for a unique experience. This is South Africa’s oldest wine-producing estate, established by Simon van der Stel in 1685, and it is a certified national monument. What awaits you is a captivating culmination of South African heritage, delectable dining at two restaurants, a museum, a wine and gift shop, and, of course, an award-winning selection of wines, all available for tasting. The dramatic oak-lined avenue takes you directly into the Historical core of the estate, where you’ll find the 17th century Manor House, arguably the finest surviving example of Cape Dutch architecture in South Africa, and the view from in front of this grand old homestead will most certainly put you in the perfect mind-set to experience what is easily the Cape’s finest estate.

Groot Constantia gives you the chance to taste and purchase their award-winning wines at three locations on the estate. The popular wine and gift shop also offers a range of gifts and souvenirs to purchase. Wines can also be ordered for shipping to your front door by contacting Groot Constantia directly

Things you can do at Groot Constantia:
– Visit one of three tasting rooms to sample and purchase a selection of Groot Constantia’s award-winning wines
– Do guided cellar tours and tastings, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the wine-making process
– Explore the vast estate on foot – there is a free Voicemap app offering three self-guided walking tours
– Dine at one of two celebrated restaurants – Jonkershuis and Simon’s at Groot Constantia
– Take a journey back in time and explore the grand Manor House museum and Cloete Cellar, which houses displays portraying early years on the estate
– Combine a visit to Groot Constantia with a tour on the hop-on, hop-off City Sightseeing busses

Groot Constantia offers two dining experiences:

Jonkershuis Restaurant
Jonkershuis at Groot Constantia is in the heart of the historical core of the estate and is perfectly situated between the grand oaks and pristine vineyards, with panoramic views across the estate towards False Bay. The menu is diverse and very accessible, with a strong Cape Malay influence. They are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light meals and drinks throughout the day. It’s also the perfect wine estate location for weddings, private functions, corporate events, and conferences.

Simon’s Restaurant
Simon’s at Groot Constantia is located in an old cellar that has been converted into a restaurant ideal for a superb alfresco lunch, or to dine-in at their new restaurant. Simons offers a range of dishes to suit all tastes, with everything from light lunches to magnificent dinners. It’s also a great location for large private functions, with seating for up to 400 guests.

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Myan Maistry – 11.03.2022
Would love to tour the winelands

Limpho Ranamane – 01.03.2022
Great wines, lovely energy. Rich in history and positive to the masses

Kyle George – 28.02.2022
Groot Constantia is a national treasure.

Karen Woodcock – 28.02.2022
Groot Constantia – a beautiful reflection of the past with a foot firmly in the future!

Emily Coleske – 26.02.2022
Love the experience each time we go.

Rochelle Tarrentaal – 25.02.2022
Groot Constantia Wine Estate with it’s picturesque landscape and buildings.

Richard Prince Ntamutumba – 25.02.2022
I vote for Groot Constantia wine Estate because It deserves every recognition It can get.

Vincent – 25.02.2022
This is by far the exsperience you can share with your family as Groot Constantia is yhe estste to hangout with.

Glyne Chidemo – 25.02.2022
Groot Constantia Estate, what a lovely place to visit. Rich in history, producer of best wines in South Africa and in the world at large.

Lorna Solomon – 25.02.2022
Groot constantia wine estate is the best tourist attraction.

Kelly Witz – 24.02.2022
Beautiful views, culture and heritage.

Kelly Witz – 24.02.2022
Beautiful views, culture and heritage.

Liezel-Mari Guse – 24.02.2022
Spectacular Estate, with quality award-winning wine!

Cindy le Roux – 22.02.2022
Stunning estate, so tranquil & peaceful. Excellent wines as an added extra :-)

Tammy Botbyl – 22.02.2022
Beautiful walks between the vineyards on this gorgeous Estate.

Zubeida Abrahams – 21.02.2022
Beautiful views, beautiful people

Rozitta de Villiers – 21.02.2022
Groot Constantia is ever evolving. Apart from growing their tourism offering, I also respect that they invest back into their community therefore offering much needed socio-economic growth in the Constantia Valley.

Margi Gerber – 21.02.2022
The most beautiful Wine Estate in the Western Cape

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