Visit Cape Town's Constantia Wine Route
Set in the shadows of the towering Constantiaberg Mountain in the Constantia Valley and situated a short 20 minute drive from the Cape Town City Centre, is the historic Constantia Wine Route.
Dating back to the 1685, the Constantia Wine Route lays claim to being the birthplace of the wine farm industry in South Africa. Constantia should not be confused with the wine routes of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, which are located in a northerly direction from the city centre.
Rich in heritage and sheer natural beauty, the 'Cape Town's Vineyard's' are lined with ancient oak trees and boast some of the oldest and finest examples of Cape Dutch architecture. Early settlers in the Cape chose the Constantia Valley as their home and Napoleon Bonaparte is rumored to have ordered wine from this region as one of his last requests.
The famous wine estates of Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Constantia Glen, Buitenverwachting, Constantia Uitsig, Eagles Nest, Beau Constantia, Silvermist Organic Vineyards, and Steenberg Vineyards welcome people daily. Visitors can enjoy wine tastings and gourmet lunches in their lush and historical surroundings. This area is very easily accessible, and easily explored by car, on a day tour or on the Cape Town "hop-on, hop off" bus service.