Simon van der Stel’s manor house, a superb example of Cape Dutch architecture, is maintained as a museum at Groot Constantia. Set in...
Karamat of Sheik Abdurachman Matebe Shah
At the entrance to Klein Constantia is this karamat (saint’s tomb) of Sheik Abdurachman Matebe Shah, who was buried here in 1661. The...
Constantia Valley Wine Route
South Africa’s wine-farming industry began here back in 1685 when Governor Simon van der Stel chose the area for its wine-growing...
Order ahead for for this excellent picnic lunch, which can eaten on the lawn in front of the 1796 manor house on this wine estate.
Groot Constantia Rd · interesting places nearby
This casual brasserie-style restaurant in the grounds of Groot Constantia has a pleasant, vine-shaded courtyard and tables looking onto the manor house. Sample Cape Malay dishes (including a tasting plate for R148) or cured meats with a glass or two of the local wines, or satisfy your sweet tooth with the desserts.