Constantia

The most upmarket of the so-called Southern Suburbs, this primarily residential zone is home to several of the Cape’s oldest wine estates, and contains a few excellent dining options as well. It's about a half-hour drive from Cape Town Central, so you'll need wheels to get around. If you don't have time for the Cape Winelands but still want to experience the Cape's stellar wines, Constantia's many excellent estates are a lovely compromise.

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Buitenverwachting

Once part of Dutch governor Simon van der Stel's original Constantia farm, Buitenverwachting (which means "beyond expectation" and is roughly…

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Constantia Glen

Yet another award-winning wine estate, this one enjoys sweeping open views of the Constantia winelands just below the Constantia Nek…

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Klein Constantia

Klein (rhymes with "stain") means "small" in Afrikaans and indicates the relative size of this portion of Simon van der…

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