Welcome to The Constantia Valley
To our visitors, it is a pleasure to welcome you to Constantia, a picturesque valley nestled beneath the Table Mountain National Park and commanding vistas of the Constantiaberg and Table Mountain ranges. To our locals, it is our pleasure to present you with this useful and informative website which can be used as your “go to” guide for any information you may need about the valley and of course as a handy guide to find contact details for your favourite restaurants, hotels and businesses.
Constantia’s history dates back to 1685 when Governor Simon van der Stel named his property Constantia after the daughter of his benefactor Commissioner van Rheede who granted him a farm here. Governor van der Stel planted orchards and vineyards on the farm thus making Constantia the oldest wine producing region in the Southern Hemisphere with an uninterrupted history of wine making.
Situated 15 kilometres from Cape Town’s city centre, and with the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on its doorstep, the Constantia of today shares its heritage and landscapes of unsurpassed beauty with the locals who have made it their home. The Constantia Valley receives a steady flow of visitors throughout the year who come to enjoy the country lifestyle conveniently located close to all major attractions.
The Constantia Valley has an appeal that offers something of interest to everyone, from award winning restaurants offering international flavours, luxurious boutique hotel accommodation with spa’s as well as quaint B&B’s. There are beautiful greenbelts to walk on, shops to explore, a brilliant zip lining adventure, mountain biking, horse riding, unique shops and a growing number of businesses who have chosen to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Constantia Valley wine estates offer an array of experiences such as year round wine tastings and then picnics, live music and festivals in the warmer months.