As one of the more accessible (a mere 25-minute drive) yet lesser-known wine regions in the Western Cape, the Constantia Wine Route and its boutique wine farms will leave you wondering how it’s been kept secret for so long.

The scenic Constantia Wine Valley is the oldest wine-producing region in the southern hemisphere. Just 30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, you can discover award-winning restaurants and wine estates, some boasting winemaking and Cape Dutch architecture that dates back to the late 1600s. Accompanied by art, spas, and shopping treats, this area is full of delights that keep you coming back for more. With sights like rolling vineyards and the Constantiaberg mountainside to look forward to, this is a splendid destination to visit when in the Cape Town area.

Highlights

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Gaze at beautiful vineyard views while sipping signature cultivars like sauvignon blanc and dessert wines.
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Wander around historical manor houses and some of South Africa’s oldest vineyards.
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Fly over phenomenal natural beauty on a ziplining tour in the Constantia Nek.
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Hop on the Constantia Valley wine bus to experience wine heritage at different stops.
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Have a wholesome wine farm picnic or a unique, local fine-dining experience.
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Explore striking mountain ranges and greenbelts on hiking, horse riding, and mountain biking trails.

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Best time to go to Constantia Wine Route

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The best time to travel to Constantia Wine Valley is from January to April and from September to December when you will find pleasantly warm temperatures with limited rainfall. These months are ideal for the marvellous activities this region has to offer, from outdoor picnics and horse riding to mountain biking and hiking. The middle-year months, also known as the winter season, present cool yet comfortable weather with a cosy atmosphere to enjoy the warm hospitality in. Prices may be down due to less tourism activity during this time.

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