Constantia, Cape Town

Constantia, Cape Town

Things to do - general

Leafy lanes, large gardens with sprawling lawns and views of mountains at every turn, Constantia is all about enjoying gracious country life, while staying in touch with the city. This is where residential roads lined with towering trees suddenly give way to historic wine estates and vineyards, where forest trails and mountain streams run between large old properties, where there are still horse paddocks and flower nurseries, farm stalls and large grassy commons mingled with the luxury of an affluent suburb.

It’s country living without the hardships of rural life: Constantia boasts a generous handful of top notch fine-dining restaurants including La Colombe, The Greenhouse, Buitenverwachtung and Catharina’s. Visits to some of the renowned Constantia Valley wine estates shouldn’t be missed, for leisurely wine tastings and gourmet picnic baskets. Make the most of the glorious natural setting with hikes on the mountain along forest trails, mountain biking, horse-riding and walking along the green belt trails, or a gentle exploration of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, where small kids love paddling in mountain streams and where open air concerts and movies are regularly scheduled in summer months.

Beach time isn’t far to seek, either heading to Muizenberg on the warmer Indian ocean for family-friendly long sand beach and surfing, or popping over Constantia Nek to Hout Bay for long beach walks and fish and chips on Mariners Wharf. It’s easy enough to head into central Cape Town on the M3 for sightseeing, shopping and the cable car ride up Table Mountain, but do make sure you leave enough time for lazy days relaxing at home beside the swimming pool; what Constantia is really about is the luxury of an unhurried pace, of nature on your doorstep, beautiful views and plenty of space to stretch out and breathe, or to gather friends and family together for casual feasts and fun.

Ayodele

Ayodele

Constantia, Cape Town
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Buitenzorg

Buitenzorg

Constantia, Cape Town
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Buitenzorg Cottage

Buitenzorg Cottage

Constantia, Cape Town
An utterly beautiful thatched cottage on the glorious private estate of Buitenzorg. Set on six acres More info
Copper House

Copper House

Zwaanswyk, Steenberg Estate
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Denneboom

Denneboom

Constantia, Cape Town
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Hope Cottage

Hope Cottage

Constantia, Cape Town
Once a stable, perhaps, or a cow byre or dairy, and now an impossibly chic two-bedroom, two-bathroom More info
Limewood Lodge

Limewood Lodge

Constantia, Cape Town
Once an historic farm house surrounded by farmlands centuries ago, this Cape Dutch-style Constantia More info
Limewood Lodge - Sold

Limewood Lodge - Sold

Constantia, Cape Town
Once an historic farm house surrounded by farmlands, this Cape Dutch-style Constantia home – now wit More info
Magpie Farm

Magpie Farm

Constantia, Cape Town
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Palm House

Palm House

Constantia, Cape Town
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Serenity

Serenity

Zwaanswyk, Steenberg Estate
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