Constantia

 

Constantia is one of the most up market suburbs of Cape Town with enormous houses set in leafy grounds behind big walls.

In the shadow of Table Mountain the area is green and cool.
 

 

Constantia Valley took its name from Groot Constantia, the 2461 hectare farm behind Table Mountain granted to Simon van der Stel in 1685. He later became Governor of the Cape Colony and the farm remained his favourite residence.

The area attracts people who are drawn to green open spaces and a tranquil lifestyle in an exclusive setting. Offering a balance between a rural and suburban lifestyle, Constantia attracts both young and established families. Foreigners are particularly attracted to the Constantia Valley, because of the open spaces, lifestyle and convenient proximity to world-class amenities, such as:

 

Wine tasting at historical farms.
Home of the most embassies.
Exclusive shopping mall.
Sports Club, Tennis, Golf.
Bridal paths and nature trails.
World-class restaurants.
Easy access to the M3 motorway.
20 minutes to Cape Town CBD, airport and superb beaches.
Close to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Close to leading private schools, namely Reddam House The American International School and Waldorf School.
Horse-riding in the Constantiaberg Mountains.
Various mountain walks from Constantia Nek, and strolling among the vineyards is a wonderful way to soak up the splendour of the valley.
 

Since 1812, the cradle of the Cape Winelands, the Constantia route spans the heart of the historic Constantia valley, an area rich in beauty. Five farms, Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Constantia Uitsig, Steenberg Vineyards and Buitenverwachting form part of the original farm.

Constantia, granted in 1685 to Simon van der Stel when he was Dutch Governor to the Cape. The cool maritime climate ensures the production of top quality wines including some of South Africa's finest Sauvignon Blancs.

 

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