The beginning of South Africa's rich wine heritage awaits you! Hop off at Constantia Nek (stop 21) to hop on the Purple Wine Tour bus. The tour takes you to three wine stops: Groot Constantia, Eagles' Nest and Beau Constantia.
Best way to visit Constantia Nek wine estates
- Circular route, buses run regularly. See the timetable for details
- Three bus stops, hop on and hop off as you like
- Total tour duration (with no hop-offs): 20 minutes
- Commentary in 15 languages (English, Afrikaans, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Zulu) and a special channel for kids
Best things to see on Cape Town Purple Wine Tour
There are three exquisite wine estates on this tour, why not try them all?
Wine and dine at Groot Constantia
Hop off at Groot Constantia (stop 25) where you can walk around South Africa's oldest vineyards at your leisure, visit the historical manor house, do a wine tasting and eat lunch at the estate's Jonkerhuis Restaurant or grab a delicious picnic basket from Simon's Deli to enjoy outdoors. During the busy summer months, booking is advised.
Where does the Cape Town Purple Wine Tour start?
A red bus ticket allows you to hop on and hop off on all our tours so you can start your double-decker experience at any of our stops. To catch the Purple Wine Tour bus, hop off at Constantia Nek (stop 21). Tickets can be bought at our tour offices (stop 1 and stop 5), online at a discounted rate or from the bus driver.
Select the 'Map' tab above to zoom in and explore the route, or download a printable PDF map here.
Rhodes Drive, Cape Town (at the roundabout)
Tasting room and wine bar open daily from noon to 8pm (closed Sunday evenings and Mondays)
Constantia Main Road, Constantia, Cape Town
Wine tastings R45 per person
Buses depart regularly. View timetable here. For detailed times, see the signage at each bus stop.