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 ConstantiaEagles' Nest and Beau Constantia.

A few quick facts

  • 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

Featured stops on this tour

There are three exquisite wine estates on this tour, why not try them all?

We recommend

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 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.

Stops legend

Indicates Purple Wine Tour stop number
Indicates overlapping tours

Constantia Nek

Wait 25-35 minutes for the Purple Wine Tour bus to take you to stop 25, Groot Constantia (recommended time to explore this stop)

Rhodes Drive, Cape Town (at the roundabout)

Hop off here and hop on the Purple Wine Tour bus for a visit to three of Constantia’s finest estates.


Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia times: 9am-6pm (except Good Friday and Christmas Day)

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Constantia Road, Cape Town


Discover the oldest commercial wine estate in South Africa and indulge in its award-winning wines.


Eagles' Nest

Open daily 10am-4.30pm

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Old Constantia Main Road, Constantia, Cape Town

Wine tastings R50 per person

A pristine family-owned vineyard known for its beauty and award-winning wines.


Beau Constantia

Tasting room and wine bar open daily from noon to 8pm (closed Sunday evenings and Mondays)

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Constantia Main Road, Constantia, Cape Town

Wine tastings R45 per person

Within walking distance of the Purple Wine Tour interchange point, this is a beautiful, modern boutique wine farm.

Winter timetable 2016

First Last

Constantia Nek

Purple Wine Bus Tour change point

9.55am 5:00pm

Groot Constantia

Manor House, Cellar Tour and Wine Tasting

10.16am 4.46pm

Eagles' Nest

Wine Tasting

10.24am 4.54pm

Beau Constantia

Wine Tasting. Walking distance from Constantia Nek Stop 21

10.29am 4.59pm

Buses depart regularly. View timetable here. For detailed times, see the signage at each bus stop.

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