Invite a few friends along and make this a special Woman's Day. Hop on the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour and enjoy the scenic route to the Groot Constantia Wine Estate.
Included with the one day bus ticket is an all-in-one experience of the Groot Constantia Manor House Museum, the original Cloete Cellar and the current production cellar, a tasting of five wines and a genuine crystal Spiegelau wine glass which is yours to keep. The cellar tour and vineyard walk is self-guided, and available via an online app that can be downloaded free of charge.
Make this a family day and bring the kids along with our 3 for 1 kids offer (2 kids travel free with paying adult) and enjoy a day at the Constantia wine lands and experience the history and beauty of this heritage site.
Continue along the route via Hout Bay and the Atlantic coast back to the Waterfront.
* Classic Red Bus Ticket
* Entrance to the Groot Constantia Manor House
* Entrance to the Cloete Cellar
* Wine tasting of 5 wines
* Souvenir Spiegelau Crystal Glass
* Guided Cellar Tour
* Modern Day Cellar Tour (Self guided audio)
* Vineyard Tour (Self guided audio)
* Manor House Tour (Self guided audio)
Groot Constantia wines can be purchased in both the Cloete Cellar and modern Production Cellar.
Two Restaurants: The estate also boasts two top-notch restaurants, Jonkershuis and Simon’s, where you can eat after you have finished exploring the Visitors Route. Booking before-hand is highly recommended at these popular restaurants. Simon's Tel: 021 794 1143 (Deli or A la Carte)
South African Art: Art appreciators can enjoy a visual feast of original South African art at the Art @ Constantia Gallery.
Groot Constantia, established in 1685, was the first wine farm in South Africa. It was founded by Simon van der Stel in an effort to teach farmers how to cultivate wine properly. By 1709 there were 70,000 vines on the farm, and Constantia wines had become well-known in Europe. In fact, even Napoleon was a fan!