Experience Groot Constantia’s new Visitors Route, an all-in-one experience of the Manor House Museum, the original Cloete Cellar and the current production cellar, and includes a tasting of five wines as well as 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. Groot Constantia is South Africa’s oldest wine estate, and has been producing wine since 1685. Today, Groot Constantia is a national monument and heritage site, and one of South Africa's most visited tourist attractions
Groot Constantia wine tastings have closed until further notice
Both restaurants are currently still open
You should plan to spend at least 90 minutes
Daily tasting tours, on the hour, from 10h00 - 16h00, 7 Days a week (except Good Friday & Christmas Day)
24th & 31st December: Groot Constantia will close at 16:00
This ticket is valid for single entry for 14 days after the chosen date
* Entrance to the 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)
Buy Wine: 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.
Please see the MEGA PASS
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!