Groot Constantia is situated on the Cape Peninsula overlooking False Bay. “Groot” in Dutch and Afrikaans translates as “great” (as in large) in English. These vineyards are tucked in the steep valley on the eastern side of Table Mountain. After the beautiful Beau Constantia wine farm, this was our second stop on the Sightseeing Bus Tour of Cape Town. Apparently we should have only done the wine tour because more than half of our day was over by the time we had done these two farms. Groot Constantia is the oldest wine estate in South Africa and the provincial heritage site in the suburb of Constantia. It is noted particularly for its production of high-quality red wines, including Shiraz, Merlot and blended red Gouverneurs Reserve. As a fully operational farm, it is one of South Africa’s most visited tourist attractions, where a wide range of quality estate wines are created and sold (seven days a week). Although we didn’t have the time to check out the other attractions here, including restaurants and museums, our visit to Groot Constantia was an wonderful experience.
|The Manor House|
|EPIC Photo Bomb|
Feeling a bit silly (we had just tasted 6 wines here and 4 at the previous farm) we started doing freeze-frame shots of ourselves running towards the bus stop. These four are hilarious!
|Back on the bus|