Cape Town is a city brimming with history, culture, and natural beauty. One of the best ways to explore its essence is by visiting the Cape Town Big 6 – a collection of six prominent attractions: Table Mountain Cableway, Robben Island Museum, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, V&A Waterfront, Cape Point, and Groot Constantia.
Table Mountain Cableway
The Table Mountain Cableway provides an unforgettable ride to the iconic Table Mountain summit, offering breathtaking views of Cape Town and its surroundings.
Robben Island Museum
The Robben Island Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, takes visitors on a journey through South Africa’s history, including the apartheid era and the life of Nelson Mandela.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden showcases the country’s unique flora.
The V&A Waterfront is a bustling shopping and entertainment hub, offering diverse culinary experiences.
Cape Point, located in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, boasts picturesque landscapes and has been a beacon for sailors for centuries.
Groot Constantia is the oldest wine-producing farm in South Africa, inviting locals and visitors to explore its rich history and beautiful estate during September and October.
A visit to Groot Constantia is incomplete without the Visitor’s Route Ticket, which includes exploring the original Cape Dutch Manor House, the Cloete Cellar, wine tastings, and access to the wine and cultural history museums. Additionally, the ticket provides free access to three audio walking tours: vineyards, the historic manor house, and the modern-day production cellar.
Visitors can pre-purchase their Visitor’s Route Tickets for R140, complete with a complimentary tasting of Groot Constantia’s rosé throughout September and October. The estate’s famous landmarks include the colossal Groot Constantia barrel, Simon’s Restaurant, Jonkerhuis Eatery, and the Wine & Gift Shop, where you can find an assortment of South African lifestyle art.
Groot Constantia has partnered with the Cape Town Big 6 attractions, offering weekly giveaways on their Facebook and Instagram pages for the next eight weeks. South African locals can also enter for a chance to win two grand prizes of Groot Constantia wines valued at R3,500.
City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off Red Bus
Enhance your tourist experience by traveling to Groot Constantia on the City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off Red Bus. This convenient and enjoyable mode of transport takes you to Cape Town’s top attractions and more. With a City Sightseeing ticket purchase, visitors can enjoy an exclusive wine tasting of Groot Constantia’s rosé, sauvignon blanc, and Lady of Abundance for only R60.
Tips for your visit
To make the most of your tour, wear comfortable shoes and a light windbreaker for strolling through the vineyards. Don’t forget to pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a fully charged camera to capture the mesmerizing scenes around the estate.
Groot Constantia is located on Groot Constantia Road in Constantia, open from Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm. More information can be found on their website, grootconstantia.co.za.