The Groot Constantia Experience
In 1679 Simon van der Stel was appointed by the Dutch East India Company to govern the Cape of Good Hope.
In 1685 he chose 891 morgen (about 763 ha) situated behind Table Mountain for its wine-growing potential and magnificent scenery. Over the years the wines produced on the estate caught the attention of influential people across the globe – clearly due to its impressive quality. Global aristocracy made sure that they had enough stock of this acclaimed and precious product.
Our founder named his farm "Constantia" after the Latin word for constancy or steadfastness. These attributes he valued greatly and today we follow in his footsteps to uphold his enduring legacy of perfection at Groot Constantia Estate.
The Visitors Route offers a circular self-guided route of the heritage-rich core of the wine estate.