Constantia Uitsig – wine making in harmony with nature, outdoor activities, fine restaurants and child friendly
Steeped in history, Constantia Uitsig is originally part of the oldest continuously wine producing estate in South Africa dating back to 1685. Fine wines, mountain scenery, working in harmony with nature and family friendly facilities make for a great visit.
A little history of Constantia Uitsig
Originally part of the farm Groot Constantia, granted to Simon van der Stel in 1685, the VOC Governor of the Cape of Good Hope at the time, it was subdivided after his death in 1712.
Vast replanting of vineyards on the estate have been undertaken, with an acute sense of interacting with nature. Environmentally friendly, using organic processes such as cover cropping, mulching and integrated pest management and environmentally friendly building principles, this estate ensures several generations will still enjoy the local unique fauna and flora.
Groot Constantia at a glance
Wines of note
- Constantia Red
- Natura Vista
- Chardonnay Reserve
- Méthode Cap Classique
- Sauvignon Blanc
Danna de Jongh
Danna de Jongh
Reasons to visit
- Idyllic setting
- Activities for the whole family
- Local craft beer
- Heritage market
- Block House kitchen
- The bike park
Best time to visit
All year destination. Early morning and late afternoon, are the most scenic.
What to do at Constantia Uitsig
Highlights on the estate
- Historic buildings
- Several restaurants
- Wine tasting
Things to do or see
- Wine tasting
- Children are welcome, with many activities for all age groups
The estate has abundant space for children to play, including a bike park and child friendly play facilities at the restaurants
- No dogs allowed on the estate
No annual public events
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With a motto of simple and classic cooking, where possible, the restaurant uses only the freshest produce from sustainable and local South African growers and farmers, as openly displayed in their open plan kitchen.
Tuesday to Saturday: Breakfast 09:00-11:30 | Lunch & Dinner 12:00-22:00
Sunday & Monday: Breakfast 09:00-11:30 | Lunch 12:00-17:00
One of the best sushi restaurants in Cape Town
Open daily from 12h00 – 20h00
Kristen’s Ice cream
Absolutely delicious small batch hand made ice-cream.
Open: Monday – Tuesday (09h00 – 17h00), Wednesday – Sunday (09h00 – 20h00)
The Wine Shop
Constantia Uitsig wine tasting best accompanied by their artisanal cheese or charcuterie platter
Aegir Project Ale House
Artisnal beer tasting. It’s real beer. Made properly.
The Bike Park
The Bike Park was designed by Downhill World Champion, Chris Nixon, open between 8AM and 6PM daily and cyclists of all ages and skill levels are welcome and accommodated for. A bike shop is available for bike rentals and repairs.
Opening times: 11:00-18:00 Tuesday – Sunday
More vineyards on the Constantia Wine Route
Constantia Wine Route and Cape Point Vineyards