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Constantia Uitsig

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
  • Semmilon
  • Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker

Danna de Jongh

Viticulturist

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
  • Photography
  • Children are welcome, with many activities for all age groups

For children

The estate has abundant space for children to play, including a bike park and child friendly play facilities at the restaurants

Outdoors

  • Cycling
  • No dogs allowed on the estate

Events

No annual public events

Contact

website: Constantia Uitsig
email: Enquiries
tel: +27 (0)21- 794 6500

Social Media

Twitter: Constania Uitsig

Restaurants

Blockhouse Kitchen

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

website: Blockhousekitchen
email: Enquiries
tel: +27 (0)21 794 3010

Heritage Market

Sushi Box

One of the best sushi restaurants in Cape Town
Open daily from 12h00 – 20h00

website: Sushibox
email: Enquiries
tel: +27 (0)21 204 3132 

Kristen’s Ice cream

Absolutely delicious small batch hand made ice-cream.
Open: Monday – Tuesday (09h00 – 17h00), Wednesday – Sunday (09h00 – 20h00)

website: Kirstens
email: Enquiries
tel: +27 (0)21 204 3134

The Wine Shop

Constantia Uitsig wine tasting best accompanied by their artisanal cheese or charcuterie platter

website: Uitsig
email: Enquiries
tel: +27 (0)21 204 3137

Aegir Project Ale House

 Artisnal beer tasting. It’s real beer. Made properly.

website: Aegir Project
email: Enquiries
tel: +27 (0)21 204 3136

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.  

Website: Bikepark
email: Enquiries
tel: +27 (0)81 833 4488
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Wine tasting

Opening times: 11:00-18:00 Tuesday – Sunday

More vineyards on the Constantia Wine Route

Constantia Wine Route and Cape Point Vineyards

Jacques Fouche

Jacques has been a keen travel junkie, for as long as he can remember. Having spent his childhood in Namibia, Limpopo province in South Africa (near the Kruger National Park ) and KZN in South Africa and later Cape Town, always been surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Qualifying as a safari guide in 1996, Jacques guided over virtually all possible natural eco systems and travelled over hundreds of thousands of kilometers, through all the southern African countries. Later he spent 8 years living and working in Austria, mixing cultural, city and natural scenic travels all across Europe.

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