- Groot Constantia Estate, Constantia, Cape Town
- Open daily from 10h00 to 17h00
- Closed on Christmas Day and Workers Day
- Tel: +27 (0)21 795 5140
- Adults R30
- 6-18 years R15
- SA Students and pensioners R15
- Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) R75
- Under 5’s enter for free
Groot Constantia Manor House
Groot Constantia: Historic precinct
The farm, Groot Constantia, dates back to 1685, when the land was granted to Simon van der Stel. It is the oldest wine-producing estate of South Africa.
The Manor House, with its exhibition of furniture, paintings, textiles, ceramics, brass, and copperware, provides an insight into the life of a successful 18th to late 19th century Cape farmer.
The original Cloete Cellar, which hosts the Wine Museum and where the world-famous sweet wines of Constantia was made, exhibits wine storage and drinking vessels from antiquity to the early 20th century. Panel, object and archaeological displays give an overview of Groot Constantia from the past to present, including slavery on the estate.
A carriage collection on the farm is exhibited in the coach house that forms part of the Jonkershuis complex.
Experience the new Groot Constantia Visitors Route Experience
Once you step through the doors of the Manor House you will feel all that Groot Constantia has to offer by following a circular route winding through the historical core of the esate. Start your Visitors Route Experience at the cultural history museum in the Manor House. From here go to the famed Cloete Cellar with a sculpted pediment by Anton Anreith, which is the home to a wine museum and tasting room. Enjoy wine tasting with your own Spiegelau crystal glass to take as a memento. Then head to the modern Production Cellar for self-guided museum, cellar and vineyard audio-tours.
Wine can be bought in both the Cloete Cellar and modern Production Cellar.
There are two top restaurants – Jonkershuis and Simon’s Restaurant & Deli. Enjoy a visual feast of South African art at Art@Constantia Gallery.
Buy 1 Visitors Route Experience Ticket and enjoy:
- Entry to Manor House & Museum
- Entry to Cloete Cellar & Museum
- Souvenir Spiegelau Crystal Glass
- Wine Tasting
- 3 Audio Walking Tours
Tickets available from Webtickets (HERE) or on the farm from any of the 3 tasting rooms, museums and cellars along the new Visitors Route Experience.