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Constantia’s history dates back to 1685 when Governor Simon van der Stel named his property Constantia after the daughter of his benefactor Commissioner van Rheede who granted him a farm here. Governor van der Stel planted orchards and vineyards on the farm thus making Constantia the oldest wine producing region in the Southern Hemisphere with an uninterrupted history of wine making.

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Hiking in Cape Town's Mountains - The World on my Necklace

Surrounded by mountains with hundreds of kilometres of trails, Cape Town is an incredible place to go hiking. And it's easy to find a trail to yourself.

This beautiful wine farm on the east-facing slopes of the Constantiaberg, originally formed part of the Constantia Estate, which was founded by Simon van der Stel, the first Governor of the new Dutch colony at the tip of Africa. History Of Wine, Cape Dutch, Dutch House, Cape Town, Georgian, Old Photos, South Africa, Holland, Buildings

Buitenverwachting Est. 1796

This beautiful wine farm on the east-facing slopes of the Constantiaberg, originally formed part of the Constantia Estate, which was founded by Simon van der Stel, the first Governor of the new Dutch colony at the tip of Africa.

Gouvernements-Weinfarm in Groot-Constantia. History Of Wine, Inner World, Folk Music, Cape Town, South Africa, Old Things, Travel, Viajes, Destinations

Governor's wine farm in Groot Constantia

Gouvernements-Weinfarm in Groot-Constantia. ca.1890-1940 [Moravian Archives]

Wine Store, High Constantia, Cape Town | by HiltonT History Of Wine, Cape Dutch, Dutch Colonial, Inner World, Colonial Architecture, National Archives, Us Images, Cape Town, South Africa

Wine Store, High Constantia, Cape Town

A visit to the Cape Peninsula would be incomplete without a trip to the celebrated wine farm of High Constantia. It is about three or four miles distant from Wynberg, and is now owned by the Cape Government, being used for the purpose of making pure wine, and showing farmers the modern methods of viticulture. The buildings are perfect specimens of Dutch Colonial Architecture. One of the most interesting features is a bas-relief over the entrance of the largest wine store or cellar. The farm…

Groot Constantia and an old SAR Pullman History Of Wine, Cape Dutch, Inner World, Places Of Interest, Cape Town, Historical Photos, Old Photos, South Africa, Holland

Groot Constantia near Cape Town

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"Lover's Walk, Constantia", c1905. Where is/was this?

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Constantia Nek Restaurant c1951. by Etiennedup, via Flickr Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, History Of Wine, Most Beautiful Cities, Africa Travel, Willis Tower, Cape Town, South Africa

Constantia Nek Restaurant c1951.

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The stately striking door to the Groot Constantia Vineyard building, Cape Town, South Africa Stairs Window, Doorway, Pocket Full Of Sunshine, Cape Dutch, Dutch House, Stair Lighting, Most Beautiful Cities, Cape Town, Windows And Doors

Groot Constantia Front Door

Handsome Cape Dutch doorway of the Groot Constantia Manor House.

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Groot Constantia near Cape Town

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Groot Constantia - South Africa's oldest wine estate situated inside the Cape Town metropolitan area in the Southern Suburbs. Cape Colony, History Of Wine, Cape Dutch, Dutch House, Dream City, Architecture Plan, Cape Town, South Africa, Holland

Culinary Delicacies and Cape Panoramas

Top left: Hout Bay; Top right: Cape Town city centre; Bottom left: Cape Town Stadium; Bottom right: Robben Island seen from Signal Hill. The last 2 weeks of our vacation in South Africa were a series of “one night stands”, day trips from our base in Thornton. We were culinary travelers, going from one delicious destination to the next delectable destination. If we weren’t savoring the views and vistas of the Cape we were indulging ourselves in its foods and the hospitality of friends and…

Refurbished Buitenverwachting tasting room shown to the media. All About Africa, History Of Wine, South Afrika, Cape Dutch, African House, Dutch House, Dutch Colonial, Homesteads, Tasting Room

Refurbished Buitenverwachting tasting room shown to the media.

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Visiting Constantia, where South African wine began

South Africa is the only major wine producing country that can state an actual date when wine was first made there – recorded by Van Riebeek as the 2nd February 1659. The country’s first real wine…