Things to do

Constantia

Constantia is one of the oldest suburbs of Cape Town and is famed for its wine. The estate of Groot Constantia (Great Constantia) was established in 1684 by the Dutch Colonial Governor of Cape Town, Simon van der Stel. Other notable wine farms in the area include the oldest estate, Steenberg (Mountain of Stone), established in 1682, Buitenverwachting (Beyond Expectations), Klein Constantia (Small Constantia) and Constantia Uitsig (View of Constantia). Before the twentieth century, the region was noted for its exports of Vin De Constance a sweet dessert wine. Many years ago the trade was crippled by the arrival in the Cape of a parasite that attacked the vines.

In addition to the many things to see and do, the Constantia Valley is situated centrally for all the major attractions in The Cape Peninsula.

The following are the approximate times it takes to drive from Constantia to some of the popular attractions outside of peak hour traffic.

  • Waterfront and Cape Town Central, 20 minutes
  • Constantia Village Shopping, 5 minutes
  • Table Mountain Cableway, 20 minutes
  • University of Cape Town, 15 minutes
  • Mostert’s Mill, 15 minutes
  • Newlands Rugby and Cricket Stadiums, 15 minutes
  • Golf Courses, Mowbray, Rondebosch, Royal Cape and Clovelly, 10 to 20 minutes
  • Rondevlei Bird Sanctuary, 15 minutes
  • Hout Bay Fishing Harbour and Beach, 20 minutes
  • Chapman’s Peak scenic drive, 20 minutes
  • Kommetjie and Noordhoek beach, 20 minutes
  • Sandvlei and Zeekoevlei (for sailing and canoeing), 10 minutes
  • Muizenberg Beach, 15 minutes
  • Kalk Bay (for its harbour, and art and craft shops), 20 minutes
  • Simonstown (historical naval town), 30 minutes
  • Boulders’ Beach penguins, 30 minutes
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve,40 minutes
  • Stellenbosch and its Wine Route, 45 minutes

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Sundowners

  • Tinswalo, Hout Bay
  • Caprice, Campsbay
  • Wakame’s, Moullie Point
  • The Grand, Campsbay
  • Top of Table Mountain
  • Twelve Apostles Hotel

Restaurants

  • Café Roux, Noordhoek
  • The One & Only Hotel, V&A Waterfront
  • Mount Nelson Hotel for High Tea, town
  • De Waterkant, Cape Quarters
  • The Grand Beach Bar, next to V&A Waterfront
  • Radisson Beach Bar, next to V&A Waterfront
  • Wikame’s, Moullie Point
  • Willoughby’s, V&A Waterfront
  • Long Street Café, town
  • Mamma Africa, town
  • African Café, town
  • HQ, town
  • Caveua for tapas, town
  • Bombay Bicycle, Upper Kloof Street
  • Nose Bar
  • The Cape Grace, V&A Waterfront
  • Panama Jacks
  • Deckadance Great place to let your hair down

Activities (literally)

  • Silvermine Walk
  • Mountain biking in Tokai Forest
  • Hiking in Cecilia Forest
  • Horse riding on Noordhoek beach
  • Long Board or surf lessons in Muizemberg
  • Hike up Table Mountain (Platteklip Gorge)
  • Sailing on Wednesday Evening at the RYC
  • Climb up Lions Head for Full Moon Party
  • Kite surfing in Big Bay
  • Suicide Gorge
  • Shark cage diving
  • Golf
  • Mountaineering

Leisurely Activities

  • Visit Boulders Beach and the Penguins
  • Simons Town Naval Base
  • Take a walk through Kalk Bay fishing village
  • Saturday Market at The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock
  • Visit Rhodes Memorial
  • Take a tour through District 6
  • Bo Kaap tour and midday cannon on Military Road
  • Picnic on Noordhoek beach
  • Chapman’s Peak drive & look-out is a must!
  • Visit Cape Point by car, helicopter or fixed wing plane
  • Seal Island boat trip from Hout Bay harbour
  • Green Market Square, town
  • Visit the new World Cup Stadium
  • Cape Point Winery
  • Cape Point Ostrich farm
  • Table Mountain Cable Car
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Kirstenbosch Concerts in the Park (in summer)
  • Township Tours
  • Double Decker City Tour
  • Visit Constantia Uitsig Wine Farm (Jonkershuis or Simon’s restaurants for a meal)
  • Beutenverwachten Wine Farm
  • National Art Gallery
  • Jewish Museum
  • V&A Water Front & Aquarium
  • Signal Hill for view over the city and Robben Island
  • Robben Island Boat Cruise
  • Sundowner Cruise from V&A Waterfront to Clifton

Beaches

  • Clifton 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th beaches
  • Campsbay Beach
  • Muizemberg Beach
  • Noordhoek Beach
  • Llandudno and Sandy Bay (nudist beach)
  • Big Bay
  • Fish Hoek Beach
  • Boulders Beach
  • Kommetjie Beach

Trips up the East Coast, one day or more

  • Betty’s Bay
  • Gordon’s Bay
  • Sir Lowries Pass Look Out
  • Garden Route
  • Oudtshorn and nearby Cango Caves (Ostrich rides & dive with crocodiles)
  • Swartberg Pass
  • Shark Cage Diving, Gansbaai
  • Whale Spotting Hermanus

Trips up the West Coast, one day or more

  • Melkboos Strand
  • Table View & Big Bay
  • Langebaan
  • Pattenoste
  • From Langebaan, drive into the Cederberg to Bushman’s Kloof

Winelands

  • Hidden Valley, Overture Restaurant is 5 star!
  • Hellshoogte pass between Stellenbosch & Franschoek
  • Tokara restaurant & deli
  • Boschendal
  • Franschoek town
  • Franschoek to Villiersdorp
  • Spier Wine Farm, Mayo restaurant
  • Matjiesfontein
  • De Hoop Reserve
  • Strandlooper
  • Breede River