Constantia Outdoor Wine Safari
This area is often overlooked as people make a beeline for the wine farms around Stellenbosch and beyond. Just 20 minutes from most Cape Town hotels, Constantia valley is situated in a rural and mountainous setting on the slopes of Table Mountain and although close to the city, you feel a world away.
Situated in a rural and mountainous setting on the slopes of Table Mountain, although close to the city, you feel a world away.
The farms vary greatly and no farm is more than 5 or 10 minutes from the next with many linked by cycle and hiking tracks. This maximises time out exploring, so if a lot of your holiday has been in a 4×4 safari vehicle or sightseeing around Cape Town, this allows for a day mostly spent on the farms and not in a vehicle.
To get a perspective on the valley this adventure starts at Eagles Nest, located high on the slopes of Table Mountain. We will break into the valley, by stretching our legs and enjoying some gentle hiking amongst the vineyards on the slopes of Constantia valley.
For a sense of history we’ll pay a visit to Constantia Glen before heading to Steenberg wine estate, to take part in a privately guided Terroir Walk on the which will give you a better understanding of the land and the wine making process which the farm adopts in an environmentally considerate farming practice as far as possible.
We will then head up over the Mountain to the Silvermine Nature Reserve. A real gem mostly frequented by locals getting away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Enjoy the tranquil setting, take a refreshing dip in the dam and time allowing, go for a hike on one of the many trails in this reserve. We will have packed a delicious gourmet picnic for your lunch which you can enjoy here.
After your leisurely lunch stop, we will head to Noordhoek, a quaint village overlooking an expansive white sandy beach. Enjoy a wine tasting at the Cape Point Vineyards with commanding views of the region.
You will then head over Chapman’s Peak Drive with its 114 curves skirting the rocky coastline linking Noordhoek with Hout Bay, this 9km route is the most famous coastal road in South Africa and is renowned as being one of the most spectacular routes in the world.
We will visit Llandudno Beach, the most beautiful beach in Cape Town for sundowners before heading back to base.